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A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 being brought into the maintenance hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

United Moves Flight Crews Away from Downtown Hotels in Anticipation of Post-Election Civil Protests

Due to fear of civil unrest caused by the Nov. 3 presidential election, United Airlines has made the proactive decision to move flight crews away from downtown hotels, according to a USA Today report. In a letter sent to flight attendants on Friday, the airline said that crews would be moved to airport hotels in “specific cities due to potential disruptions that could impact layovers at these locations.” The action comes as many retailers board up downtown stores in anticipation…

LOT Polish Adds Flights to Washington Dulles

Polish flag carrier, LOT has added a new U.S destination to its route map, connecting its home base in Warsaw with Washington Dulles three times a week as of June 2, 2020.  The new flight will be operated by LOT’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the carrier operates…

EgyptAir Adds Washington-Dulles Route with 787 Dreamliner

EgyptAir is expanding its service to North America, planning service to Washington, D.C. beginning this summer. According to RoutesOnline and reported by sources within EgyptAir to AirlineGeeks, EgyptAir will launch the service on June 3 on a three-times-weekly basis. Currently, EgyptAir serves two North American cities, New York and Toronto,…

Cathay Pacific Begins Washington Dulles Service with A350-1000

Cathay Pacific launched its longest route to date on Saturday to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The flight was a major milestone for both the airline and airport, as Cathay inaugurated its first long-haul flight on its brand-new Airbus A350-1000XWB and Dulles saw a new international carrier grace its…

Primera Air Announces New European Destination, Inaugurates Washington Service

Low-cost long-haul carrier Primera Air has announced a major route expansion to a new European destination just four months from beginning its inaugural transatlantic service from Europe to North America. The airline will now serve the city of Brussels, Belgium from three cities in the United States. Newark, Washington and…

United Adds Nonstop Flights Between Washington and Tel Aviv

United Airlines has announced new nonstop service to Isreal’s Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport from Washington Dulles International Airport. The announcement comes on the carriers 20th year service anniversary to Israel. The new service, pending government approval, is set to begin on May 22, 2019. Once approved, United will…

United Adds Dulles to Miami in Route Expansion

United Airlines has added a new route to its expanding network. This Winter, the airline will be adding daily service between their hub at Washington Dulles to Miami International Airport. The service is seasonal for the winter season and will begin on December 19. The service will go double daily…

Volaris Costa Rica Inaugurates Washington Route, Marks New Chapter for…

At 1:30 p.m. local time in San Jose, Costa Rica, a Volaris Costa Rica Airbus A319 aircraft, registration N504VL, departed from Juan Santamaría International Airport. Although it would take nearly 8 hours to get there with a stop in San Salvador in nearby El Salvador, the flight would arrive at…

Trip Report: Comparing Qatar’s A350-900XWB Business Class with the 777-300ER…

Two weeks ago, AirlineGeeks traveled to Doha, Qatar, for the 31st Annual IATA International Ground Handling Conference. This year’s conference, the first one to take place in the Middle East, was being hosted by Qatar Airways and Qatar Aviation Services, their ground handling subsidiary, and would focus on advancing a…

Primera Air and MWAA Talk Washington Route Addition

In February, the newest airline in the low-cost transatlantic market, Primera Air, announced that it would make a slight change to its route network. Washington’s Dulles International Airport located in Northern Virginia, serving the nation’s capital, Virginia, Maryland and other surrounding states, was chosen to receive flights to London’s Stansted…