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UK Judge Orders Ryanair to Pay €250 Compensation to a Lap Child

A U.K. judge has ordered Ryanair to pay an infant passenger compensation because of a flight delay, a decision which the airline will challenge and appeal, potentially changing how future compensation claims will be made. The specific case was in regards to a family traveling back from Lanzarote, Spain to Birmingham back in December 2015 which saw their flight delayed more than 9 hours. Initially, the airline paid the husband and wife, and their daughter, but refused to pay the infant…

British Airways Introduces Biometric Technology at London Heathrow Airport

On Thursday, British Airways officially debuted automated biometric technology at London Heathrow Airport, which will be evident in the new self-service boarding gates. Currently, the service is only available at the first three boarding gates for UK domestic flights in Heathrow's Terminal 5, according to the airline. The new technology…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Partnair

In the late 1980s, Partnair was flying the Norwegian skies, becoming the fifth largest airline in Norway by revenue. The airline was founded in 1968 as Paralift Air Service by a group of parachuters to own and operate an aircraft so that they did not have to rent. The service…

Norwegian Furthers U.S. Network Development, Adds Service to Denver and…

On Wednesday evening, Norwegian announced it would launch flights from both Denver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London-Gatwick Airport, starting in September of 2017.  The addition of these two flights marks the eighth and ninth route from London-Gatwick for Norwegian. Flights will be operated by the airline’s Boeing…

Nine Years Later: The Triple Airline Defuncts of 2008

Beginning on March 31, 2008 and lasting through April 5, 2008, three distinct airlines closed their doors in the United States. At the time, the global economy was in shambles with unemployment being up and the price oil holding at an all time high.  People were traveling less during this time…

Boeing Signs $3 Billion Deal with Iran Aseman Airlines

Given the recent opening for continued aviation expansion in Iran, Tehran-based Iran Aseman Airlines has announced it will be purchasing 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, along with the option for 30 more as needed. This builds on Boeing's $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air back in December of 2016. The road…

Cebu Pacific Pushes Toward Continued Success in the Philippines

Based at Manila International Airport, the low-cost airline Cebu Pacific has been operating now for 21 years. The airline is the second largest in the Philippines and serves destinations in Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. As a low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific has successfully dominated the domestic market in the…

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces A321neo Cabin Design, Outlines Preliminary Delivery Timeline

In an announcement made at the sixth annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines, revealed its distinctive cabin design for their new A321neo fleet arriving later this year. In an attempt to keep with their design language of "Earth, Sea, and Sky," the carrier teamed up with…

Cargo Pilot Christiaan van Heijst: A Visual Look From 35,000…

Recently, AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to interview Cargolux pilot Christiaan van Heijst. We asked him a series of questions that could be beneficial or interesting to the common aviator, aspiring pilot or budding aviation enthusiast. Christiaan is popular amongst social media and other platforms for the sheer quality of his…

Plane Busy: A Look at Colorado and Wyoming’s Busy Winter…

With spring approaching (or already here in some parts of the country) winter seasonal flights in some regions are starting to end. While many of these seasonal flights are to the Caribbean, some operate to smaller towns in Colorado and Wyoming. For some of these cities, the loss of seasonal…