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Changes Are on the Way for Alitalia

This morning in Rome, struggling Italian carrier, Alitalia, announced major changes to the airline. The changes include changes to the fleet, a new branding, and many new routes. The changes were announced with Alitalia partner, Etihad Airways, of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad purchased a 49% stake in Alitalia last year. Alitalia is looking to expand partnerships with Air France and KLM. A large partnership between Alitalia and Air Berlin/Niki will also be added. Alitalia also plans to work more…

Chaos in the Cabin: How the Safety Briefing Can Be…

Before every flight, airlines are required to give a safety briefing. The majority of fliers tune out this briefing; however, at the time it matters most, regret can set in for those fliers who did not take three minutes to pay attention to the safety briefing. After being apart of…

American Airlines: Another New Look

A new look for American Airlines employees is arriving.  Announced Dec. 2, 2014 in an internal memo to employees of the combined American/US Airways, the highly-anticipated updated uniforms were revealed.  Designed by KAUFMANFRANCO, a Los Angeles design firm, the update combines contemporary design with traditional elements. Work on the updated…

The Future of the Airbus A350 XWB

[caption id="attachment_107" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Airbus[/caption] This wide-bodied jet airliner, the A350 XWB, will finally be taking the skies for commercial flights with Qatar airways. Qatar has ordered 80 of these aircraft with one already delivered on the Dec. 23rd 2014. This airline has the most orders of the A350…

The Future of the A350 WXB

[caption id="attachment_553" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Airbus[/caption] This wide-bodied jet airliner, the A350 XWB, will finally be taking the skies for commercial flights with Qatar airways. Qatar has ordered 80 of these aircraft with one already delivered on the Dec. 23rd 2014. This airline has the most orders of the…

London Airspace Left Incapacitated After Computer Failure

On Dec. 12, 2014, all London airspace was closed because of a computer failure, and no flights would be accepted in or out of London until 7 p.m (GMT). The closure of the airspace affected the third busiest airport in the world; London Heathrow, along with London City, Luton, Stansted…

Overview of Delta’s Recent Wide-Body Order

On Nov. 20, 2014, Delta selected Airbus for their new wide-bodied aircraft, instead of the rival bid from Boeing. Delta confirmed the order for 25 A350-900neo and 25 A330-900 aircraft, whilst Boeing based their bid on the 787-9 and the 777s. The two new types of aircraft will replace the…

Overview of Delta’s Recent Wide-Body Order

On Nov. 20, 2014, Delta selected Airbus for their new wide-bodied aircraft, instead of the rival bid from Boeing. Delta confirmed the order for 25 A350-900neo and 25 A330-900 aircraft, whilst Boeing based their bid on the 787-9 and the 777s. The two new types of aircraft will replace the…

The LUV Airline: Integrating a New Look

As anticipated by much of the airline industry, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) revealed it’s new look today, Monday, September 8. “Our collective heartbeat is stronger and healthier than ever, and that’s because of the warmth, compassion and the smiles of our People,” said the airline’s Chairman, President, and CEO Gary…

MH17: Malaysian 777 Lost Over Ukraine

On Thursday, July 17th, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was lost over the Russia/Ukraine border. The Boeing 777-200, said to registered as 9M-MRD, departed from Amsterdam at 12:30PM CEST and was scheduled to arrive at 5:59AM MYT (per FlightAware) in Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft lost radar…