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A Complete Guide to Star Wars Jets: ANA, LATAM, Virgin Atlantic, and United

While unknown at the time, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012 was about to benefit plane spotters down the road. That’s because the company decided to produce a new Star Wars trilogy and it chose to market it – among other ways – by forming partnerships with airlines. Those partnerships resulted in four airlines …

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Is Wizz Air Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is Wizz Air Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

With people oftentimes correlating price with quality and safety, and with Wizz Air offering some of the lowest fares in Europe, it’s no surprise I am asked every now and then whether it’s a safe airline to fly with. The short answer to the question is yes, Wizz Air is safe. It operates a modern …

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Emirates New First Class Suite

Experiencing Emirates’ New First Class Suite at Mercedes me Tokyo Gallery

Emirates’ new first class suite is high on the list of products that I want to try. As such, I was excited to find out (thanks to Hirofumi) that the airline organized an event in Tokyo allowing visitors to experience the seat on the ground. While I still hope to test (and review) the suite …

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From KLM to Iberia: The 11 Oldest Airlines in the World

While the wast majority of the airlines from the early days of aviation doesn’t exist anymore, some still do. In fact, you might be of the long history that some of the best known airlines like KLM and Delta have. In this article, I take a look at the eleven oldest airlines in the world …

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Analysis: Japan - Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Analysis: Japan – Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Today, Japan is well-connected with Russia through non-stop scheduled flights to not only Moscow, but also multiple other cities especially in the Far East. Starting next year, though, getting between the two countries will get even more convenient. Among other things, numerous new routes will be launched resulting in more than 30% increase in weekly …

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ETOPS: The Regulation That Allowed Twinjets to Fly Transatlantic and Even Further

ETOPS: The Regulation That Allowed Twinjets to Fly Transatlantic and Even Further

While it may seem like an aircraft can simply fly “as the crow flies” – i.e. take the shortest path between its origin and destination – that’s not always the case. That’s because at any given point in flight, an aircraft is required to fly within a certain distance from an airport where it could …

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Boeing 737 MAX MCAS

Boeing 737 MAX: Overcoming the Grounding Will Be Just the Beginning

With the 737 MAX being in the news almost daily, I couldn’t help but think what awaits for the type in the future. I have almost no doubt that the aircraft will return into service soon(er or later). Some estimates say it could be as early as in the first quarter of 2020. However, I …

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Could the Sukhoi Superjet Be Norwegian's Key to Unlocking the Siberian Flight Corridor?

Could the Sukhoi Superjet Be Norwegian’s Key to Unlocking the Siberian Flight Corridor?

Since Norwegian Air Shuttle’s rebranding to the simpler Norwegian in 2002, the airline has expanded its footprint significantly. It has evolved from an airline mostly intra-European routes out of Norway to one of the world’s leading short- and long-haul low-cost airlines. Besides its expansion within Europe, it launched long-haul routes to the United States, South …

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Is Turkish Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is Turkish Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

While I wasn’t a big fan of Istanbul Ataturk airport, Turkish Airlines ranks among my favorite airlines. As such, I was quite excited to book flights from Japan to Europe with the airline recently. The first thing that my girlfriend did after I booked the flights, however, was Googling “is Turkish Airlines safe?” It wasn’t …

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