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The Worlds longest flight is dead. Long live the Worlds Longest Flight!

A new king has been crowned! The Longest flight in the world is now Sydney (SYD) – Dallas (DFW) by Qantas – flight QF7. The previous ‘King’ was Singapore Airlines’ Singapore (SIN) – Newark (EWR) flight – flight SQ22. Singapore Airlines ended this flight last week – November 23rd, 2013, ending an era and extra-long…

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Planespotting: Big Birds at BKK (Bangkok) airport

Here are some picture of wide body jets I took while passing thru Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) last month. More pictures coming soon. THAI International 747 being towed. Oman Air A330. Swiss A340, with it’s four jets. El Al 747. British Airways 747 at a gate. Orient Thai – never heard of this airline before.…

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Would you pay more for faster Air Travel?

I ran across this very interesting article by Jason Paur of Wired, on the history and current state of supersonic air travel. It gives a good history lesson on high speed air travel. Typical commercial jet planes travel at a speed of 550 miles per hour (mph). This despite jet travel being capable of supersonic…

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Big Birds – Wide Body Aircraft!

I love taking pictures of and flying in wide body aircraft. Sure beats an ERJ anyday! From a travel perspective, it’s all about comfort. The bigger planes are mode spacious, have higher ceilings, larger bins and in upper class, flat seats. Some narrow body aircraft do too, but they are few and far apart. As…

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Taxiing around Frankfurt Airport

I passed thru Frankfurt (FRA) airport a couple of days ago. Here are some pictures I took taxiing around the airport and from the terminal. South African A340 Lufthansa rules FRA! SAA A340 Tail The rest of the SAA A340 My gate Lufthansa 747-8i Parked at the gate (my plane).   Giant Singapore Airlines A380…

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Airline news from around the web

I have been traveling. I will post an article on my recent travel soon. I did write some on the flights, but the posts are still in outline form. Got some work to do. In the meanwhile, the world did not stop and things have been going on in the past few days. Here are…

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Space Shuttle Discovery to be flown into Dulles on April 17th

Space Shuttle Discovery’s final resting place is going to be the Udvar Hazy Air and Space museum, just off Washington, DC’s Dulles airport (IAD). It is going to be a flown in to Washington riding piggy-back on a 747 on April 17th. It is expected to arrive early morning, as reported on WTOP. I happen…

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