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The Cleveland Revival: How Low Cost Carriers Help Rebuild a Once Great Hub

Just over one year ago, United Airlines’ CEO Jeff Smisek had announced that Cleveland Hopkins International Airport would be losing its hub status. "Our hub in Cleveland hasn't been profitable for over a decade, and has generated tens of millions of dollars of annual losses in recent years," Smisek stated. "We simply cannot continue to bear these losses." Suddenly everything changed. Cleveland saw United remove 60% of its daily departures from the airport, and the recent concourse addition built for…

United Airlines Orders Ten 777-300ERs

Chicago-based United Airlines has officially announced the conversion of ten of their orders for the Boeing 787-9 into orders for the Boeing 777-300ER. The Boeing 777-300ER is currently the largest twin-engine jet in mass production.  This move will go towards replacing old, less efficient aircraft in the United fleet.  With this…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…

Tales From A Non-Rev: Spring Vacation

Throughout my childhood, I have been given the opportunity to fly across the world by the use of non-revenue tickets. For those that are unfamiliar, non-revenue tickets are complimentary tickets issued for passengers who are related to someone that works in the airline industry. These tickets usually carry the stipulation…