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PHOTOS: One year ago on April 28, 2021, @AveloAir Airlines began operations. Here are photos from the airline’s first flights ever: BUR-STS-BUR and the ceremonies at both airports. theairchive.net/avelo-airlines…
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The Douglas DC-9 family sales brochure in its entirety from 1969 with the series 10, 20, 30, & 40 joining the original DC-9-10 which entered service with Delta on Dec 8, 1965. Courtesy Tom Harris La Jetted Press. theairchive.net/mcdonnell-doug…
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Spirit wasn’t the first airline to make a large-scale run at Atlantic City. Who remembers American International Airways from the early 1980s which tried to build a hub at ACI with DC-9s and MD-80s until its demise in early 1984? theairchive.net/american-inter…
Flashback: Ten years ago on May 1, 2012 the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental was delivered to launch customer @lufthansa. A total of 48 of the ultimate Queen of the Skies have been delivered to customers Lufthansa, Korean, Air China, and VIP customers. theairchive.net/boeing-747-8-i…
Six years ago Delta moved a 747 across a street to the Delta Flight Museum. Here are some photos I took that day.
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The Douglas DC-9 family sales brochure in its entirety from 1969 with the series 10, 20, 30, & 40 joining the original DC-9-10 which entered service with Delta on Dec 8, 1965. Courtesy Tom Harris La Jetted Press. theairchive.net/mcdonnell-doug…
This weekend is the running of the Kentucky Derby so what better time than now for this photo tour of Louisville Kentucky’s Muhammad Al International Airport - home of the UPS WorldPort hub. Photographed just two weeks ago. theairchive.net/louisville-int…
PHOTOS: One year ago on April 28, 2021, @AveloAir Airlines began operations. Here are photos from the airline’s first flights ever: BUR-STS-BUR and the ceremonies at both airports. theairchive.net/avelo-airlines…
A year ago today, I was on the inaugural flight of America's newest airline @AveloAir. One year on, the world has changed and they are confounding the skeptics by expanding exponentially. My latest story for Flight Global with their CEO Andrew Levy. flightglobal.com/strategy/on-fi…
Listen at airlinesconfidential.com - This week: Gautam Thakkar, CEO, Unifi; Plus: Q1 earnings; Mask mandate dropped; Union organizing at Avelo & Breeze; Listener reaction to last week's guest; Tips on applying for an airline position; A non-airline Fine or Whine; Shout-outs
Pilots of the Caribbean! A collection of vintage timetables and route-maps from Air Jamaica, Antilles Air Boats, BahamasAirCayman Airways, Caribair, and Cubana from the 1960s-1990s. theairchive.net/various-caribb…
When the 2000s met the 1950s! We went storm chasing on @Honeywell_Aero 60 year old Convair 580 IntuVue Weather Radar test platform from Miami in 2014. theairchive.net/storm-chasing-…
Ch-Ch-Changes! Here's the last 20 years of the evolution of Washington Dulles International Airport via photos from the ramps, concourses, terminals, and mobile lounges. theairchive.net/washington-d-c…
The Douglas DC-8 60 Series variants were the longest range airliners (-62) and largest and longest (-61 & -63) passenger airliners in the world in the late 60s until the 747 entered service in 1970. Here’s a fascinating marketing brochure from that era theairchive.net/douglas-dc-8-s…
Yes, there is a flight simulator on the @united app as of yesterday. h/t: @ethanklapper
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Listen this week at airlinesconfidential.com : Kathryn Creedy, Editor, Future Aviation/Aerospace Workforce; Airfares are up; Earnings previews; Listener feedback: international air rights, ULCC sector in Canada, & Ed Bastian statement that fed $$ were not a bailout.
United Air Lines Presents the New Boeing 737 Brochure May 1968 theairchive.net/united-air-lin…
Cape Air, founded in 1988, remains America’s largest independent regional airline which has at one time had ops outside its New England base, including the Caribbean, Florida, and Guam. A look back at its history via its timetables & route maps. theairchive.net/cape-air/
Norwegian Air Shuttle was on a long-haul growth binge, which ultimately failed. Here's extensive inflight cabin and catering photos onboard a Boeing 787-9 from a 2017 Oslo-Ft Lauderdale flight. theairchive.net/norwegian-boei…
This week @airportscouncil reported @ATLairport regained its status as the world's busiest airport. Here's photos of 25 years of ramps, ticket halls, and concourses. And alot has changed! theairchive.net/atlanta-hartsf…
We are up to three aircraft in the new Condor livery. Which color do you prefer?
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Listen at airlinesconfidential.com This week: Bart Biggers & Kevin Lewis, Partners, Sidley Austin; Planes are starting to fill up; A JetBlue offer for Spirit Airlines; Canada Jetlines focuses on Toronto; Listener Q's on int air service rights & DCA signage; Shout-outs.
