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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Am I the only one who sees an issue with these two statements?

    “An April investigation by the FAA found that the left engine on that aircraft hadn’t been overhauled since 1982. FAA regulations require that type of engine to be overhauled after 1,400 flight hours or every 12 years, meaning Western Air Express’s engine should have been serviced in 1994 and again in 2006.”

    “Western Air Express’ air certificate was previously suspended by the FAA in 2009 for similar maintenance issues.”

    Doesn’t logic dictate that in 2009, that in 2009 the left engine was 15 year overdue for service? How did they get their air certificate back if they didn’t do the proper maintenance in 2009?

  2. My wife still wears here Virgin Atlantic First Class PJ’s all the time, around the house, she says there super comfortable and warm.

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