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American Gears Up for Thanksgiving Rush With Domestic Widebody Flights, New ‘Red-Eyes’

As the Thanksgiving travel rush befalls the United States, the big three carriers have been ramping up domestic operations in order to accommodate the record number of passengers set to travel this week. Domestic routes will see increased frequencies, unique flight times and even upgraded aircraft, including widebody aircraft primarily found on international routes. The country’s largest airline, American Airlines, is naturally trying to get as many passengers from point A to point B by any means necessary. Whether it…

The Southwest 737-800 That Didn’t ‘Skid off the Runway’ in…

A flurry of reports on Wednesday stated that a Southwest 737-800 had 'skid off the runway' at Baltimore's Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). This was not the case. Instead, the aircraft slid off the center-line of the taxiway, while remaining on the paved area. Around 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, Southwest flight…

Tales From A Non-Rev: Spring Vacation

Throughout my childhood, I have been given the opportunity to fly across the world by the use of non-revenue tickets. For those that are unfamiliar, non-revenue tickets are complimentary tickets issued for passengers who are related to someone that works in the airline industry. These tickets usually carry the stipulation…