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And the Longest Flight in the world is operated by… Air India!?

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, Air India is ready to grab the title of the longest flight in the world by getting all set to operate a non-stop Bangalore-San Fransisco (BLR-SFO) flight!! At 8,701 mile, this would exceed the current longest flight: Sydney – Dallas (SYD-DFW), operated by Qantas, by 123 miles. That flight is 8,578…

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Full Fares – Earning bonus Elite miles on United Partners

As I discussed in my last blog post, if you book a full-fare or flexible-fare economy ticket that is booked as a Y or a B fare, you will earn 150% of the miles flown on the trip. This is not a reason to buy these tickets as they can cost several times the cost…

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Alliance Wars: The post US Airways – American Airlines world – Part II

In Part I of this post I looked at the impact of the two significant event in the OneWorld Alliance, namely: Qatar joining OneWorld US Airways and American Airline deciding to merge This has made me re-examine my loyalty to Star Alliance. In this post I will look at, or really just think aloud of…

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Is India getting another airline?

Tata Sons, a mega-corporation in India and one of the oldest companies in the sub-continent, and SIA, the parent company of Singapore Airlines, has announced the intention to form a joint-venture airline in India. This is tagged to be a $100 Million venture. This is exciting news. Tata’s actually had started the first ever airline…

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All the Boeing 787 flights – current and future

Airlineroute.net has compiled an excellent post, that they update regularly, listing every current and announced Boeing 787 route there is! Currently there are 14 airlines that operate the 787 (AeroMexico, Air India, ANA, British Airways, China Southern, Ethiopian Airways, Hainan Airlines, JAL, LAN Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Norwegian, Qatar Airways, Thomson Airways and United). Several…

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Giveaway: Free code for FlightTrack Pro iOS App

Starbucks had a recent promotion of their weekly iOS giveaway – the FlightTrack Pro App. This is an awesome iPhone, iPad App which usually sells for $9.99. You could get it from Starbucks for free using the free giveaway cards they have for songs, books and Apps. If your Starbucks has run out of these…

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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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Memorial day updates

Its a long weekend. So instead of writing a full post, I am posting a collection of news items from around the web. United changing plans for 787: United is saying that it will use the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner it will receive on its Denver – Tokyo (DEN-NRT) route. It’s original announced plan, per-merger,…

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What you missed while the BoardingArea.com homepage was down

The BoardingArea.com homepage stopped updating for some time over the last couple of days. If you are like me, you probably go to the homepage to see what all the wonderful bloggers at BoardingArea are writing, instead of visiting their individual blogs. It is a wonderful single page view of all the people who matter…

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