Trip Report: Flying on a Swoop Boeing 737-800 from Hamilton…

Since high average fares are quite typical of the Canadian market, it was not difficult to foresee the launch of one or more Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) ventures north of the 45th parallel. Despite being the first new ULCC, NewLeaf Airlines never really started their operations before they were eventually taken…

Trip Report: Flying in Business Class on LATAM’s Boeing 767-300ER…

As part of a continuous effort to become the carrier of choice for South American travelers and people traveling to the region, LATAM recently embarked on a significant expansion for its North American and European network. Over the last couple of years, the South American carrier has strengthened its presence…

Trip Report: Flying from Phoenix to Orlando and Back on…

American debuted its newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, into passenger service on Tuesday. The latest-generation narrowbody aircraft offers exceptional range, larger overhead bin space and, overall, a better passenger experience over previous-generation A320 family models. American became the third operator of the type in the U.S. after taking delivery back…

Regional Ride: A Flight with ViaAir

Recent advertisements show ViaAir marketing itself as Austin’s hometown airline. Though the carrier is based in Orlando, Florida ViaAir has rapidly expanded in Austin. Initially a scheduled charter airline and Essential Air Service (EAS) provider, the airline has greatly transformed, now fully focused on flying scheduled commercial flights. The airline…

Trip Report: Flying on LEVEL’s Airbus A330-200 in Economy and…

With low-cost transatlantic carriers digging into the bottom lines of major airlines, the response by many has been to reduce services and increase revenue through ancillary fees. However, the International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of airlines such as British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, had decided to take…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on an Avianca Boeing 787-8…

Avianca recently began to operate flights between Bogota and Munich, with the service starting on Nov. 16, in what has become the carrier's fourth destination in Europe after Madrid, Barcelona and London. The flight is not only the longest that the airline operates to Europe but is also the longest…

Trip Report: Impressive 90 Minute Journey on India’s Vistara

Airlines in India don’t have the same clout that other airlines do. Air India and Jet Airways aren’t even in the same league as airlines like Singapore or ANA. So when I needed to fly from New Delhi to Ahmedabad, India I was mentally preparing myself for the worst. The…

Trip Report: A Disappointing Journey on One of KLM’s Most…

As a typical AvGeek, I’ve always taken any opportunity possible to fly on the most unique and unusual aircraft flying the friendly skies. I’ve flown from Phoenix to New York via San Francisco and Chicago to fly on a United 747-400 before it retired, from New York and back via…

Trip Report: Onboard Gulf Air’s Boeing 787

When most travelers think of Middle Eastern airlines, they think of Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways.  However, there are several smaller carriers based in the Middle East that allow for local and international passengers alike to travel great lengths. With over 45 international destinations across 26 countries, Gulf Air is…