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Air Caraibes’ A350XWB Inaugural Flight: A Caribbean Journey

Air Caraibes took the delivery of their first Airbus A350XWB on Feb. 28, 2017 making them the first French carrier to operate the aircraft type. In addition to F-HHAV, Air Caraibes will be receiving six A350XWBs, one of which they will be receiving at the end of March and three A350-1000s on order in the coming year. The delivery of the A350XWB marks a new era for Air Caraibes as the additional 7% capacity per aircraft increase will help the…

The Story of Two Northern Suns: Sunwing and Sun Country

When winter rolls around it is always common to find people looking for ways to fly south and two airlines have made a profit on the idea of flying from snow to sun: Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines and Ontario-based Sunwing Airlines. Sun Country is the older of the two with…

United Airlines Hosts 2016 World Airline Road Race

Employees from 70 airlines around the world came together in Chicago for the 35th annual World Airline Road Race (WARR) on September 24. This year, the race was hosted by United Airlines, who had the largest team with over 200 employees. WARR began 35 years ago when the Qantas Running…

PHOTO STORY: Inside One of The World’s Largest Regional Airlines

Serving 182 airports in six countries, ExpressJet is one of the world's largest regional airlines. The airline currently operates a fleet of 292 Bombardier and Embraer aircraft for American, United, and Delta. ExpressJet has crew and maintenance bases scattered throughout the United States. Their largest is in Atlanta, Georgia, which…

Orlando Airport’s Cinderella-Like Evolution

Whenever the Orlando City Soccer Club play a match outside of Orlando, the chant used by opposing fans is usually “your city’s a theme park." However, it is this characteristic of the Orlando area that has created a sort of rags to riches tale for the Orlando International Airport (MCO).…

Condor Launches New Service from Austin

On Monday, Condor Airlines launched service from Austin, Texas with new service to their hub in Frankfurt. The History of Condor Condor Airlines was founded in 1955 under the name of Deutsche Flugdienst by four German travel and shipping companies; Norddeutscher Lloyd, Hamburg American Line, Deutsche Lufthansa, and Deutsche Bundesbahn.…

TRIP REPORT: Flying the 747 Domestically

For the longest time, I have wanted to fly on the Boeing 747, commonly known as the ‘Queen of the Skies.’ When the opportunity came along to fly on this beauty on a domestic route, I jumped on it. All AvGeeks have certain “weird” airlines, routes, and/or aircraft they want to…

Things Aviation Administration Majors Hear

There are things Aviation Administration majors hear on a daily basis that really grind our (landing) gears. What’s that? Whether you’re telling your family, friends, a teacher, or even somebody at your college what your major is, this is the most commonly asked question you’ll hear. I have heard it…

United Celebrates 90 Years

United Airlines turns 90 today. Here’s a look back at some of the airline’s history, some of its accomplishments, and what the future holds. About United United operates out of nine hubs located in Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Guam, Houston-Bush, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo-Narita, and Washington D.C-Dulles. The airline…

An #AvGeek’s Perspective: The 727’s Final Flight

As an aviation enthusiast, all airplanes have a very special place in my heart. The 727 line of aircraft is no exception, but N7001U, the very first Boeing 727 ever produced, is rooted much deeper in my heart than just a love for airplanes. The 727 literally runs in my…