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What It’s Like to Fly Onboard Southwest’s New Boeing 737 MAX 8

“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 may have gotten some chuckles from the group of AvGeeks boarding the airplane, but employees instantly stood proudly as if this wasn’t just a new aircraft, but a tenacious group…

Icelandair Lands at DFW, Direct Challenge to WOW Air

On Thursday another Reykjavik based carrier, Icelandair, announced nonstop flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one of Texas’ largest and busiest metroplexes. The airline is second to announce flights to Keflavik International Airport after WOW Air announced DFW as it’s thirteenth US destination on September 6. Icelandair will…

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…

The Best of Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Texas. Its history is a long and complicated one, having been a part of Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and finally, the United States of America. In 1845, Texas became the 28th state to enter the union, and 172 years later it stands…

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…

American Launches New Seasonal Routes to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome

On Friday, American Airlines launched three new daily seasonal routes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The Dallas-Fort Worth-based carrier will fly to Amsterdam, Rome, and Barcelona until September 30. The new routes are scheduled as follows: AA240 will depart DFW at 1:35 p.m. local time…

Alaska Airlines to Keep Virgin America Gates at Dallas Love…

Last week, Alaska Airlines confirmed that it plans to continue the operation of flights out of Dallas Love Field after its acquisition of Virgin America last year. As a part of the purchase, Alaska inherited Virgin America's two gates at the urban airport. Due to the Wright Amendment, Love Field…

Southwest Airlines Initiates $800 Million Modernization Plan

Beginning in May, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will be replacing paper tickets with electronic tickets. Additionally, the airline will be saying goodbye to its outdated, yet charming "tube system" used by ramp personnel to communicate key information. These changes are expected to come as a part of the $800 million modernization…

DFW Airport Develops New App for Apple TV Users

Over the past few years, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been working to improve the customer experience for passengers being the fourth busiest airport in the nation. In February of 2016, the airport signed a deal valued at over $35 million with Coca-Cola to become an official provider of beverages.…

A History of DFW’s Revived Terminal E

Back in 1974, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened with four terminals, one of which was christened “Terminal 4E.” Delta Air Lines quickly moved into the space, establishing a mini-hub out of the terminal (called “Easy Street”) that would lead to control of nearly 30 percent of the airport’s traffic. As…