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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Western Pacific Airlines

Western Pacific Airlines, also known as WestPac for short, was a small Colorado airlines known for using their planes as billboards. The airline started in Colorado Springs in 1995 with eight Boeing 737-300 planes under the name Commercial Air. Soon after launch, Oklahoma millionaire and owner of Gaylord Hotels founder Edward Gaylord invested in the carrier, in the process requesting the carrier to switch names from Commercial Air to Western Pacific. The airline quickly gained popularity through its unique aircraft.…

A Personal Essay: The Call and Need For Pilots

“Arlington traffic, Experimental 'niner' two Delta is two miles west, maneuvering for the Forty-Five for left traffic, runway 34, full stop.” [caption id="attachment_1043" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Good morning, sunshine." | Photo provided by EIC Chase Meyer[/caption] That call, and many others like it streaming from the radios fill the many hangers…

Flashback Friday: A History of Continental Airlines (Part 2)

EXTRA: Read part one of our look back at Continental  The 90s brought major changes to Continental. Frank Lorenzo resigned as president, in 1990, after 18 years in charge. He also sold his controlling share to Scandinavian Air System (SAS). Shortly after, Continental filed for bankruptcy for the second time…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

Continental, originally Varney Speed Services, started out like many airlines from the 1930s, carrying mail for the United States Postal service. With a focus on the Southwestern United States and new mail routes, Robert Six bought the Southwest division of Varney. In 1937, he moved the airline's headquarters to Denver…

The Fight for the Asian Narrow Body Market

Asia is the fastest growing aviation market in the world with passenger numbers and aircraft sales growing dramatically. At the core of the boom is the narrow body market that features two major competitors: the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737. These two companies are in the thick of a…

We Love Airplanes, Yes We Do.

I would like to start of by saying Happy Valentine's Day to all of our readers. As you probably can tell, the team here at Airline Geeks LOVES airplanes. Each team member has a different reason, but each reason is just as good as the last. This article will be…

Our Top 5 Favorite Airline Commercials

Let's face it, nobody is a fan of commercials, but if you are an #AvGeek you know that airline commercials can shed some light on other dull commercials. We all have been there when you are in the doctor's office and among all the car commercials, a commercial with an…

A Letter From The President: Welcome to Our New Website

Dear AirlineGeeks.com readers, On behalf of myself and the entire team at the Skyliner Group and AirlineGeeks.com, we would like to say "thank you" for a fantastic two years. With our two year launch anniversary quickly approaching, we are giving you, our readers, a gift: a new, completely redone website.…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Song Airlines

In the early 2000s, Delta and other legacy carriers had a major headache to deal with: budget carriers. Airlines such as Southwest and jetBlue had started to dominate the Florida and other leisure markets and steal passengers from Delta. After Delta's failed Delta Express model in the 1990s, the airline…

Goodbye, Joomla! Hello, WordPress!

Today is the day that my team at AirlineGeeks.com has been waiting for since December of last year. We have been working overtime to make this new website possible. Our goal this entire time has been to make your experience as our reader better than ever before. We realized that…