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A Volaris A320 prepares for its next flight in Austin. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Two Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers Connect With New Codeshare Agreement

Codeshare agreements, which allow airlines to sell tickets on partner airlines, are commonplace among the world's airlines as they allow better connectivity and more options for passengers. Ultra-low-cost-carriers (ULCC), however, have resisted these agreements with major airlines, as they don't greatly benefit from them due to their ultra-low fares and ancillary fees. In a historic twist, however, Denver-based Frontier Airlines and Mexico City-based Volaris have teamed up to create the world’s first ultra-low-cost carrier codeshare agreement. When announcing the agreement,…

Increased Security Begins for U.S. Bound International Flights

Thursday marked the start of heightened security checks for passengers on U.S. bound international flights. These new measures, imposed by the Trump administration, impact all travelers, including American citizens. According to the Associated Press, "confusion still remains about the new regulations." These new security measures include questions that passengers must…

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Draws Massive Airplane Routing Over the U.S.

A couple of Boeing test pilots decided to put their artist hat on Wednesday night as they worked to draw a 787 design over the continental U.S. The flight from Boeing Field to Boeing Field lasted about 18 hours and covered approximately 9,000 miles, according to Flightaware. The design, whose…

Delta Becomes First North American Airbus A350-900XWB Owner

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines quietly took contractual delivery of its first Airbus A350-900XWB on Thursday at Airbus' Toulouse manufacturing hub. N501DN is the first of 25 frames currently on order for the carrier. The aircraft rolled out of the paint shop last month before completing a series of test and…

Smaller Seats or Higher Fares: A Heated Debate in the…

Passenger comfort has slowly been on the decline for economy passengers in the United States. Much of this decline, however, is due to the passenger's pockets and the fact that many standard travelers are looking for the cheapest way possible to get from their origin to their destination and back.…

Key Takeaways From the Airlines’ Day on Capitol Hill

A clash of titans took place on Capitol Hill Tuesday when executives from multiple U.S. airlines testified to Congress regarding everything from overbooking to checked bag fees. The meeting was trumpeted as an opportunity for more change to be enacted on the airline industry from the outside. “If we don't…

Opinion: Bring Back the U.S. Legacy Airline Backed Low-Cost Carriers

With a majority of the U.S.'s legacy carriers rolling out basic economy coupled with recent financial success, could it be time to see the return of the carrier within a carrier? If legacy airlines ever wanted to experiment with a low-cost carrier subsidy, now is the time. Most of the…