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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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Giveaway: 747-8i Special Lufthansa Magazine Issue

Last year I had to opportunity to fly in a brand spanking new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i (also known as a 747 Intercontinental). I actually flew the aircraft all the way from Washington, DC (IAD) to Delhi (DEL), via Frankfurt (FRA). Separate aircraft on each segment, but both 747-8i. For the FRA-DEL segment, the aircraft was…

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Flight Innovations

Very interesting article on the Economist on possible innovations in the airline industry. I would personally like to see the pre-boarding using ‘people containers’. Here are a few selections from the article: Coating common surfaces with silver to prevent the spread of colds and flu People are pre-loaded into detached air-conditioned cabins that would then…

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The case for in-aircraft cell phone use

There is absolutely no technical reason for aircraft to not allow cell phone use in-flight. The only issue today is the lack of cell service at that altitude or above water, but that is a technical problem that has already been solved. Airlines like Emirates provide cell phone service on almost all their flights, with…

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My connection is on a… wait for it… a Cessna!!

I appreciate airlines finding connections with partners. It offers us alternate routes they do not fly and timings they do not fly at. But really, shouldn’t they assure ‘minimum aircraft type’? I was trying to look for flight to and from Albany (ALB), from Washington Dulles (IAD). The outgoing flight options had no surprises. But…

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