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Deboarding Volotea's A320 EC-NON in Pisa. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

European Ultra Low-Cost Flying Part Three: Olbia-Pisa with Volotea

This is Part Three in a short series of trip reports aboard European ultra-low-cost carriers. To view Part One, click here, and to view Part Two, click here. As explained in the previous article, the plan was to fly DAT from Catania, Italy to Olbia, Italy then return to Pisa, Italy in the same night. In June, Volotea opened a base in Olbia, so they had quite a lot of destinations from that city. Thankfully, Pisa was one of them.…

European Ultra-Low-Cost Flying Part Two: Pisa to Catania with Ryanair

This is Part Two in a short series of trip reports aboard European ultra-low-cost carriers. To view Part One, click here. I don't think I need to say much about Ryanair. The juggernaut of affordable travel revolutionized forever how people fly in Europe, defying legacy airlines and lowering fares significantly.…

European Ultra Low-Cost Flying Part One: Pisa-Palermo-Pisa with Wizz Air

One of the things I looked forward the most to once I moved to Europe was insanely cheap travel – in other words, flying the continents' ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs). I always thought that was a myth and that fares were rarely low, but once restrictions started to be lifted…

Trip Report: Flying to Elba in Silver Air’s Let 410

This is Part One of a two-part series about Silver Air and its flights to Elba. Check back on AirlineGeeks for Part Two. More than a year after COVID-19 devastated its health system, apparently Italy is finally awaking after very difficult times with all the restrictions caused by the pandemic.…

Trip Report: An Intercontinental Odyssey in Times of COVID-19 (Part…

This is Part Two of a two-chapter story about international travel during times of COVID-19. This article reports the second and third legs -- the transatlantic flight from São Paulo to Frankfurt with LATAM Brasil, and a hop from Frankfurt to Florence with Lufthansa CityLine. Part One is available here.…

Trip Report: An Intercontinental Odyssey in Times of COVID-19 (Part…

This is Part One of a two-chapter story about international travel during times of COVID-19. This article introduces the routing, flights and reports the first leg -- a domestic widebody sector from Porto Alegre to São Paulo/Guarulhos with LATAM Brasil. The second part should be published in the next few…

Trip Report: Flying on a Qatar Airways 777-200LR from São…

Qatar Airways and its main hub Hamad International Airport recently announced an expansion to the airport that would increase its capacity in time for the 2022 World Cup and make it a destination without itself. En route to Doha, AirlineGeeks was invited by Qatar Airways to fly in its newest…

Trip Report: Onboard Azul’s First E195-E2 Flight

One month after having its first Embraer E195-E2 delivered, Azul started commercial flights with the new generation regional jet on Thursday, making a roundtrip between its hub in Campinas and Brazil's capital city of Brasília. PR-PJN, named "Sou Azul" and still the only E2 in Azul's fleet, was designated to…

Trip Report: Flying from Porto Alegre to Congonhas with LATAM…

Since TAM became LATAM after the merger with LAN at the start of 2016, many changes in the airline's service have occurred. The airline that, pushed a "premium" service from the beginning, needed to adapt to the reality of the market to assure its survival. Thus, the carrier adopted low-cost…

Trip Report: Flying from Porto Alegre to Congonhas with LATAM…

Since TAM became LATAM after the merger with LAN at the start of 2016, many changes in the airline's service have occurred. The airline that, pushed a "premium" service from the beginning, needed to adapt to the reality of the market to assure its survival. Thus, the carrier adopted low-cost…