Aviation Geek

By John Mayson | A magazine for aviation enthusiasts.

Road Warriors Share their Favorite Airport Lounges

Lounging in Luxury<p>Airport lounges often offer a respite from the gates and food courts of the busiest airports in the world. But how does one lounge …

The Best -- and the Worst -- in Airport Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Speeds<p>Travelers are so tethered to their smartphones, tablets and laptops these days that they expect to get free, high-speed Wi-Fi when they …

In China, a Politicized View of the United Airlines Debacle

At around 7 P.M. on April 9th, at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, a police officer who had been summoned to a United Airlines flight heading to Louisville, Kentucky, wrenched an elderly man from his seat and dragged him down the aisle for the crime of refusing to give up the spot he’d paid for. The …

China

Emirates trims US flights after Trump administration curbs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, said on Wednesday it is cutting flights to the United States because of a drop in demand caused by tougher U.S. security measures and Trump administration attempts to ban travelers from Muslim-majority nations.<p>The …

Aviation

Pilot charged after loaded gun found by baggage screeners

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested on a weapons charge in New York after airport security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.<p>Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 55-year-old Erik Gibson was slated to pilot a flight to Tampa, Florida, on Monday …

Crime

Delta lifts cap for voluntary bumping to $9,950

Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. USA TODAY<p>Delta Air Lines began Friday offering its agents greater flexibility for …

Aviation

What nationality are babies born at 35,000ft - and do they get free flights for life?

Shona Owen holds perhaps one of the world’s most peculiar passports.<p>Under place of birth, instead of the likes of Birkenhead, Basildon or Bournemouth, it is marked as “on an aeroplane 10 miles south of Mayfield, Sussex”.<p>What the document does not note is that she was delivered at 7,000 feet above …

Babies

50 years ago today, the @Boeing 737 flew for the first time. Half a century later, she rests at @museumofflight while the MAX lurks nearby. https://t.co/cj61QKmRLD

Ethiopian, Singapore airlines to expand codeshare

Star Alliance members, Addis-Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of June 1, offering …

Airlines

Norwegian to launch two new transatlantic routes from Gatwick

Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian will begin 4X-weekly London Gatwick-Seattle, Washington services from Sept.17, and 3X-weekly flights to Denver, …

Airlines

Electronics ban at foreign airports could expand

The ban on electronic devices on board some direct flights to the United States could expand to include more airports and devices, the Department of …

Airports

Music returns to Pittsburgh International Airport

Thursday afternoons are now a great to time to be stuck at Pittsburgh International Airport.<p>Starting today, the airport brings backs its Thursday …

Airports

AirAsia Wants a Piece of The Growing Travel Market in Vietnam

AirAsia Bhd., the low-cost carrier headed by Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes, plans to start a Vietnamese carrier in a local partnership, as cheap …

Aviation

Lufthansa Will Expand Its Eurowings Brand as Budget Carrier Fight Heats Up

Deutsche Lufthansa AG wants to add long-distance airplanes to its low-cost Eurowings arm as competition for discount travelers from Europe to the …

Airlines

Alitalia May Face Cash Crunch Within Weeks

Italy is considering emergency financing for Alitalia as the carrier risks running out of cash in a few weeks because investors and creditors are …

Private Jets Inc. to set 2 jets in Austin for business travelers - Austin Business Journal

Private Jets Inc. is launching an Austin base of operations.<p>Pinkypills<p>Austin business travelers have another option for chartered flights. Private …

Aviation

United Airlines Opens New Checkpoint at Newark

<b>MIAMI</b> — United Airlines has opened its automated security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C, and it includes Premier …

Airports

US Bans Personal Electronic Devices on Non-Stop Flights to US from Mideast and Africa

<b>MIAMI —</b> The US government has instructed to nine foreign airlines in the Middle East and Africa that personal electronic devices larger than …

Airlines

Delta to Begin Seattle to Chicago-O’Hare Service

<b>MIAMI —</b> Delta Air Lines will be adding three daily flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) from Seattle, starting June 19.The route, …

Airlines

Ryanair Takes Delivery of its 450th Boeing 737-800

<b>MIAMI</b> — Ryanair has taken delivery of its 450th Boeing 737-800 jetliner. The Irish low-cost carrier has been taking 25 aircraft of the type per year …

Aviation

Visiting Lufthansa Technik Malta: How to Install Inflight Wi-Fi

Up to date, 57 Lufthansa narrow-body A320 family aircraft have been equipped with antennas that give passengers the possibility to be linked to the …

Airlines

Analysis: The Rise, Fall, and Eventual Resurgence of the Middle East’s Airline Giants – Part I

<b>MIAMI</b> — The biggest aviation story of the last four decades (basically since deregulation of airlines in the United States) has been the rise of the …

Airlines

Southwest Reveals Initial Boeing 737 MAX 8 Flights

<b>MIAMI</b> — As previously reported by AirlineGeeks.com, Southwest Airlines has announced the initial routes for its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet, to be …

Airlines

Analysis: Trump Budget Proposes ATC Privatization; Cuts Essential Air Service

• <b>MIAMI</b> — President Donald Trump presented a plan to privatize America’s air traffic control system (ATC) yesterday as part of a budget proposal for …

Aviation

LEVEL: IAG Announces Its New Long Haul LCC

<b>MIAMI —</b> International Airlines Group (IAG) has revealed its new long haul low-cost carrier service: LEVEL, to be based at Barcelona’s El Prat, from …

Airlines

Alitalia Unveils New Business Plan

<b>MIAMI —</b> The Board of Directors of Alitalia has approved a business turnaround plan, intended to reduce costs by EUR1 billion (USD1.06 billion) …

Airlines

Embraer's Newest $80 Million Private Jet Is Inspired by Art Deco Designs

AD discusses the inspiration and detail that went into the glamorous aircraft with Embraer's VP of Interior Design<p>Art Deco is a design style we're accustomed to seeing in skyscrapers, such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, or century-old bars and restaurants like Le Dôme Café …

New Electronics Ban Targets Flights From Middle East and African Airports and Airlines

A ban on large electronic devices on direct flights from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa will affect nine airlines and continue …

Airlines