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Looking out over the wing on American's 737 MAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

What It’s Like to Fly the 737 MAX Post-Grounding

On Tuesday, Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX took to the skies again in the U.S. with paying passengers onboard. American Airlines became the first U.S. operator to place the type back into revenue service with a flight from Miami International Airport to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Other U.S. airlines are planning on launching 737 MAX flights in the coming months. United is planning on restarting MAX services on Feb. 11, 2021, while Alaska Airlines, which recently placed an order for an…

British Airways Marches On With Its Staff And Cost Reduction…

After reaching a deal with its pilots securing a 20% pay cut during the COVID-19 crisis, an 8% average pay reduction in the long-term and 270 redundancies, British Airways is pushing ahead with its plan to change the terms and conditions for more than 10,000 among cabin crew, engineers and…

Chinese Aviation Authority Supporting Airline-Saving Measures

Earlier this month, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said it would promote and allow measures that allow airlines to continue to stay afloat as the country's aviation industry is plagued by the lack of travel resulting from the novel coronavirus that has filled up headlines. The Chinese aviation regulator…

Protests in Hong Kong Causing Flight Delays

In what is seen as the biggest demonstration of its kind in Hong Kong since 1967, continued protests have worsened conditions for arriving and departing flights as the city comes to a standstill. Protestors, who have taken to the streets to protest an extradition law imposed by China and Hong…

Protests in Hong Kong Causing Flight Delays

In what is seen as the biggest demonstration of its kind in Hong Kong since 1967, continued protests have worsened conditions for arriving and departing flights as the city comes to a standstill. Protestors, who have taken to the streets to protest an extradition law imposed by China and Hong…

Out to Lunch: Qantas Shows Off First Class Offerings

Australian flag carrier Qantas is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of its partnership with chef Neil Perry, the man behind Rockpool restaurant and others in Sydney. To mark the occasion, Qantas invited AirlineGeeks to lunch in New York City last week with chef Perry creating the menu for the event. Lunch,…

Sun Country Takes Flight to the North Pole

While Sun Country Airlines is known for transporting Minnesotans down south to destinations out of the cold during the winter season, the airline conducted a special flight to an even colder destination than Minneapolis, the North Pole. Onboard the special wintry charter flight were over 150 passengers consisting of children…

ANA’s Turtle-themed A380 Rolls Out of the Paint Shop

One of the three Airbus A380s on order to Japan's All Nippon Airlines (ANA) has rolled out of the paint shop in Hamburg, completing a 21-day paint job featuring the blue turtles of Hawaii. https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1073169801336578048 Design of the livery for the double-decker was part of a competition in 2016 where…

Destination Orlando: Snowball Express Enters 13th Year with Trip to…

American Airlines conducted a nationwide airlift on Saturday as it flew 12 aircraft from every corner of the country on a special mission, bringing Gold Star Families to Walt Disney World in Orlando. As part of the airline’s yearly Snowball Express flights in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation, American…

Air Italy Announces New U.S. Flights as Senators Request Investigation

Air Italy has announced it will launch new routes to two new American cities in 2019, choosing to serve the West Coast cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco in its latest route expansion. Following the launch of New York and Miami service earlier this year, Air Italy focused largely…