Multimedia
Trulli
(Graphic: AirlineGeeks)

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 44: Divergent Domestic Markets

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor. Our first story this week takes a dive into Avelo Airlines, a new startup focused on underserved connections between secondary markets. We consider the carrier’s proposed business plan and compare…

United Airlines is the World’s Sustainability Guinea Pig

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set an ambitious goal for global air travel emissions: cut the CO2 the aviation industry emits by 50% of 2005 levels by 2050. Airlines are at different stages in their adjustments, with some carriers clearly breaking out as clear leaders in the fight…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 43: Airlines Expediting Recoveries

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

JAL Retires Pratt & Whitney-Powered 777s

Japan Airlines has announced the retirement of all of its Prat & Whitney–powered Boeing 777s a year earlier than planned a little over a month after a similar United Airlines aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure, raining debris over a Denver-area neighborhood. “JAL has decided to accelerate the retirement of…

Southwest Grounds 737 MAXs After Production Issue

Southwest Airlines has grounded 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets after Boeing revealed an electrical power system issue on some aircraft. Boeing has asked 16 customers to check the electrical systems on some planes and verify “that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system,” per…

New U.S. Start-Up Avelo Airlines to Begin Service Offering $19…

New U.S. budget carrier Avelo Airlines has announced its launch date, including initial routes and its onboard services. The carrier will launch flights on April 28 out of its Burbank, Calif. base to 11 cities on the West Coast. Avelo’s business model is focused on connecting underserved markets that lack…

JAL Retires Pratt & Whitney-Powered 777s

Japan Airlines has announced the retirement of all of its Prat & Whitney–powered Boeing 777s a year earlier than planned a little over a month after a similar United Airlines aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure, raining debris over a Denver-area neighborhood. “JAL has decided to accelerate the retirement of…

Shifting Tides: Delta Unblocks Middle Seats

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced it will resume selling middle seats for flights departing May 1. It is the last U.S. airline to end the policy, originally created by select airlines at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to give travelers extra space and peace of mind on their…

American Airlines Prepares For Post-Pandemic Spring

American Airlines is preparing for its best season since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. The airline has seen a surge in bookings and revenue and its preparing to return all of its planes to service by May. In an internal email reviewed by AirlineGeeks, American Executive Vice…

United Airlines Bolsters Hawaiian Network

Chicago-based United Airlines boosted service on four of its routes to Hawaii over the summer, The Points Guy reports. The updates, which last through October, are an indication of United’s confidence on an imminent travel recovery within the U.S. United will start flights between Newark and Maui as well as…