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    United 727 Made A Sporty Final Landing At Meigs Field For Museum Exhibit

    If you ever go to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, you’ll see a fantastic exhibit of a United Airlines Boeing 727-100 suspended from the ceiling.  Guests can enter the jet as part of the exhibit.  They’ll walk throughout the cabin complete with a very-retro 1980s cabin and ‘steam’-gauged cockpit.  There is typically a retired […] More

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    United Firms Up Boeing 777-200 replacement Plan With Airbus A350-900

    United Airlines announced an order for 45 new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft, overriding an original order for the slightly larger Airbus A350-100 XWB’s. Targeted replacement for the Boeing 777-200 fleet United Airlines was the launch customer for the Boeing 777 back in 1995.  At the time, it was the most efficient airliner ever built.  The aircraft […] More

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    Commercial Flights In Houston Come to a Screeching Halt After Hurricane Harvey, Airline Losses Expected

    Commercial air traffic into and out of the fourth most populous city in America has come to a standstill as Texas residents suffer the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, one of the worst natural disasters in Texas history. The FAA is speculating that George Bush Intercontinental Airport is set to resume at least partial operations by […] More

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    Is Hawaiian Feeling the Heat From United, Southwest?

    With Hawaiian Airlines’ brand and livery updates, as well as new services, new airplanes on the way, and stellar on-time stats, flyers may think the airline has nothing to worry about in terms of competition. However, could larger airlines sweep in unnoticed and take a large chunk of the niche provider’s profit? Just this month, United […] More

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    The Curious Case of Dr. Dao On A United Express Jet

    An airline pilot separates emotion from facts and breaks down the case. By now we’ve all heard of the events on United Express Flight 3411 wherein a passenger refused to deplane to accommodate some deadheading crew and was eventually dragged off the aircraft by Chicago law enforcement officers. The passenger, Dr. David Dao, suffered some […] More

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    United To Accelerate Retirement Of Iconic Jet

    It’s a Sight You Won’t See Much Longer The Queen of The Skies won’t be around much longer at United Airlines. United announced today that their fleet of 747-400s would be retired in the fourth quarter on 2017.  United had previously planned to retire the fleet by the end of 2018. The move in the […] More

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