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United Experiencing Computer Issues: Flights Grounded Nationwide

At approximately 8:50 AM EDT, passengers flying on United began to report delays due to system issues. Later, United employees were able to confirm that the outage has to do with the computer and reservation systems. At 9:43AM, United released the following Tweet: We experienced a network connectivity issue. We are working to resolve and apologize for any inconvenience. — United (@united) July 8, 2015 Currently, the FAA has grounded United flights at all airports. Passengers flying today have been…

HUDSON GROUP: 2015 U.S. Travel Trends

Our friends at Hudson Group have done it again: they've searched high and low for some of the years top travel trends so far. They're not lacking in interesting information, and we think you'll enjoy it. Take a look at this infographic below for more details on what's up in…

JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK Has a Rooftop Garden?!

JetBlue, the airline that dares to be different like its hometown city, has done it again.  On July 1, JetBlue kicked off the summer with the grand opening of their rooftop garden at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  The world-class airport is the airline’s home, and part of what makes…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ATA

American Trans Air, or more commonly known as ATA, was founded in August of 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded by the Ambassadair Travel Club to provide aircraft for the club. The club's first aircraft was a Boeing 720 named “Miss Indy," followed by the addition of a second…

Alaska Expands Their Regional Service

On Tuesday, Seattle-based carrier, Alaska Airlines, announced three new routes, with none coming from their main hubs: Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage. Two of the three routes will be out of Los Angeles International Airport in California and the third will be out of Boise International Airport. The three routes will…

America’s Life Saving Air Companies

Although most commercial airlines run on a schedule, they also aim to arrive slightly earlier then estimated to their destination. However, for medical carriers, time becomes a difference of life or death. They are some of the world’s most important carriers, giving medical care to rural areas and are utilized…

United Airlines Acquires a Stake in Azul for $100 Million

In an attempt to compete in the bustling Latin and South American markets, United will pay $100 million to acquire a 5% stake in Azul, the third largest airline in Brazil. The cash payment will be a capital injection, rather than a stock deal, as Azul has yet to become…

United Abandons JFK While JetBlue Grows

Just two days after United Airlines announced plans to cease all operations out of John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue Airways took advantage of the opportunity by jumping in and quickly announcing plans of adding more flights out of JFK.  These are the exact transcontinental flight routes that United will…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Aspen Airways

Aspen Airways was founded in 1952 as a regional affiliate of United Express. Originally based in Aspen, Colorado, the airline eventually moved their headquarters to Stapleton International Airport. Aspen Airways was actually named after the aspen tree, not after the city in which it was initially based. Aspen had a…