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A Southwest Airlines 737-700 in Atlanta (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Southwest Closes Chapter on 737 Next Generation Deliveries

When it comes to loyalty to specific aircraft, very few brands come close to Southwest’s commitment to the Boeing 737. The airline has consistently operated various 737 types ranging from the airline’s initial fleet of Boeing 737-200s to recent deliveries with the 737 MAX. However, with the MAX being the future, Southwest’s over 20-year history of welcoming new Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft had to come to an end. The airline received its final Next Generation, a Boeing 737-800, on…

Opinion: American’s Retirement of Older 737s Shows a Bigger Picture

American Airlines is expecting to retire 45 of its old Boeing 737-800 aircraft by 2020. 12 aircraft are expected to be taken out of service next year and the remaining in 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. While airplanes are being taken out of service the fleet size is expected to…

Southwest Airlines Announces Intention to Serve Hawaii Following Years of…

For years now, enthusiasts, frequent fliers, and the airline industry as a whole have been speculating that Southwest Airlines would at some point commence service to Hawaii, the U.S. state located 2,390 miles from California. You heard that right. We’re thrilled to share our intention to bring our world-famous hospitality…

Eastern Air Lines Returns to America’s Skies

For the first time in 23 years, Eastern Air Lines took to the sky again. On Friday December 19th, the new airline took delivery of their new Boeing 737-800 and officiated the new airline at a ceremony in Miami. The old Eastern Airlines was founded in 1926 as Pitcairn Aviation.…