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    Delta and Virgin Atlantic Announce Trans-Atlantic Partnership

    by  • December 11, 2012 • Airlines • 1 Comment

    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...

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    Alaska Airlines Orders 50 Boeing 737’s

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A representation of what Alaska's Boeing 737 Max 8 will look like. (Photo from Alaska Airlines)

    If you read my post yesterday, I told you that Alaska Airlines was expected to announce a large Boeing order today. Well, they didn’t disappoint! The airline announced today that they have ordered 50 Boeing 737’s, the worlds best selling airliner. The order includes 737-900ER’s, 737 Max 8’s, and 737 Max 9’s. This order ensures...

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    A Crazy Week for the Airline Industry

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Airlines • 1 Comment


    Well the week is only half-way over and it has already been a very interesting one for the airline industry. So much has happened that I figured it would be easier to just combine everything into a single post. So, here’s whats going on. Qatar Airways has officially joined the OneWorld Alliance. The airline announced...

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    Fly on United’s 787 for $150…….Or Less?

    by  • September 19, 2012 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments


    As some of you may know, United has just taken delivery of their first batch of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. United Airlines will be the first United States carrier to operate the type. When United first announced their intentions to order the state-of-the-art aircraft I figured one would be forced to buy an expensive ticket...

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    United Announces More 787 International Flights

    by  • August 24, 2012 • Airlines • 2 Comments

    United CAL ZA288 Ln 53 GE 787-800 B1 Take off and Taxi

    Chicago based United Airlines today announced which international routes its first 787 Dreamliners will be utilized on. The state of the aircraft’s first destinations will include Lagos Nigeria, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, and Amsterdam. United announced earlier this year that the 787 will be utilized on flights from Denver to Tokyo’s Narita Airport. This service...

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    Virgin Atlantic to Begin Domestic UK Flights

    by  • August 21, 2012 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    A Virgin America a320, very similar to the a319's Virgin Atlantic will use on the new Manchester-Heathrow Route. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

    If you have ever seen a Virgin Atlantic aircraft, you know that they only operate widebody Jumbo-Jets. Although the airline is one of the biggest in the United Kingdom, they currently operate flights to virtually everywhere except within the UK itself. Starting March of next year, this will change as Virgin Atlantic will begin...

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    Southwest’s Newest Promotion: Charging your Credit Card Multiple Times

    by  • August 5, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    Upon Southwest’s Facebook Page reaching 3 Million Fans, the airline decided to create a promotion featuring Half Price fares to thank its loyal customers and “Friends”. The promotion quickly turned into a rather large inconvenience instead, as passengers credit card’s were charged multiple times for the same reservation. Southwest’s “luv2like” promotion was meant to...

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    Photo Friday: August 3, 2012

    by  • August 3, 2012 • Photo's of the Week • 0 Comments

    This was taken at the new Boeing facility in Charleston SC. The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter is used to transport large components to the facility at KCHS where the new 787 is being built. (Photo by Ray Barbour Photography)

    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,...

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    Chicago’s Meigs Field: Then and Now

    by  • July 31, 2012 • Airports • 5 Comments

    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...

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