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N719AN, an American Boeing 777-300ER just in from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

AAviationDay 2018: A Global Recap

In what is widely regarding as the preeminent aviation event of the year, AirlineGeeks and American Airlines held the third annual AAviationDay on Friday to promote the beauty of aviation to adoring enthusiasts around the world. The yearly event is planned around National Aviation Day, a national observation day started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to honor Orville Wright’s birthday on Aug. 19. This exclusive behind the scenes look at the inner workings took place at 10 airports this year,…

China Airlines to Introduce Airbus A350 Service to Ontario, California

Taiwan’s China Airlines will be introducing the Airbus A350-900 on its nonstop service to Ontario, Calif. from Taipei. The service is currently being operated by the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER but will be switched out starting on Oct. 28, 2018. Service to Ontario began in March this year and has been…

American Airlines Unveils DC-3 Food Truck in Los Angeles

In aviation, aircraft conversions are standard practice, with older aircraft being converted from passenger to cargo configurations. On Monday, however, American Airlines and Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, a local Los Angeles aviation museum, unveiled the first-ever DC-3 aircraft converted into a gourmet food truck. The DC-3/food truck, named the “DC-3 Gourmet,”…

Trip Report: Qantas First Class – Los Angeles to Sydney

Qantas’ international first class product on the A380 is a favorite among avid travelers and frequent fliers alike. From lavish bedding to restaurant-style dining, the product is a step above premium and is worth just about every point, mile or penny, especially on a long flight Down Under. Indeed the…

Delta to Upgrade and Connect its Los Angeles Terminals Following…

Since its relocation to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in May 2017, Delta Air Lines has had to abandon its recently upgraded Terminal 5 and new Delta ONE Lounge which both debuted in 2015. The move was unfortunate but strategic, allowing Delta to add more than…

Trip Report: XiamenAir’s Boeing 787 to Xiamen, China

Chinese tourism is a big deal for Los Angeles. With more than 1.1 million visitors alone in 2017, China drives more than $1 billion dollars into Los Angeles’s economy annually. With the country’s increased wealth, coupled with the nation's 'one route, one airline' policy, there is now an increased demand…

12 Photos from LAX’s Bustling Airfield

There is hardly a quiet day at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The world's fourth busiest airport by passengers numbers served 84,557,968 customers in 2017 alone. LAX is no stranger to traffic diversity either. With a glance over at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), it is easy to spot…

Nonstop Singapore to New York Flights Slated to Resume by…

Singapore Airlines will once again reclaim the title for the world’s longest scheduled flight with the Singapore to New York route. With a new generation of aircraft offering enough fuel efficiency to make lengthy routes more profitable, the airline will resume its non-stop services to Los Angeles and New York.…

Virgin America’s Final Flight Takes Off into the Night Sky

On Tuesday tonight, Virgin America’s last ever flight departed, marking the end of an era for Richard Branson’s San Francisco-based startup carrier. VX1948 is the airline’s last revenue departure, from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 9:32 p.m. marking the last departure for the carrier. Around 11:01 p.m. the flight…

Automated People Mover Coming to LAX in 2023

Although it is one of the busiest gateways to the world, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is pretty inconvenient to get to. Outside of walking (yes, you can actually walk to LAX) the only way to get to this big city airport is by vehicular transport, whether it be Uber,…