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INFORMATIONAL Apr 02, 2024 Pilot Shortage: What Does This Mean for Air Travel? It is a well-known fact that the aviation industry is experiencing a pilot shortage. Just how bad is it, and how does the shortage affect you? Read More →
NEWS Mar 09, 2024 U.S. Department of Justice Opens Criminal Investigation into Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Incident The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a criminal investigation into the incident involving an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The DOJ announced this investigation on March 9, over two months after the incident occurred. Read More →
NEWS Mar 04, 2024 $1 Billion Lawsuit Filed: Passengers Claim Alaska Airlines and Boeing Put Lives at Risk Three passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1812, which had an incident involving a door plug blowing off mid-flight in January, are suing the airline and Boeing for $1 billion. The case includes negligence for allegedly ignoring the signs of an impending incident. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2024 Hawaiian Airlines Shareholders Approve Proposed Acquisition by Alaska Airlines Hawaiian Airlines shareholders voted to approve the merger with Alaska Airlines on February 16. Although the deal remains subject to regulatory approvals, it is expected to be completed between 12 to 18 months. Under the merger, Alaska Airlines will acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion.  Read More →
NEWS Feb 06, 2024 Alaska Airlines Eliminates San Jose-Austin Route: Why Are Airlines Removing Flights to Austin? Alaska Airlines has recently announced the removal of its nonstop route between Austin (AUS) and San Jose (SJC), marking the second route cut by the airline in about a month. This decision is part of Alaska's ongoing efforts to adapt to evolving travel patterns and market conditions. The move to end flights to San Jose reflects a broader trend of airlines adjusting their route networks in response to changes in demand and operational priorities. Read More →
NEWS Jan 28, 2024 How Chiefs and 49ers Fans Can Fly to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas Chiefs and 49ers fans are excited to see their teams play in the upcoming Super Bowl LVIII on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Many airlines - including American, Delta, and United - have added extra flights to accommodate fans in Kansas City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Fans in other cities can also visit the Super Bowl through additional flights from other airports nationwide. Read More →
NEWS Jan 25, 2024 FAA Allows Airlines to Fly Boeing 737 MAX 9 After Temporary Grounding The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided a path forward for airlines to continue flying their 737 MAX 9 aircraft, laying out strict new rules and regulations for airlines to follow. This announcement comes after a grounding of 737 MAX 9 planes following a major Alaska Airlines incident earlier this month when a door plug was ejected from the 737 MAX 9 aircraft at cruising altitude. Read More →
NEWS Jan 24, 2024 U.S. Airlines' Fourth Quarter Earnings: What Is Behind Their Strong Performance? The fourth quarter of 2023 (Q4 2023) yielded strong results for America's "Big Five" airlines. These are the U.S.' five largest airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Many factors are behind these strong financial results, and airlines face multiple headwinds going into 2024. Read More →
NEWS Jan 18, 2024 Hawaiian-Alaska Merger Halted Amid Lawsuit by Company Shareholder In December, Alaska Airlines announced plans to merge with Hawaiian Airlines. If this merger were approved, the airlines of the 49th and 50th U.S. states would join forces, albeit remaining separate entities. Despite this, a Hawaiian Airlines stakeholder filed a lawsuit against the merger to prevent it from proceeding. Read More →
NEWS Jan 15, 2024 Alaska Airlines Passengers Sue Boeing Despite $1500 Offering Passengers onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 have filed a lawsuit against Boeing following the harrowing incident involving the operating Boeing 737 MAX 9. This lawsuit comes despite Alaska Airlines having offered monetary compensation to passengers. Read More →