Airlines
Trulli
A United economy plus seat on the 737 MAX 9 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

U.S. Congressional Bill Removes Restriction on Baggage Fees

U.S. airlines will be unrestricted with regard to baggage charges and change fees after a bill authorized by a congressional board removed a clause from the FAA reauthorization bill to mandate “reasonable and proportional” fees. The disclosure comes after a month in which U.S. airlines raised baggage fees and it was announced that ancillary revenue for airlines had hit an all-time high of $65 billion in 2017. Checked baggage fees account for the highest source of ancillary revenue totaling $23.6…

European Commission Intervenes in Looming Ryanair Strikes

The European Commission has intervened in the wage conflict at Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair. The airline is being requested to apply European Union (EU) lawfully and across its operations and to offer local contracts to local crews rather than Irish contracts to its entire staff. Ryanair is currently in conflict with…

Potential Emirates Acquisition of Etihad Creates Airport Confusion

Word broke on Thursday of Emirates potentially acquiring Etihad, a piece of news that seems to re-appear every few months. Both airlines are state-owned by different emirates in the UAE. Emirates is owned by the government of Dubai while Etihad is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi. It’s no…

American and Delta Raise Checked Baggage Fees

American Airlines has decided to increase the fee for the first checked bag from $25 to $30, effective for all tickets purchased September 21 and beyond. The second bag fee will raise from $5 to $40, following a trend that all major carriers, with the exception of Southwest, have recently…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Mohawk Airlines

Mohawk Airlines was founded in 1945 as Robinson Aviation. Its founder, C.S. Robinson, was an aerial photographer and conducted the airline's first flight on April 6. The airline was based in Ithaca, New York and started operations with the Fairchild F-24. As the second World War ended, the airline supplemented its…

United to Begin Flying Boeing 787-10s to Europe from Newark

United announced that it will begin flying Boeing 787s from its Newark base next year. The airline previously used this model from its bases in Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington Dulles to several destinations across the globe. Flightglobal reported United’s announcement stated that the airline will be operating…

Copa Overhauled: Panama’s Flag Carrier Shows Off New Aircraft and…

With the Boeing 737 MAX program nearing 200 deliveries across all aircraft types, it was only a matter of time before another carrier took hold of its first aircraft and the latest to show off its newest aircraft is Panama’s Copa Airlines. The airline held a gathering in its main…

United Unveils New Boarding Process

Airlines have long struggled to come up with an efficient way to board an aircraft and the boarding process can be the source of many passenger complaints as crowds of passengers clog the boarding lanes. While the process has the end goal of getting people on the plane, each airline…

Aviation History Preserved: World’s First Boeing 777 Arrives at Pima…

Arizona is a popular destination for retirees due to its consistent hot temperatures and idyllic, picturesque scenery. However, the latest retiree to change its residency to Arizona wouldn't be a 65-year old senior citizen, but rather a Boeing 777-200 aircraft as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced on Monday that it…

EasyJet Welcomes Record Number of Passengers on Busiest Day in…

European ultra-low-cost airline EasyJet welcomed over 330,000 passengers onboard its flights on Friday, September 14, marking the busiest day in the airline’s history. More than 1,900 flights took off across its network. Over half of these customers flew to or from one of EasyJet’s U.K. airports, yet another EasyJet record…