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:…

BRIEF: Southwest Airlines Unveils Missouri One Livery

On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines revealed “Missouri One,” a tribute to the “Show-Me State” for 30 years of service. "Kansas City and St. Louis have been vital cities in our network for more than 30 years," founder Gary Kelly said to an enthusiastic crowd. "I couldn't think of a better way…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: USA 3000

USA 3000, originally known as Brendan Airways, was a small airline formed in 2001 as a way of flying cheap flights from the northeast to the Caribbean. USA3000 officially launched on December 28, 2001 with their first flight from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Cancun, Mexico. USA3000 did most of their early…