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N719AN, an American Boeing 777-300ER just in from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

AAviationDay 2018: A Global Recap

In what is widely regarding as the preeminent aviation event of the year, AirlineGeeks and American Airlines held the third annual AAviationDay on Friday to promote the beauty of aviation to adoring enthusiasts around the world. The yearly event is planned around National Aviation Day, a national observation day started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to honor Orville Wright’s birthday on Aug. 19. This exclusive behind the scenes look at the inner workings took place at 10 airports this year,…

28 Passengers and a Fading Brand: The Legacy of Virgin…

Virgin America is, and always has been, unlike any other airline in the United States. They offer a degree of luxury overtakes any of the other American competition, while keeping prices affordable. I had been on the airline once before and had an image ingrained in my head that came with…

Taking a Ride Onboard the World’s First Revenue A321neo Flight

The morning of a much-anticipated trip is always the best. Anticipation is at its zenith, excitement is at full throttle, and all an avgeek like myself can do is countdown the minutes until it is time to leave for the airport. Of course, this morning was the whole reason I…

Virgin America Becomes World’s First Airbus A321neo Operator

On Thursday, Virgin America took delivery of their first Airbus A321neo aircraft, becoming the initial operator for the Airbus narrow-body airplane. The New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A power plants, which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by approximately 15 percent. The engines also provide a…