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A National Aviation Day event attendee photographing a United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.(Photo: Andrew Salgadoe)

United Airlines and AirlineGeeks Celebrate National Aviation Day with Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Aug. 19, known to most AvGeeks as National Aviation Day, celebrated its 80th anniversary this year. Continuing its yearly tradition, AirlineGeeks once again offered aviation enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look at airline operations across the country, teaming up this year with United Airlines and regional airline Mesa Airlines. On the East Coast, 20 aviation enthusiasts had the opportunity to tour United Airlines' operation at Washington Dulles International Airport, one of the airline's Northeast hubs. Behind-the-Scenes with United Airlines at Dulles Airport…

30 Years Later: Remembering United Flight 232

On July 19, 1989, the crew of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago was faced with the impossible task of flying a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 with 296 people on board after losing all three hydraulic systems. With the event occurring 30 years ago on Friday, it remains as…

The Implications of Alaska’s Newly-Inked Agreement with Air Italy

In a development that is likely to stir some controversy in the U.S. airline business, Italian carrier Air Italy signed a Special Prorate Agreement with Seattle-based Alaska Airlines adding ten more destinations in the United States to its network. These new destinations include Portland, Oregon, San Diego and Seattle and…

First Look: United Updates Globe Livery

Despite the official reveal set for tomorrow April 24, a few pictures have been circulated around social media showcasing a Boeing 737 with United's new livery. AirlineGeeks confirmed with sources close to the airline that the leaked image represents the airline's new livery. The aircraft, a 17-year-old 737-800 with registration…

Air Italy Sparks New Controversy in U.S.-Middle East Carriers Row

The lingering debate fostered by major U.S. carriers complaining about “unfair competition” on behalf of airlines from the Middle East has seen a major flare in the last few days due to some back-and-forth between the CEOs of airlines involved in the dispute. On Tuesday, American CEO Doug Parker, Delta…

United, Air India Marketing New Delhi Flights as Nonstop Despite…

With Pakistan restricting access to its airspace, airlines operating in the region have been forced to take indirect flight paths to get to their destinations. While this may mean an extra hour or so flying time and a brief delay for some, it means fuel stops for those flying the…

Victoria Sees Continued Decrease in U.S. Connections Following Upcoming Delta…

Victoria International Airport, serving the British Columbia capital city of Victoria, will see its number of nonstop connections to the United States continue to decrease as Delta Air Lines has decided to cease service to the city. Delta currently serves the city with a sole route from nearby Seattle-Tacoma International…

SkyWest Announces New Ogdensburg Service, Cancels Massena Plans

The regional arm of United Airlines will be launching new service to one of the most remote outposts of New York State as previously announced plans to serve Ogdensburg, N.Y. now has a firm state date. From May 3, Ogdensburg International Airport in northern New York will see a complete…

Report: United to Update Globe Livery Acquired in Continental Merger

The United Airlines of yesteryear had always been synonymous with one symbol, the tulip. Although not of Dutch origins where the tulip was once a highly valued and speculated upon commodity, United had sported the tulip, merely consisting of four lines with curved edges, for nearly 40 years on its…

United Opens Long-Awaited Polaris Lounge at LAX

After much anticipation and waiting, the missing piece to the United Polaris experience at LAX has finally arrived. United opened its fifth Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to flyers Saturday. The lounge’s opening not only marks another milestone for Polaris but also it caps off the airline’s…