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TRIP REPORT: Business Class Trip to Abu Dhabi with Etihad

Flight: EY 103 Route: IAD ✈︎ AUH Flight Time: 10:30 p.m. Aircraft: B777-200LR Group: Business Class Over six months ago, I had this trip all lined up and ready to go. It was supposed to be a personal graduation gift for not just myself but my girlfriend as well, and after all I had read about Etihad’s newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, I knew that I had to fly on this route. Sure enough only one day out without any notification,…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

During the mid-2000s the trans-Atlantic market became home to a new type of airline. Business class only airlines began springing up on the popular New York to London route. The airlines Eos, MAXjet, and Silverjet all offered a similar product to the same market. The airlines aimed to lure business…

Delta Air Lines To Acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40…

On Wednesday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they will acquire 20 Embraer E190s and 40 additional Boeing 737-900ERs once their pilots ratify a new pilot agreement. This ratification was just passed by the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and now the pilots…

American and Qantas increase Their Partnership: Announce New Trans-Pacific Routes

On Tuesday, June 9th, Qantas and American Airlines held a press conference at the IATA Annual General Meeting. In this conference, Doug Parker, American's CEO, and Alan Joyce, Qantas' CEO, sat down to make numerous important announcements having to do with their route networks. Speaking first, Doug Parker addressed members…

INTERACTIVE: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

The airline industry has been slow lately, hasn't it? That's alright because we've come up with a new series to keep you--our audience--entertained. Once a week, we will be posting an interactive image of an airport with a few facts about it. Let's get started with one of our main bases:…

Alitalia Shows Off a Full-Fledged Redesign 

Today, Alitalia announced unveiled their rebranded business model. The new rebrand features a slightly-altered livery and cabin redesign. They will also update cabin crew uniforms and introduce up to seven new aircraft to the fleet. The rebrand will provide a fresh look for a design that has remained mostly unchanged…

Air China and United Airlines Expand Codeshare Partnership

On June 2nd, Air China, the national airline of China, and United Airlines, the world’s largest carrier by destinations served, announced a furthering of their codeshare partnership. The airlines already codeshare on certain routes and with this announcement they will now partner on an additional 22 routes in China and…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: US Airways’ Short Lived…

Founded by its refreshed carrier, US Airways, MetroJet survived for just three brief years before shutting down. On June 1, 1998, MetroJet took flight using the Boeing 737-200. The airline was referred to by the call sign USAir, referencing the connection. Today in 1998, MetroJet, operated by US Airways, was…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Dutch Antilles Express

Dutch Antilles Express, also known as DAE, dates back to 2003 when the airline consisted of various smaller carriers inside one parent company. The parent company, named Exel Aviation, started operation in 2003 with BonairExel with a single ATR 42 to operate within the Netherland's Antilles. The airline quickly became…

A Look at Air France’s Sizable Caribbean Operations

France has always played a large role in the Caribbean. In 1625, the French colonized the island of St. Kitts. Later, they moved to other Caribbean islands such as Martinique, St. Barts, Haiti, and Grenada. As time went on, some islands have lost French control, either through independence or other…