Airlines

Delta T4 Expands Yet Again

Today Delta Air Lines continued its  $1.2 billion investment to enhance and expand Concourse B in Terminal 4 at JFK with the opening of Phase two.  The $175 million project adds 11 new gates and 75,000 square feet to the terminal. The new gates will replace the Delta Connection operation in Terminal 2 and provides passengers with significant enhancements and access to amenities such as the Sky Club and restaurants. Previously, customers would have to go outside to access aircraft.…

New Low Cost Carriers Plan to Take to Canada’s Skies

With the changing of Canadian airline WestJet over the last few years to raise airfare to match that of Air Canada, the Canadian domestic market now lacks a low cost carrier. Canadian flights to Caribbean and European destinations are littered with low cost carriers like CanJet, Sunwings, and Air Transat…

Chaos in the Cabin: How the Safety Briefing Can Be…

Before every flight, airlines are required to give a safety briefing. The majority of fliers tune out this briefing; however, at the time it matters most, regret can set in for those fliers who did not take three minutes to pay attention to the safety briefing. After being apart of…

This Year in Commercial Aviation: 2014

Wow, what a year for commercial aviation! This year was an action packed year for the airline industry and it carried with it highs and lows. In 2014, we lost airlines and certain aircraft, but also gave birth to new ones. Unlike 2013, 2014 carried with it devastating aviation incidents…

American Airlines: Another New Look

A new look for American Airlines employees is arriving.  Announced Dec. 2, 2014 in an internal memo to employees of the combined American/US Airways, the highly-anticipated updated uniforms were revealed.  Designed by KAUFMANFRANCO, a Los Angeles design firm, the update combines contemporary design with traditional elements. Work on the updated…

The Future of the Airbus A350 XWB

[caption id="attachment_107" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Airbus[/caption] This wide-bodied jet airliner, the A350 XWB, will finally be taking the skies for commercial flights with Qatar airways. Qatar has ordered 80 of these aircraft with one already delivered on the Dec. 23rd 2014. This airline has the most orders of the A350…

The Future of the A350 WXB

[caption id="attachment_553" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Airbus[/caption] This wide-bodied jet airliner, the A350 XWB, will finally be taking the skies for commercial flights with Qatar airways. Qatar has ordered 80 of these aircraft with one already delivered on the Dec. 23rd 2014. This airline has the most orders of the…

Etihad Airways Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A380

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has taken delivery of their first of ten A380 aircraft, a major milestone in the Abu Dhabi based airline’s ambitious expansion plans. [caption id="attachment_696" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Etihad[/caption] The new A380 is configured in a four class configuration, featuring a…

Eastern Air Lines Returns to America’s Skies

For the first time in 23 years, Eastern Air Lines took to the sky again. On Friday December 19th, the new airline took delivery of their new Boeing 737-800 and officiated the new airline at a ceremony in Miami. The old Eastern Airlines was founded in 1926 as Pitcairn Aviation.…

Delta Introduces New Cabin Interiors

Delta Air Lines, an Atlanta, GA based airline, and one of the world’s largest has debuted a new inflight product. Gone are the days of their international and transcontinental business class products being called Businesselite. They are being replaced with Delta One, a new business class product with lie flat seats…