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Air Canada Announces U.S. Expansion to Three New Destinations

Canadian flag carrier Air Canada has announced six new international routes for its regional division, Air Canada Express, which will be serving three new destinations. The new routes include new service to America cities such as Omaha, San Francisco, Sacramento, Baltimore, Providence, and Pittsburgh. The first of the new service will begin May 1, 2018, with daily round-trip service commencing from Toronto to Omaha and Edmonton to San Francisco. Second, on May 17, daily round-trip service will begin from Vancouver…

LEVEL Lands a New Hub In Paris

From July 2018, the International Airlines Group (IAG) will launch new flights from Paris to Montreal, Newark, Guadeloupe, and Martinique under thr brand LEVEL, the company’s low-cost long-haul brand. LEVEL was founded in early 2017 by IAG partly in reaction to low-cost long-haul carriers such as Norwegian Air Shuttle, who…

Airline Ancillary Revenue Estimated to Exceed $82 Billion in 2017

Ancillary revenue, better known as the money made from extra fees charged to passengers such as baggage fees, advanced seat assignment fees and, in some cases, fees for printing out a boarding pass at the airport instead of home, have become very popular with airlines. Following a recent report, it…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aero California

The 1960s saw the success of various domestic airlines in Mexico. With numerous successes among airlines taking hold in the country, new airlines started to look for cities to make their name outside of Mexico City. One of the new airlines to launch was Aero California in 1960. The airline…

American Airlines Faces Pressure from Pilots Following Scheduling Glitch

Following a glitch with American Airlines’ pilot scheduling system in which some flights were unstaffed for the upcoming holiday season, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) has filed a formal grievance. According to the APA, American’s management disclosed a failure with the system last Friday, and as a result, thousands of…

Taking a Ride Onboard American’s First Revenue 737 MAX 8…

When American Airlines announced that their inaugural flight for the Boeing 737 MAX was going to be from Miami to New York, I knew I had to get a ticket. So with some good timing, I managed to book a Main Cabin ticket on the flight for the very reasonable…

Aerolineas Argentinas Enhances Passenger Experience Through Digital Management

Aerolineas Argentinas has become Latin America’s first airline to digitally empower its cabin crews and take the inflight passenger service to the next level with SITAONAIR’s CrewTab. CrewTab digitally transforms cabin crews’ preflight, inflight, and post-flight activities and their workflows by providing crew members with a complete, user-friendly mobile, and…

Revitalizing the Avro: Why the BAe 146 is Sticking Around

While the increasing need for larger and newer regional jets is upon us, one would expect to see the older models cast aside for the shiny new toy your local airline got. However, despite the BAe 146 seeing its numbers drop from 387 aircraft built to just 123 in operation,…

American Adds New Flights to Canada Starting in 2018

As of Nov. 28, American Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to various cities in  Canada throughout 2018. “We began service to Canada over 75 years ago, making it our longest-served international destination,” said Vasu Raja, American’s vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The country is filled with…

American and Delta Show Off Impressive Thanksgiving Travel Numbers

Major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas bring major traveling with them. People fly all over the world to see their family and friends during the holiday season. To accommodate the spike in passengers, airlines add more routes, make aircraft upgrades on busier routes, and run around the clock. Airlines for…