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A British Airways A380 at LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

Is There Hope on the Horizon for the A380?

After years of uncertainty, and dwindling orders in the books for the Airbus A380, the question has arisen over the past few months on whether the A380 has a firm future in our skies. When the ‘Superjumbo’ jet first entered service in 2007, it was expected to usher in a new age of long-haul air travel with the jet becoming the largest commercial aircraft in the skies. With the aircraft offering airlines huge capacity, and its customers an unrivaled levels of…

AirHelp: A Way to Navigate E.U. Flight Compensation Regulations

While many travelers in the United States are left at the mercy of airlines when it comes to irregular operations, the European Union has a series of passenger protections that entitle passengers on certain flights to compensation based on varying factors. European Commission Regulation 261 The regulation, known as the…

Bombardier and Iran Close To Reaching a Deal

Just over a year ago, Iran Air received its first brand new airplane in over 24 years. It was also the first new aircraft delivery for the nation as a whole, following the lifting of sanctions through the Iran Nuclear Deal. Since Jan. 11, 2017, when the nation saw a brand…

It’s Flybondi Time: First Day of Ticket Sales Surpasses All…

In the fast-growing Argentinian commercial aviation market, Flybondi, a new player, has begun selling tickets, 5,000 of them in the first four hours. The expectation for these tickets was high. After a long and intense advertising and brand positioning campaign, Flybondi was set to define its first routes, the schedule for…

Kenya Airways Celebrates First Steps of Nairobi to New York…

On Thursday, Kenya Airways began selling tickets for its new flight from its main hub in Nairobi to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. The route, which is set to commence on Oct. 28, would be the airline's first to the U.S. With the commencement of this route, Kenya Airways…

Virgin America Says Farewell to ‘Redwood’ Callsign, to Share Single…

Late last month, it was reported that Alaska Airlines and Virgin America would begin to fly under a single operating certificate (SOC) as early as January 2018. The two carriers will begin to operate under a single operating certificate on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. After 14 years of operation, Virgin…

2018 Means Brexit Draws Closer for UK and European Airlines

At the end of a calendar year, tradition dictates that we look back on the past 12 months and reflect on achievements and challenges which have been overcome. In the first few days of 2018, airlines have been reporting record numbers of passengers carried during the year and the media…

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being "forcibly diverted" to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence's chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2017

AirlineGeeks has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and this past year was no different. 2017 was another fantastic year of growth for us. Along with the website, the world of aviation saw many firsts, but sadly also a few lasts, including final flights and the shutdown of…

Ethiopian Airlines Operates First All-Female Crew Flight in Africa

In a historic feat, Ethiopian Airlines operated the first ever intra-Africa with an all-female crew. The flight, Ethiopian Airlines flight 901, departed from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria. Female flight dispatchers, check-in staff, pilots and cabin crew were all involved for this historic flight. The flight, operated by…