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A view out of the cockpit window from my seat in the last row of the aircraft. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Trip Report: Chicago to St. Louis on the Cessna 208 – Part 1

It is once again time for another Essential Air Service (EAS) trip report. While it is true that the EAS program connects small communities in the United States to larger cities, a select few are connected to two large cities instead of just one. What this means is that passengers in a large city can fly nonstop between their destinations, or opt for a truly unique connection in small community that isn't normally used as a stopover city. In this…

American Airlines Transports its First COVID-19 Vaccine

On Sunday evening American Airlines conducted its first transport of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The company flew the shipment from Chicago O'Hare to Miami International Airport on a Boeing 777-200, with the vaccine scheduled to arrive in a U.S. Caribbean territory the following day. The flight comes two days after…

Southwest Reveals Chicago O’Hare, Colorado Springs Routes

Southwest Airlines has revealed the routes it will fly from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Colorado Springs. The low-cost airline will launch 20 daily flights out of O’Hare on Valentine’s Day 2021. City pairs include Nashville, Tenn.; Denver; Dallas; Baltimore and Phoenix. Nashville, Dallas and Nashville will be served four…

Boutique Air Schedules First New Destination in Two Years

During this unprecedented time in aviation, it has been rare to see an airline begin a new route let alone a new destination, but that is exactly what is happening at Boutique Air. The San Francisco-based commuter airline has announced the first new destination to its route map since November…

Trip Report: Flying on TAP Air Portugal’s New A330neo from…

Chicago became the newest North American recipient of TAP Air Portugal service as part of the airline’s ongoing efforts to double capacity to and from North America by the end of the year. The new service sees TAP flying to the Windy City five times per week, with flights on…

Outlining TAP Air Portugal’s North American Expansion Strategy

TAP Air Portugal is currently undergoing a significant transformation strategy that gears towards transporting passengers between North America, Europe and North Africa through Portugal. Since the carrier's partial privatization in 2015, JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman has been involved in leading a consortium of investors looking to boost the Portuguese carrier’s…