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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at Skybus, The U.S.’s First Ultra…

The success of Ryanair in Europe has lead many groups around the world to attempt to copy their business style, with most having lackluster results. One of these airlines was Skybus Airlines in the United States. Founded in 2004, the airline attempted to use low fares and no frills to fly routes that other airlines did not operate. Like Ryanair, Skybus focused on flying into secondary airports that had less traffic then larger airports. [caption id="attachment_1591" align="alignright" width="300"] N551SX (Photo…

Sizable Airports With Offbeat Names

Most of us who live in the United States should know who John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan was, but when we fly into other airports, such as Lambert or Dulles, do we really know who those people were and what they did to deserve the name of an airport?…

Alaska Airlines Expands Further East in the Battle for Seattle

Alaska Airlines has just announced another new set of routes to its map as it will begin to fly to Raleigh/Durham, Nashville and Charleston this Fall from its home in Seattle. John Kirby, the airline’s Vice President of Capacity Planning stated, "Our loyal customers tell us they want new and…

United Airlines Orders Ten 777-300ERs

Chicago-based United Airlines has officially announced the conversion of ten of their orders for the Boeing 787-9 into orders for the Boeing 777-300ER. The Boeing 777-300ER is currently the largest twin-engine jet in mass production.  This move will go towards replacing old, less efficient aircraft in the United fleet.  With this…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…

Four Seasons Unveils the Interior Of Its Private Jet Experience

In order to continue to develop a luxury experience for all of its customers, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts has recently unveiled the interior of their Four Seasons Private Jet. EXTRA: An Above Water Cruise Aboard the Four Seasons Jet While information on the aircraft was originally released in November…

TBT in Aviation History: Reeve Aleutian Airways

From its official start in 1947 to its tragic downfall in 2000, and for years beyond, Reeve Aleutian Airways has always had a unique legacy. Known for buying its aircraft from other airlines, rather than purchasing new airplanes, Reeve Aleutian maintained a small fleet, often consisting of rugged turboprops. The…

Tales From A Non-Rev: Spring Vacation

Throughout my childhood, I have been given the opportunity to fly across the world by the use of non-revenue tickets. For those that are unfamiliar, non-revenue tickets are complimentary tickets issued for passengers who are related to someone that works in the airline industry. These tickets usually carry the stipulation…

Worst Airline In America: Spirit Airlines

The results are in for the latest yearly American Customer Service Index (ACSI), and Spirit Airlines has taken the award for the worst airline despite it being only its first year in the rankings. Spirit is known as being one of America’s ultra-low cost carriers, preferring to charge customers for…

Wichita’s Terminal Gets a Sizable Facelift

Just a few hundred feet from the current 39 year old terminal sits the future of aviation travel for the city of Wichita. The "air capital" of the world is in dire need for an image facelift as the current terminal hasn’t seen a remodel since 1989 and is showing…