American and United Appoint New Presidents

August 29, 2016 James Field

There has been an interesting shakeup in the airline executive world this afternoon as American Airlines and United Airlines both name new company presidents. American’s New President American announced Robert Isom as their new President


Qantas Group Reports Record Profits

August 29, 2016 Parker Davis

The Qantas Group, parent company of Sydney-based Qantas Airways, reported record profits Wednesday of $1.42 billion AUD ($1.07 billion USD) for the financial year ending in June 2016. The owner of numerous other passenger and


From the Ashes: Rebuilding Montserrat

August 29, 2016 Ian McMurtry

1995 was a rough year for the islands of the Caribbean, as Hurricane Luis destroyed much of the northeast islands such as St. Maarten and the US Virigin Islands, damaging tourism and forever closing hotels like the


Birmingham Accomplishes Record Passenger Traffic

August 27, 2016 James Field

Birmingham Airport has recorded their highest passenger numbers ever in their 77-year history as a gateway airport between Manchester and London. The airport, based in the midlands, has seen 11 million passengers travel through in


Saying Goodbye To The Silver MD-80s

August 24, 2016 Matthew Garcia

Tuesday may have been a normal day of hard labor for most commercial aircraft but for 20 American MD 80s, it was retirement day. “It’s a bittersweet day as we say goodbye to so many

Editor's Pick

World’s Largest Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

August 22, 2016 Parker Davis

The world’s largest aircraft had a successful first flight on Wednesday. The Airlander 10, a modern version of mid-19th century helium-filled airships owned by British aerospace company Hybrid Air Vehicles, flew around Bedfordshire, England for


Abandoned in the Rust Belt: Part Three

August 18, 2016 Ian McMurtry

This is the finale of this three part series, taking a closer look at airports in the “Rust Belt” that have seen the demise of much of their service. However, not all hope is lost as


5 Reasons to Fly Norwegian

August 17, 2016 Staff

Award-winning and disruptive, Norwegian (operating as Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian Long Haul, and Norwegian Air International) has been raising eyebrows in recent years with regulation hurdles and at times controversial business practices. Through it all,


Airline Reservations Systems: A Brief History

August 16, 2016 Parker Davis

In 1946, American Airlines began experimenting with the first automated booking system, the Electromechanical Reservisor. In 1952, the airline introduced a newer system in order to gain access to inventory in real time from across


FAA Grants Safety Rating for Indonesian Carriers

August 15, 2016 Parker Davis

The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that Indonesia now meets International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards and has received a Category 1 rating. This means Indonesian carriers will now be able to fly to the

Trip Reports

TRIP REPORT: A Short Hop on Spirit

August 14, 2016 Daniel Morley

Spirit Airlines has a reputation for offering a bare fare. As the United States’s first Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC), the airline prides itself on offering the lowest fare. In order to compensate for that

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