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Scoot Retires Last 777, Becomes First All 787 Fleet

On September 2, 2015, Singapore-based low-cost carrier, Scoot, announced they had officially transitioned to an all Boeing 787 fleet with the retirement of their last 777-200ER. The transition process has gone very quickly for Scoot as it was only seven months ago that they received their first 787 in a fleet of all Boeing 777s. Currently, the airline operates two Boeing 787-8s and five Boeing 787-9s, with orders for eight 787-8s and five 787-9s. Scoot commenced operations in June of…

Alaska Expands Their Regional Service

On Tuesday, Seattle-based carrier, Alaska Airlines, announced three new routes, with none coming from their main hubs: Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage. Two of the three routes will be out of Los Angeles International Airport in California and the third will be out of Boise International Airport. The three routes will…

Alaska Airlines To Link Boise and Spokane

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Seattle-based, Alaska Airlines, announced a new route, not out of Seattle, but out of Boise, Idaho. The new route will link Spokane, Washington with Boise. The route is scheduled to begin service on August 24, 2015 with tickets currently on sale for $69 one way.…

Emirates to Begin Service to Orlando

Dubai-based airlines Emirates announced March 24, 2015 that it would be launching it's 10th destination within the United States. The new destination that they will be serving is Orlando, Florida. With the addition of the new route, Emirates will serve its first destination in Florida. The flight starting on the…

Southwest Airlines Gets a Break After Getting Caught Missing Inspections

On Tuesday February 24th, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that Southwest Airlines would have to ground 128 of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The reason for this grounding is a missed inspection of the standby hydraulic system. The aircraft make up almost 20% of Southwest's entire fleet. Little by little,…

Spirit Airlines Expands in Atlanta

On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015, Fort-Lauderdale based ultra-low cost carrier, Spirit Airlines, announced that it would be launching nine new routes out of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The new routes will add service to Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Tampa. Eight of the nine…

We Love Airplanes, Yes We Do.

I would like to start of by saying Happy Valentine's Day to all of our readers. As you probably can tell, the team here at Airline Geeks LOVES airplanes. Each team member has a different reason, but each reason is just as good as the last. This article will be…

A Guide to the New AirlineGeeks.com

Welcome to a new chapter in AirlineGeeks.com history. As you may have noticed, this is not the same site that we have been using since the start. This is a brand new website, made completely from scratch by the team here at AirlineGeeks. Obviously, with a new website there are…

This Year in Commercial Aviation: 2014

Wow, what a year for commercial aviation! This year was an action packed year for the airline industry and it carried with it highs and lows. In 2014, we lost airlines and certain aircraft, but also gave birth to new ones. Unlike 2013, 2014 carried with it devastating aviation incidents…

SeaTac Airport: The Gateway to Northwestern Washington

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the main international airport for most of Western Wash.. It is officially located in Seattle, but is essentially 15 miles south of downtown. For the year of 2013, SEA was the 15th busiest airport in the United States in terms of passengers flown. For the…