With the recent trend towards consolidation, airline alliances have become a useful way to connect route networks. Doug Wint analyzes the pros and cons.
Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the air traffic control tower at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here’s a look at how they do things in one of the nations busiest control towers.
Once the Concorde was retired in 2003, British Airways began looking for a new way of quickly getting premium passengers across the pond. The solution came in the form of an odd combination of resources.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is one of the most successful general aviation airplanes worldwide, used extensively for flight training and recreational flying.
British Airways has a massive presence at New York’s JFK International Airport, with what seems like hourly shuttle service on the Boeing 747-400 service between Queens and London’s Heathrow Airport. On the other side of the Island of Manhattan, however, Newark Liberty may just hold your best option to get from New York to London […]
Each year the Collings Foundation tours the United States with their B-17G, B-24J, and TP-51C on the Wings of Freedom tour. We caught up with them recently at a tour stop in Connecticut.
WiFi is one of the most requested demanded in-flight features, even though it has only existed for a few short years. A recent survey even showed that 90% of passengers would trade some other amenity to have reliable WiFi in the sky. More and more passengers are seeing that little WiFi logo on their plane, […]
Imagine all the negative aspects of your typical airport, lets say JFK. Old overcrowded terminal buildings, long customs lines, expensive wifi, and grumpy staff. Now take those aspects, and pretend they no longer existed. This is what being a passenger at Helsinki Airport in Finland feels like, and then some. This is a review of […]
Last week, I flew to and from Finland out of New York City on Finnair business class to participate in Quality Hunters (full post on that to come). Finnair is not a particularly huge airline, with only 15 total longhaul aircraft, comprised of the Airbus A330-300 and A340-300. So how does Finnair stack up to […]
Over the next decade, manufactures from all across the world are readying their next generation of aircraft, or preparing to enter the market for the very first time. From small regional jets to the next generation of the legendary Boeing 777, lets take a look at all the new aircraft you might find yourself as […]
“Web 2.0 describes web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites.” This is the definition of Web 2.0 according to Wikipedia. While there is no official definition of Web 2.0, it often involves a rich user experience, social interaction, and easier access to information. If one takes a journey to […]
Yesterday, we published an article called The Lesser Known Airlines of JFK, and we got some great feedback from our readers. We now present to you The Lesser Known Airlines of JFK, Part II. Copa Airlines Panama City based Copa may just be bizzaro United. Well. technically, bizzaro Continental. Back in 1998, Continental snatched up […]
Quick, name every airline that flies into JFK! How many did you get? We bet you didn’t get a good majority of them. While most people will rattle off Delta, JetBlue, American, Lufthansa, and British Airways, how many smaller airlines at JFK did you probably miss? Lets take a look at some of the lesser […]
In the days and weeks after an aircraft incident, the media has to try harder and harder to get those precious clicks after much smaller events happen. Recently, the industry has seen three incidents of varying severity that have spawned some deceptive headlines, while at the same time, groups attempt to use the situation to […]
If you have been watching Airport 24/7: Miami, you have seen some truly odd stuff happen at that airport so far this season. For those of you that for whatever reason aren’t watching, lets catch you up to speed so you know what you are missing. The show takes place at Miami International Airport, and […]
Ah, south Florida. Known for its beautiful beaches, nightclubs, retirement communities….and aircraft viewing areas? As it turns out, the three main airports on Florida’s east coast all boast aircraft viewing areas, an absolute heaven for plane spotters and anyone with an interest in aviation. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and even little Palm Beach all have an […]
It is no secret that airline passengers can be a bit messy. Potato chip bags stuffed into seat back pockets, blankets everywhere, lavatories a mess, and galleys stuffed with trash. By the time the next round of passengers steps on board, however, the aircraft is sparkling clean and ready for the next flight, but how […]
Aircraft flight data and cockpit voice recorders have advanced dramatically in recent years. They have transitioned from an analog recording of a very small set of flight parameters, to advanced digital solid state recordings of over a hundred critical parameters and data points. Time after time, these “black boxes” help to unlock the mystery of […]
It is investigation time. It’s the time to make sure no more other lives are lost in future accidents. David Williams discusses some past examples.