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LAX tunnel connecting Terminal 5 with Terminal 6 (Photo: Albert Kuan)

LAX’s Long-Standing History with Inter-Terminal Underground Tunnels

Before it became one of the busiest airports in the U.S., Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) started out as a small dirt landing strip void of the central terminal buildings and paparazzi that most are so used to seeing today. Most intercity travel in 1930s Los Angeles started and ended at the then newly-built Union Station in Downtown LA, and LAX only started having commercial flights during the late 1940s. It was only during the early 1960s and the arrival…

Delta Adds First Airbus A350XWB Route from Los Angeles

As Delta Air Lines phases out its remaining 747s which it inherited after merging with Northwest Airlines in 2010, the airline has been hard at work welcoming its newest flagship: the Airbus A350-900, into its network. After being the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the new airplane in…

Qantas Announces New Service to San Francisco from Melbourne

Qantas Airways has been busy with their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. First, the airline announced the name for their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Then, Qantas announced that they will be adding an additional flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles and adding a new route to their network, Melbourne to San Francisco, with…

Fourth U.S. Airline Pulls Out of Cuban Market

Alaska Airlines announced that it will end its daily flights between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba, with its last flight to the Cuban capital planned for Jan. 22, 2018. Alaska was the first carrier to connect the West Coast and Havana with commercial service beginning on Jan. 5, 2017. Andrew…

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Los Angeles Flights

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that they will be increasing their London-Heathrow to Los Angeles flights to three per day. This move comes as Virgin Atlantic and their codeshare partner, Delta, plan to increase the quality of their service across the Atlantic. Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice President at Virgin Atlantic, said: "We have…

Qatar Airways Announces Sizable Expansion to the U.S.

Just this morning, Qatar Airways has announced it will continue with its rapid expansion, adding Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles to its route map by 2016. Once all three routes are added, Qatar will serve 10 destinations in the US, furthering its reach as it attempts to compete with both…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trans World Airlines

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="300"] A TWA Lockheed Constellation | Photo provided by WikiMedia[/caption] TWA, one of the oldest airlines, ceased operations on Dec. 1, 2001, after nearly 76 years. Founded on July 13, 1925 as Western Air Express, it merged with Transcontinental Air Transport just five years later, causing the…

Delta 717s are Finally Going West

We have heard a lot from passengers on the west coast asking Delta when they will bring their 717's out west. Well, the time is coming. Delta has recently announced that their Boeing 717's will be flying 8 of the 15 daily flights between Los Angeles International Airport and San…