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Overlooking JetBlue's operations at New York-JFK (Photo: Malick Mercier)

The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates 2017 Grant Recipients with JFK Airport Tour

JetBlue Airways and The JetBlue Foundation chose the New York Hall of Science as the venue to present the thrusting of grants totaling $162,000 into the arms of six different aviation programs that all share the common goal of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, to the fliers of tomorrow.  STEM education is notoriously unavailable specifically to minority groups, women, and veterans. JetBlue hopes to fulfill its mission of Inspiring Humanity by placing the money right in their hands.  Joanna…

3D Printing Is Taking to the Skies with Boeing

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will now be fitted with titanium...from a printer. The Boeing Company has partnered with Norsk Titanium to 3D print titanium for the Dreamliner production line in hopes to save up to three million dollars. The order for the parts came at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow when…

Nine Years Later: The Triple Airline Defuncts of 2008

Beginning on March 31, 2008 and lasting through April 5, 2008, three distinct airlines closed their doors in the United States. At the time, the global economy was in shambles with unemployment being up and the price oil holding at an all time high.  People were traveling less during this time…

US and UK Ban Large Electronic Devices inside Cabins from…

On Tuesday, both the U.S. and U.K. announced changes to security procedures regarding electronic devices in the cabin of flights originating from certain countries. This is expected to affect numerous passengers. Here's what travelers need to know: The US Ban The U.S. Government has announced that airlines flying non-stop to…

A City Divided: The Kansas City Airport Debate

Kansas City is rapidly reinvigorating itself, from revitalized suburbs like Overland Park, Olathe, and Piper to the recent success of sports teams such as the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City. However, there is one eyesore that has divided the Midwest city: the airport. Kansas City…

Feeling the LUV: Southwest Outlines Latest Expansions and Cuts for…

On Jan. 5, 2017, Southwest Airlines announced their schedule for the Summer 2017 season. One of the biggest announcements to come from the schedule announcement is the addition of service to Cincinnati. However, this new service to the Queen City will see service to Dayton and Akron cut. Flights to…

Photo Gallery: Planespotting from a Mountain at Vail Eagle County…

Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail’s Eagle County Airport offers a scenic backdrop for those traveling into the small airfield. The airport only sees a few flights per day from major US carriers, such as American, United, and Delta. However, the airport also sees plenty of general…

FareCompare Debunks International Southwest Effect

According to a recent study released by FareCompare.com, international flyers traveling to the United States do not receive long term benefits from the "Southwest Effect." Well-known to domestic travelers, the Southwest Effect describes a drop in average airfare when Southwest enters a market. A previous study by FareCompare supported the…

The Highs and Lows of Standby Travel

Working for an airline has many perks. Not only do you get to work in an airport, working with airplanes everyday, airline employees are also given discounted, almost free travel on many airlines. However, this discounted travel comes at a price: The Standby List. If you ever have been sitting…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: LTU International

12thLufttransport-Unternehmen GmbH (abbreviated LTU) was founded in 1955 as a way to offer charter and commercial flights from Germany to leisure destinations. The airline started with short flights using Vickers VC-1s that operated around the neighboring countries. The de Havilland DH-104 and Fokker F28 were added to help supply the…