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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

The new Lufthansa brand: Two things the airline did well, when launching #LufthsanaBlue

Launching new liveries can often get polarized reactions. The Lufthansa brand signalled an evolution last week as it launched #LufthansaBlue. It sparked raging debates between those who liked the new blue design and others who cherished the timeless blue-yellow logo on the tail. Show More Summary

Life is Good

A comment on a recent post made me realize that I haven't updated since last summer, and that when pilots disappear people can worry. I'm fine, really fine, stronger than I've ever been. Life is amazing. I have two completely different...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

How the SAS Scandinavian Lounge in Oslo enhances #PaxEx – World’s first multi-branded airport lounge

Editor’s Note: Lounges are usually the first major airline-branded experience for business travelers at the airport. So why does the SAS Scandinavian lounge in Oslo have lots of partner brands? We had Marc Bång visit the lounge to find out. 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

What are top aviation executives’ predictions for marketing in 2018?

“The future is digital. With rich customer data, airlines really know their guests. Where they fly, when they fly, what they eat. […] This high-resolution data will help airlines market the right thing to the right people at the right...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

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