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Delta's first A350 in paint on the flightline (Photo: Jujug Spotting)

Photos: Delta’s First Airbus A350-900XWB Rolls Out of the Toulouse Paint Shop

On Wednesday, Delta's first Airbus A350-900XWB emerged from the paint shop near the manufacturer's facility in Toulouse, France dawning the carrier's paint scheme. This is the first of 25 frames that the Atlanta-based airline currently has on order. Delta's "flagship" A350 will feature the carrier's highly-anticipated Delta One Suites in addition to a new premium economy product called Delta Premium Select. In total, the aircraft will be configured with 32 seats in the Delta One cabin, 48 seats in Delta…

Photo Gallery: A Behind-the-Scenes Look Inside Dubai International Airport

Servicing more than 83 million people in 2016, and with access to over 240 destinations worldwide, Dubai International Airport has quickly grown to become one of the most high-profile airports in the world. When Dubai International opened its doors in 1960 not many would have expected this airport in the…

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…

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…