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American Airlines to Close St. Louis Pilot Base

American Airlines announced yesterday its plan to close of its pilot base in St. Louis (STL) effective Sept. 2018, according to Dallas News. The closure will force approximately 180 pilots currently based at STL to relocate or commute to another American base. "Taking these factors into consideration, a difficult decision has been made to close the [St. Louis] base in September 2018," stated Kimball Stone, Vice President of flight operations, American Airlines. "While this decision has been in discussion for…

United Airlines Launches Longest U.S. Carrier Nonstop Flight

Chicago-based United Airlines has just launched the longest flight from the U.S. with an 8,700-mile route between Los Angeles and Singapore. The route is now the longest regularly scheduled service ever flown by a carrier in the U.S., and is one of the world’s longest services by flight time. However,…

Travel Tips: How to Make Air Travel Go Your Way…

Airline travel can be very stressful to some, especially since it seems like airlines are looking for everywhere to shake travelers down to spend as much as possible when traveling. Modern-day airline travel, however, shouldn't be stressful and is easily conquerable, under the right circumstances. My Recent Flight Experience Last week,…

Juan Carlos Liscano Named American Airlines’ New Latin America Managing…

Juan Carlos Liscano has been named the new American Airlines Managing Director for the airline's Latin America operations. Liscano’s new occupation will require him to oversee operations for “American’s largest international region covering 50 destinations in Mexico and Central and South America,” according to the Dallas-Fort Worth-based company. In 2014,…

A Hard-Knock Weekend: Five Final Flights in Two Days

This weekend has been a weekend of lasts. Throughout the world, multiple aircraft have flown their final flights for their respective airlines. Some are giants, known all over the world for their size and ability. Others are small, lesser-known aircraft. All were equally important to aviation and will be missed…

United Completes Last International Flight for Boeing 747 Fleet

After departing Seoul-Incheon Airport one last time, United Airlines flight 892 touched down at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at San Francisco International Airport. The arrival of this flight marked the last international regularly scheduled flight for the airline’s Boeing 747. The airline flew its 374-seat jet from its San Francisco…

Photos: Hawaiian Airlines Recieves First Airbus A321neo

Hawaiian Airlines recently took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. A team of the airline’s employees flew to Hamburg to pick up the aircraft, sporting Hawaiian’s newly revised livery. With the first aircraft delivered, Hawaiian has an additional 17 airplanes currently on order. Deliveries of the enhanced A321 aircraft…

Increased Security Begins for U.S. Bound International Flights

Thursday marked the start of heightened security checks for passengers on U.S. bound international flights. These new measures, imposed by the Trump administration, impact all travelers, including American citizens. According to the Associated Press, "confusion still remains about the new regulations." These new security measures include questions that passengers must…

Last Scheduled Air Berlin Flight Lands at Tegel Airport Following…

On Friday, the final Air Berlin flight departed Munich bound for Berlin. The airline had recently declared bankruptcy, causing them to cease operations. The final flight, Air Berlin 6210, was operated by an Airbus A320, departing Munich at 9:35 p.m. and arriving at Berlin's Tegel airport just over an hour…

American Airlines Releases Q3 Earnings: Analysts React to 2018 Capacity…

On October 26, American Airlines presented its third-quarter results, highlighting operating revenues up 2.7 percent year-over-year to $10.9 billion. However, due to increased costs, the net income was down more than 15 percent from the third quarter of 2016 at $624 million. Total revenue of $10.9 billion was expected by…