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Alaska's 737 Combi aircraft in Anchorage (Photo: DearEdward from New York, NY, USA (AS B737-400 Combi @ANC) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Alaska Bids Farewell to Beloved 737-400 Combi Fleet

Like many AvGeeks, I’ve always been attracted to oddities in the aviation industry. Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737-400 Combi, short for combination, was, possibly, one of the last true aviation oddities in the U.S. Sadly, the final Boeing 737-400 Combi flew its last flight for Alaska Airlines on Wednesday. On the outside, the Boeing 737-400 Combi looked like any other plane in Alaska’s fleet. However, what made this airplane special was that the forward section was converted into a cargo bay,…

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…

What It’s Like to Fly Onboard Southwest’s New Boeing 737…

“My name is Gary Kelly, and I am an employee here at Southwest Airlines.” This was the unique start that Southwest’s CEO, Gary Kelly, had to say when his team opened the door for the first flight of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by a U.S-based airline. The comment…

Dubai International Airport During Sunrise: A Drive Around the Airfield

Dubai International (DXB) has always had a special place in my heart. Some of my first memories as a child have taken place while flying through Dubai. But back then, it was a completely different airport. In 2016 alone more than 83 million people flew through Dubai International (DXB) to…

Ryanair Looks to Expand Operations in Frankfurt

Ireland-based Ryanair has announced an expansion plan for their operations in Frankfurt, Germany next summer. Ryanair is a relative newcomer to the larger Frankfurt Main Airport, having previously operated its flights out of the smaller and more distant Frankfurt Hahn Airport. At Frankfurt Hahn, the airline will add a route to…

New Transatlantic MAX Routes: Air Canada Adds New Flights to…

Montreal-based Air Canada announced on Wednesday the first official routes for their to-be-delivered Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The seasonal flights between the carrier's hubs in Montreal and Toronto and the Irish cities of Dublin and Shannon will begin in July 2018. Though no exact delivery date has been set,…

Photos: Southwest’s 737 MAX 8 Arrives at Dallas Love Field

As of Tuesday afternoon, Southwest became the first airline in the U.S. to take delivery of the 737 MAX 8. According to the airline, they will begin working to get the aircraft on schedule for the launch of passenger flights on Oct. 1. [caption id="attachment_15311" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Southwest's 737 MAX…

Photos: American’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Makes Flightline Appearance

American Airlines' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 made an appearance on the flightline in Renton, Wash. on Sunday after completing final assembly. The Fort Worth-based carrier has 100 737 MAX aircraft on order with four deliveries in 2017, 16 in 2018, and 20 in the year after. [caption id="attachment_14594" align="aligncenter"…

Southwest Outlines Optimal Routes for Viewing Next Month’s Solar Eclipse

Southwest Airlines is offering passengers multiple opportunities to view the Great American Eclipse onboard its flights on Aug., 21, 2017. Yesterday marked the one-month countdown to the date of the eclipse that will be viewed from coast to coast. To help passengers experience the full effect of the eclipse, the…

Photos: American Rolls out New AstroJet-Themed Boeing 737-800

American's AstroJet retro paint scheme has been a long-enduring staple of the airline's fleet. It is beloved among aviation enthusiasts and airline employees alike while still being recognizable by seasoned passengers. The original livery was painted on N951AA (ship 3CF), the carrier's 50th Boeing 737 aircraft which was delivered in…