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An American Eagle Embraer 175 operated by Envoy. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

Trip Report: Three Hours in Business Class on an American Eagle Embraer 175

Date: April 30, 2017 Flight: AA 3460 From: Calgary International Airport (YYC) To: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Class: Business Seat: 3D Flight Duration: 3:46 Introduction This past weekend, my family and I decided to surprise my aunt and uncle in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday night. This meant we had to catch the Saturday morning flight up to Calgary and drive two and a half hours to Edmonton. In order to catch our 2:30 PM return flight out of Calgary, we had to leave Edmonton at 8:30…

Delta Partners with “Uber for Helicopters” for Seamless Airport Transfers

In Delta's latest customer innovation investment, passengers flying in and out of New York-JFK will now have an option to avoid traffic on the ground by using BLADE, an on-demand helicopter startup. Through an exclusive partnership with BLADE, Delta passengers will be able to request a helicopter from one of…

Qatar Continues Planning for New Domestic Airline In India

In an effort to compete with Emirates and Etihad within India, Doha-based Qatar Airways has been eyeing a large expansion by creating a new domestic airline within the Indian market. Last month, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker announced plans to launch a 100% foreign-owned airline in India through a…

Alaska Airlines to Keep Virgin America Gates at Dallas Love…

Last week, Alaska Airlines confirmed that it plans to continue the operation of flights out of Dallas Love Field after its acquisition of Virgin America last year. As a part of the purchase, Alaska inherited Virgin America's two gates at the urban airport. Due to the Wright Amendment, Love Field…

Hawaiian Airlines Introduces A321neo Cabin Design, Outlines Preliminary Delivery Timeline

In an announcement made at the sixth annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines, revealed its distinctive cabin design for their new A321neo fleet arriving later this year. In an attempt to keep with their design language of "Earth, Sea, and Sky," the carrier teamed up with…

JetBlue Cements Deal With the Boston Red Sox

Boston's largest airline, jetBlue, announced the continuation of its commitment to the Boston Red Sox through 2030. With an agreement between the airline and the Major League Baseball (MLB) team already in place, this expansion allows JetBlue to provide more support to the community and Red Sox fans. "The Boston Red Sox…

Southwest Airlines Initiates $800 Million Modernization Plan

Beginning in May, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will be replacing paper tickets with electronic tickets. Additionally, the airline will be saying goodbye to its outdated, yet charming "tube system" used by ramp personnel to communicate key information. These changes are expected to come as a part of the $800 million modernization…

U.S. Airlines Reducing Service to Cuba Due to Lower Demand…

Effective on April 22, 2017, Silver Airways, a Fort Lauderdale-based regional carrier, will be ceasing its 22 daily flights to Cuba due to lower than anticipated demand and an inflation of the market. The decision comes just six months after Silver became one of the first airlines to begin selling…

Argentina Will Finally Get Its First Low-Cost Carrier Starting in…

Beginning in September, travelers in Argentina will have a new option when it comes to budget travel. The nation of 44 million people currently has two main methods of domestic travel; state-run Aerolineas Argentina and buses. But, Argentina’s government has announced that it will now allow the country’s first budget…