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INFORMATIONAL Nov 27, 2023 How 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 →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 26, 2023 How 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. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 25, 2023 How 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 →
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 22, 2023 What 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 →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 20, 2023 A Deeper Look at Ethiopian Airlines' Fleet and Future Plans Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's largest airline in passenger traffic, destinations served, fleet size, and revenue. The airline grew rapidly over the years due to effective management, a lack of competition within Africa, and Ethiopia's strategic location near the "crossroads" of three continents. However, these achievements are not enough for Ethiopian Airlines. The carrier attended the 2023 Dubai Airshow to expand its fleet, where it ordered a total of 42 planes from Boeing and Airbus as of November 15. Ethiopian Airlines has showcased its continued commitment to being Africa's largest airline. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 20, 2023 United Airlines Joins Growing eVTOL Market with Archer Aviation Archer Aviation is one of the largest companies developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. eVTOLs use electricity to take off, fly, and land vertically. United Airlines has ordered $1 billion worth of Archer's eVTOLs and will launch two routes connecting passengers in New York and Chicago to their respective airports. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 19, 2023 How This Invention Changed the History of Aircraft Interventions Recently, the aviation industry has had to deal with a flurry of confounding accidents and long investigations to determine their underlying cause. In some cases, these investigations may seem surprisingly short and oddly specific in their reasoning for a disaster. The black box undoubtedly has made it that way, and in this article we'll take a look at why. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 19, 2023 The Mysterious Plane Crash of a UN Secretary in Congo The second secretary general of the United Nations met an untimely end in a plane crash during the Congo Crisis in 1961. The circumstances behind this plane crash still remain a mystery. New information that has surfaced in recent years paints a different narrative about the plane crash than that of official authorities regarding the incident. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 17, 2023 The World's Five Worst Mid-air Collisions Mid-air collisions are exceptionally rare but present some of the most horrifying crashes in history. There is almost no possibility for survival, given the high rate of speed and altitude these crashes typically occur. This article recaps the five worst mid-air collisions based on fatalities. Read More →