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The Lewiston Port of Entry in western New York state. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Crossing O’er: Why North American Travelers Trek Across International Borders for Cheaper Flights

It’s not uncommon for the average person to go out of their way to save money. People will drive to a further gas station to save a few cents on gas, take indirect routes to avoid toll roads and spend hours comparing prices for a product, all to get the most bang out of their buck. Air travel is no different, as some will resort to crossing international borders to save money on airfare. In Europe, crossing borders for cheaper…

Airbus to Axe A380 Production Line in 2021

Emirates has finally confirmed that it reviewed its fleet strategy, and as a result, Airbus announced that it will cease the production of the A380. "Following a review of its operations, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook by 39 aircraft with 14 A380s remaining in the backlog yet to be…

EVA Air Introduces New Method to Protect Flight Attendants

In response to the humiliating incident involving a group of female flight attendants, Taiwan-based EVA Air announced that passenger displaying inappropriate behavior will be denied boarding in the future. On Jan. 19, an American male passenger who is assumed to weigh 200 kilograms in a wheelchair, took an EVA Air…

The Price is Right: How Airfare Works

Often we see passengers surprised with the fact that they are paying $700 for a 7 hours international flight and $500 for a 2 hours domestic flight. The average buyer tries to reason that an airline ticket price should be proportional to the duration of the flight. The confusion gets…

The World’s Most Travelled Man

When you think of whom may have flown the most on aircraft, most would assume it is a pilot. Or possibly a long-serving flight attendant. Or an independently wealthy aviation geek. It is, however, a passenger: Meet 77-year old British businessman Fred Finn. Mr. Finn has spent most of his work…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Commence Operations This Month

Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,' said tickets…

Boeing-Embraer Deal: Brazil’s New President Doubts on the Specifics

Once neglected by the two major builders, the 100-150 seat segment became a key player in the last few years. After Airbus’ acquisition of Bombardier's CSeries program, it was a matter of time to see Boeing going after the other competitor: Embraer. Both companies have a long history of collaboration,…

Germany to Ban Iran’s Mahan Air in January

The government of Germany is to impose a ban on Iran's second largest airline, according to a report in the Bild newspaper. Mahan Air, which currently operates six times per week to destinations in Munich and Dusseldorf from its base in Tehran, is rumored to be facing the ban in…

Jet Airways Sees Heavy Losses While Continuing to Struggle in…

Jet Airways is facing a tough scenario, as it is taking heavy losses per a combination of rising costs and steep income deprecation. The tough industry environment in the backdrop of a sharp rise in Brent fuel price by more than 50 percent over Q2 FY18, a depreciating rupee and…

Turkish Airlines Announces Record Nine Month Profit, Begins Operations from…

Turkish Airlines reported this week that in the first nine months of 2018 they have achieved a net profit of $755 million, a 300 percent increase versus the same period of 2017. The airline has made significant gains in most of the metrics used to measure airline performance. Revenue rose by…