United Moves Forward with 757 Scimitar Winglets Installation

Scimitar winglets are expected to be making an appearance on United's 757 fleet. The project, which is expected to commence in January, follows United’s swift adoption of the technology on its current fleet of Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft. The airline will be the first US carrier to outfit these new winglets…

99 Years of Feeling The “Love” at Dallas Love Field

October 19th marked the 99th anniversary of the opening of one of the most controversial and most heartfelt airports in the United States, Dallas Love Field. The airport has grown from an army base to the headquarters of one of the United States' largest airlines. In between, it has seen…

The Doors Are Opening for United’s First 777-300ER

In hopes of accelerating retirement of their aging Boeing 747-400 aircraft, United has actively been modernizing their widebody fleet. On March 8, 2016, the airline announced a firm order for 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, as well as 27 787 Dreamliners and 35 Airbus A350XWBs. According to the carrier, the 777-300ER will…

PART TWO: How Some Airlines in Central Europe Play “The…

This is part two of “The Name Game” series, for part one on North American carriers see here. No two aircraft are alike, and while every carrier can showcase this fact by slapping a registration number on the aircraft and recording the airplane’s manufacturing number, some take it a tad…

An Airbus Success Story: 10,000 Aircraft and Continual Growth

Airbus' success story comes from a time of slow growth, patience, and a variety of aircraft that were capable of changing the way that we see the air travel industry. The company emerged as an aircraft manufacturer where they started off competing in the dynamic twin-engine market. Where It All…

How Some North American Airlines Play “The Name Game”

No two aircraft are alike, and while every carrier can showcase this fact by slapping a registration number on the aircraft and recording the airplane’s manufacturing number, some take it a tad bit further. In this series we will look into the airlines that take individualizing each airplane to the…

Safety Videos: The Big Three US Carriers And Their Attempt…

The purpose of safety videos are to inform the passengers what to do in case of an emergency. Recently, several airlines have begun to make an effort to make their safety videos more memorable. Some videos that AvGeeks, and the general public, will never forget include Virgin America’s #VXSafetyDance and Air…

The World’s First Air Carrier: St. Petersburg – Tampa Airboat…

The two cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa are separated by the extensive Tampa Bay. Today the drive from St. Petersburg to Tampa, FL takes about 30 minutes using the modern interstate system. However, flashback 103 years and the story was much different. A drive between the two Floridian cities…

United Airlines Hosts 2016 World Airline Road Race

Employees from 70 airlines around the world came together in Chicago for the 35th annual World Airline Road Race (WARR) on September 24. This year, the race was hosted by United Airlines, who had the largest team with over 200 employees. WARR began 35 years ago when the Qantas Running…