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STORIES Jan 16, 2024 Bored Pilots Pushed Their Aircraft to Its Limit: The Crash of Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 On a repositioning flight in 2004, two bored pilots decided to push their aircraft to its limit. The results of this experiment on Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 were disastrous. Read More →
NEWS Jan 12, 2024 Delta Air Lines Confirms New Order for the Airbus A350-1000 Delta Air Lines has never been vocal about the new aircraft it plans to procure to replace its aging widebody aircraft, specifically the Boeing 767s. However, Delta has revealed its future plans after confirming an order for the Airbus A350-1000. Read More →
NEWS Jan 04, 2024 Man Dies After Climbing into Delta A220 Engine in Salt Lake City On New Year's Day, a man was found dead inside the engine of a Delta Air Lines A220 as the aircraft was awaiting de-icing at Salt Lake City International Airport. It is believed that Enfiger somehow breached an emergency exit door after clearing TSA at the airport. He then made his way onto the apron and climbed into the engine of a Delta aircraft. Enfiger was found unconscious in the engine 20 minutes later. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 06, 2023 American AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, and United MileagePlus: The Battle of the Frequent Flyers Frequent flyer programs are essential for people who frequently go on flights for business or personal reasons. Whether you often travel due to your job as a tech consultant at Deloitte or to take care of your aging grandparents in Jordan, these programs can help you with your travels. Read More →
NEWS Dec 03, 2023 Political Candidate George Santos Expelled After Allegedly Spending $40,000 of Campaign Funding on Airfare George Santos has used significant campaign funds to fund his airfare. The spending spans different airlines over a long period of time, and is unlike any spending relative to his contemporaries. We will look deeper into how politicians misuse flights for their own gain through an example involving George Santos. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 27, 2023 How Do Airlines Decide Which Aircraft to Use on a Route? It may seem like a simple answer—easy: airlines fly their biggest planes on the routes with the most demand. In some ways, this is true—no doubt airlines would deploy a 737 over a CRJ900 for a route like New York (JFK) to Denver (DEN), given the demand on the route. Demand isn't everything, however. Aircraft range plays a major role as well. Other niche factors play large roles, too, and in this article, we'll explore how airlines decide which aircraft to use on certain routes. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 10, 2023 JetBlue's Tussle With Amsterdam Schiphol Airport JetBlue Airways launched service to Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) from its major East Coast hubs earlier this year. The new JetBlue service to Amsterdam has already faced rough air, with Schiphol Airport announcing a flight cap that directly impacts JetBlue's operation among other carriers. Read More →
NEWS Nov 02, 2023 Delta Pilot Threatens to Shoot Captain Over Medical Diversion Federal authorities in Utah have indicted a former Delta Air Lines pilot for allegedly trying to shoot his captain during a flight last year. Jonathan Dunn was indicted in a Utah District Court on October 18 for disrupting the crew's operations on a commercial flight. This incident, along with another one involving an Alaska Airlines pilot, signifies the importance of mental health in the aviation industry. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Oct 29, 2023 The Haunted Crash Site of Delta Air Lines Flight 191 On August 2, 1985, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar operated by Delta Air Lines crashed short of runway 17L (now 17C) at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The cause? Mother nature herself. The flight was a scheduled service from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles with a stop in Dallas. What was seemingly a normal flight would turn deadly in seconds. Read More →
NEWS Oct 25, 2023 Delta Air Lines Cancels More Tel Aviv Flights, Provides Aid to Israel and Gaza Delta Air Lines will cancel more flights between the U.S. and Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. The airline also provided $1 million in humanitarian aid for people in Israel and the Gaza Strip. Read More →