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#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Mexicana

Mexicana was formed in 1921 as Compania Mexicana de Aviacion and was the first airline in Mexico. One of Mexicana’s original investors was Juan Trippe who also founded Pan American Airlines in Florida and Mexicana originally started commercial service with a Ford Trimotor flying between Mexico City and Brownsville, Texas with stops in Tuxpan and Tampico. Over the next few years the airline expanded, adding flights to Cuba, Costa Rica and El Salvador as well as domestic flights to Guatemala…

New York LaGuardia’s Latest Overhaul Revealed

Amid much speculation, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans today to drastically renovate the aged New York LaGuardia Airport by combining four terminals into one large terminal, creating a skytrain to allow easier passenger access to the city, and significantly upgrading interior features of the airport that was once referred to…

Cables Cut at LGA Causing 119 Delta Flight Cancellations

"Crazy morning" is an understatement for what travelers experienced trying to depart LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal C early July 24, 2015. The madness began at approximately 4:30 a.m. when an on-site contractor mistakenly cut feeder cables that were serving Delta’s Terminal C.  The Port Authority contractor was at LaGuardia due to…

The Other View: My First and Disappointing Visit to EAA…

First thoughts. I really wanted to say my first experience to Oshkosh was unforgettable.  But it wasn't.  That's not to say that EAA AirVenture is a waste of time either.  There are several reasons I'll outline below of why Oshkosh was not great for me and why I'll give it…

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

Independence Air had an unusual route to its life as an independent. The airline began life in late 1989 as Atlantic Coast Airlines. The airline provided regional service for mainline carriers before transitioning to operating as an independent carrier. As an independent carrier, Independence attempted to bring low fares to…

Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Modernizes for Future Traffic

Out of the four terminals at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Terminal 4 has been the most outdated. Yet the terminal is one of the busiest at the airport, accounting for almost all of the flights Spirit Airlines operates from their Florida hub. The terminal handles all non-precleared international flight arrivals,…

TRIP REPORT: Icelandair Back to the United States

Flight: FI 647 Route: KEF ✈︎ IAD Flight Time: 10:30am Aircraft: B757-200 Service Class: Economy Over the course of our trip, we had traveled to eight countries and flown on many airlines ranging from low-cost carriers to business class with Etihad. Yet with all of this travel, I couldn't help but have…

Today We Remember: MH 17 and TWA 800

While separated by 18 years, both Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 800 have gone down in history as two of the worst plane incidents in history. Each flight tells a very different tale, but ultimately both flights resulted in no survivors and many questions to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: RenoAir

On July 2, 1992, RenoAir commenced operations and began a memorable seven year effort to keep themselves in the sky. As their name suggests, the airline was based in Reno, Nevada, with additional hubs in Las Vegas and San Jose. RenoAir adopted the city of Reno's famous motto with a slight…

Air Iceland Adds the Q400 to Its Fleet

Air Iceland has joined Icelandair Group’s fleet renewal process. Air Iceland has started the renewal with an order for three Bombardier Q400s. The Q400s are expected to replace the carriers current Fokker F50s that have been part of the airline since the early 2000s. The airline has already had a…