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Preparing to push back from SFO on the world's first revenue A321neo flight (Photo: Jeff Hernandez)

Taking a Ride Onboard the World’s First Revenue A321neo Flight

The morning of a much-anticipated trip is always the best. Anticipation is at its zenith, excitement is at full throttle, and all an avgeek like myself can do is countdown the minutes until it is time to leave for the airport. Of course, this morning was the whole reason I came across the country to San Francisco in the first place. Virgin America would become the world’s first Airbus A321neo operator, and I had a window seat to experience it…

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…

Network Impact: Alaska Airlines Acquires Virgin America

As news broke last week of Alaska Airlines' acquisition of Virgin America, all other domestic airlines in the region would have been hastily analyzing its impact on their market share. The deal, valued at $57 a share in cash, has resulted in a $4 billion transaction including debt. Let's take a…

American and Qantas increase Their Partnership: Announce New Trans-Pacific Routes

On Tuesday, June 9th, Qantas and American Airlines held a press conference at the IATA Annual General Meeting. In this conference, Doug Parker, American's CEO, and Alan Joyce, Qantas' CEO, sat down to make numerous important announcements having to do with their route networks. Speaking first, Doug Parker addressed members…