Air Canada A220 1

Air Canada Debuts Airbus A220

Air Canada introduced its newest plane Wednesday at its Montreal headquarters, and I (Kate!) was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the event. The timing was perfect as I had already planned on being in Eastern Canada visiting family, and since I'd…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Air Canada, Aviation

Shocker: Heathrow’s Third Runway Delayed

Heathrow Airport is one of the most congested airports in the world, and the airport is heavily slot restricted. Slots at this airport are so valuable that a single Air France-KLM slot pair was sold to Oman Air for $75 million in 2016. The UK has been…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Aviation
Sandiego Britishairways 747

Happy 50th Birthday To The Queen Of The Skies!

Today marks 50 years from when the first 747 aircraft rolled off the line at the Boeing factory in Everett. That first aircraft is now an exhibit at the Museum of Flight, and Boeing spent a few minutes talking about the plane and its history earlier…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Aviation
Teara Iskwew

Indigenous Canadian Woman Launches New Airline

As Ben and Andrew experienced on their recent trip to Whitehorse, small airlines can be an important part of remote communities. The more isolated the area, the more valuable the services of small airlines become. And in places like Alaska and northern…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Aviation
Aaviation Day 2018 067

“AAviation Day” At Reagan National Airport

Yesterday I got to attend this awesome event at my local airport that I know a lot of you would appreciate. It's organized by, an aviation news website maintained by young AvGeeks. This was their third annual AAviation Day, and as you…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: American, Aviation
Airbus A220 Yourfile

Bombardier CSeries Rebranded As Airbus A220

Last year, Bombardier ran into problems with Boeing and the US government regarding their newest aircraft type, the CSeries. As Ben has previously explained: -- Boeing claimed that the CSeries plane was heavily subsidized by the Canadian government,…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Aviation
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt – 39

How The ‘Big 3’ Airlines Are Forming In Europe

You will often see reference to the 'US3' or the 'ME3' when reading about global aviation. The US3 refers to the biggest three airlines in the US -- American, Delta and United which as a result of mergers and consolidation now have by far the most market…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Aviation
Fbb Hub Buehnen Motiv

The Sad Tale Of Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Anyone who has flown in or out of Berlin’s primary airport, Tegel, would recall a comically outdated experience, in desperate need of an upgrade. Its unusual circular shape means the boarding gates are just metres from the taxi rank. When it is not busy…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Airberlin, Aviation
Trans Maldivian Airways – 44

Nerd Alert: Airline Management Simulator Games

Lucky is a self-described AvGeek, but even he has his limits. He makes fun of me for playing an online airline management simulation called AirwaySim. But in my opinion, this computer game is great fun for anyone who loves airlines, even if you moved…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Aviation, Misc.