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Deboarding at São Paulo/Congonhas Aiport during rush time. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Trip Report: Flying from Porto Alegre to Congonhas with LATAM Brasil in Economy

Since TAM became LATAM after the merger with LAN at the start of 2016, many changes in the airline's service have occurred. The airline that, pushed a "premium" service from the beginning, needed to adapt to the reality of the market to assure its survival. Thus, the carrier adopted low-cost practices, such as the increase of the capacity in aircraft and charges for additional services, including food. The last time I'd flown LATAM during the transition, my experience was interesting,…

Opinion: Why I Will Dearly Miss American’s ‘Super 80s’

Call me dramatic, perhaps a bit over-emotional, or nostalgic, but I am indeed in love with American’s long-time workhorse MD-80 fleet. While other airlines, including Delta, will continue to operate the type after American retires theirs on Wednesday, Sept. 4, there are many things that make AA’s ‘Super 80s’ stand…

Seattle’s Longest Flight Takes Off on Singapore Airlines

The first-ever nonstop flight out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport left on Tuesday with a flight time of 15 hours and 50 minutes, making it Sea-Tac's longest flight. This service marks the 12th new international flight added to Seattle’s lineup since 2017. This record flight is served…

Chinese State-Owned Carriers Place Major Order for Comac ARJ21 Jets

The three largest state-owned Chinese carriers have placed an orders for a total of 105 Chinese manufactured Comac ARJ21-700 jets, in a move that represents a milestone for the Chinese aircraft industry and a pivotal point that will help prove the reliability of the program. The aircraft, seating 90 passengers…

Azul Starts ‘Ponte Aérea’ Shuttle Between Rio and São Paulo

Last Thursday, Azul started services on the "Ponte Aérea" shuttle connecting São Paulo (Congonhas) to Rio (Santos Dumont), the most premium route in Latin America, with 16 daily flights each way. The new operations saw a big celebration at both airports. The event counted with the presence of Azul's executives…

Peach Becomes First Japanese Carrier to Cut Services to South…

Japanese Low-Cost Carrier, Peach Aviation, is the first Japanese airline to respond to rising tensions between Japan and South Korea. The low-cost carrier based at Kansai Airport in Osaka is suspending and reducing flights between the two neighboring countries. According to Peach, the decision to reduce services to South Korea…

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo

On Sunday, Kuwait Airways received its first Airbus A320neo, opening a new market for the new generation of the largely popular A320 family. But, according to the carrier's CEO, this is just the first step of a large fleet overhaul. Yousef A. M. J. Alsaqer, Chairman of Kuwait Airways, said…

Air India Under Fuel Withholding Threats at Two More Indian…

While the grounding of Jet Airways was a boom to several airlines in India, it doesn’t seem to be helping Air India that much. The airline is continuing to struggle to pay its bills and has fallen so behind that the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and two other fuel companies…

Peach Becomes First Japanese Carrier to Cut Services to South…

Japanese Low-Cost Carrier, Peach Aviation, is the first Japanese airline to respond to rising tensions between Japan and South Korea. The low-cost carrier based at Kansai Airport in Osaka is suspending and reducing flights between the two neighboring countries. According to Peach, the decision to reduce services to South Korea…

Air India Under Fuel Withholding Threats at Two More Indian…

While the grounding of Jet Airways was a boom to several airlines in India, it doesn’t seem to be helping Air India that much. The airline is continuing to struggle to pay its bills and has fallen so behind that the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and two other fuel companies…