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The DC-3 Gourmet Food Truck at Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in Compton. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

American Airlines Unveils DC-3 Food Truck in Los Angeles

In aviation, aircraft conversions are standard practice, with older aircraft being converted from passenger to cargo configurations. On Monday, however, American Airlines and Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, a local Los Angeles aviation museum, unveiled the first-ever DC-3 aircraft converted into a gourmet food truck. The DC-3/food truck, named the “DC-3 Gourmet,” is sourced from an old DC-3 fuselage that had formerly served in World War II. [caption id="attachment_24549" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The DC-3 Gourmet Food Truck is sourced from an old DC-3…

The Cost of Connecting the Caribbean: BWIA West Indies and…

Looking across the U.S., it's common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their profits.  However, the…

An Inside Look at Mexico’s Volaris

As one of the pioneering and largest ULCC carriers in the Mexican aviation sector, Volaris offers a unique take on what it means to be an airline in the 21st century. When compared to other ULCC carriers such as InterJet, VivaAerobus, and even Spirit, there is a corporate sense of…

Southwest Debuts New Line of Shark Week Liveries

Southwest Airlines, in partnership with the Discovery Channel, launched a Shark Week Fleet with five aircraft. These aircraft celebrate the 30th anniversary of Shark Week, a popular show televised on the Discovery Channel. Each aircraft displays a unique shark to be shown in a Shark Week episode. These aircraft will…

Welcome A220: Former CSeries Completes Rebranding as Airbus Aircraft

This morning, following a short flight from East Midlands, a brand new Airbus aircraft was shown off for the first time. The aircraft is the first A220-300, formerly known as the Bombardier CS300, with registration C-FFDO. Airbus' newest single-aisle aircraft, the A220 is the by-product of a partnership between Airbus…

U.S. Government Threatens Sanctions on Companies Supporting Iranian Airline

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on Malaysian travel company, Mahan Travel and Tourism, due to the ticketing and reservations services it provides to Iranian airline, Mahan Air. The decision comes after the U.S. government claimed that Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline, carries personnel and supplies for Hezbollah…

Ryanair Faced with Wave of Summer Holiday Strikes by Pilots…

Ryanair is facing a difficult first few weeks of the European summer holiday period as pilots in Ireland have scheduled a strike on Thursday, July 12. The action follows Ryanair’s decision to recognize unions in December 2017 and is the result of what the Irish pilots’ union IALPA says is…

U.S. Airlines Begin Resuming Service to Haiti

Two U.S. airlines have resumed service to Haiti as of Sunday, after service was suspended due to civil unrest in the island nation. Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have resumed service to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. However, Spirit and JetBlue have both cancelled their flights Sunday to Haiti.…

How Low-Cost Airlines are Changing the Face of Air Travel

The Beginnings In the U.K,, Ryanair is the face of low-cost travel. It became, and still is, a household name in Great Britain for having some of the cheapest airfares around. The airline serves 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. But even with claims of flights from…

Peru’s Biggest Airport Continues Waiting for Long Overdue Expansion

Peru's largest and busiest airport, Jorge Chavez International Airport, has long been waiting for major expansion plans to be pushed forward. This includes the building of a second runway and a new terminal that would enable the airport to double its capacity. Expansion plans were supposed to be culminated by…