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Alaska Unveils New Look

On Monday, Alaska Airlines revealed a major overhaul to its brand, which has remained largely unchanged for almost 25 years. The new look features a revised Alaska word-mark and an updated rendition of the classic Eskimo on the tail of the aircraft. Alaska’s iconic Eskimo was first introduced in 1972 along with four other Alaska-themed logos: a gold miner, a totem pole, and, reflecting Alaska’s Russian heritage, a set of Russian spires. The Eskimo quickly gained mass appeal and in…

Undercarriage Stowaways: A Short Analysis

The latest body to be discovered in the wheel well of an airliner occurred on January 11th at Paris-Orly Airport. An unidentified male's body was discovered during maintenance operations on an Air France Boeing 777. The aircraft's last scheduled flight left Sao Paulo, Brazil, for Charles De Gaulle, before positioning to…

Emirates to Begin A380 Service to Washington Dulles

Emirates plans to upgrade their Dubai (DXB) to Dulles (IAD) route to an A380. This upgrade will take effect on February 1st, 2016. The carrier decided to upgrade the aircraft in order to accommodate increased passenger needs and capacity. Emirates currently uses their 777-300ER to operate the route to Washington. The…

OPINION: It’s Time for Southwest to Enter the Regional Jet…

Here comes the world’s more unpopular opinion: if Southwest wanted to enter the regional jet market, now is the time. The airline has seen rapid expansion over the last few years with the merger with AirTran and now that it is complete, some routes are starting to show their weaknesses.…

Inaugural Air New Zealand Flight is Launched to Houston

While Air New Zealand is known for its destinations throughout Asia and its home country, it is quickly gaining new presence in the United States with its latest flight to Houston, Texas. Flight NZ 38, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER, departed Auckland, New Zealand last night and arrived into Houston…

Qatar Airways Shows Off Their A350XWB in New York

Touching down at JFK on Tuesday was a Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB, the first commercial A350 to ever grace its wheels upon United States soil. From airport workers, to avid plane spotters everyone was talking, and posting on social media in regards to the arrival. The chatter continues to revolve…

Another Dubai Route Bites The Dust

United Airlines has announced that it will cease service to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in January of next year. The airline currently serves Dubai from its hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport. United flight 976 will make its last departure from Washington-Dulles on January 23rd, 2016. The last flight out of…

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 8

On December 8, 2015, Boeing officially rolled out the 737 MAX 8. The newest member of the 737 family was proudly revealed to a large group of Boeing employees, marking a very special day for Boeing. Photo gallery of the #737MAX big reveal: https://t.co/jq9oiZJwlN #Boeing pic.twitter.com/yegaHN9He7 — Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) December…

8 Things You Should Know About the Lufthansa Strike

The last few weeks have involved very difficult circumstances for leadership at Lufthansa and their employees. Tumultuous ground staff, flight crew, and pilots have rallied around the rejection of the airline's plan to decrease pension benefits for new employees and offer less retirement benefits. To recap the many events that…