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Crystal Cruises Shows Off Ultra Luxurious 777-200LR

Have you ever wanted to go on a cruise but don't like the idea of traveling on a giant boat in the middle of the ocean? Or maybe you like the idea of a cruise but you're such an aviation geek that you would rather fly? Well, Crystal Cruises has a solution for you. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="7772,7773"] Founded in 1990, Crystal Cruises is a luxury cruise company set to fit your experience the way you want it. The…

TRIP REPORT: France Via the “Land of Fire and Ice”…

When it comes to flying between Europe and North America, travelers are offered a wide variety of choices. From low-cost carriers like Norwegian to flag carriers such as KLM and British Airways, the options for flights across the pond can become overwhelming. Living in the Midwest opened up even more…

Fresh from Charleston: American Takes Delivery of Their First 787-9…

In reflection of their fleet modernization efforts, American has taken delivery of their first 787-9 Dreamliner. The extended Dreamliner variant was delivered to the airline on Tuesday from Boeing's manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina. American's new 787-9 Dreamliner has 285 seats, with 30 business class seats, 21 premium economy…

The Race Across the Pacific

In the early 1980s, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) began operating flights between Beijing and New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. These routes were the first between the nations operated by Chinese carriers. However, in 1988, the Chinese government split the CAAC into six separate airlines. Air…

La Compagnie Closes Luton-New York Route: Is BREXIT To Blame?

France's boutique airline La Compagnie has announced that they will be suspending their Luton-New York flight due to the effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union. 53.4% of the British population voted for the country to leave the union, which gave grave concerns to many businesses around the…

OPINION: Why Alaska Should Keep the Virgin Brand

On April 4th, Alaska Airlines announced they had reached a deal to acquire west coast rival, Virgin America. The deal would see the new combined airline leapfrog jetBlue and become the fifth largest airline in America. The merged carrier would also have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings as both…

Behind the Scenes at The Transportation Security Administration’s Testing Facility

Located at Reagan National Airport is the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) testing facility, also known as the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF). The facility itself is a former post office building when shipping and mail was common at Reagan National. In 2009, the TSA bought the facility and began using…

FareCompare Debunks International Southwest Effect

According to a recent study released by FareCompare.com, international flyers traveling to the United States do not receive long term benefits from the "Southwest Effect." Well-known to domestic travelers, the Southwest Effect describes a drop in average airfare when Southwest enters a market. A previous study by FareCompare supported the…

World’s Largest Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

The world’s largest aircraft had a successful first flight on Wednesday. The Airlander 10, a modern version of mid-19th century helium-filled airships owned by British aerospace company Hybrid Air Vehicles, flew around Bedfordshire, England for less than 20 minutes due to a delayed departure. “All test objectives were met during…

Qantas Drops Its Remaining A380 Deliveries: Where Does This Leave…

This week Qantas' Chief Executive Officer announced that the airline sees no market for the remaining eight A380 aircraft the airline is due to receive, highlighting the continued decline for the airframe's long-term prospects. "There's a network for 12 [the airline currently has in service] that's very good and works very…