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#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Ted Airlines

Ted was formed by United around the same time that Delta was creating their own low cost carrier, Song. The two carriers were similar due to the fact that they were focusing on fighting low cost carriers and offer low fares to leisure destinations. Both Ted and Song were created around the same time: 2003. However, the airlines they were fighting were different, while Delta created Song to fight with JetBlue in the East, Ted was created to fight Frontier…

WestJet To Begin Service to London-Gatwick

Known for its low-cost flights in Canada and annual Christmas Miracle event, WestJet has announced that its first trans-Atlantic destination will be London, UK. Previously only known for its domestic flights within Canada, WestJet has slowly expanded to add more destinations in over 90 locations throughout North America, South America,…

TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways’ New A380 to London

Flight: QR 003 Route: DOH✈︎ LHR Flight Time: 7:45 a.m. Aircraft: A380-800 Service Class: Economy For all the trip reports about A380s that I have read, I have noticed few about Qatar’s A380. I knew a bit about what to expect since I was flying in economy for this one,…

SkyGreece Hopes to Reconnect North America and Greece

A new Greek airline is poised to begin direct service from North America to destinations in countries along the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. SkyGreece Airlines started service last May with service between Toronto-Pearson and Athens using one Boeing 767-300ER. The airline currently offers three weekly flights from May 17 on…

JetBlue Adds Grenada To Its Route Network 

On June 11, jetBlue Airways announced new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Grenada's Maurice Bishop International Airport. This will be jetBlue’s first route to the island nation and one of many that jetBlue operate to the Caribbean. Grenada will be jetBlue’s 90th destination. The…

A Laymans Guide to En Route Weather During Thunderstorm Season

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on 58aviation.com. Foreword to ATCs and Aircrews:  This article is meant for the flying public who may not know what goes on behind the scenes.  The explanations are a quick and remedial way of showing what we do. Today marked the beginning of thunderstorm season…

TRIP REPORT: Business Class Trip to Abu Dhabi with Etihad

Flight: EY 103 Route: IAD ✈︎ AUH Flight Time: 10:30 p.m. Aircraft: B777-200LR Group: Business Class Over six months ago, I had this trip all lined up and ready to go. It was supposed to be a personal graduation gift for not just myself but my girlfriend as well, and…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

During the mid-2000s the trans-Atlantic market became home to a new type of airline. Business class only airlines began springing up on the popular New York to London route. The airlines Eos, MAXjet, and Silverjet all offered a similar product to the same market. The airlines aimed to lure business…

Delta Air Lines To Acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40…

On Wednesday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they will acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40 additional Boeing 737-900ERs once their pilots ratify a new pilot agreement. This ratification was just passed by the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and now the pilots…

American and Qantas increase Their Partnership: Announce New Trans-Pacific Routes

On Tuesday, June 9th, Qantas and American Airlines held a press conference at the IATA Annual General Meeting. In this conference, Doug Parker, American's CEO, and Alan Joyce, Qantas' CEO, sat down to make numerous important announcements having to do with their route networks. Speaking first, Doug Parker addressed members…