The Millennial Traveler

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Conrado has been a passionate AvGeek as long as he can remember. He travels often between his two homes- one in Houston, where he is a full-time student at Rice University, and the other in San Juan, where his entire family lives. He says "I want to inspire my generation to get on their feet and explore the world, and help them maximize their time, money, and points to make these experiences within their reach."

The Future of Alitalia

As OMAAT reported earlier, Alitalia’s employees have just voted against a so called austerity measure. This means that the airline will possibly run out of capital soon, which in turn means the airline may close. Although not a certainty, there are very few options out there for the struggling carrier. Lucky put it well when he mentioned that no government wants to be responsible for creating 12,000 unemployed people, as well as losing a national icon. The issue is, how can you sustain hemorrhaging money? There are a few options that I think can happen to save Alitalia. The...

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Honeywell Pilot Interview

I had a chance to speak with Honeywell about their breakthroughs in technology and get a glimpse of what their Flight Support Services team does. Nathan “Nate” Turner works as the manager for this division and he graciously offered and interview about his experiences as a pilot, working with Honeywell, and about what he sees as the future for the aviation industry. MT: What is your background, and how did you get started with aviation? NT: I have been flying since I was a kid. My grandfather would take me on his airplane as a child, I started flying...

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New Hawaiian A321

Hawaiian Airlines had previously ordered 18 Airbus A321neos. They planned that this aircraft would replace part of their ageing 767 fleet. For the longest time, Hawaiian has been the only airline consistently flying wide body aircraft to the US. With the introduction of the A321neos, we can see them transitioning to a more competitive strategy. With their recently remodeled A330s, which now have lie flat seats, the airline can offer the best product to Hawaii. New Hawaiian A321 Interiors The airline has recently announced the configuration of their A321neos. The aircraft will have 16 first class seats, and 173...

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Norwegian Adds Denver, Seattle

Norwegian Airlines, the transAtlantic low cost carrier, has been adding routes over the past few months. With their expansion into the US market with their new 737MAX, it seems that the airline would add more routes to the East Coast. Well, the airline has just announced that it will continue to expand in the West Coast. Norwegian Adds Denver, Seattle Norwegian has announced new flights to Denver and Seattle, two previously unserved markets. These flights, per Airlineroute, will be flown 2 and 4 times weekly, each. The airline plans to use their 787-9s on these routes. Usually, Norwegian flies...

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Qantas New Premium Economy

Qantas Airlines, the largest airline in Australia, is known for their quality in flight product. They have recently unveiled a new version of their premium economy seat. The airline has been updating their business class product on their A330s, and the new 787-9 will have this new product as well. However, the airline will also install these new seats on their 787-9s   Qantas New Premium Economy Qantas’ new premium economy class seat will be installed starting on the 787-9. The seat is an improvement to their current Premium Economy product. The seat will be 10% wider, and add...

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Condor Adds Flights to the US

Condor Airlines, the German Leisure carrier, is a very interesting airline. They offer seasonal flights to random airports, in my opinion. The airline flies to cities such as Baltimore, to far off places like Fairbanks, Alaska. They operate a fleet of Airbus aircraft, 757s and 767s. Condor for a very long time was affiliated to Lufthansa, but not they fly with the Thompson group of airlines. My favorite fact about Condor is that they were the only transatlantic airline to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a while. They fly to Frankfurt from PR, and from most US destinations. In...

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Singapore Airlines Boeing Order

Singapore Airlines has placed an order to continue renewing its fleet. The Singapore Airlines Boeing order is worth some $14 billion at list prices. This will likely be much more than what the airline will pay, as they tend to get discounts. The airline placed an order for 39 aircraft. Of these, 20 are 777-9Xs and 19 are 787-10s. The 787-10 orders are on top of the 30 that the airline already had purchased beforehand. Boeing over Airbus I was very surprised that Singapore Airlines chose Boeing over Airbus. They have had a good experience with their A350s, and...

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New Air France Maldives Flight

Air France is planning to launch flights to Male in the Maldives! The airline has announced the new flight to begin in November 1, 2017. The airline is adding a new destinations to its very expansive route network. Male is the gateway to the Maldives, and boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the world. The airline announced the service on Monday February 6th. This will add to the number of leisure destinations served by the airline. The twice weekly service will fly on Wednesdays and Saturdays out of Paris, and the following day out of Male. New...

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Hainan Expands LAX Service

Hainan Airlines expands LAX service by adding flights from Chengdu and Chongqing. It was reported earlier in the year that the airline had applied for rights to fly from Chengdu to JFK and LAX. The airline has been playing catch up with its larger rivals in China such as Air China, China Southern and China Eastern. The airline will launch the flights starting on March 15 for Chengdu, and March 21 for Chongqing. New LAX Flights Their new LAX flights will complement their current flight to Changsha. The airline will fly with their 787-8s. Hainan Airlines will be flying...

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Spirit Airlines Adds Pittsburgh

Spirit Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the US. They are also notorious of their very low fares. The airline is America’s love-hate darling. Spirit has recently added quite a few routes to their network. The airline added flights from various of their focus cities and added Hartford as a destination. Well it seems that the airline is at it again. Spirit Airlines Adds Pittsburgh Flights Spirit has just announced flights to Pittsburgh. The airline will begin flying out of the Pennsylvania city beginning in this spring, and adding destinations over the summer. Some of the...

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