Airlines

Delta Air Lines Begins Boeing 747 Retirement

[caption id="attachment_562" align="alignright" width="300"] A Delta Boeing 747-400 "smokes the mains" on arrival in Atlanta | Photo via Ryan Ewing[/caption] As oil prices rise, many airlines are beginning to or have already retired old, inefficient aircraft. Air New Zealand retired its final Boeing 747 aircraft last month, replacing it with a fleet of seven 777s. Lately, many Asian airlines have followed suit to stay in line with their competitors. China Eastern Airlines and China Airlines (Taiwan) recently took delivery of…

The LUV Airline: Integrating a New Look

As anticipated by much of the airline industry, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) revealed it’s new look today, Monday, September 8. “Our collective heartbeat is stronger and healthier than ever, and that’s because of the warmth, compassion and the smiles of our People,” said the airline’s Chairman, President, and CEO Gary…

An Exclusive Look at The Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center…

At first glance, The Museum of Flight Restoration Center isn't especially exciting. Apart from a beautiful Learjet 23 sitting outside, it looks just like just another grey hanger next to the rest of the grey hangers near the threshold of Runway 16 left at Paine Field. But, once inside, things…

An Inside Look at Delta Air Lines in Atlanta

For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than 5,400 daily flights, 722 mainline aircraft, and nearly 80,000 employees, the airline is one…

An Inside Look at Delta Air Lines

[caption id="attachment_666" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Ryan Ewing[/caption] For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than 5,400 daily flights, 722 mainline aircraft,…

MH17: Malaysian 777 Lost Over Ukraine

On Thursday, July 17th, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was lost over the Russia/Ukraine border. The Boeing 777-200, said to registered as 9M-MRD, departed from Amsterdam at 12:30PM CEST and was scheduled to arrive at 5:59AM MYT (per FlightAware) in Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft lost radar…

World Airways Calls it Quits

After years of struggling to stay profitable, World Airways finally called it quits today. The airline’s parent company, Global Aero Logistics, decided after failing to find investors to resurrect the airline from bankruptcy to cancel all flights starting May 27. The airline is the second to claim bankruptcy in the…

Where The #AvGeeks Come Out to Play: Aviation Geek Fest…

As snow poured in the D.C. area on February, 14th, 2014, I remembered that in about 24 hours I would be in Seattle. But, I wasn’t just going to Seattle to explore the city, I was going to make my love for aviation flourish at Aviation Geek Fest 2014. After…

Malaysia Airlines Loses Track of a 777 After It Departs…

[caption id="attachment_524" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] On Friday (EDT), Asian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, put out a press release regarding a lost Boeing 777-2H6(ER). The airplane was registered as 9M-MRO and is approximately 11.8 years old. Itsfirst flight with Malaysia was on 05/14/2002. Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (#MH370) departed Kuala…

Back in the old days, when airlines were a new phenomenon, passengers were dressed in their finest attire, while expecting the finest service. Today, people fly on a regular basis, most, expecting a “typical” flight. Most people would define a “typical” flight with low quality customer service, slim seats with…