INFORMATIONALNov 30, 2023The Failure of The Boeing 717In 1997, Boeing bought its long-time rival McDonnell Douglas for $13 Billion. After the acquisition, Boeing began to phase out its newly acquired McDonnell Douglas aircraft in favor of its own designs, which most industry leaders deemed more successful. However, McDonnell Douglas had its MD-95 in production, which was set to release just two years later in 1999. Boeing decided to give the aircraft a chance and rebranded the MD-95 as the Boeing 717-200. Following its untimely release, the aircraft failed horribly.Read More →
INFORMATIONALDec 04, 2023Should You Always Fly From a City’s Largest Airport?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 →
INFORMATIONALDec 01, 2023The Boneyard: Where Planes Go to Die?Plane boneyards, also known as aircraft graveyards, are massive landscapes littered with once-mighty planes that are now mere skeletons of their past. But this process is of utmost importance to the aviation industry. Read More →
INFORMATIONALNov 30, 2023Top Five Most Interesting Economy Class Seat ConceptsSpending 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 →
INFORMATIONALNov 30, 2023Why This Airport in Nepal is the World's Most DangerousTenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) in Lukla, Nepal, is known for being the closest airport to the world's tallest mountain: Mount Everest. Although flights between Kathmandu and Lukla cover a short distance, the climate means that flights can only happen during the day in good weather. Unpredictable weather in the form of high winds, snow, and foggy conditions regularly forces the delay or cancellation of flights. Read More →
INFORMATIONALNov 27, 2023How Do Airlines Decide Which Aircraft to Use on a Route?It may seem like a simple answer—easy: airlines fly their biggest planes on the routes with the most demand. In some ways, this is true—no doubt airlines would deploy a 737 over a CRJ900 for a route like New York (JFK) to Denver (DEN), given the demand on the route. Demand isn't everything, however. Aircraft range plays a major role as well. Other niche factors play large roles, too, and in this article, we'll explore how airlines decide which aircraft to use on certain routes.Read More →
INFORMATIONALNov 26, 2023How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car by Air?It is possible to ship a vehicle on an aircraft. Air is superior to land travel as it reduces delays and makes logistics easy when handling vehicles that are potentially worth millions of dollars. However, shipping a vehicle across the United States by air can cost anywhere between $2000 to $4000, and this is on the low end of the estimate. For international travel, it can start to be more the cost of the vehicle itself.
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INFORMATIONALNov 25, 2023How Do Airlines Determine Where to Fly?Have you ever wondered why certain route combinations exist, but others don’t? Well, the process may be more complicated than you might think. Airlines go through a complex process to determine the best routes to fly, typically using a formulaic combination of existing competition, demand, and profit potential. In this article, we break it down.Read More →
INFORMATIONALNov 25, 2023The Evolution of Airline Status and Frequent Flyer ProgramsFrequent-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.
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INFORMATIONALNov 22, 2023What Does Strong Travel Demand Mean for the Future of Aviation?The strong demand for international travel witnessed during the summer of 2023 has laid the groundwork for a transformative era in the aviation industry. From embracing technological innovations and prioritizing sustainability to fostering flexibility and adapting to changing circumstances, airlines are navigating a dynamic landscape. The skies, once again, beckon with possibilities, heralding a new chapter for global travel.Read More →