Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Hey guys, as you can probably tell, things have winded down a bit here at The Airline Geek. That is because I am running a new blog, named Startup Air, which will showcase the latest entrepreneurial trends within the airline industry. Be sure to check it out to learn about the latest news on start up airlines!
If you have any questions or comments, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I am very sorry for not updating this blog in a couple of months! I have been very busy with school, work, DECA & FBLA, and other activities.
My resolution for this year is to try and be consistent in the amount of posts I make every week! :)
Here is a fun video from American Airlines to start off the new year!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Today United Airlines is retiring their Boeing 737 fleet.
This truly marks the end of an era, as they have been using 737s for the past 41 years! And I have fallen in love with their 737s, because I have practically grown up on them! Sure, I have said numerous bad things about the condition of their 737s (basically always dirty, and I usually find a way to hurt myself whenever flying on one!), but I grew up on them, and will miss them.
I wonder how UA's domestic fleet will be after today...they really don't have anything besides their A319/A320s, 757s and 767s for their domestic fleet....oh, I forgot, they will probably contract everything out to UAX. Won't it be a ton of fun riding a CRJ-700 (or -200!) for a 3 hour flight?
Anyways, I just wanted to mention today's event of UA's retirement of the 737!
Flickr Photo Credit: PSR Man
Friday, October 23, 2009
This week's video is an energetic ad from the super-amazing Air Asia! Air Asia is an LCC based in Malaysia, and it over the past few years it has really taken off and expanded like crazy! This ad is a couple years old, but it shows the SPIRIT (Sorry, that is one of those things you do when you're a WN Nut-Case!) of Air Asia.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Today, after us airline geeks have been speculating for so long, jetBlue came out with it's new livery....and, well.....not what all of us were expecting.
Sure, we have said that this change won't be huge, and we've speculated on items that they will change (such as their euro-white fuselage!)
They didn't do much, besides making billboard style titles, changing the color of the winglets, and taking out the "www." on their engines, so they could make "jetblue.com" in a larger font.
I'm happy with the increase of their font size for their fuselage though, but I am really disappointed that they decided to stick with the traditional "euro-white" that many airlines have been moving towards. I don't have much of an issue, because I still think that it does look really nice, but it would be cool if they could do something to set themselves apart! (and yes...I know, it would be additional money for them to paint in any other color besides white)
I think that this livery looks good, but I am really hoping that the tail design doesn't get applied to the entire fleet.....look at it! It doesn't even look finished!
Photo Credit: JetBlue Flickr Page
Saturday, October 10, 2009
There is a rumor going around that JetBlue will introduce a new livery that will come out on Tuesday to commemorate their 10th anniversary, and it is expected to be a fleet-wide change.
I wonder what it will be? Will it be a fully revised paint job? or just a small alteration? (like what Air Tran did a few years ago) ....or will it be a blue tail, with a yellow circle and a bird??? (Lufthansa! ftw!...lol)
I actually really like their current livery, and don't see the need to change it. Hopefully they will add something more to their Euro-White fuselage though! :)
Flickr Photo Credit: TVL1970