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Clearing the storms on arrival into Orlando (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Masked Heart: A Southwest Flight Review During COVID-19

Seeing that restrictions on COVID-19 have slowly eased by some states in the United States and air travel is progressing towards normalcy slowly, demand for flying is returning. However, the airline experience is not what it used to be and experiences change based on the airline. While writers to other sites such as Tom Pallini have covered Delta and American, Southwest should also be put to the test. To compare, I have also done two other Southwest experiences both on…

Airport Ads: How Some Cities Try to Win Over Airlines…

When it comes to the world of supply and demand, the middleman isn't considered by the aviation world as passengers buy an airline ticket directly from the company. But choosing the price to pay or the airline to fly usually dictates a flyer’s starting point. For airports large and small,…

Trip Report: A St. Louis Stop on Southwest

After publishing a Southwest trip review in 2015 based on my flights from St. Louis to Orlando, I assumed I wouldn’t need to go back and write another report of ‘The Symbol of Freedom.' Simply put, a Southwest experience is fairly similar for most routes. However, recent changes in Southwest’s…

St. Louis Airport Gives Aviation Enthusiasts a Behind-the-Scenes Look at…

As crowds gathered downtown Saturday to celebrate the St. Louis Blues winning their first Stanley Cup, AvGeeks would have their own first-time event to celebrate 13 miles to the northwest at the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport as the airport hosted the first edition of STL AvDay. A behind-the-scenes tour of…

Jamaica Sees Big Increase in Summer Flights

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is set to welcome more travellers this summer as 8.4 percent more air seats are bound for the destination, over 1.4 million in total. United States Jamaica’s primary source market — the United States — has been the source of the most growth with over…

WOW Backtracks Previous Expansions to Ease Financial Tensions

With WOW Air and Icelandair rushing to open up new routes last summer the inevitability of some routes failing would come true and early signs of failure have appeared in WOW’s 2019 route map. The airline has decided to remove service to at least three routes before spring 2019 with…

WOW Air Adds Four New U.S. Destinations: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit,…

Already famous for its $99 international flights, WOW Air again made headlines on Wednesday when it announced flights to four new destinations in the U.S. The airline plans to launch flights to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, and St. Louis next spring. WOW will fly four flights a week on the Airbus…

The Near Death and Resurgence of St. Louis International Airport

Airline hubs are generally not the kind of place that change much in terms of service. In the United States, given the last decade of consolidation among airlines, most hub airports will likely stay hubs for their respective airlines for years to come, with only growth or minor downsizing as…

Merger Mishap: The TWA – American Merger 15 Years Later

December 1, 2001 was the last official day of operation for one of America’s most historic carriers, Trans World Airlines. After years of mixed results, ranging from the buildup of a European network to numerous bankruptcies, the airline was acquired by American Airlines. Initial results proved dismal, as poor planning…

INTERACTIVE: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

The airline industry has been slow lately, hasn't it? That's alright because we've come up with a new series to keep you--our audience--entertained. Once a week, we will be posting an interactive image of an airport with a few facts about it. Let's get started with one of our main bases:…