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Sizable Airports With Offbeat Names

Most of us who live in the United States should know who John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan was, but when we fly into other airports, such as Lambert or Dulles, do we really know who those people were and what they did to deserve the name of an airport? It is time for an AvGeek history lesson, folks. Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C.: John Foster Dulles Dulles Airport, located in Washington D.C., is the Capitol’s international gateway. The…

Wichita’s Terminal Gets a Sizable Facelift

Just a few hundred feet from the current 39 year old terminal sits the future of aviation travel for the city of Wichita. The "air capital" of the world is in dire need for an image facelift as the current terminal hasn’t seen a remodel since 1989 and is showing…

TRIP REPORT: Two German Airlines

Recently, I took a trip to Rome from Chicago on two German airlines.  On the way there, I flew Air Berlin via (who could've guessed?) Berlin.  On the way back, I flew Lufthansa via Munich. Check-In: Air Berlin: Air Berlin online check-in worked seamlessly for the first flight, the flight from…

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…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: The Airline With a…

Pacific Southwest Airlines had humble beginnings in 1949. Kenny Freidkin founded the airline using a single DC-3. With knowledge from a previous attempt to start an airline and help from local travel agents, Freidkin began service between Oakland and San Diego with a stop in Burbank. The airline used war…

Delta MD-88 Slides Off the Runway at LGA

A Delta aircraft slid off runway 13 late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Delta flight 1086, an MD-88 from Atlanta registered as N909DL, touched down at LaGuardia at 11 a.m. The weather at LaGuardia was not particularly favorable with snow, freezing fog, and approximately a quarter-mile of visibility.…

Guam: A Short History of A Small Hub

[caption id="attachment_961" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Richard Ziskind[/caption] Guam is a small island country in the Pacific, owned by the United States. It is one of the 17 listed non-self governing countries by the United Nations. The island is served by a fairly large airport, Antonio B. Won Pat…

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…

Developing: Fight Breaks out Inside DFW Airport

Update 11:19 p.m. EST: Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport released this statement a few minutes ago. DFW Airport Department of Public Safety is investigating a shooting incident that took place inside the Airport’s Terminal C at about 5:00PM this evening. The shooting involved one of two law enforcement agency officers from the…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History (Part One); Air Florida…

The snow was falling hard at Washington National Airport (DCA) on January 13th, 1982. The flights that weren’t cancelled were forced to endure the long line of backed up flights waiting to use the main runway at DCA. As the planes queued up the snow continued to fall. In the…