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American Expands, Upgrades Lounge Experience

American Airlines recently announced a major series of updates and expansions to their lounges worldwide. Changes are coming to all three brands of American’s lounges; Flagship, Admirals, and Arrivals, bringing them closer to the standards of American’s new premium aircraft interiors. American’s Flagship Lounge, which qualifies as the airline’s most exclusive space, will be receiving a number of renovations. Most notably, American is introducing “Flagship Dining,” a sit-down, complimentary multi-course meal option designed by executive chefs for First Class passengers.…

PHOTO STORY: Onboard a Cessna Caravan at One of America’s…

Starting service in 1979 as Multi-Aero Inc., Air Choice One is a humble carrier among all the traffic at O'hare. The airline operates Cessna Grand Caravans to destinations such as Burlington, IA, Decatur, IL, Jonesboro, AR, Chicago, IL, and St. Louis, MO. The small Caravans are dwarfed by all the…

American Dismisses Gogo Lawsuit

On Monday, American Airlines dismissed a lawsuit it had brought against in-flight internet provider Gogo. In the lawsuit, filed February 12, American alleged Gogo has not respected its right to alter or terminate their agreement should a competitor offer a better service. Gogo currently provides WiFi on American’s flights within…

Can Air Canada Save the CSeries?

On Wednesday, Air Canada announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bombardier for the purchase of 45 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 and the potential to substitute the CS100. It is the first order for the CSeries family in 2016 and the first order or commitment for…

Historic Agreement Sparks Cuba Frenzy

As part of the rapid reinstatement of relations between the United States and Cuba, the two nations jointly announced an agreement Tuesday to re-establish scheduled air service. The new agreement provides for 20 daily round trip flights into Havana and 10 daily round trip flights to each of Cuba’s next…

Top 5 Books for AvGeek Readers

While it is easy to get caught up in the daily news of the airline industry, it's important to remember how it has evolved significantly over the past 50 years. With that being said, we have put together a short guide to some of our favorite "AvGeek" books, and why…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Cimber Sterling

In 1950, Danish airline Cimber Air took to the skies over Sønderborg, Denmark. For the next 62 years, the long-lasting carrier would operate several varied aircraft types on international and domestic routes, as well as function under key codeshare agreements. Their first aircraft was a SAI KZ III, a lightweight Danish…

Boeing Delivers 100th 787 Produced in South Carolina

On February 16th, 2016, Boeing South Carolina celebrated a significant achievement with the delivery of the 100th airplane manufactured at the North Charleston production site. American Airlines proudly took delivery of the milestone aircraft, a 787-8 Dreamliner. [caption id="attachment_4831" align="alignleft" width="319"] Photo provided by Boeing[/caption] "The 787 has quickly become an important…

A Personal Essay: Living the Dream of an AvGeek Working…

For most of my life, I have been an AvGeek; the term aviation enthusiasts places on itself to describe our obsession with the aviation world and airplanes in general. Since I was young I wanted to work for an airline and become an airline pilot, and earlier last year I…

5 Valentine’s Day Activities for #AvGeeks

Valentine's Day is this Sunday and while many couples will have a standard dinner and a movie date, us aviation enthusiasts are always thinking of ways to change things up. Here are seven #AvGeek Valentine's Day ideas: 1. Go planespotting  Yes, it is that simple. Grab a camera, a radio…