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Win Allegiant Air Tickets & Fly to Somewhere Warm!

I have always loved Allegiant. How can you dislike an airline that has no qualms with being an ultra-low-cost carrier? They can get you from point A to point B for cheap. Often point B is a pretty sunny place that you want to go to and relax, so it makes it all that much […] The post Win Allegiant Air Tickets & Fly to Somewhere Warm! appeared first on AirlineReporter.

A320neo? Big Fan! First Ride with Frontier Airlines’ New Engines

In the last few years, engine technology has improved significantly for narrowbody aircraft. The competitive nature of the current short-haul U.S., European, and Asian domestic markets have airlines competing on cost and efficiency to offer the lowest possible ticket prices to their customers. Show More Summary

jetBlue’s New Mint Premium Service Arrives in Seattle

In the premium transcontinental game Seattle doesn’t get much attention, but things are about to change with the introduction of jetBlue’s Mint product.  While the premium experience might not be the first of its type in the US market,...Show More Summary

Super Bowl = Big for Private Jets and MSP Hub Airline

For those of you wondering why is there a Super Bowl post on an aviation website; just imagine teams, fans, and corporate fat cats taking the train or bus to the big game. Not likely, right? When the NFL playoffs started, this native...Show More Summary

#LUVisInTheAir: How My Passion for Aviation Led to AvGeek Love

In most standard relationships, AvGeeks are hard to love. Consider the effects of our passion: we are either always gone, pining to be gone, or perhaps spending hours on end stalking planes at the nearest airport. My friends and I often...Show More Summary

Photo Tour: Asiana Airlines’ Business Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon

In a world of rising air travel passenger volumes, airline lounges walk a fine line. They need to cater to large crowds of travelers, while still preserving an aura of  luxury and classiness. What sort of airline might you trust to strike...Show More Summary

Unveiling the Boeing 737 MAX 7: The Runt of the Family

“Who cares?” I knew I would hear that from observers when covering the unveiling of the first Boeing 737 MAX 7 in Renton, WA this week. I get it. Sure, the MAX 7 is the runt of the MAX family, but often runts can grow up and do amazing things, like going fast. This is going […] The post Unveiling the Boeing 737 MAX 7: The Runt of the Family appeared first on AirlineReporter.

Flying Norwegian’s Long-Haul Premium Product on the 787

High risk, high reward. That's how I viewed my booking on Norwegian. They recently started serving Denver, Colorado (DEN) from London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) using their ever-expanding fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  The one-way,...Show More Summary

Old Guard vs New: Flying First Class on a British Airways 747

In late 2016, my girlfriend Molly and I began planning a 2017 trip to Europe, with the goal of using points and miles to fly in a premium cabin. After considerable research, we ended up flying on a British Airways 747-400 to London, and on a Virgin Atlantic 787-9 home. Show More Summary

Anything But Ordinary: Scandinavian Airlines’ “Next-Gen” Lounge in Oslo

If you fly often, airport lounges aren't just an occasional treat; they're a home away from home. However, at a lot of lounges it's hard to do more than plonk yourself down in a chair, chow down on sugary snacks, and help yourself to free booze. Show More Summary

More Farewell Tours Than The Who: Delta’s Endless 747 Retirement Party

With Delta Air Lines’ last 747 now in the boneyard at Pinal Airpark in Arizona, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the next-to-last farewell tour in late December when it visited both the Boeing plant of its birth and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Show More Summary

Taking the Long Way: Emirates A380 Business Class from London to Hong Kong via Dubai

I recently took a job in Hong Kong, swapping the grey skies of London for a life-changing experience in the fascinating Asian city. For my big life transition, I treated myself to Emirates (EK) business class and an upstairs berth in one of the carrier’s Airbus A380-800s. Show More Summary

My Thoughts: Boeing Leader Predicted Delta Airbus A321 Order – Could It Doom “New 757?”

The recent announcement by Delta Air Lines that it will be ordering 100 new Airbus A321neo jets could put a nail, or perhaps rivet, into the coffin of a 757 replacement. I knew this Delta announcement was coming years ago when I was working for Boeing and had an insightful chat with a very high-ranking Boeing executive. Show More Summary

Emotionally Statistic: Looking Back at 2017 & the Last Decade

I know, I know... everyone and their mom does "year-end review" stories. I am adding one more. Really, this is more for me and our team to look back to see what and how we did for the year. While I am at it, I might as well share, right? This was the first full year where I sort of half-assed it. Show More Summary

Flying SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ New A340 Business Class: A Veteran Fleet Gets a Fresh Look

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has a lot of history under its belt -- over 70 years' worth, in fact. It was first to offer a regularly scheduled transpolar flight way back in 1954. More recently, it was a founding member of the Star Alliance. Show More Summary

WestJet Trip Report: How I legitimized a Boys’ Weekend in Calgary.

With only a few weeks left in the year, I decided to use my remaining vacation days for a boys’ weekend in Calgary. It had been a rough few weeks at work and was I looking forward to catching up with a few friends from university for...Show More Summary

17 hours in the friendly skies — United’s LAX-SIN route is the 3rd longest in the world

Superlatives abounded on this, the inaugural non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Singapore. It’s billed as the third-longest direct flight in the world and the longest to originate from the United States. The flight takes 17 hours, five minutes to cover the 8,772 miles between Los Angeles and Singapore. Show More Summary

When Circus Elephants Roamed the Boeing Factory Floor!

During the Boeing 737 Renton Factory tour at Aviation Geek Fest this year, I thought I heard the tour guide say something about elephants walking the factory floor. Wait... what? I wasn't sure if I heard it right, or if maybe he was having some fun with the guests. Show More Summary

The Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation – SUX it Does Not

Ask most airline travelers what they know of Sioux City, Iowa and, if they’ve heard of it at all, it’s likely for only one of two reasons. The first, that Sioux City was the site of the crash of United Flight 232 in 1989. The second,...Show More Summary

Air Canada’s Signature Suite Reflects the Airline’s Lofty Ambitions

Air Canada’s Signature Suite, its newest lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), officially opened on December 1.  The Signature Suite creates an environment that makes it easy to forget you’re in an airport. Those eligible to access the lounge can receive complimentary beer, wine, champagne and signature cocktails. Show More Summary

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