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Economy seating on an American Airlines A319 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

Opinion: Don’t Blame the Airlines for Shrinking Seats

When travelers around the world over purchase tickets on airlines, what makes them pay an additional premium rather than purchase a cheap, economy fare? The answer is simple: comfort and convenience. For those passengers who can afford the extra cost, they are given more legroom, lounge access, expedited security lines, and so much more. Unfortunately, lie-flat seats and priority lines at the airport aren’t available for everyone. For those who don’t get to experience sitting in the lap of luxury during air…

Opinion: Hawaiian Airlines Should Carefully Consider Basic Economy

Hawaiian Airlines is debating introducing basic economy on many of its flights. While basic economy fares have been permeating the US domestic markets through the efforts of the three major domestic carriers, Hawaiian Airlines has been quiet on this topic until now. Basic Economy's Push to Buy Up Airline executives…

Traversing Larger Boundaries: The Ever Expanding Reach of Regional Aircraft

Regional aircraft, the small, less than 100 seat airplanes that we see at small airports across the country, are finding themselves on longer routes. The aircraft were originally offered as a way for airlines to serve short routes with less demand using less fuel-intensive aircraft. However, a new trend has…

Opinion: Cuba Remains a Resiliant Aviation Market

Before U.S. airlines were first allowed to fly to Cuba last year, very little was known about what the market might entail. Last December, I wrote about the saturation of the market with tens of thousands of weekly seats and whether that would prove sustainable for airlines. Then in April,…

Opinion: The Boeing 737 MAX’s Rise to Operating Trans-Atlantic Flights

The Boeing 737 MAX is seen by many as the future of the narrowbody market, along with Airbus' A320neo family. However, it seems that the MAX may be filling a different role: nonstop trans-Atlantic flights. On Sept. 13, Air Canada announced that they would be operating their 737 MAX aircraft…

Opinion: There Is Hope on the Horizon for the Iconic…

In a week which saw further Boeing 747 retirements as airlines continue to modernize their fleets, it continues to look like the Queen of the Skies' days are ever more numbered. This icon of aviation and a favorite of both airlines and passengers since its launch in 1970 has slowly…

Opinion: There’s Something Special About the A380

The Airbus A380 is one of the most distinctive aircraft in the sky, known for its behemoth size and full-length two-deck cabin. To some, it’s a plane. Just one way to travel from one airport to another. But for others, the A380 is something special. It’s not something people can…

Ryanair Warns of Further Brexit Woes, While Competitors Show Mixed…

Last week, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair reported a 55 percent increase in profits for Q1 2017 earlier this week. However, even with these results, the airline continue to discuss potential risk to its balance sheet with the coming independence of the U.K. from the European Union. Brexit and the EU…

The American Air Traffic Services Corporation: What’s In a Name?

After months of listening to the arguments of those for and against the privatization of air traffic control (ATC) in the U.S., June 27, 2017 saw the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approve a comprehensive FAA reauthorization package that includes the detail of the much-discussed proposal. In order to contribute to…

Opinion: Frontier’s Evolving Strategy Lacks the Consistency to Succeed

Growing up, we have all seen someone who tries desperately to fit in, even if it means sacrificing their individuality along the way. In the aviation community, there seems to be no better example of this than Frontier Airlines. The Early Years The carrier was originally suppose to fill in…