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Boarding the BOAC retro 747 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Trip Report: Flying First Class in Seat 1A on a British Airways 747 from Washington…

There is undoubtedly something special about flying on a Boeing 747. In one sense, it’s like taking a ride on a piece of history as the jet is not only aesthetically pleasing but also an emblem of ingenuity. The Queen of the Skies, as the aircraft is affectionately known, is by far the most easily recognizable airplane in the skies today. En route to the delivery of Japan Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 XWB in Toulouse, I had the opportunity to…

Japan Airlines Receives First Airbus Aircraft

Japan Airlines (JAL) received its first A350-900XWB on Thursday from Airbus' manufacturing facilities in Toulouse. The newly-delivered aircraft, registered as JA01XJ, marks two sizable milestones. Its JAL's first off-the-line Airbus aircraft - the airline has continuously operated a fleet of largely Boeing jets - and the first Japanese-registered A350. The…

‘The Aircraft Lives On:’ How 747s Are Finding New Life…

The stretch of Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson is filled with its fair share of oddities. Just about halfway between Arizona's two largest cities lies a ranch where visitors can stop by to feed ostriches and stingrays — in the same visit — smack-dab in the middle of the…

Trip Report: Flying from Phoenix to Orlando and Back on…

American debuted its newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, into passenger service on Tuesday. The latest-generation narrowbody aircraft offers exceptional range, larger overhead bin space and, overall, a better passenger experience over previous-generation A320 family models. American became the third operator of the type in the U.S. after taking delivery back…

American Debuts A321neo into Passenger Service on Phoenix to Orlando…

Just over two months after taking delivery of its newest jet, American debuted its Airbus A321neo into passenger service on Tuesday. The inaugural flight for the next-generation aircraft operated between Phoenix and Orlando as flight AA682. This route will join a handful of others over the coming months as proving…

Several 737 MAX 8 Operators Begin to Ground Fleets

Even though information is still scarce at this point, Ethiopian’s ill-fated ET302 flight has triggered a series of decisions of aviation authorities and operators regarding the Boeing 737 MAX. The Chinese Aviation Authority requested airlines, under its jurisdiction, to suspend operations of the variant, “in line with the management principle…

Celebrating Six Years of AirlineGeeks

On Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, AirlineGeeks celebrates six years of operation. Perhaps it's just a coincidence that our birthday falls a day after both the 747's and 727's? Anyways, I just wanted to use this post to share some continued gratitude to our readers along with the concrete steps we…

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…

First Look: Delta Shows Off First Airbus A220

Delta is pulling the sheet off of its newest jet. The Airbus A220, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, is making its initial U.S. debut with the Atlanta-based carrier. The airline introduced its first A220 after it came out of the paint shop near Bombardier's plant in Mirabel, Quebec.…

Opinion: Why It’s Important to Look at Aviation from a…

Let’s face it; the vast majority of people don’t enjoy flying. From tight seats to surprising fees, the whole experience of hopping on an airplane can prove to be tedious. Despite this, there are several common denominators that make aviation one of the most integral and prosperous industries of our…