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Things Aviation Administration Majors Hear

There are things Aviation Administration majors hear on a daily basis that really grind our (landing) gears. What’s that? Whether you’re telling your family, friends, a teacher, or even somebody at your college what your major is, this is the most commonly asked question you’ll hear. I have heard it so many times that I’ve actually considered getting my major’s description and curriculum tattooed on my forehead. So, you want to be a pilot? When you tell somebody you’re majoring…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Zoom Airlines

In 2002, Scottish brothers John and Hugh Boyle founded Zoom Airlines to fill a gap in the Canadian leisure market. The brothers founded the airline with previous experience from their homeland. The two had founded a successful holiday company, named Falcon Holidays. This became a success in Scotland and was…

United Celebrates 90 Years

United Airlines turns 90 today. Here’s a look back at some of the airline’s history, some of its accomplishments, and what the future holds. About United United operates out of nine hubs located in Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Guam, Houston-Bush, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo-Narita, and Washington D.C-Dulles. The airline…

American Airlines Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary of Cuba Service

For American Airlines, April 5, 2016, marks 25 years of charter service to Cuba. On this day in 1991, the inaugural flight departed Miami International Airport bound for Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. The anniversary comes at the perfect time, since in early March, airlines submitted their applications for scheduled service…

Capital Gains: How Austin Has Evolved Over The Last 25…

As the 1990s began, the city of Austin, Texas had yet to experience the massive expansion it would soon discover. The high-tech revolutions brought by phones and computers were just around the corner, and few knew the growth they would create for the city. The city’s largest events at the time included the…

Delta Brings Opening Day To LGA, JFK, and DCA

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is a day avid sports fans religiously head to stadiums, to see their favorite teams perform after time away at spring training.  However, Delta Air Lines, the official airline of the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, is making it a day for…

Alaska Airlines to Acquire Virgin America in Major Deal

After growing attention over the past week between rivals, Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be purchasing Virgin America in a deal valued at over $2.6 billion. The merged carrier will gain a further focus on the West Coast, with larger hubs based in both Seattle and San Francisco as…

Virgin Atlantic to Launch New US Routes from Manchester, Unveils…

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will begin new nonstop service to Boston and San Francisco from Manchester. In addition, the airline announced a codeshare with FlyBe. The codeshare aims to bring passengers from small European cities to Virgin Atlantic flights to the Caribbean and America. The new deal will attract…

KLM is First Airline to Use Facebook Messenger

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be the first airline to use the Facebook Messenger app to communicate with its customers. David Marcus, Vice President of Messaging at Facebook announced the news in a post: The airline has always been a social media pioneer, asking travelers for their Twitter handle in…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Caribair

Puerto Rican airline Caribair, commenced operations in 1939, eventually going on to serve a wide variety of Caribbean Islands. Popular with both locals and tourists alike, Caribair was the first Puerto Rican airline to operate jet airplanes on regularly scheduled passenger routes, giving their few but important DC-9s special status. The…