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The four largest airline participating in Essential Air Service contracts, TOP: Southern Airways Express C208, Cape Air C402 ; BOTTOM. Boutique PC12 , SkyWest CRJ200 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Essential Air Service: What It Is and Why It's Needed

Every year, people around the country pay their taxes and begin to complain about which government programs are necessary and which are not. And every year the same question comes up: why does the government shell out millions of dollars in federal aid to airlines in order to fly — in some cases empty aircraft — to cities nobody has ever heard of? Because it’s essential. History of EAS Essential Air Service has played an interesting role in this country…

The Hero We Never Expected: The Rise of the Airbus…

When I was younger, I sought to fly on as many aircraft types as I possibly could. As an infrequent flyer at the time, every new plane I flew on was special. Planning my future travel and thinking back on my younger self, I am reminded of one aircraft that…

Analysis: How We Ended Up with Basic Economy in the…

Frequent travelers have seen the scenario play out all too many times over the past few months. Customers arrive at the airport ready to take their family on a weeklong vacation, only to arrive at the counter and find out that if they want to get on the plane, they…

Delta Welcomes First Airbus A350-900XWB to Atlanta Hub

Delta Air Lines welcomed its brand new Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft at its main hub in Atlanta, Ga early Sunday morning. The aircraft, registered as N501DN, took off from Toulouse, France behind schedule at 10:43 p.m. local time arriving at around 2 a.m. the same day. [caption id="attachment_14684" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Delta's…

Alaska Airlines Expands Further East in the Battle for Seattle

Alaska Airlines has just announced another new set of routes to its map as it will begin to fly to Raleigh/Durham, Nashville and Charleston this Fall from its home in Seattle. John Kirby, the airline’s Vice President of Capacity Planning stated, "Our loyal customers tell us they want new and…

BRIEF: Delta Will Pay Taxes on Same Sex Marriage Insurance…

Atlanta, Georgia-based Delta Air Lines announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that, effective immediately, employees who cover same sex partners under the carriers healthcare plans will not have to pay any state or federal tax associated with the coverage. The airline says that it will pay those taxes retroactive…

Airlines Banning Lithium Ion Batteries

Author: Ashley Magoon In recent days, the rising amount of lithium ion batteries is raising safety concerns among the airline industry. Lithium ion batteries are found widely in cell phones, laptops, and other devices in the passenger cabin, but are also shipped in bulk and other objects in the cargo…

Delta Air Lines Announces Record-Breaking Profit Sharing Payout

Delta Air Lines announced in a press release Friday morning that it’s employees will receive a total $1.1 billion payout as part of their profit sharing program. This will be the fifth consecutive year the airline rewards it’s employees, on top of being the largest payment in the programs history.…

Delta Introduces New Cabin Interiors

Delta Air Lines, an Atlanta, GA based airline, and one of the world’s largest has debuted a new inflight product. Gone are the days of their international and transcontinental business class products being called Businesselite. They are being replaced with Delta One, a new business class product with lie flat seats…

An Inside Look at Delta Air Lines

[caption id="attachment_666" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Ryan Ewing[/caption] For roughly 90 years, Delta Air Lines has been flying passengers all over the world. Led by CEO Richard Anderson, Delta isn’t only flying; they are thriving in a financially unstable airline industry. With more than 5,400 daily flights, 722 mainline aircraft,…