Avatar Airlines

Avatar Airlines: America’s New All-747 Airline (Or Not)

You guys know I love writing about new "airlines" (I put that word in quotes because is it really an airline if they never fly?), and I just realized I've never written about Avatar Airlines, which is probably the most promising new airline in the US…

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Juneyao Airlines 787 Business Class

Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester Fifth Freedom Flight

Juneyao Airlines is a Star Alliance Connecting Partner, and is an airline that has been on my radar to fly. The airline has a total of 10 Boeing 787-9s on order, which have quite nice interiors. The airline only began long haul operations as of this…

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Boeing 787 9

Ghana Ordering Three 787s To Launch National Airline

Forget Emirates ordering 50 Airbus A350-900s at the Dubai Airshow yesterday, this is much more interesting. The Republic of Ghana has announced that they intend to relaunch a national airline. The country and Boeing signed a memorandum of understanding…

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Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class – 28

The Brussels Airlines & Eurowings Identity Crisis

On Friday I flew from London to Brussels to New York on Brussels Airlines... or so I thought. While I'll have a full review of these flights shortly, I wanted to first talk about something I found to be strange. I flew from London to Brussels on an A320,…

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Wizzair A321xlr

Airline CEO Wants To Ban Business Class

With environmentalism being an increasingly hot topic, we're seeing lots of suggestions for how emissions can be reduced in the airline industry, including some climate activists calling for frequent flyer programs to be banned. One aspect of this debate…

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Hong Kong Airlines Lounge – 75

The Most Outrageous Airline Hold Time Ever

There's huge variance when it comes to airline hold times, and I've written about frustrations related to that in the past. Well, I think Cebu Pacific Air just took that to a whole new level today. Cebu Pacific has hold times to visit their website.…

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Tarom Business Class A318 – 2

Review: TAROM Business Class A318

I don't know why I was so excited about flying TAROM business class, given that intra-Europe business class is rarely anything to get excited about. I guess there were potentially a couple of reasons: -- TAROM is one of the last several airlines belonging…

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Air Europa A330

Air Europa’s Bizarre Hijacking Scare

Well, for once I'm happy about "fake news," but I have so many questions. This evening a major security scare happened at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. At around 7:30PM an Air Europa Airbus A330 bound for Madrid had a hijacking scare. The pilots had squawked…

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Tarom Lounge Bucharest Airport – 12

Review: TAROM Lounge Bucharest Airport

To return from Bucharest to the US we booked a discounted business class ticket to New York -- we booked TAROM A318 business class from Bucharest to London, and Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 business class from London to New York. In the next installment…

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Hong Kong Airlines Business Class A350 – 26

Hong Kong Airlines Ending US Flights

There's now one less airline competing between the US and Hong Kong. Hong Kong Airlines has announced that they're cutting their route to Los Angeles as of February 8, 2020. For a long time Hong Kong Airlines was expanding significantly and was poised…

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Air Europa A330

WOW: IAG Acquiring Air Europa, Airline To Leave SkyTeam

Man, huge deals just keep happening in the airline industry. International Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling. IAG has just announced that they've signed an agreement acquire Air Europe for…

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Indigo A321neo

IndiGo’s Jaw-Dropping Airbus A320neo Order

IndiGo is already India's largest airline in terms of the size of their fleet, and the airline has announced a further massive expansion this week. IndiGo has placed a firm order this week for 300 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, making it one of the…

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Spicejet 737 Max

SpiceJet Setting Up Hub In Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

You would think that at this point the UAE has enough airlines: -- There are flag carriers Emirates and Etihad -- There are two low cost carriers -- there's FlyDubai based in Dubai, and Air Arabia based in Sharjah -- Etihad has announced that they're…

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Czech Airlines A321xlr

Czech Airlines Orders A321XLR & A220-300

Czech Airlines has just announced quite a bold aircraft order, which makes me wonder what exactly their plan is. The Prague-based SkyTeam member airline currently has a fleet of 14 aircraft, including: -- Six ATR72s -- Six A319s -- One 737-800 -- One…

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Westjet 787 Economy 1

WestJet’s Awesome New Ad Features… Cattle?!

Nowadays the flying experience is often compared to herding cattle, economy is often referred to as "cattle class," etc. Well, for the first time I can recall, an airline is really going with that as the basis for an ad. WestJet is known for their creative…

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Global Ghana Airlines

Oh No: Global Ghana Airlines Delays Inaugural Flight

Yesterday was supposed to be a game changing day for aviation. Global Ghana Airlines was supposed to launch their highly anticipated service between Chicago and Accra. The new eagle that was supposed to bring us the faith to fly was supposed to take…

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Gol 737 Max

Is An American & Gol Partnership Imminent?

This is of course totally predictable and expected, but interesting to note nonetheless... in particular the alleged timeline. American Airlines and Gol are allegedly in the process of negotiating a partnership that could lead to closer cooperation between…

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Air Astana A321lr

Beautiful: Air Astana’s New A321LR

Air Astana is the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, and they're a pretty awesome little carrier. I flew them a few years ago from Seoul to London, and was very pleasantly surprised. If you're curious to read about those flights: Air Astana's 767 business class…

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Hifly A340 – 1

Mozambique’s EU-Blacklisted LAM Airlines To Fly To Lisbon

All the time we see government owned airlines launch routes that are highly questionable, built more around prestige than economics. Well, is there any prestige associated with launching a new flight with a leased plane? I guess we'll find out soon with…

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