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Yak-40 in Kosice Aviation Museum

Kosice’s Museum of Aviation: The Final Resting Place of Slovakia’s Yak-40 and Tu-154

Kosice, Slovakia’s second-largest city is home to the country’s best-known aviation museum.  The city’s Museum of Aviation, or Letecke Muzeum Kosice as it’s known in Slovak, first opened its doors to the public in 2002 and is a branch of the Slovak Technical Museum. While most of the aircraft on display are military, there are …

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Haneda Airport International Terminal

2020 in Review: Looking Back at My Highlights of Last Year

With January 2021 here, it’s time for the fifth annual review of my aviation activities. While I mainly do this to have a place that I can go back to remember some of the flights I took and aircraft I saw, I also hope you enjoy reading through it and through some of the articles …

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Austrian Airlines A319 Business Class Seats

Review: Austrian Airlines A319 Business Class from Zurich to Vienna

While I flew with Austrian Airlines numerous times in the past, both long- and short-haul, it was always in economy class. As such, I was excited to have a chance to try the airline’s business class back in September 2020. Even though it was on a one-hour hop from Zurich to Vienna, I at least …

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Conference Room in Swiss Senator Lounge at Zurich Airport

Review: Swiss Senator Lounge A at Zurich Airport

After arriving in Zurich from Tokyo back in September, I had a few hours to spare before having to board my connecting flight to Vienna. Similar to the situation at Narita, there was only one Star Alliance lounge – the Swiss Senator Lounge at A gates – open. That gave me a chance to peak …

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Swiss 777-300ER Business Class Review

Review: Swiss 777-300ER Business Class from Tokyo Narita to Zurich

While I had taken a number of domestic flights around Japan throughout the year, it wasn’t until mid-September that I got to travel internationally for the first time in 2020. To be more precise, I flew from Tokyo Narita to Vienna via Zurich (to visit my family in Slovakia) before returning back to Tokyo Haneda …

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ANA Suite Lounge Seating

Review: ANA Suite Lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport

With COVID-19 and the related entry restrictions having brought the number of international flights departing out of Tokyo Narita airport to a minimum, most of the airport’s lounges are shut down for the time being. The only Star Alliance lounge open at the airport is the ANA Suite Lounge in Satellite 5 normally reserved for …

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My Experience with Turkish Airlines' Customer Service: Not So Good...

My Experience with Turkish Airlines’ Customer Service: Not So Good…

With Slovakia having eased entry restrictions, I decided to visit my family there earlier this month. While I knew there was the possibility of countries changing entry restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and me having to cancel the trip because of that, I could have never even imagined of what almost axed my …

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ANA 737-500

Flying on a “Super Dolphin” and a Brief History of ANA’s 737s

On June 14, 2020, ANA operated its last commercial Boeing 737-500 flight. That left only the Next-Generation “-700s” and “-800s.” in its fleet. Considering that JAL and other Japanese airlines nowadays only operate the Next-Generation 737s as well, the era of 737 Classics in Japan came to an end. While I didn’t have a chance …

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Nagasaki Business Lounge Azalea Seating

Review: Business Lounge Azalea at Nagasaki Airport

With no ANA and JAL lounges, Business Lounge Azalea is the only domestic lounge option available at Nagasaki airport. I visited it a couple of months ago before taking an Oriental Air Bridge flight to Goto-Fukue. In the review below, I’ll show you what the it was like. Location, Opening Hours & Access Business Lounge …

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