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787-9 in Washington Dulles (IAD)

The new ’stretch’ version of Boeing’s 787 ‘Dreamliner’ (787-9) are now being put into service. I happened to see my first 787-9 at Dulles airport (IAD) last week, operated by Virgin Atlantic. Virgin replaced it’s aging A340 that it used to fly to to Washington Dulles from London Heathrow (LHR). The schedule of operations is:…

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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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Planespotting at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport (HKG)

Earlier this month I passed thru the beautiful Chek Lap Kok Airport at Hong Kong. This was my first time in Hong Kong and that too I was just passing thru, changing flights from my extra-long Chicago (ORD) – Hong Kong (HKG) to a Hong Kong – Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK) flight. The airport right off…

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Is flying getting worse and better?

I just read this excellent interview of Mark Gerhick, former chief counsel of the FAA about a book he wrote: ‘Full Upright And Locked Position‘ (I have not read the book. The full interview (on NPR) can be found here in both written and audio form. Here are some key points he makes: Traveling in…

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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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Pictures from the Swiss Business Lounge, Zurich

Join more than 6,000 followers we have on Twitter and Facebook and get regular updates on Airline Miles, the Airline Industry and other travel related stuff. I had a long stopover in Zurich a few weeks ago. It is a nice airport. The Swiss Business lounge was a great experience and helped the 6+ hours…

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