Thai Airways 747 First Class – 1
Avatar Airlines Wants To “Buy” Thai Airways’ 747s

Oh Avatar Airlines... First Avatar Airlines made British Airways an offer for its retired Boeing 747s, and now Avatar Airlines is making Thai Airways an offer for its Boeing 747 fleet that's in the process of being retired. Avatar Airlines is a startup…

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Spicejet 737 Max
SpiceJet To Fly From Delhi To New York… With 737s?!

Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet has just made an interesting filing with the US Department of Transportation (DOT), which is sure to raise some eyebrows... Back in July it was revealed that SpiceJet wanted to start flying to the US, though at the time…

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Southern Air 777
Scary: Southern Air 777 Has Stall Incident On Takeoff From JFK

I suppose all's well that ends well, though I still find this to be an interesting story... This incident happened on November 15, 2020, and involves Southern Air flight 947. The cargo Boeing 777-200 with the registration code N702GT was operating a…

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Airplane Rudders Above Clouds
Judah 1: The World’s First Christian Airline

Over the years we've seen a few religious airlines emerge. They've almost all failed. The reason they've failed seems obvious enough -- most religious people don't have needs so specific that it's worth tailoring an airline to them while alienating a…

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Mom Air Hoax
MOM Air “Founder” Admits Airline Is Artwork, Not Real

In an update that will likely surprise no one... A couple of weeks ago I wrote about MOM Air, which alleged to be an airline startup in Iceland that would put flights on sale within days. The airline called its inflight catering "mommy food," and claimed…

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Pobeda Phallus 2
Russian Pilots Secretly “Draw” You-Know-What In Sky

The concept of airplanes "drawing" something in the sky with their flight paths is nothing new -- we saw EL AL draw a 747 in the sky for its last 747 flight, Qantas draw a kangaroo in the sky for its last 747 flight, Virgin Atlantic draw a heart in the…

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Eastern Airlines 777
Eastern Airlines Acquires Five Used Boeing 777s

While most airlines around the world are downsizing, Eastern Airlines is continuing to expand its fleet. A few months ago the airline took delivery of its first (used) Boeing 777, then a few weeks ago the airline acquired another two 777s, and now the…

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Uganda Airlines A330
Uganda Airlines’ Gorgeous New A330-800neo

A few weeks ago we got our first glimpse of the exterior of Uganda Airlines' (rare) A330-800neo, and now the interior of the plane has been revealed as well. Uganda Airlines is Uganda's recently relaunched national airline. The airline started flying…

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Global Aviation A320
LIFT, South Africa’s Newest Airline With Old Planes And Wine Flights

South Africa's newest airline, LIFT, has just started accepting reservations. The airline is odd -- it will operate one of the oldest A320 fleets in the world, and also promises to offer a world-class customer experience. All of this comes as aviation…

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Air Arabia
Air Arabia Maroc’s Unbelievably Long 171 Mile Flight

It's not unusual for a flight to enter a holding pattern due to congestion or weather, but I've never seen anything quite like this before. An Air Arabia Maroc Airbus A320 operated a pretty incredible flight about a week ago. The 10-year-old Airbus A320…

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Starlux Airlines A350 1000
Revealed: Starlux Airlines’ Planned US Routes

We've just learned the US destinations that Starlux Airlines potentially intends to serve, and there's a lot to be excited about! Starlux Airlines is the Taipei-based airline that launched operations earlier this year. Obviously this isn't a great time…

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Mom Air A320neo
MOM Air: Iceland’s New Joke Of An Airline

There are a couple of low cost carriers that are already in the process of being formed in Iceland, and now there's a third one. Well, at least that's the claim. A website was recently published for MOM Air, which claims to be a new Icelandic super low…

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Filed Under: Humor, Other Airlines
Airbaltic A220
Cool: Airbaltic’s CEO Becomes A220 Captain

Here's a pretty cool avgeek story, if you ask me. Airbaltic is a nifty Latvian airline that operates a fleet consisting of 23 Airbus A220-300s. Airbaltic is the only airline in the world to exclusively fly the A220, which is such a cool plane for both…

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Row Of Aircraft At Gate
FlyDubai Launching Flights To Tel Aviv, Israel

FlyDubai has just become the first Emirati airline to announce regularly scheduled flights between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. This follows normalization of relations between the two countries, which was first revealed back in mid-August. Part…

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Interjet Sukhoi Superjet
Interjet Cancels Flights Because It Can’t Pay For Fuel: Is This The End?

Mexico's Interjet seems to be hanging on by a thread, if that, at this point. Yesterday I wrote about how Interjet canceled flight two days in a row, and now there's a further update. Interjet canceled all of its flights on November 1 & 2, though as…

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Hi Fly A380 2
Sad: Hi Fly Retiring World’s First Secondhand A380

The world's only airline to operate a secondhand Airbus A380 will be ending its lease for the plane shortly. Hi Fly, which is a Portuguese charter airline that primary wet leases planes to other airlines (meaning Hi Fly provides the plane and crew) has…

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Starlux Airlines Business Class – 5
Starlux Airlines COSMILE Status Match: Get Top Tier Status For Four Years(!!!)

Starlux Airlines is offering a status match campaign whereby you can get top tier status for four years with no flying requirement. This is possibly the most generous status match promotion we've ever seen from any airline, though it'll also be of limited…

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Air Transat Livery
Air Canada Cuts Air Transat Purchase Price By 72%

Well, I guess there's some small silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic for Air Canada. In June 2019 it was announced that Air Canada would acquire Canadian low cost carrier Air Transat: Initially Air Canada was going to pay $13 per share, for a total…

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Avatar Airlines Plane Small
Here’s Why Avatar Airlines Won’t Fly A380s

Avatar Airlines is America's most promising airline startup (and has been for the past 28 years). A few days ago I wrote about the company's generous offer to British Airways. Well, Avatar Airlines has reached out to me to both thank me for my "excellent…

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Olympus Digital Camera
ZIPAIR Introduces World’s Most Basic Business Class

As noted by Wandering Aramean, ZIPAIR has just introduced the world's first truly basic business class, and it sure is intriguing. ZIPAIR is Japan Airlines' new low cost carrier. The airline was supposed to launch passenger operations this past summer,…

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Avatar Airlines Plane Small
Avatar Airlines Wants British Airways’ 747s, Makes Unbelievably Generous Offer

Avatar Airlines, America's most promising airline startup, has just made an incredibly generous offer to British Airways. Once accepted by British Airways (which surely it will be), this has the potential to change the aviation landscape in the US forever.…

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Fedex 757
FedEx’s 18 Mile Flight Across The US-Mexico Border

Long time readers will know that I have a bit of an obsession with random, unusual, and surprising flights, whether they're operated by passenger or cargo planes. From the 64 year old cargo plane that used to fly over my home in Miami, to Ethiopian Airlines…

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Airblue A320
Airbahn: New SoCal-Based US Airline Startup

It looks like David Neeleman's Breeze Airways isn't the only new US airline in the pipeline... The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Air Transportation to Airbahn. This paves…

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