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United Announces the Comeback of Snacks for Economy Travelers

After years of economy passengers onboard United going without free snacks, the airline has announced that it will be reinstating the service. They will begin offering snacks for all travelers this upcoming February in hopes of continuing to win back customers and prove that it can offer a better experience. "We're refocusing on the big and little things that we know matter to our customers and shape how they feel about their travel experience," stated Jimmy Samartzis, United's vice president…

Emirates Continues to Rapidly Update Its Fleet

Emirates has announced its plans to retire over 50 airplanes over the next three years as part of a fleet modernization program aimed at reducing the current fleet's average age. The Dubai based carrier will receive 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300ERs, which will replace aging aircraft such as…

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 8

On December 8, 2015, Boeing officially rolled out the 737 MAX 8. The newest member of the 737 family was proudly revealed to a large group of Boeing employees, marking a very special day for Boeing. Photo gallery of the #737MAX big reveal: https://t.co/jq9oiZJwlN #Boeing pic.twitter.com/yegaHN9He7 — Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) December…

The Metrojet Crash, A Week Later

On October 31st at 04:13 UTC, Flight 7K9268 operated by an Airbus A321-200 (EI-ETJ) for Metrojet between Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg carrying 217 passengers and 7 crew, disappeared from radar while over the Sinai Peninsular in northern Egpyt. A few hours later, 50 ambulances that were dispatched to…

A Closer Look at the Dynamic Airways Engine Fire in…

On October 29th, Dynamic Airways flight 405 suffered an engine fire while taxiing at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. The Boeing 767-200, with 101 passengers and crew on board, was preparing for a 12:30 p.m. ET takeoff to Caracas, Venezuela, when pilots on another airplane reported to air traffic control that…

MetroJet A321 Crashes Near Sinai

At around 08:00 UTC, reports surfaced that a Russian airliner disappeared 23 minutes after departure from Egyptian radar whilst enroute from Egypt's Sharm El- Sheikh to Russia's St. Petersburg. The aircraft departed from Egypt at 03:51 UTC Soon after reports of the disappearance, various sources have confirmed that the airliner in…

US Airways Flies Into the Sunset, Finalizing the Merger with…

US Airways officially ends service on October 17th, completing the carrier’s 76-year-old history. The Brand's Rich History The brand's legacy dates back to 1939 (hence the last flight's number) when the airline, previously named Allegheny Airlines was based in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and operated mostly in the Northeast. Allegheny…

Transaero To Cease Operations in December

It looks like it is over for Russia's largest privately owned airline, Transaero, as the takeover by State-owned flag carrier Aeroflot has fallen through. Today, Transaero's stocks plummeted by 53% to an all-time low, trading at just 12 rubles (less than 20 cents) on the Moscow Stock Exchange. Some Background…

British Airways 777-200 Bound for Gatwick Catches Fire at LAS

At approximately 4:03 PM PST, a British Airways 777-200 (G-VIIO) aborted takeoff after a left engine fire at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, according to the FAA. The FAA reported that the fire ignited shortly before the V1 takeoff roll. Passengers evacuated via the emergency slides, however it appeared as though…

Jeff Smisek Resigns and Oscar Munoz Becomes New CEO of…

Effective immediately, United Continental Holdings Inc. said that Jeff Smisek will resign from his position as chairman, president, chief executive officer, and as a director. In replacement, the company has appointed Oscar Munoz as president, chief executive officer, and as a board director. In a statement, United also said that…