March 21, 2021| 28 0

Flight Review: First Class On Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-100

Delta Air Lines is the largest operator of the Airbus A220 family in the United States. Flying a host of routes out of major hubs like New York, Detroit, and Salt Lake City, among others, the aircraft is making its way on more routes. Recently, Delta started flying the Airbus A220-100 between San Antonio and Detroit, where Simple Flying got a chanc …

March 14, 2021| 29 0

Aer Lingus Starts Hiring For Manchester Base

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus is edging increasingly closer to launching its new Manchester-based UK-US operations. At a time when many carriers are having to cut personnel, the airline has begun recruiting fresh crew members for its base in the north-west of England. New faces for the new base In conjunction with Nobox HR Outsourcing Solutions, Aer …

March 14, 2021| 25 0

Hawaiian Announces Orlando Service Growth After Operating First Flight

Hawaiian Airlines inaugurated its latest long-haul domestic flight on Friday. The first flights between Orlando and Honolulu onboard a Hawaiian Airlines aircraft launched on Saturday, March 13th. While this inaugural was met with plenty of fanfare and celebration, the airline announced it was not all for show. High customer demand is leading the ai …

March 9, 2021| 34 0

Caribbean Airlines Eyes New York To Barbados Flights

Subject to regulatory approvals, Trinidad and Tobago national flag carrier Caribbean Airlines plans to launch non-stop flights between New York and Barbados starting April 1, 2021. The once-weekly service will depart Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) on Thursdays at 12:40 and arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) …

March 9, 2021| 25 0

El Al Begins Rapid COVID-19 Tests At Check-In

Monday was the first day of an El Al COVID-19 rapid test trial program. Implemented for travelers flying direct to New York JFK from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International, testing will take place at designated airport check-in counters. With results ready in 15 to 20 minutes,  the airline is hoping to add another layer of protection in stopping the t …

February 20, 2021| 36 0

Awesome: Direct New York-Barcelona Returns Under $300 In September

Spanish low-cost airline Level is currently offering tempting fares on its non-stop New York-Barcelona route throughout September. Through the middle and latter parts of the month, these itineraries often come in below $300! Let’s see when these apply, and how you can book them. The flights Level is a low-cost IAG brand based in Barcelona, Spain. Acc …

February 18, 2021| 29 0

British Airways A318 Baby Bus Embarks On One Final Flight

British Airways has sent its Airbus A318 Baby Bus to Twente Airport in the Netherlands. The aircraft was retired by the airline last year, after its only route from London City (LCY) to New York City (JFK) was suspended, meaning that it was no longer needed. Many aircraft have been stored or retired as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts …

February 13, 2021| 63 0

Norwegian Sends Boeing 787 To California As It Ends Long-Haul Flights

Last month, Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian announced that it would be ceasing its long-haul operations. These had previously represented a reasonably-priced alternative for European passengers on certain intercontinental routes. However, amid restructuring, it is returning to a short-haul focus, and thus needs to return its long-haul aircr …

February 11, 2021| 37 0

Could The US Be About To Restrict Domestic Travel?

The Biden administration is mulling over the prospects of implementing domestic travel restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variants. Amid progress in the vaccine rollout this year, officials are looking to take precautions while the program continues. Ongoing talks According to McClatchy DC, the White House has been discussing pote …

February 3, 2021| 29 0

Which Are India’s Busiest Airports?

As the world’s third-busiest aviation market, India is home to several major airports across the country. From Delhi to Port Blair, traffic across airports has been rising quickly in the last decade. Here’s a list of India’s busiest airports. Data used in this article is from the fiscal year 2020, April 1st, 2019 – March 31st, 2020, the most recent …

January 31, 2021| 27 0

Alaska Airlines Is Thankful It Does Not Have Any Lie-Flat Seats

Alaska Airlines is a full-service US airline based out of Seattle. The carrier operates a fleet of nearly 200 mainline jets with plans to grow the fleet as the airline navigates the tumult of the recovery. However, if there is one thing the airline is thankful about, it is very glad that it does not have any lie-flat seats on its planes. Alaska Airl …

January 28, 2021| 31 0

Six States Count For Almost Half Of US Jet Fuel Usage

If you think filling your car is expensive, spare a thought for the airlines. Across the United States, airlines consumed 636,335 barrels of jet fuel in 2019, costing them a total of US$52,727 million. It’s a major expense for airlines and one of the few operating costs they’ve been able to reduce throughout the travel downturn. California the thirs …

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