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A United 787-9 Dreamliner taxis in the sunrise at SYD (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Opinion: United’s Opportunity to Further Capitalize in Asia From Various US Markets

The past year has seen a tremendous increase in destinations in the Asia region for United. The bulk of this large expansion has been operated out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO), their “Gateway to the Pacific," but this doesn't mean that there isn't an opportunity for growth from another major hub. San Francisco to the World At the end of March 2016, the airline inaugurated its San Francisco (SFO) to Tel Aviv (TLV) route, the first-ever non-stop flight between the two cities. The flight…

Is the FAA Failing the American Flying Public by Lacking…

Earlier this year, we published a story about the safety culture at Allegiant and an FAA investigation into the airline and their maintenance practices. At the time in which the story was published, the FAA had just begun their investigation into the airline and their safety record.  That investigation was completed…

Keep Calm, United Is NOT Regularly Charging for Overhead Bin…

Over the past few days, many news outlets have run stories with an attention grabbing headline such as “United is now charging for overhead bins” – or some variation of the sort. Even some bloggers have picked up the story and the news has gone viral in some regards. However,…

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…

A Flight Attendant’s Perspective: Inside An Aircraft Evacuation

“This is the captain: Evacuate. Evacuate. Evacuate.” These words are not something you expect to hear moments before lifting off the ground on a routine commerical flight. You start to smell smoke, the airplane comes grinding to a halt, and suddenly your routine flight becomes anything but. Scared and confused,…

The Right Track Into Tokyo-Narita’s Terminal 3

While it may seem uncommon to put together an analysis on a terminal specifically, Terminal 3 at Tokyo-Narita is a unique indication of what the future of travel may bring. As such, it is important for travelers around the globe to take notice. Tokyo is unique in that it has two…

“Uncontained Engine Failure:” The Aftermath

The pictures revealed from Southwest flight 3472 were shocking and went around the internet within a few hours’ time. Speculations rolled in along with them, varying from "the engine has blown up," to "it must be poor maintenance,"and "the crew must have not done their walk around properly." But what…

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…

5 Reasons to Fly Norwegian

Award-winning and disruptive, Norwegian (operating as Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian Long Haul, and Norwegian Air International) has been raising eyebrows in recent years with regulation hurdles and at times controversial business practices. Through it all, however, the past two years have seen numerous awards and increased profitability for the airline.…

MH370: New Discovery Points to Pilot Suicide

March 8th, 2014: a day to remember, a day to mourn, a day to wonder. The day when a 777-200 dropped off the face of the earth, only leaving behind a few pieces of debris that are only thought to be linked to Malaysian Airlines flight 370. The flight was flying…