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08Left and AirlineGeeks Giveaway

Like to show off your #AvGeekery around your home or workplace? (We do too!) 08Left and AirlineGeeks are teaming up for a little contest. We want to hear about your most interesting flying experience. We want to hear the crazy ones! The real deals. The top two authors (as judged by 08Left and AirlineGeeks) will win a 24 x 36 poster of the huge selection from 08Left. For a chance to win, fill out the form below and be sure…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: British West Indies Airways

Prior to Caribbean Airlines's dominance of the Caribbean market in recent years, another Trinidad and Tobago carrier used to own the title of being one of the biggest island fliers. Its name was British West Indian Airways, or BWIA for short. BWIA dates back to 1939, when New Zealander and…

BRIEF: Southwest Airlines Unveils Missouri One Livery

On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines revealed “Missouri One,” a tribute to the “Show-Me State” for 30 years of service. "Kansas City and St. Louis have been vital cities in our network for more than 30 years," founder Gary Kelly said to an enthusiastic crowd. "I couldn't think of a better way…

Where Airplanes Go to Retire: The Dusty Mojave Desert Boneyard

Where do airplanes go when they get too old to fly? The long rows of t-tails and turboprops, accompanied by powerful 747's and DC10's, lining the dusty ground of the Mojave Desert provide the answer to that question. This is where many airplanes, particularly airliners, spend their retirement-until their final…

Emirates Continues Rapid Expansion in North America

Dubai based carrier, Emirates, is continuing its rapid expansion in North America, and has recently announced several major expansions in North America. After these changes, Emirates will have a total of 105 weekly departures from the United States, more than many competing carriers in Europe. One announcement comes as no…

The Fight for Haneda: How American Carriers Want to Serve…

Just two weeks ago, the United States Transportation Department ruled that if Delta Air Lines wants to keep its route service from Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda (HND), it would need to operate the flight every single day, 365 days a year. The Transportation Department stated that Delta exercised “virtual abandonment of…

The Near Future of the Airbus A350

As of now, only four airlines have released details about their A350 aircraft: Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines.  Qatar has already commenced A350 operations, while Cathay Pacific,  Finnair and Vietnam Airlines are still awaiting delivery of their A350 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_1401" align="alignright" width="300"] Finnair A350 Economy Class…

Copa Places Large Order for Boeing 737 MAX

Copa Airlines, based in Panama City, Panama, has placed an order for 61 737 MAX aircraft.  The order includes two variants of Boeing's next generation 737. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="324"] Photo provided by Boeing[/caption] Copa operarates from its hub in Panama City to cities throughout North and South America.  The airline…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: AirUK

AirUK began with a merger of four British regional airlines. British Island Airways, Air Anglia, Air Wales, and Air Westward merged together beginning in March of 1979 to form AirUK. The airline was officially incorporated on January 1st, 1980 and commenced operations on January 16th. Following this merger AirUK became…

American and US Airways Receive Their Single Operation Certificate: A…

With the legal recognition of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, today marks a sizable change in the airline industry. Today, American Airlines has received their Single Operating Certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). In simplicity, this certificate indicates that the two airlines are one in the…