TRIP REPORT: College Orientation on United

This weekend I took a short, four-day trip to Omaha for college orientation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I will be attending UNO this fall to study professional flight in the aviation program on campus. We started off the mini vacation by waking up at 4 a.m. on…

The Frontier Model: History, Hubs, and More Revenue

Frontier Airlines has quickly become the third largest low-cost carrier in the nation, finding a unique niche as it has slowly moved into the ultra-low-cost carrier model. The airline shocked many travelers as it unveiled a whopping 58 new routes last week and solidified itself as the brand of choice…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Western Pacific Airlines

Western Pacific Airlines, also known as WestPac for short, was a small Colorado airlines known for using their planes as billboards. The airline started in Colorado Springs in 1995 with eight Boeing 737-300 planes under the name Commercial Air. Soon after launch, Oklahoma millionaire and owner of Gaylord Hotels founder…