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American Airlines team members line up in front of a Boeing 737-800 to celebrate scheduled service to Cuba (Photo: American Airlines)

Opinion: Are U.S. Airline Flights to Cuba a Lost Cause?

Back in December, I wrote an article discussing airlines’ overzealousness to jump into the Cuban aviation market. It was right on the heels of American announcing they would be cutting a couple of their flights from Miami to secondary Cuban cities and downgrading a few others to regional jets. Many airlines and their executives stressed that they were flying to Cuba in an attempt to make a profit long term. But in the end, there just is not yet a…

Opinion: Bring Back the U.S. Legacy Airline Backed Low-Cost Carriers

With a majority of the U.S.'s legacy carriers rolling out basic economy coupled with recent financial success, could it be time to see the return of the carrier within a carrier? If legacy airlines ever wanted to experiment with a low-cost carrier subsidy, now is the time. Most of the…

Opinion: Is Basic Economy Worth the Savings?

Given the recent announcement of multiple airlines' basic economy fares, is saving a few bucks really worth losing numerous travel benefits from a passenger's perspective? In 2014 alone, the three largest airlines made close to $40 billion on ancillary revenue, or additional fees for customers while traveling, and this number…

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

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…

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…