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The Economy Flight Review

Most of the stories you see that I post on AirlineReporter are those of grand adventures flying around the world in business class cabins. Not a bad gig. Every so often, I get people who seem quite upset that we do not write more economy reviews. “How about do reviews of cabins that most of […] The post The Economy Flight Review appeared first on AirlineReporter.

China Eastern’s A350 order poses dilemma for Qantas

As things currently stand, China Eastern has just ordered a new type of Airbus that will make life difficult for its codeshare partner Qantas on Australia-China routes


A month ago I blogged about the LRBL and today I watched an wonderfully bad movie that used the concept. Naturally it features an alcoholic air marshal, a cute unaccompanied minor, a nervous Arab passenger wearing a taqiyah, an uncooperative...Show More Summary

LATAM Releases New Livery and Branding

Today, LATAM announced their new unified branding, under which the LAN and TAM airline brands will be combined. Today’s release confirms the livery rumors that savvy AvGeeks have seen floating around, including an in-the-wild spotting during the Boeing plant tour at this year’s Aviation Geek Fest. Show More Summary

Delta boosts chances of seeing the CSeries jet replace 717s and F100s

The X-factor in the little jet big Delta just ordered is lower fossil sourced carbon emissions designed to reap huge benefits from future carbon trading schemes

SCOOP New Qantas pilot uniforms revealed

Most aviation writers would rather review the best seats in a SAAB 340 than something as irrelevant to flying as airline fashions, but this social media 'scoop' suggests we are missing something

A Boeing that pointed to the future makes a last flight into history

Boeing curates for the future a beautiful tiny aeroplane that pointed the way to air travel as its known today

All set for Australia’s finest family air show this weekend

The flying machines of the past were also loud, thrilling, and could turn on a threepenny bit, and you can see them come alive at Wings Over Illawarra this weekend

Visiting The Gogo Building: Gogo’s Downtown Chicago HQ

Being an aviation enthusiast means different things for different people. I like to consider myself an AvGeek generalist with interest in not only flights, plane spotting, and airline news, but also the behind-the-scenes of the industry. Show More Summary

Airbus America delivers first airliner, what next?

Airbus is being quiet about its American manufacturing ambitions, but it can take advantage of US federal finance help for any export sales as it begins A320 delivers from Mobile, Alabama

The Rise of the Ungrateful Traveller — and Five Ways for Airlines to Still Flourish

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part exploration of the fraught relationship between the modern traveller and airlines — and the paradox at the heart of their relationships. Today’s connected travellers are quick to outrage and even quicker to grab the cheapest fare. Show More Summary

On a Pilgrimage to Aviation Geek Fest Seattle 2016

I was very lucky to get a ticket to this year's Aviation Geek Fest Seattle from April 8th to 10th. As one of the biggest AvGeeks on the planet (or so I wrongly thought...), I had been savoring the prospect of flying to the US west coast to visit Seattle and Boeing's spiritual home, since the ticket had come through. Show More Summary

Airbus calls for more innovations, offers help and money

Since there has never been a better time for disruptive innovation in Australia, here's Airbus making a pitch for seriously good ideas

Tasmania gets cheated by 2nd rate Hobart runway extension

There has never been a better time to shortchange Tasmania with a half arsed runway extension

MH370 search recovers its sharpest, deepest seeing eyes

MH370 is still missing, but at least the search has been able to find and recover a lost piece of sonar scanning equipment

Garuda order brings Airbus A330 NEO into closer focus

Garuda is likely to become first to fly A330 NEOs to Australia, and if you are a normal sized adult, this is good news

Party Like It’s 1999 – Flying on KLM’s Fokker 70 & 747 Combi

If you tallied up the number of flight reviews on this site, you will notice that the majority of them are for business and first class. It turns out that premium cabins are just more interesting than economy, with all the fancy lie-flat suites, and butler service in your private bedroom. Show More Summary

Mozambique finds linked to MH370 by part number stencils

The Australian managed search for MH370 is now examining what looks like part of its cabin as well as an engine cowl.

PHOTOS: Iron Maiden’s “Ed Force One” 747 Rocks Seattle!

Bands customizing big transport jets for tours is nothing new. For instance, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers Band, Deep Purple, Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, and Peter Frampton all made use of The Starship (a Boeing 720) back in the 1970s. Show More Summary

Qantas gets whacked by falling demand, but what about people unfriending flying?

Is it time to ‘unfriend’ flying? Qantas stock took a big hit on the ASX early today when it said it was cutting back capacity on domestic routes because of falling demand. That was a strange reaction in that if Qantas didn’t adjust its capacity to demand in a timely manner the negatives for shareholders […]

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