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The Boeing 737 MAX 9 departs from Renton Municipal Airport on its maiden flight (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Krautkremer)

United Airlines Announces Start Date for Boeing 737 MAX 9

Just three days after the aircraft was cleared for commercial operations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United Airlines announced its initial routes for the carrier's newest single-aisle addition, the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The announcement comes after an exciting month for Boeing, first with the unveiling of the 737 MAX 7 aircraft two weeks ago and now with the issuance of an amended type rating for the 737 MAX 8 on Friday. United Airlines has picked June 7…

SonAir Ends Houston Express After 17 Years

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) made headlines when it became the first airport in North America to offer non-stop flights to each continent, excluding Antarctica, a few weeks ago. The addition of United’s flight from IAH to Sydney meant that there was now a direct flight to mainland Australia.…

United Continues to Shatter Long-Haul Records with New Routes and…

United Airlines has wasted no time in utilizing its newest widebody additions: the Boeing 777-300ER and the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. For the Chicago-based carrier, the two aircraft are the largest in its fleet with some of the longest ranges among current aircraft offerings. United’s most recent additions to its route…

What It’s Like to Fly Onboard Southwest’s New Boeing 737…

“My name is Gary Kelly, and I am an employee here at Southwest Airlines.” This was the unique start that Southwest’s CEO, Gary Kelly, had to say when his team opened the door for the first flight of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by a U.S-based airline. The comment…

Another Long-Range Dreamliner Route: United Announces Nonstop Service from Houston…

United Airlines announced on Thursday that it will be starting nonstop service between its Houston hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Sydney, Australia (SYD) on Jan. 18, 2018, pending government approval, with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This comes right after the airline fully restarted service to Houston after…

‘New Spirit of United’ Arrives to Support Disaster Relief Efforts…

The tragic flooding in the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on the local community. For one airline, sending support to its second largest hub extended much farther than travel waivers or meal vouches, but humanitarian aid in the form of three wide-body flights. With 484 combined daily…

The Best of Texas: Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport

Texas. Its history is a long and complicated one, having been a part of Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and finally, the United States of America. In 1845, Texas became the 28th state to enter the union, and 172 years later it stands…

Opinion: Living in a Hub City Remains Both a Blessing…

We’re currently living in an age where it’s the most convenient to be able to fly from point A to point B without stopping. However, there are still many across the globe that are living in smaller cities with not a lot of air service to their main airports. Therefore, the…

Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A350-900XWB Takes Off for Houston

Singapore Airlines has continued evaluating its overall global network. On Tuesday, the airline inaugurated service with their Airbus A350-900XWB between Singapore, Manchester, and Houston. Over the last few months, the carrier has made quite a few changes on this route. Initially, the trip involved a stopover in Moscow on the way…

Houston Hobby Celebrates One Year of International Travel

October marked the one year anniversary of international travel from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The 156 million dollar international concourse has won the respect of industry leaders as well as its many passengers. The new facility features five gates, a Federal Inspection Station (FIS), a new Southwest ticketing hall,…