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PHOTO STORY: Up-Close at One of Colorado’s Most Scenic Airports

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail's Eagle County Airport offers a rather scenic backdrop for those traveling into the airport. The small airport only sees a few flights a day from major US carriers. Most of these flights, however, are operated by reasonably sizable aircraft such as the 757. We had the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the action at EGE. Here are the photos: [gallery size="large" link="file" ids="4141,4143,4146,4147,4150,4151,4152,4153,4154,4155,4156,4157,4158"]

QUIZ: Do You Remember These Aviation Events in 2015?

As 2015 begins to come to a close, we invite you to take our quiz to see how many aviation events you remember from this year.

2015 in Aviation

2015 brought many changes to aviation as a whole. It had its major highs and unfortunately, in the eyes of many, its major lows. Notable Aviation Moments in 2015: US Airways Retires Final 767-200 On February 12, US Airways operated their final 767-200 flight. The flight, aptly numbered US767, flew…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Pan Am

In 1927, a crucial air mail transport task from Key West to Havana led to the formation of Pan Am. Initially an air mail carrier, the widely known airline grew to become prosperous and successful, allowing for a well-remembered legacy that continues to fly high today. During the early years…

UK Government Continues to Delay Third Heathrow Runway

Earlier this month the United Kingdom's government, led by David Cameron, extended the delay on the announcement of a new runway in the Northwest portion of Heathrow Airport, leading to many frustrated figures inside politics and around the business industry. Following the release of the Davies Commission in July, which was…

Airline Metrics: Available Seat Kilometers

Ashwin Jadhav, a member of our AirlineGeeks team, will begin a new series this week highlighting some of the important metrics that airlines monitor on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis to improve performance. From a passenger’s perspective, this series will provide an excellent insight on how these…

PHOTO STORY: Inside American’s Hub Operations Center at O’hare

Since beginning operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in 1982, American Airlines has served a key role in one of the country's most sizable hubs. The airline accounts for approximately 40 percent of all traffic at ORD with 527 daily flights to more than 120 destinations around the world.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: LTU International

12thLufttransport-Unternehmen GmbH (abbreviated LTU) was founded in 1955 as a way to offer charter and commercial flights from Germany to leisure destinations. The airline started with short flights using Vickers VC-1s that operated around the neighboring countries. The de Havilland DH-104 and Fokker F28 were added to help supply the…

Air France Says “Au Revoir” to the Boeing 747

Nearly half a century after its first flight from Paris to New York in the 1970s, the aircraft affectionately known as the Jumbo Jet will bid an emotional farewell to the Boeing 747 with a tribute flight. On 14 January 2016, Air France is offering its customers a unique experience…

OPINION: It’s Time for Southwest to Enter the Regional Jet…

Here comes the world’s more unpopular opinion: if Southwest wanted to enter the regional jet market, now is the time. The airline has seen rapid expansion over the last few years with the merger with AirTran and now that it is complete, some routes are starting to show their weaknesses.…