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The tail of a Mesa Airlines CRJ-900 operating for American Eagle. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Wichita Lands Phoenix Competition with New American Service

One of Wichita’s most popular carriers has officially launched its newest route from the city as American Airlines flew its inaugural flight from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday. The largest airline to serve Wichita, American will fly the route daily through the winter and spring seasons before seasonally suspending the route on May 6, 2020. The new service is operated by American’s Phoenix-based regional carrier, Mesa Airlines, with its 76-seat Bombardier…

American Gears Up for Thanksgiving Rush With Domestic Widebody Flights,…

As the Thanksgiving travel rush befalls the United States, the big three carriers have been ramping up domestic operations in order to accommodate the record number of passengers set to travel this week. Domestic routes will see increased frequencies, unique flight times and even upgraded aircraft, including widebody aircraft primarily…

Frontier Expands Las Vegas Service

Denver-based Frontier Airlines will be expanding and launching new services out of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas this coming Fall 2019. The ultra-low-cost carrier which turned 25 on Friday announced seven new year-round destinations from its west coast focus city which will begin rolling out in early September. Furthermore,…

Allegiant Seeks DOT Permission to Fly to Mexico

U.S. leisure carrier Allegiant Air has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to offer scheduled air services between the United States and Mexico. This would mark the beginning of international services for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which has so far limited its operations to 117 destinations all within…

Trip Report: Flying from Phoenix to Orlando and Back on…

American debuted its newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, into passenger service on Tuesday. The latest-generation narrowbody aircraft offers exceptional range, larger overhead bin space and, overall, a better passenger experience over previous-generation A320 family models. American became the third operator of the type in the U.S. after taking delivery back…

American Debuts A321neo into Passenger Service on Phoenix to Orlando…

Just over two months after taking delivery of its newest jet, American debuted its Airbus A321neo into passenger service on Tuesday. The inaugural flight for the next-generation aircraft operated between Phoenix and Orlando as flight AA682. This route will join a handful of others over the coming months as proving…

American’s First Airbus A321neo Spotted in Hamburg

American Airlines’ first Airbus A321neo was spotted fully painted in the airline’s colors at Airbus’ production facility in Hamburg. The aircraft is slated to be delivered to American in the next few weeks before joining the airline’s fleet in April. American will be the third carrier to operate the new…

From a Thriving Military Base to an Aircraft Boneyard: Phoenix…

It's not often that you’ll see a Corsair Boeing 747-300, China Southern Boeing 777-200, US Airways Boeing 757 and a Southwest Airlines 737-700 hanging out with the German Air Force and perspective KLM and Lufthansa pilots at a small general aviation airport. However, Phoenix Goodyear Airport is not your typical…

Multiple Flights Cancelled Due To Heat In Phoenix

With temperatures approaching record highs this week in Phoenix, Arizona, American Airlines has had to cancel more than 40 flights in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor simply because the planes cannot take off. Over the past couple of days, temperatures at the airport have been hovering around 120 degrees…