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A Boeing 737-800 Level-D full-motion simulator. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

From a Cessna 172 to a Boeing 737: Trying My Hand at Flying a Jet…

When boarding a plane, one can usually spot out the aviation enthusiasts quite easily as they'll often peek in the cockpit before heading to their seat for even just a slight glimpse at the controls up front. For pilots and non-pilot enthusiasts alike, the dream is to one day sit up there with a plane full of people behind you. While not everybody will have that dream come true, full-motion flight simulators allow budding pilots and enthusiasts to have the…

Opinion: Why Airline Consolidation Still Remains a Scary Possibility

On Feb. 24, the Dallas Morning News published on why American Airlines' Dallas/Fort Worth hub isn't so "scary" anymore. Let me preface this piece by saying, largely, I agree with them. The hub here at Dallas/Fort Worth has slowly become less detrimental to passengers' traveling opportunities. It used to be…

Delta Goes Big with A220 Launch

The airline responsible for the Airbus A220 being called the A220 instead of the Bombardier C Series has finally begun revenue service with the aircraft.  Delta Air Lines marked a new chapter in its 90-year history last week when it inaugurated a new aircraft type into its fleet, the Airbus…

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…

The Quest for One Last Flight: An Ode to the…

Once a mainstay at the country’s major airports, the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is one of the most recognizable aircraft in the world. Flying for the likes of Trans World Airlines, Delta Air Lines and, most notably, American Airlines, the aircraft is best described as a workhorse, performing the short-medium haul…

Dallas/Fort Worth to Keflavik: Classic Competition and Hometown Pride

In the evening of May 24, a bright purple Airbus A330-300 touched down at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The aircraft, registered TF-WOW, is one of two of the type flying for Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air. After taxiing into the Terminal D ramp, pilots tucked the aircraft into a hardstand…

Inside the Regionals: A Look Inside Mesa Airlines’ Headquarters and…

Regional airlines are the backbone of the current hub-and-spoke system employed by the world’s major airlines. For many pilots, their first foray into the airline world is through a regional airline. However, few people know what goes on behind-the-scenes of these airlines. Fortunately for us, Mesa Airlines was kind enough…

American Airlines to Launch New Flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to…

Fort Worth-based American Airlines will begin flying to Keflavik Airport in Reykjavik, Iceland beginning on June 7, 2018. Daily flights to the world’s northernmost capital will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 20. The airline will serve Reykjavik from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, American’s largest hub. Vasu Raja, Vice President…

Etihad Cuts Route to Dallas, Blames American Airlines

After operating non-stop flights three times weekly between Dallas Fort-Worth and Abu Dhabi for just over three years, Etihad Airways announced its plans to suspend the flight, effective March 25, 2018. The flight, which has been operating since February 2 of this year, is made possible by a codeshare agreement…

Trip Report: Three Hours in Business Class on an American…

Date: April 30, 2017 Flight: AA 3460 From: Calgary International Airport (YYC) To: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Class: Business Seat: 3D Flight Duration: 3:46 Introduction This past weekend, my family and I decided to surprise my aunt and uncle in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday night. This meant we had to catch the Saturday morning flight up…