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United's Boeing 747-400, which is scheduled to be retired in late 2017 (Photo: Greg Linton/AirlineGeeks.com)

United Tentatively Sets Final Scheduled 747-400 Flight for October

United has tentatively set their final scheduled 747 operation with the update of the airline's Winter 2017/2018 service schedule, per Routesonline.com. As of now, the final flight will depart San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2017 at 10:25 am, bound for Seoul Incheon, reaching its destination on Oct. 29 at 3:15 pm local time. However, any aspect of the scheduled final flight is subject to change and has not been officially declared by United. UNITED tentatively schedules last 747-400 service on 29OCT17,…

Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A350-900XWB Takes Off for Houston

Singapore Airlines has continued evaluating its overall global network. On Tuesday, the airline inaugurated service with their Airbus A350-900XWB between Singapore, Manchester, and Houston. Over the last few months, the carrier has made quite a few changes on this route. Initially, the trip involved a stopover in Moscow on the way…

“A Bittersweet Milestone:” United to Move Boeing 747 Retirement from…

The Boeing 747 has been an iconic aircraft since day one. Following its roll out on Sep. 30, 1968, the 747 has come to be known as the “Queen of the Skies” by airlines and aviation enthusiasts alike. The airliner has carried passengers from across the globe using its once-unique…

Feeling the LUV: Southwest Outlines Latest Expansions and Cuts for…

On Jan. 5, 2017, Southwest Airlines announced their schedule for the Summer 2017 season. One of the biggest announcements to come from the schedule announcement is the addition of service to Cincinnati. However, this new service to the Queen City will see service to Dayton and Akron cut. Flights to…

A Look Back at Some of the Aircraft Liveries That…

As 2016 progressed, many airlines added artistic flair to their typical aircraft design in order to create a unique and remarkable sight. This year some airlines revised their brand image, while others formed special partnerships that led to special aircraft liveries. Alaska's New Livery [caption id="attachment_4405" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo by…

2016: This Year in Commercial Aviation

At AirlineGeeks, this past year was one of growth, as the staff increased 50 percent and pageviews continued to increase. This piece encompasses all the major airline industry events that took place in 2016. Major Iran Orders In January, Airbus, Boeing, and Iran Air announced that there was a commitment for…

Iran Air, Airbus Seal Landmark Agreement for 100 Aircraft

Following the order confirmation with Boeing earlier this month, Iran Air has also announced a landmark agreement with Airbus for over 100 aircraft. There was an initial commitment to the order in January 2016 that was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, the Iran Air Chairman and CEO, along with Fabrice Bregier,…

Delta and Alaska Airlines Slated to End Partnership in 2017

Following Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America, Delta has announced that their partnership with the Seattle-based carrier will come to an end by May 2017. In a press release, the airline stated that this decision is a positive milestone for both airlines with Alaska's focus on the merger and Delta's…

Marking a Milestone: Alaska Airlines Finalizes Acquisition of Virgin America…

Alaska Air Group closed its acquisition of Virgin America Wednesday with an acknowledgment that the two airlines are very different and a pledge to become the west coast's premier carrier. “There’s no threat to Alaska today, but if we want to be here decades from now, we think we need…

Qantas Confirms First Non-Stop Flight to a European Country from…

Qantas has confirmed that they will begin offering non-stop service from Australia to Europe. The flight will be the first non-stop flight to a European country from Australia, and will operate from Perth (PER) to London-Heathrow (LHR). The flight will set a new record for the longest non-stop passenger route in Qantas'…