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What Does the Future Look Like for Inflight Dining on US Airlines?

The time American Airlines saved $40,000 by cutting one olive from each first class salad has become a true legend of the U.S. airline industry. Northwest Airlines also saved $500,000 by cutting each lime into 16 pieces instead of ten. The majority of passengers would not notice these changes, so they seem rather inconsequential. However, each of these represented the larger trend of airlines cutting back on food costs by forcing passengers to pay for the extra calories. As the industry has…

Opinion: Did US Airlines Jump Into The Cuba Market Too…

American Airlines announced Thursday they would be cutting three of their Miami to Cuba frequencies on Feb. 16, 2017. The announcement of these cuts comes just days after the airline announced they would be cutting capacity on three other routes from Miami to the island nation. The airline said they…

U.S. DOT Issues Foreign Air Carrier Permit to Norwegian Air…

The United States Department of Transportation has tentatively awarded Norwegian Air Shuttle's Ireland-based subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, its foreign carrier permit, meaning the airline will now be able to launch more routes to the U.S. under aviation rights secured by the European Union. The gates are now open for the…

Beyond The One Inch Length Difference: Airbus’ A350-1000 vs. Boeing’s…

In 1986, Boeing announced plans for a stretched version of the Boeing 767, tentatively coined as the Boeing 767-X, which would retain many of the elements of the standard 767, but would expand and lengthen the fuselage. Airlines, however, were unimpressed, wanting a wider fuselage and a lower operating cost…

State Series: Oregon

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities in the United States have come together to create one of the most expansive airport systems in the world. Over the next few months, our writers have taken an in-depth look to see what airports each state has to offer, what…

State Series: North Carolina

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities in the United States have come together to create one of the most expansive airport systems in the world. Over the next few months, our writers have taken an in-depth look to see what airports each state has to offer, what…

Cold Bay, Alaska Welcomes American Airlines Team With Open Arms

On Oct. 12, American Airlines flight 288 from Shanghai to Chicago O'Hare was in the final half of its journey across the Pacific. When the pilots of the Boeing 787-8 aircraft noticed a light indicating a mechanical issue involving the number two engine, they were flying at an altitude of…

Alaska Announces Specifics on New Premium Class

Alaska Airlines announced more details on their new Premium Class Thursday, which includes four inches of extra legroom, a free snack and drink, and early boarding. The product, akin to American's Main Cabin Extra or Delta's Comfort+, was announced in December 2015 at Delta's investor conference. The airline said on…

DOT Tentatively Approves American for Los Angeles to Beijing Route

On March 14, Delta began petitioning the DOT for a daily flight from Los Angeles to Beijing. A mere two weeks later, American requested the same seven weekly slots. Both carriers said in their applications that the route would be operated by a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. They both said their…

Delta Introduces New Premium Product: What’s Next For US Premium…

Delta Air Lines on Thursday released a first look into their new premium economy cabin, which will debut in late 2017 on select international flights. The new product, which Delta has branded as Delta Premium, is the second new cabin that they have announced this year, the other being their…