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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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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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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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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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It’s Moon Landing Day. Check out this Video of the launch

Found this awesome video online. What a way to celebrate the day the greatest journey made by Man was made – landing a man on the Moon! This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969. This is an HD transfer from the 16mm…

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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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Ending soon – Giveaway: 747-8i Special Lufthansa Magazine Issue

The giveaway I am running for the Lufthansa Magazine Special Issue on the 747-8i is ending tonight at Midnight, EST. To enter, go to the original post (here) and leave a comment with the route you have flown on the 747-8i or would like to see the plane fly. (DO NOT leave a comment on…

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