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Hadi Ahmad Lifelong aviation enthusiast raised in Central Illinois. 777 is the best plane BTW.
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NEWS Dec 19, 2023 Turkish Airlines Places Massive Airbus Order for 150 A321s and 70 A350s Turkish Airlines, the world's most connected airline, recently confirmed a huge new order for 220 Airbus aircraft, following two smaller ones placed by the airline earlier in 2023. This mammoth order brings the Turkish flag carrier's total Airbus backlog to nearly 300 aircraft, in addition to the over 200 Airbus jets currently operated by the airline. Read More →
NEWS Dec 18, 2023 Southwest Airlines Fined Record $140 Million Over 2022 Holiday Meltdown Southwest Airlines became the subject of much controversy during the 2022 holiday travel season, when an operational meltdown in December 2022 canceled thousands of flights and stranded more than two million passengers across Southwest's network. On December 18, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued Southwest a $140 million fine in response to its cancellation of around 17,000 flights last year. Read More →
NEWS Dec 15, 2023 Air Canada Announces New US and Mexican Destinations for 2024 Air Canada has announced a massive capacity boost coming to its network in the Summer of 2024. This capacity boost includes two brand-new destinations, five new routes, and increased flight frequencies. The new and returning destinations include the tourist hotspots of Tulum and Charleston. Read More →
NEWS Dec 13, 2023 Plane Ticket Sales Were Up 240% During Some Parts of 2023 Thanks to Taylor Swift Concerts Have you ever heard of an airline adding more flights so people can attend a concert? Believe it or not, in light of artist Taylor Swift's blockbuster "Eras" tour, certain airlines have made significant moves to accommodate a massive increase in fans traveling to see her perform. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 06, 2023 Can People Own Airports? A Comprehensive Guide to Airport Ownership It may come as a random thought or something you've actively thought about. Regarding airlines, you may be aware that specific governments or firms could own these. But what about airports? The "Who owns airports?" issue is not much different from airlines. Therefore, this article will analyze the various companies and government entities that own airports. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 30, 2023 Top Five Most Interesting Economy Class Seat Concepts Spending a long-haul flight in economy class may not seem very appealing to most people. However, there are a handful of airlines out there that have brought some rather interesting economy seat concepts to the market. That said, let's look at the five most interesting airline economy seat concepts. As a disclaimer, these airlines are ranked in no particular order. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 25, 2023 The Evolution of Airline Status and Frequent Flyer Programs Frequent-flyer programs have become commonplace among airlines all over the world. Enrolling in these loyalty programs has many benefits, the most obvious being earning free flights once enough points are accumulated. With that being said, let's explore how airline frequent-flyer programs have evolved. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 16, 2023 Why Don't US Airlines Fly the A380? The Airbus A380 is an aircraft that needs no introduction and cannot be mistaken. Yet in spite of the aircraft's prestige, it has never been ordered by any U.S.-based airline. So why is it that despite the United States having the world's second-largest aviation market, no airline based in the country has ever operated the Airbus A380? Read More →
NEWS Nov 15, 2023 Egyptair Orders Ten Airbus A350-900s at Dubai Airshow As the Dubai Air Show flies by, new airline orders continue to roll in. One of these new orders involves Egyptian flag carrier Egyptair, who has inked a new order for the Airbus A350. The airline's purchase of ten Airbus A350-900s and another order for 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are part of Egyptair's fleet expansion plans. Read More →
NEWS Nov 14, 2023 Emirates Places Huge Boeing Order at Dubai Airshow The 2023 Dubai Air Show has wasted no time in providing some head-turning aviation stories with various new orders in particular. Hometown airline Emirates made sure it was not outdone at the show, placing an order for 95 more Boeing jets and bringing its total order book to an impressive 295 aircraft. Read More →