Airbus’ second wide body twin, the shorter, longer-range A310 had its first flight 40 years ago on April 3, 1982 and entered service with Swissair in 1983. Here’s the original marketing brochures beginning in 1978 & more. ftheairchive.net/airbus-a310-memorabilia/
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@JetBlue has completed its Core (Economy) Cabin refresh with the Thales Avant IFE and Collins Meridian seats. This is a photo gallery of the cabin and IFEs from an April 2021 Airbus A321neo flight from Boston to Ft Lauderdale. theairchive.net/jetblue-airbus…
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San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in 2004: A photo tour of ramps, terminals, concourses, & the AeroParque plane-spotting restaurant/bar/park. An eclectic mix of traffic when AA, ATRs, and A300s still were players on the scene. theairchive.net/san-juan-luis-…
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Airbus’ second wide body twin, the shorter, longer-range A310 had its first flight 40 years ago on April 3, 1982 and entered service with Swissair in 1983. Here’s the original marketing brochures beginning in 1978 & more. ftheairchive.net/airbus-a310-memorabilia/
You can be sure the @JetBlue Long Island City headquarters was an interesting place this week! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at its slick nightclub looking offices and inside the airline’s network operations control center. theairchive.net/jetblue-headqu…
"France is in the Air" with our full collection of @airfrance and Air Inter timetables and route maps from the late 1960s to the early 2000s, with some beautiful illustrations and design. C'est Magnifique! theairchive.net/air-france/
Throwback to this brochure from when Delta welcomed its first Boeing 767 to its fleet! Forty years later and Delta still has 55 767s in its fleet today. theairchive.net/delta-air-line…
There’s a major South Florida connection to Canadian Jetlines in the form of @globalxairlines Airlines. My latest for Flight Global. flightglobal.com/strategy/canad…
San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in 2004: A photo tour of ramps, terminals, concourses, & the AeroParque plane-spotting restaurant/bar/park. An eclectic mix of traffic when AA, ATRs, and A300s still were players on the scene. theairchive.net/san-juan-luis-…
A collection of vintage @JetBlue route maps and timetables from the 2000s, and B6’ current route map and what a merged route map with Spirit would look like (based on April 2022 from Cirium). theairchive.net/jetblue-airway…
What’s a board to do? My latest Flight Story lays out decision points for Spirit’s board to chose between JetBlue’s surprise takeover bid and the previously accepted bid from Frontier. flightglobal.com/strategy/spiri…
My latest for FlightGlobal today on the Spirit / Frontier / JetBlue / American Airlines Northeast Alliance & Merger Takeover saga. flightglobal.com/strategy/jetbl…
Listen at airlinesconfidential.com - This week: John Heimlich VP/Chief Economist, Airlines for America. Plus: Change at UPS & the legacy of FedEx 's founder; Pilot picket lines popping up; Another IT meltdown @ British Airways; Listener Q: A fundamental change in loyalty programs?
We welcome more color and variation in the airline livery space. We also welcome you to check out our collection of Braniff photos & memorabilia from the glory days of commercial aviation. theairchive.net/braniff/
This morning Condor unveiled its new livery. We feel this unique look gives off very “Braniff” vibes. (A view shared by @Ottergoose’s child)
A gallery of 10+ years of @flySEA concourses, ramp, & terminal photos show the dramatic changes. SEA is undergoing major facelifts & new construction with the old and new shown here. theairchive.net/seattle-tacoma…
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We’re a few miles west of @iflymia doing the spring cleaning and gardening on Calder “Mr Awesome” Sloan’s grave. Departing traffic to the west, please tip your wing to our son who himself flew west far too young but whose spirit soars forever. @FAANews @flightradar24
Flashing Back to a sales brochure commemorating the January 1990 first flight of the McDonell-Douglass MD-11, though oddly the brochure had a Dec 1989 printing date. Courtesy: LaJette Press. theairchive.net/mcdonnell-doug…
Cabin Pics of the original @AlaskaAir “Salmon-Thirty-Salmon” 737-400 (2005-11), taken on a flight from Fairbanks to Barrow on July 4, 2011. A “Salmon-Thirty-Salmon” II 737-800 replaced the retired 737-400 in 2012. theairchive.net/alaska-airline…
VIDEO: Last Summer, we decided to go "Greece Lightning", bolting over to Santorini for a magical seven days on the stunning Greek Island. Here’s my latest video by drone, plane, air, land, & sea-filmed entirely on @DJIGlobal cameras & drone. Check it out! youtube.com/watch?v=HLOPFf…
The 737-200 Advanced was introduced into service by ANA in 1971. It offered improved aerodynamics, more powerful engines, more fuel capacity, & a 15% increase in payload & range over the original -200s & -100s Here’s Boeing’s sales brochure from 1976. theairchive.net/boeing-this-is…
A gallery of 10+ years of @flySEA concourses, ramp, & terminal photos show the dramatic changes. SEA is undergoing major facelifts & new construction with the old and new shown here. theairchive.net/seattle-tacoma…
Tragic photos of the destroyed An-225 Mriya at Hostomel Airport near Kyiv.
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New image of the now destroyed An-225 Mriya at Hostomel Airport near Kyiv. Russian forces have reportedly abandoned the airfield in recent days. Pic: @aletweetsnews
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Listen at airlinesconfidential.com - This week: Elise Eberwein,EVP,People/Communications at American interviews Ben & Chris. Personal questions answered & Chris names his most annoying high profile passenger; Plus Southwest creates a value transferable ticket; Listener Q's & more.
Dusk approach over Boeing Field on finals to @flySEA.
Cockpits and cabins from the world’s only exclusive Airbus A220 operator, Air Baltic photographed at the Paris Air Show 2019. Air Baltic also operates the world’s longest A220 segment: 6 hours between Abu Dhabi and Riga. theairchive.net/air-baltic-air…
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As I head home from Alaska today, a look back at Alaska’s first airline, Wien Air Alaska, which operated 60 years from 1924-84 as documented in timetables and route maps from the 1970s and 80s. theairchive.net/wien-air-alask…
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