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Everyone is Winning

U.S. airlines had another successful quarter. Some may even say that their profits are “soaring.” So, what’s in it for you? Think about it for a second. When you hear that Apple announces record profits, what’s your first thought? My new iPhone will be even better? The next operating system will have more amenities? Or […]

Where We’ve Been, Where You’re Going

November is National Aviation History Month, and it is amazing to think how far the industry has come in just a hundred years! In 1914, the first scheduled commercial flight flew for 23 minutes from St. Petersburg to Tampa, FL, and transported one passenger who paid $400 in airfare and sat on a wooden bench […]

Taxes, Haunted Infrastructure, Regulations – Oh, my!

For a little Halloween fun, we put together a series of things that haunt the airline industry and you as customers. Happy Halloween! The aviation industry and its customers are charged 17 different taxes and fees. With all those taxes, even Frankenstein is scared. Like haunted houses, the infrastructure of the airline industry has seen […]

This is your Captain Speaking

Several of you submitted questions for our pilot Q&A series and we are excited to start answering a few each month. If you would like to submit a question, send an email to blog@airlines.org. Why do I have to put up my seat and tray table before takeoff? (Olivia M.) Taxi, takeoff and landing are […]

Lonely Planet: Travel as Life, Not Luxury

As passengers we sometimes forget to be amazed by the miracle of flight and how a plane can take us across the country or around the world in a matter of hours. It has become much more commonplace to travel by air, with so many destination options and affordable fares. Lonely Planet puts the wonder […]

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