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Jeff Smisek Resigns and Oscar Munoz Becomes New CEO of United

Effective immediately, United Continental Holdings Inc. said that Jeff Smisek will resign from his position as chairman, president, chief executive officer, and as a director. In replacement, the company has appointed Oscar Munoz as president, chief executive officer, and as a board director. In a statement, United also said that Henry Meyer, the lead independent director, will serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. [caption id="attachment_2842" align="alignright" width="249"] As of September 8th, Oscar Munoz is the CEO of United.…

The U.K.’s Busiest Airport in Limbo: What’s Next?

The United Kingdom’s largest airport, London Heathrow, has been running at almost full capacity since the ability for cheap air travel was created back in the 1960s. While many plans have been drawn up, scrapped and revised, few solutions have truly come together to create an efficient system for providing…

Low-Cost Canadian Carrier CanJet Indefinitely Ceases Operations

This week the Canadian airline, CanJet, has finally called it quits. The leisure and charter carrier was a shell of its former self and after multiple cuts which slowed but didn’t stop the financial bleeding, president Stephenn Rowe pulled the plug. The 13 year old carrier based in Halifax, Nova…

Malaysia Airlines Reforms Under a New Identity

On Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines welcomed the formation of their new company, Malaysia Airlines Berhad. CEO Christoph Mueller walked through Kuala Lumpur International Airport, along with other staff members and senior managers, to mark the occasion. Passengers arriving and departing from Kuala Lumpur were greeted by the staff members, a warm…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Dan-Air

In the early history of British aviation, British Airways Overseas Corporation (B.O.A.C.) dominated the landscape. Many independent airlines have tried to challenge the B.O.A.C. dynasty, but most faltered after a few years of operations and failed to make a large impact on B.O.A.C’s dominancy. One of those airlines that tried, and…

A Perfect Partnership: The Case for a Strong Alliance Between…

As the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 has slowly consolidated the American airline industry down to only three major players, smaller players such as Alaska Airlines have begun to see the effects of much bigger players encroaching on their territory.  While both American and United have strong west coast hubs in…

TRIP REPORT: A Short Hop to the Bahamas with JetBlue

Flight Number: B6 1393 Origin: FLL Destination: NAS Aircraft: Airbus A320 A much-needed vacation starts out like any vacation, at 4:30 in the morning. An early morning rise was a sacrifice I was willing to make in order be on time for our flight's 7:00am departure time to the Bahamas.…

Security Breach at Newark Liberty International Airport Prompts Lockdown

At approximately 7:00PM on Sunday evening, travel plans for passengers traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C, took a turn for the worse.  A man entered a prohibited exit to C3 which is a secured hallway: this prompted an immediate evacuation of the terminal. This was of course after United States…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Big Sky Airlines

From their start in 1978, Big Sky Airlines played an important role in connecting small cities across Montana, as well as cities in Washington, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming during a significant portion of its existence. The regional airline was based in Billings, Montana, and was very important to the state…

Carly Rae Jepsen Performes Live At JetBlue’s T5

JetBlue is known for daring to be different.  On Thursday, August 21, 2015 Carly Rae Jepsen helped fulfill that idea and airline’s other value of fun.  She hosted a concert at JetBlue’s flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal Five.  Carly is a Grammy® nominated artist that has…