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2013 – A (Personal) Travel Year in Review

2013 was an interesting year. Both for me personally from a travel perspective and also for the travel industry. Several firsts and several changes – some for the good and some for the bad. Here are a few I care about. Personal Travel recap: Personally, 2013 was a very interesting year. I made it to…

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

There are three alliances in the world of Air Travel: Star Alliance OneWorld and SkyTeam Of these three, Star Alliance has been a very dominant alliance – mainly because of the sheer number of airlines they have (28 at the time of posting this), as opposed to OneWorld (13) and SkyTeam (19). Across their members,…

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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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IAD-ORD-HKG-CGK-SIN-BKK-MNL-BKK-KUL-BKK-NRT-IAD: 2 Weeks and 25,692 miles later…

No, this was not a crazy mileage-run, nor did I lose a bet. I just did this crazy business trip to South-East Asia, covering 5 countries in 2 weeks. It did add over 33k RDM to my mileage balance and almost 28k EQM towards Elite status! The flights were all Star Alliance (yay!), except for…

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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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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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And the Best Airline in the World is…

Skytrak announced its annual rankings for 2012. They rank all the airlines in the world by polling 18m airline cutovers around the world. And for the year 2012 (drumroll please) the top 10 airlines are: Qatar Airways (Qatar) – No Alliance Asiana Airlines (South Korea) – Star Alliance Singapore Airlines (Singapore) – Star Alliance Cathay…

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Dubai and Singapore – Hubs to the world?

There are some unique cities around the world when it comes to flying. While they may be excellent destinations themselves, for long haul travelers, they are best known as being key transition hubs. Two cities that have earned this reputation are Dubai and Singapore. They are both in this position due to their unique geographical…

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