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Boarding my flight back to Austin via a glass jetway (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

America Turns to the Clear Alternative to Steel Sided Jet Bridges

With new construction projects revitalizing airports across the United States, the call for more modernizations or “European-style” structures has resulted in more glass and steel replacing the concrete and brick-heavy terminals of the past. However, some airports across the country have extended the glass structure outside of the building itself and added new glass jet bridges to their airfields, something that is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States’ smaller airfields. A Short History on Glass Jet Bridges For some…

Regional Ride: A Flight with ViaAir

Recent advertisements show ViaAir marketing itself as Austin’s hometown airline. Though the carrier is based in Orlando, Florida ViaAir has rapidly expanded in Austin. Initially a scheduled charter airline and Essential Air Service (EAS) provider, the airline has greatly transformed, now fully focused on flying scheduled commercial flights. The airline…