Monthly archives for July, 2012

Chicago’s Meigs Field: Then and Now

Meigs' Ramp in 1955. (Photo by John Chuckman)

Some of you may know it as the nation’s busiest single runway airport. Others may know it as the default starting position for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Merrill C. Meigs Field Airport, commonly known as Meigs Field, was a general aviation airport on a man-made peninsula in Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Chicago. Although it […]

Allegiant Air to Add a319’s to its Fleet

A representation of what Allegiant Air's a319's will look like. (Photo from Allegiant Air)

Las Vegas based Allegiant Air has officially announced that it will be adding Airbus a319 aircraft to its fleet. The airline will lease 9 of the type from GE Aviation. Allegiant will also purchase an additional 10 of the type from Cebu Pacific of the Philippines. The a319 is a brand new type for Allegiant, […]

Delta to Shut Down Comair

Comair Bombardier CRJ-100 at Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Delta Air Lines has announced that it plans to get rid of it’s Regional Carrier, Comair. The company has already sent letters of termination to its employees. The reason for the shut down is said to be due to the company’s switch from small regional jets to larger mainline jets. Delta will be acquiring almost […]

Jacques-De-Lesseps Park: Canada’s Only Official Airport Observation Park

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As most of you other Aviation Enthusiasts out there know, it isn’t rare to be treated like a criminal when spotting and photographing aircraft and airport operations. Whether they are harassed by police or run away by residents or security, aircraft spotters aren’t always welcome at certain airports around the world. One small park in […]

San Francisco to get a380’s from Singapore Airlines

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Singapore Airlines has announced that San Francisco will be it’s next destination to see the Airbus a380 Super Jumbo Jet. Beginning December 28th of this year, Singapore Airlines Flights 001 and 002, from Singapore Changi, with a brief stop in Hong Kong, will utilize the a380. The flights currently use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. As of […]

Spotting Guide: Montreal-Trudeau (CYUL)

Just one of the many possible shots available from the Parkfield Location. Here a Qatar 777-300ER passes directly overhead.

The city of Montreal, in the Canadian Province of Quebec, is home to two large airports. Montreal-Mirabel is the smaller of the two and is now utilzed solely for Air Cargo Operations. Montreal’s new hub airport, Trudeau, sees scores of airlines and offers flights to destinations all over Canada, North America, and beyond. Overview…… Montreal […]

Photo Friday: July 20, 2012

This week we have a Sounds Air Cessna Caravan just off Picton airport on the north end of South Island New Zealand in route to Wellington NZ on North Island. Service is about 5 times a day and way quicker than the three hour ferry ride. (Photo by Andy Cruickshank)

Each Friday I choose some of the best aviation related shots, submitted by my readers, for my readers. The only requirement is that your photo has something to do with the world of aviation, be it an airport, airplane, runway, control tower, or anything in between. Submit your photos to Kyle@Thirtythousand.us Be sure to include your name, a […]

4 United Reward Miles for a Roundtrip Ticket to Hong Kong? We’ll See…

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Earlier today, someone noticed that all United Airlines reward flights to and from Hong Kong were priced at just 4 reward miles. Yes, thats 4, not 4000 or 40000. News of this quickly spread through aviation and travel sites, especially the One Mile at a Time Blog, and many people snagged the low fare while […]

LIAT: Island Hopping in the Caribbean

LIAT Dash-8-300 after taxiing in to the terminal at San Juan (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

The Caribbean Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with tens of millions of vacationers visiting each year. The warm weather, crystal clear waters, and relaxing atmosphere attract people from all over the world. For those wishing to visit more than one Island, the only way to travel from one […]

Photo Friday: July 13, 2012

P-51 "Crazy Horse" at this years Sun-N-Fun Fly In in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Tom Housworth)

Each Friday I choose some of the best aviation related shots, submitted by my readers, for my readers. The only requirement is that your photo has something to do with the world of aviation, be it an airport, airplane, runway, control tower, or anything in between. Submit your photos to Kyle@Thirtythousand.us Be sure to include your name, a […]

About Kyle

I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Aviation Management. I spend my time as an airline industry professional, private pilot, blogger and world traveler. I have visited 36 countries to date and don't plan on slowing down. This blog is my way of sharing the latest developments in the airline industry as well as experiences from my world travels. All views and opinions are strictly my own.

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