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A Pan Am Boeing 727-200 similar to the one used by Boston-Maine Airways. (Photo: Pedro Aragão [CC BY-SA 3.0GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Boston-Maine Airways

Boston-Maine Airways was founded in March of 1999 as a feeder airline for the third incarnation of Pan American Airways. Guilford Transportation Industries, a company specializing in railroads, had purchased the Pan Am brand after the failure of the second incarnation of the company. The company used the brand to launch the third Pan Am and followed with creating Boston-Maine Airways to operate as Pan Am Clipper Connection. The airline started operations with BAe Jetstream 31 turboprops. From a base…

Alaska Airlines Announces Basic Economy Fares

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has announced the introduction of a basic economy fare for its passengers. The announcement was made during an earnings call earlier this week. The new fare class will be called “Saver Fare,” with Alaska joining American, United and Delta in offering a no-frills, basic fare. The launch…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Brymon Airways

The United Kingdom regional air market has seen its share of airlines rise and fall. Beginning in the 1970s, one of these airlines was Brymon Airways. The airline was incorporated in January of 1970 by Chris Amon and Bill Bryce. The name of the airline came from the last names…

TripAdvisor Names Top 10 Airlines in the World

Travel website TripAdvisor has announced their top 10 airlines in the world. The Second Annual Travellers Choice Awards are determined by an algorithm based on the quality and the quantity of reviews for airlines around the world. This year's list features six airlines from Asia, and one from North America,…

Qantas Hit with U.S. DOT Fine Regarding New York to…

Qantas Airways, Australia’s national carrier, has been fined $125,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The fine involves the carrier's route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The carrier operates the leg as a tag-on to one of its daily services between Los…

Mokulele Airlines Chosen to Serve Kalaupapa

Honolulu based Mokulele Airlines has been chosen by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve Kalaupapa, located on the island of Moloka’i. The route between Honolulu and Kalaupapa is an Essential Air Service route, a route where the airline normally receives a subsidy from the government to operate it. However,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: North Central Airlines

North Central Airlines was founded in 1939 as the aviation arm of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company. Based in Clintonville, Wisconsin, the airline started by using a small Waco biplane for company use. In 1944, however, the automotive company decided to start public air service and began operations in…

United’s Bad Week With Travelling Pets

This past week has been a week to forget for United Airlines as three separate incidents with passengers' pets have caused a PR nightmare for the airline. One incident involved a passengers pet passing away on a flight, while the other two involved pets being sent to the wrong destination.…

Virgin Atlantic Introduces New Discounted Fare Option to Compete with…

On the heels of basic economy being expanded on transatlantic flights by American Airlines and its oneworld partners, Virgin Atlantic has introduced a new fare for consumers seeking a lower cost option for flying the airline. The new fare structure will see three different fare types in the Economy cabin…

British Airways Introduces New Cabin for Gatwick Based 777s

British Airways has announced a cabin refresh for their long haul fleet based at London Gatwick. The new upgrades are for passengers in the World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins on the airline's Boeing 777s based at London Gatwick. The cabin updates on the 10 plane fleet is expected…