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Malaysia Airlines Reforms Under a New Identity

On Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines welcomed the formation of their new company, Malaysia Airlines Berhad. CEO Christoph Mueller walked through Kuala Lumpur International Airport, along with other staff members and senior managers, to mark the occasion. Passengers arriving and departing from Kuala Lumpur were greeted by the staff members, a warm welcome to Malaysia's new national carrier. Malaysia Airlines Berhad CEO Christoph Mueller said, "We are very excited to welcome today, the start of our new company. We have been working…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Dan-Air

In the early history of British aviation, British Airways Overseas Corporation (B.O.A.C.) dominated the landscape. Many independent airlines have tried to challenge the B.O.A.C. dynasty, but most faltered after a few years of operations and failed to make a large impact on B.O.A.C’s dominancy. One of those airlines that tried, and…

A Perfect Partnership: The Case for a Strong Alliance Between…

As the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 has slowly consolidated the American airline industry down to only three major players, smaller players such as Alaska Airlines have begun to see the effects of much bigger players encroaching on their territory.  While both American and United have strong west coast hubs in…

TRIP REPORT: A Short Hop to the Bahamas with JetBlue

Flight Number: B6 1393 Origin: FLL Destination: NAS Aircraft: Airbus A320 A much-needed vacation starts out like any vacation, at 4:30 in the morning. An early morning rise was a sacrifice I was willing to make in order be on time for our flight's 7:00am departure time to the Bahamas.…

Security Breach at Newark Liberty International Airport Prompts Lockdown

At approximately 7:00PM on Sunday evening, travel plans for passengers traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C, took a turn for the worse.  A man entered a prohibited exit to C3 which is a secured hallway: this prompted an immediate evacuation of the terminal. This was of course after United States…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Big Sky Airlines

From their start in 1978, Big Sky Airlines played an important role in connecting small cities across Montana, as well as cities in Washington, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming during a significant portion of its existence. The regional airline was based in Billings, Montana, and was very important to the state…

Carly Rae Jepsen Performes Live At JetBlue’s T5

JetBlue is known for daring to be different.  On Thursday, August 21, 2015 Carly Rae Jepsen helped fulfill that idea and airline’s other value of fun.  She hosted a concert at JetBlue’s flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal Five.  Carly is a Grammy® nominated artist that has…

Two Rebookings to Paradise: An American Airlines Review

I start this review with a question: what do the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway and American Airlines have in common? Answer: they both take two days to get their passengers to Bermuda. I had booked flights with my family for a week long vacation in Bermuda flying out of Columbia…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: TACA/LASCA

TACA (Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano) was formed in 1931 when a New Zealand billionaire, Lowell Yerex, wanted to form a chain of airlines in Central and South America. Each airline started with Stinson aircraft and all planes proudly displayed the TACA brand. However, competition and a small market in most…

Happy National Aviation Day!

As an #AvGeek, National Aviation Day is, in some ways, a big deal for our community. It is a day in which aviation is solely recognized as more than a way to get from one place to another, but as a milestone for humanity. A little more than a century…