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Turkish Airlines Coming to Atlanta

If Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, wasn’t already mad about Qatar Airways expanding to Delta’s home turf, he surely will be now. Beginning next May, Turkish Airlines will join the growing lineup of international carriers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. On May 16 of next year, Turkish Airlines will begin daily flights from their […]

Embraer E190s Coming To Delta Air Lines

It looks like a new aircraft type is coming to Delta Air Lines! As part of a deal with the airline’s 12,000 pilots, Delta announced today that they will be acquiring 20 Embraer E190 jets as well as 40 additional Boeing 737-900ERs. The 40 737s, in addition to the 60 Delta already has on order, […]

Delta Takes Delivery of the First 242 Ton Airbus A330

Today, Delta Air Lines took delivery of the first ever Airbus A330-300 with a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 242 tons. This improved variant of the A330, known as the “A330-300 242T”, allows airlines to fly with higher payloads (more passengers & cargo) on longer routes more efficiently than ever before. The aircraft is also […]

New Long-Haul Routes: May 2015

This has been a crazy month for airlines in terms of global expansion. Specifically, the Gulf Three airlines (Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad) have continued their quest to serve every airport in the world. Since more and more new long-haul routes are being introduced all the time, I have decided to start summarizing the additions on […]

Delta adds Orlando to Sao Paulo Flights

In a press release today, SkyTeam member Delta Air Lines announced their intentions to begin direct flights from Orlando, Florida to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The flights are scheduled to begin as soon as this December, subject to approval from the U.S. and Brazilian governments. The flight will operate 4 times a week on Boeing 767-300ER […]

Business Strategy or Salt in the Wound?: Emirates adds A380 to Milan – JFK Route

As the major U.S. airlines continue to lobby the government for intervention when it comes to the Gulf Carriers – mainly Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad – serving the United States, Emirates has announced that it will add the Airbus A380 to the controversial route between Milan, Italy and New York’s JFK Airport.   The […]

Fly On a 747 [for an hour] Without Crossing the Ocean

As most airlines around the world have begun parking the iconic Boeing 747 as they take delivery of newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft, you may be looking for an opportunity to take a ride on the “Queen of the Skies” before they are all retired for good. Usually this would involve a ticket to a far-off […]

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Announce Trans-Atlantic Partnership

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Announce Trans-Atlantic Partnership

Virgin Atlantic Airways and Delta Air Lines announced today that they have formed an agreement for a new alliance that will further increase both of the airlines’ already extensive Trans-Atlantic networks. This alliance will increase competition with other airlines on the hundreds of Trans-Atlantic flights each day, meaning passengers will receive cheaper fares and greater […]

Delta to Shut Down Comair

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 […]

DC-9, MD-80, B717: What’s the difference?

DC-9, MD-80, B717: What’s the difference?

To the untrained eye, the three aircraft pictured below might look like they are the exact same type. Unless you are a serious aviation enthusiast, you probably can’t tell the difference between them at first glance. If you have ever wondered what the differences are between the Douglas DC-9, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, and the Boeing […]

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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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