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A Delta 757-200 at Vail/Eagle County Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

Hit the Ski Slopes With Delta’s New Seasonal Routes

Delta Air Lines has announced their new winter schedule aimed at the skier market. The new service will begin on December 21. Delta is adding nonstop flights from their hub at Salt Lake City to Vail/Eagle, Colo. and Montrose/Telluride, Colo. Twice weekly flights from Atlanta to Vancouver will also be added. The company is also increasing service to Aspen, Jackson Hole, Bozeman, and Calgary, Alberta. According to a press release issued by the airline, Delta serves 260 daily flights to…

Updated: Hurricane Irma Causes Airline Issues in the Caribbean and…

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday morning striking the state as a category four storm with 130 mile per hour winds and storm surges reaching 15 miles an hour. Irma has already torn through the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Barbuda, St. Martin, and Cuba. The massive storm…

United to Award Bonus Miles to Members Who Donate for…

United Airlines has announced a new partnership with disaster relief organizations, such as the American Red Cross, to assist in the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey by incentivizing frequent fliers to donate. United Airlines is offering bonus miles to MileagePlus members who donate to American Red Cross,…

Southwest Elite Fliers Encounter Issues Due to Tech Glitch

While the glitch is certainly not as significant as the issues faced by Southwest or its competitors recently, a technology bug has been discovered that has been pushing back boarding positions for its elite frequent fliers.  Southwest, unlike most carriers in the U.S., does not assign seats, but rather assigns…

ViaAir Opens New Route for Central Texas Skiers

On July 26, ViaAir announced seasonal service between Austin, Texas to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The new route will be operated by Embraer ERJ-145 starting on December 13 and running through April 1, 2018. The CEO of LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC, the developer and operator of the newly opened South Terminal…

Delta Adds Four Nonstop Flights Between Amsterdam and Austin

On Monday, Delta Air Lines announced four new nonstop flights between Austin, Texas and Amsterdam, Netherlands for only four days in March of 2018. The flights will be operated on a Boeing 767-300 on March 8, 9, 14, and 18  to accommodate goers of South by Southwest, a music and…

United Considers New Solutions, Procedures for Overbooked Flights

After the United Airlines vs. Dr. Dao incident back in April, the Chicago-based carrier has been making a lot of policy changes. United’s newest potential solution to solving overbooked flights? Introducing the so-called “Flex-Schedule Program." United partnered with startup technology company, Volantio, to create a new method for managing overbooked…

Cathay Dragon Approved for United States Service

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on June 29, 2017 that Cathay Dragon has been approved to begin service from to the United States under exemption code 49 U.S.C. §40109 and amended foreign air carrier permit under 49 U.S.C. §41301. The Hong Kong-based carrier filed to operate flights to…

Supersonic Airliner Scores Big in Paris

Boom Supersonic, an aircraft manufacturer developing a supersonic airliner, has announced that orders have tripled during this year’s Paris Air Show for its first aircraft. While specific airlines were not mentioned in the press release other than Virgin Atlantic which has already made its purchase public, the total aircraft ordered…

Airbus Predicts Significant Aircraft Growth by 2036

According to Airbus, the amount of aircraft seating between 100 passengers and 500 passengers will grow from close to 19,000 to over 40,000 by 2036. This would significantly exceed the current growth rate of 4.4% per year. However, according to the aircraft manufacturer, the quantity of new planes will not…