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All the 787 flights to and from North America

The latest aircraft to enter the flying fleet of commercial airlines is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Touted as the most efficient aircraft on the planet, the 787 is extremely well suited for ‘thin-long routes’ – routes with long distances but low traffic. This has resulted in some interesting routes (Oslo – Ft. Lauderdale!) and of…

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Did a US Air Force U2 spy plane cause the FAA outage last week?

There is speculation by Reuters and other new agencies that a US Air Force U2 spy plane caused the massive outage at FAA’s LA Central facility last week. The outage, positioned as a ‘computer glitch’ in FAA radar system, caused massive delays all around the US, spawned by ground by almost every airport in Southern…

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A tale of two Richards: NPR interview of Delta and Virgin Group leaders

Earlier today I heard an excellent interview of Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines, and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, on NPR. They had a lively discussion (Sir Branson more so than Mr. Anderson) on customer experience, what customers care about, the future of airline travel and yes, the Delta – Virgin…

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Is AP bashing the 1%-ers of the traveller world?

I am not in the 1% (yet). But due to my diligence with miles and understanding of the upgrade process, I fly in upper class more often than not. So, I am actually not sure what to make of this article by AP’s Scott Mayerowitz. While highlighting some of the awesome features available for upper…

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Smiling with Vanilla and Peaches – The New Airlines of Asia

Asia is the next frontier, when it comes to massive airline expansion. All the major cities in the Western world have been connected to each other by air. There is really not much growth possible in the West for new routes. Yes, there are new routes coming up connecting cities across continents, but not within…

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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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Airport Review: Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok (BKK)

I was pleasantly surprised by Bangkok’s airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport – BKK) on my recent trip to South East Asia. I actually was using Bangkok as a hub for my trip (THAI International helped) and also stayed in Bangkok for three days. I hence went thru the airport four time over the two weeks. First, I…

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Planespotting at Tokyo Narita Airport

Tokyo Narita (NRT) is a beautiful airport. This was my first time at Narita – I was passing thru on the recent 5 country 26,000 mile trip to South East Asia I took. I had a few hours at Narita that I spent mostly in the ANA lounge. The lounge has a great view or…

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