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Eastward 737 (Photo provided by Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Eastwind Airlines

Founded in 1995, Eastwind Airlines was short-lived and maintained a small fleet of only five airplanes. Known by their call sign, "Stinger,"  the bee-themed airline experienced several major events that shaped the course of their history, alongside the multitude of problems that ultimately led to their bitter end. In August 1995, Eastwind took flight using three Boeing 737-200s. The Trenton-based airline was founded by Jim McNally, a former Price Waterhouse analyst. He selected Trenton because very few airlines inhabited the…

Icelandair Announces Latest U.S. Route to Chicago

Icelandair, the quickly growing one-stop carrier based in Reykjavik, has announced its latest expansion to the United States to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The flights will begin service in March of 2016 with four weekly roundtrips between Chicago and Reykjavik, allowing customers not only flights to Iceland, but affordable…

United Previews the Future With a New Website

Just this afternoon, United Airlines unveiled the beta version of its long awaited new homepage and booking features for its customers. While the previous home page was known for its outdated look and numerous bugs, United has attempted to build a website from scratch with similarities to its popular mobile…

16 Symptoms of the #AvGeekery Bug

The #AvGeek bug is a beautiful thing. Having an attachment to airplanes...there is nothing wrong with that, right? Just in case you were questioning if you caught the aviation bug, we have outlined 16 common symptoms. If these symptoms persist, seek immediate aviation stimulation. 1. Pulling the car over to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Airwest/Hughes Airwest

In 1968, with the Airline Deregulation Act in its tenth year, small local carriers across the United States were feeling the pressure of larger carriers that were rapidly invading their markets. In an effort to combat the intense pressure from the large carriers, Airwest was born. The carrier was formed…

The Cleveland Revival: How Low Cost Carriers Help Rebuild a…

Just over one year ago, United Airlines’ CEO Jeff Smisek had announced that Cleveland Hopkins International Airport would be losing its hub status. "Our hub in Cleveland hasn't been profitable for over a decade, and has generated tens of millions of dollars of annual losses in recent years," Smisek stated.…

Qatar Airways Announces Sizable Expansion to the U.S.

Just this morning, Qatar Airways has announced it will continue with its rapid expansion, adding Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles to its route map by 2016. Once all three routes are added, Qatar will serve 10 destinations in the US, furthering its reach as it attempts to compete with both…

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

The success of Ryanair in Europe has lead many groups around the world to attempt to copy their business style, with most having lackluster results. One of these airlines was Skybus Airlines in the United States. Founded in 2004, the airline attempted to use low fares and no frills to…

Sizable Airports With Offbeat Names

Most of us who live in the United States should know who John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan was, but when we fly into other airports, such as Lambert or Dulles, do we really know who those people were and what they did to deserve the name of an airport?…

Alaska Airlines Expands Further East in the Battle for Seattle

Alaska Airlines has just announced another new set of routes to its map as it will begin to fly to Raleigh/Durham, Nashville and Charleston this Fall from its home in Seattle. John Kirby, the airline’s Vice President of Capacity Planning stated, "Our loyal customers tell us they want new and…