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A Delta 777-200 departing from LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Delta to Upgrade and Connect its Los Angeles Terminals Following Move

Since its relocation to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in May 2017, Delta Air Lines has had to abandon its recently upgraded Terminal 5 and new Delta ONE Lounge which both debuted in 2015. The move was unfortunate but strategic, allowing Delta to add more than 7 passenger gates and allow better access to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) for its passengers and SkyTeam partners. Delta Air Lines has made LAX one of the most…

A Look at Southwest’s Upcoming Hawaii Flights

Last October, Southwest Airlines confirmed its intentions to begin flights to Hawaii in the future, following years of speculation. Last week during an earnings call, the airline released more information with Southwest’s chairman and CEO Gary Kelly announcing that flights would begin in late 2018, though the launch may be…

United Gets Naming Rights for Historic Los Angeles Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a famous city landmark and venue in Downtown Los Angeles, will become the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum in a $69 million naming rights agreement struck between United Airlines and the University of Southern California (USC), the coliseum’s operator. The Coliseum will assume its new name…

Qantas Announces New Service to San Francisco from Melbourne

Qantas Airways has been busy with their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. First, the airline announced the name for their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Then, Qantas announced that they will be adding an additional flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles and adding a new route to their network, Melbourne to San Francisco, with…

California Pacific Airlines Plans to Launch Again

Carlsbad-based California Pacific Airlines was recently certified by the FAA as a scheduled air carrier. According to the San Diego Reader, the announcement came on Nov. 16 at a meeting for shareholders and supporters of the airline. This is one of the first pieces of good news since the airline…

Ontario Airport Receives First Transpacific Flight

Starting in Spring of 2018, China Airlines will be the first carrier to offer transpacific flights from Ontario International Airport. Four weekly flights will be flown between Taiwan and the Southern California airport, onboard the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. China Airlines believes that the new route will succeed as traffic…

Mokulele Airlines Announces Changes to Southern California Operations

Mokulele Airlines has announced a change to their southern California operations, as the airline will be making a switch in Los Angeles airports for its route to Santa Maria. Currently, the Hawaii-based carrier operates two routes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), both of which are Essential Air Service (EAS)…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: The Airline With a…

Pacific Southwest Airlines had humble beginnings in 1949. Kenny Freidkin founded the airline using a single DC-3. With knowledge from a previous attempt to start an airline and help from local travel agents, Freidkin began service between Oakland and San Diego with a stop in Burbank. The airline used war…