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Deboarding Volotea's A320 EC-NON in Pisa. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

European Ultra Low-Cost Flying Part Three: Olbia-Pisa with Volotea

This is Part Three in a short series of trip reports aboard European ultra-low-cost carriers. To view Part One, click here, and to view Part Two, click here. As explained in the previous article, the plan was to fly DAT from Catania, Italy to Olbia, Italy then return to Pisa, Italy in the same night. In June, Volotea opened a base in Olbia, so they had quite a lot of destinations from that city. Thankfully, Pisa was one of them.…

European Ultra-Low-Cost Flying Part Two: Pisa to Catania with Ryanair

This is Part Two in a short series of trip reports aboard European ultra-low-cost carriers. To view Part One, click here. I don't think I need to say much about Ryanair. The juggernaut of affordable travel revolutionized forever how people fly in Europe, defying legacy airlines and lowering fares significantly.…

European Ultra Low-Cost Flying Part One: Pisa-Palermo-Pisa with Wizz Air

One of the things I looked forward the most to once I moved to Europe was insanely cheap travel – in other words, flying the continents' ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs). I always thought that was a myth and that fares were rarely low, but once restrictions started to be lifted…

Onboard JetBlue’s Inaugural Flight from New York to London

After years of planning and preparation, JetBlue has officially started service to London Heathrow Airport. On Wednesday, the airline took off from New York-JFK with its brand-new Airbus A321LR jet, named after former JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson. The long-awaited route has been a top priority for JetBlue, and the transatlantic…

A Look at Frenchbee’s Premium Economy Class

Part of Paris-based Frenchbee's low-cost strategy is to eliminate business class. The company has instead opted for a two-class cabin with 376 economy seats and 35 premium seats. While its premium is not the luxury seen on a legacy carrier, it offers comfort and relaxation for an affordable price. Here…

Trip Report: Flying to Elba in Silver Air’s Let 410

This is Part One of a two-part series about Silver Air and its flights to Elba. Check back on AirlineGeeks for Part Two. More than a year after COVID-19 devastated its health system, apparently Italy is finally awaking after very difficult times with all the restrictions caused by the pandemic.…

Onboard Breeze Airways’ Inaugural Flight from Tampa to Charleston

After months of excitement and anticipation, the long-awaited Breeze Airways has officially launched! On May 27, Breeze flew its inaugural flight from Tampa International Airport to Charleston International Airport. Both cities will serve as two of Breeze’s four East Coast bases with New Orleans and Norfolk being the other two.…

Trip Report: Music City to the Gulf Coast with Boutique…

In part 1 of this EAS trip report, I arrived at the Nashville International Airport and checked in for my flight with Boutique Air to Pensacola, Fla. In this second part, you'll see what it was like to take the flight, and what is one of my favorite flights date.…

Review: Traveling to Taiwan During the Covid-19 Pandemic in EVA…

Throughout the pandemic, people in Taiwan have led relatively normal lives. They went to work in offices, attended classes and ate in restaurants — all because Taiwan tightly controlled its Covid-19 case numbers. Although Taiwan has temporarily banned all non-essential travel, it has still been receiving returning nationals and eligible…

Trip Report: Music City to the Gulf Coast With Boutique…

It is once again time for another Essential Air Service (EAS) trip report. Just like my journey on Air Choice One, this trip is another unique experience that connects two larger cities using a small EAS community. For this trip I will be flying from Nashville to Pensacola, Fla. with…