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Online Travel Agencies: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Online travel agencies, or OTAs, have populated the internet since Internet Travel Network popped up in June 1995 with the goal to transact airline bookings for a small number of routes. Since then, dozens more have popped up, including Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz, and numerous others. Priceline.com is currently the largest, with a market cap of just over $80 billion as of mid-day Tuesday. Each year, millions of people book their travel on OTAs, thinking those sites will allow them to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Legend Airlines

While many carriers start with a vision and operational aircraft, Legend Airlines started with a vision and a court case. T. Allan McArtor, a former FAA employee, wanted to bypass the Wright Amendment and fly between Dallas Love Field and the coasts, which was strictly prohibited under the law. However,…

Qantas Brings Live Streaming Services to Domestic Flights

Qantas passengers onboard domestic flights that are equipped with Wi-Fi will soon be able to bring their on the ground entertainment to the air. Now, passengers will be able to use Foxtel, Netflix, and Spotify to keep themselves entertained while flying. Such an accomplishment comes from the airline improving their…

A City Divided: The Kansas City Airport Debate

Kansas City is rapidly reinvigorating itself, from revitalized suburbs like Overland Park, Olathe, and Piper to the recent success of sports teams such as the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City. However, there is one eyesore that has divided the Midwest city: the airport. Kansas City…

Photos: Taking a Ride Onboard United’s Brand New Boeing 777-300ER

Yesterday AirlineGeeks.com had the chance to attend a preview flight of the new United 777-300ER aircraft featuring the carrier's new Polaris business class seat. We were able to test out the whole experience from the lounge to the multi-course onboard meal. Our day started at the recently opened Polaris lounge…

Via Airlines Launches Service to Numerous Major U.S. Cities from…

Maitland, Fla. based ViaAir has announced that they will be launching service to five major US airports from Branson, Missouri beginning on May 25, 2017, which will include Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Houston. According to the airline, service to Dallas-Fort Worth will be operated twice weekly, on Friday and…

easyJet Heats Up Competition in Israel

U.K. low-cost carrier easyJet has officially become the largest foreign airline operating in Israel. Figures released by Israel’s Airport Authority show that easyJet flew over 56,000 passengers into Israel in the month of January 2017 which is an increase of almost 10% from last January. EasyJet’s Commercial Manager Neil Slaven,…

This Week in 5 #AvGeek Photos

A photo is a thousand words. An aviation photo can serve as a testament to the essence and magic of flight while also telling a story. Each week, the AirlineGeeks team compiles five aviation photos that tell a story and capture the uniqueness of flight. This image by photographer Sebastian…

Manchester Witnesses Record Breaking January, Moves to Top Twenty European…

Manchester Airport recorded a record-breaking January 2017 to kick-start the airport's accolades for the year. Over 1.6 million passengers passed through Manchester within that single month, which contributes to the airport's 11.3% year-on-year growth. This record displaces Stockholm as Manchester enters the leader board. Because of this surge, the annual rolling…

British Airways Concorde ‘Alpha Foxtrot’ Arrives at New Bristol Home

Aerospace Bristol has finally moved the Concorde G-BOAF to its new £19 million home. The last ever Concorde made, G-BOAF, was built in Bristol in 1978. An additional £2 million is still needed to finalize the last bits and pieces of construction. The very complex and important move has been…