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NEWS Jun 13, 2024 British Airways Passengers from London Endure a 9-Hour ‘Flight to Nowhere’ British Airways passengers endured a nine-hour “flight to nowhere” on Monday when their Texas-bound flight had to turn back to London after reaching North America. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 11, 2024 Why Germany's Parliament Flies Its Members Only in Economy Class The Deutscher Bundestag enacted a recent change making Parliment members sit in economy for short haul flights. This comes after overspending on business and first class tickets in 2023. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 United Airlines Plane Veers Off Runway upon Landing in Houston United Airlines has suffered the fourth major technical incident in one week when on March 8, a United 737 MAX 8 has suffered a landing gear failure and runway excursion on landing in Houston (IAH). No passengers or crew were injured in the incident. Read More →
NEWS Mar 07, 2024 Engine Burst Into Flames on United Airlines Flight Shortly After Takeoff From Houston On March 4, a United Airlines Boeing 737-900 was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after its takeoff from Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) due to the left engine bursting into flames. A passenger videotaped the incident, showcasing the bright sparks it shot out near the windows. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 14, 2024 Analyzing United Airlines' Super Bowl Commercials About Change Fees and Dreaming Big Super Bowl LVIII was the U.S.' most-watched TV program ever, receiving 123.4 million viewers across all platforms. Companies and their brands spent approximately $7 million for a thirty-second chance to reach that audience through advertising. United Airlines decided to do something different from other companies: it directed its message to the fans of the 30 teams that did not make it to the Super Bowl. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 Houston-Bound Lufthansa Airbus A330 Flight Returns to Frankfurt After Engine Failure On January 31, a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, operating on flight LH440 from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), experienced an engine malfunction. After being airborne for only two hours, the aircraft was forced to return to Frankfurt. Read More →
STORIES Dec 12, 2023 The Houston Express: Why Houston Was the Only US City with Direct Flights to Angola Angola is a country that not many Americans choose to visit when searching for an African destination since its tourist attractions are not well-known. That being said, Angola's massive oil reserves attract business travelers from oil companies interested in doing business there. Demand was so high that direct flights between Houston and Luanda existed for 17 years, especially as Angola saw an economic boom amid rising oil prices in the 2000s. We look deeper at the Houston Express and why it no longer exists. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 04, 2023 New Data Suggests that Flying from Large Airports May Not Always be the Best Idea You may have noticed today that large airports aren't always the only option when flying into a major city. Indeed, secondary airports have seen a major rise over the last 20 years, and in this article we'll look at the pros and cons of flying out of these airports. Read More →
NEWS Oct 22, 2023 EVA Air Sponsors NBA's Houston Rockets, Resumes Daily Flights to Houston EVA Air has resumed daily nonstop flights between Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) near Taipei and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The airline also signed a multi-year partnership deal with the NBA's Houston Rockets to celebrate the return of daily service. EVA Air has offered nonstop flights between Taipei and Houston at various frequency levels since June 2015. Read More →
NEWS Aug 24, 2023 This United 767's Landing Was Probably its Last The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary report on a recent hard landing incident involving a United 767. The information shared in this report reveals some important insights into why this hard landing was most likely the aircraft's last. Read More →