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A rendering of Virgin America's Airbus A321neos which are expected to be delivered by May 2017 (Photo: Virgin America)

Virgin America Slated to Launch New A321neos on Flights to Washington-Reagan and New York-JFK

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 of Airbus A319s and A320s, the A321neo will be the newest and largest aircraft in the all-Airbus fleet. The A321 (new engine option) will feature 185 seats in total, an…

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…

Alaska Announces Specifics on New Premium Class

Alaska Airlines announced more details on their new Premium Class Thursday, which includes four inches of extra legroom, a free snack and drink, and early boarding. The product, akin to American's Main Cabin Extra or Delta's Comfort+, was announced in December 2015 at Delta's investor conference. The airline said on…

Delta Introduces New Premium Product: What’s Next For US Premium…

Delta Air Lines on Thursday released a first look into their new premium economy cabin, which will debut in late 2017 on select international flights. The new product, which Delta has branded as Delta Premium, is the second new cabin that they have announced this year, the other being their…

Can’t Take the Heat: Airline Graveyards Outside of the Southwest

The Southwestern corner of the United States has become the retirement home to hundreds of old aircraft over the years, however, some airports outside of the mega graveyards in Arizona, California, and New Mexico have found a way to scrap and store airliners. From tropical Florida to snowy Michigan, numerous airframes have found…

MD-80s: The Beginning of the End?

In recent headlines, Delta Air Lines has reported a successful quarter as well as many of the airlines due to low fuel costs. However, every airline continues to examine their fleet to see where they can improve efficiencies and cut costs. Unfortunately, for the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series, also known…