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American rolls out its signature AstroJet retro livery on N905NN (Photo: American Airlines)

Photos: American Rolls out New AstroJet-Themed Boeing 737-800

American's AstroJet retro paint scheme has been a long-enduring staple of the airline's fleet. It is beloved among aviation enthusiasts and airline employees alike while still being recognizable by seasoned passengers. The original livery was painted on N951AA (ship 3CF), the carrier's 50th Boeing 737 aircraft which was delivered in 2000. Last month, that aircraft ferried to New Iberia, La. where it was painted with the standard livery. Why is this retro livery so recognizable? It's nostalgic. The actual livery…

Smaller Seats or Higher Fares: A Heated Debate in the…

Passenger comfort has slowly been on the decline for economy passengers in the United States. Much of this decline, however, is due to the passenger's pockets and the fact that many standard travelers are looking for the cheapest way possible to get from their origin to their destination and back.…

SWISS Takes Delivery of Highly Anticipated Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

On Friday, Bombardier announced that Swiss International Airlines took delivery of their first CS300 aircraft at Bombardier's C Series manufacturing facility in Mirabel, Canada. SWISS has planned the CS300's first commercial maiden flight on June 1, 2017, operating from Geneva to Heathrow. The airline intends to take delivery of 30 total…

21 Airlines Begin Process of Shifting Terminals at Los Angeles…

After months of preparation, the monumental challenge of moving 21 airlines from various terminals across LAX began on Saturday morning. The cost of the move? $60 million, picked up by Delta Air Lines who plans to spend a further $1.9 billion developing its new location with upgraded check in areas,…

China’s Comac C919 Takes off on Historic Maiden Flight

At 02:01 am Eastern Time (14:01 local) the first Comac C919 took off on its maiden flight departing from runway 34R of Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The aircraft, registered B-001A, operating under a special permit to fly by the Chinese CAA, touched back down at 15:20 pm following a one…

Cargo Pilot Christiaan van Heijst: A Visual Look From 35,000…

Recently, AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to interview Cargolux pilot Christiaan van Heijst. We asked him a series of questions that could be beneficial or interesting to the common aviator, aspiring pilot or budding aviation enthusiast. Christiaan is popular amongst social media and other platforms for the sheer quality of his…

US and UK Ban Large Electronic Devices inside Cabins from…

On Tuesday, both the U.S. and U.K. announced changes to security procedures regarding electronic devices in the cabin of flights originating from certain countries. This is expected to affect numerous passengers. Here's what travelers need to know: The US Ban The U.S. Government has announced that airlines flying non-stop to…

Photos: Taking a Ride Onboard United’s Brand New Boeing 777-300ER

Yesterday AirlineGeeks.com had the chance to attend a preview flight of the new United 777-300ER aircraft featuring the carrier's new Polaris business class seat. We were able to test out the whole experience from the lounge to the multi-course onboard meal. Our day started at the recently opened Polaris lounge…

Virgin America Slated to Launch New A321neos on Flights to…

Burlingame-based Virgin America plans to take delivery of their first A321neo by May 2017. The airline has a total of 10 of the newest Airbus narrowbody aircraft currently on order, with all deliveries expected to be complete by the third quarter of 2018.  While the Virgin America fleet has consisted…

Training to Become an Airline Pilot in the 21st Century

Intersted in becoming an airline pilot? Find out more information about flight schools at www.learn-to-fly.eu The basis of this article is to provide an insight to one person's views on training to become an airline pilot, in Europe, during the 21st century. I don't think I will ever get bored of…