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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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Northwest Airlines 747

What Happened to Northwest Airlines? Disappearing to Create the World’s Largest Airline

Among the airlines that have come and gone over the years, Northwest Airlines ranks as not only one of the largest and most influential but also as one that went on to create something larger.  When Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines merged in 2008, they created the world’s largest airline, and one that to …

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USGlobal Airways

Baltia Air Lines & USGlobal Airways: 30 Years of History, 0 Miles of Revenue Flights

If you’re an aviation enthusiast, chances are you’ve heard about Baltia Air Lines. The airline, later rebranded to USGlobal Airways, has been “in business” for 30 years and even owns an aircraft. Yet, it has never flown a single commercial flight or generated any revenue. Instead, it has relied on investors’ capital to keep “the …

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What Happened to TWA?

What Happened to TWA? Three Bankruptcies, the Karabu Agreement, and More

Trans World Airlines (TWA) was formed in 1930 through a forced merger of a few smaller airlines. Less than a decade after its founding, the legendary Howard Hughes took control of the company. Over the decades that followed, TWA has grown – together with Pan Am – into one of the most recognized airlines in …

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Monarch Airlines: What Happened to One of the UK's Best-Known Airlines?

Monarch Airlines: What Happened to One of the UK’s Best-Known Airlines?

Monarch Airlines was a pioneering airline in the United Kingdom, bringing overseas vacations to a price point accessible to a larger part of the British population than ever before. The London Luton Airport-based airline brought millions of British travelers to their destinations and back over the course of five decades. Then, in 2017, Monarch Airlines …

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Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite

10 Hours in Singapore Airlines First Class Suites for Just $829.79 or Less Using Alaska Mileage Plan

About two years ago, Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines started a partnership which allowed their passengers to collect miles into each other’s programs. Earlier this week, that partnership was expanded to allow Alaska Mileage Plan members to book award flights on Singapore Airlines. The amount of miles required for most of the offered routes is …

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Do Frequent Flyer Miles Expire? Generally Yes, But...

Do Frequent Flyer Miles Expire? Generally Yes, But…

While collecting miles to save on travel is a great idea, it is also important to know the rules of the program you are collecting into to maximize your efforts. It’s especially important to know what the rules are regarding the expiration of your miles. After all, if you, let’s say need 20,000 miles for …

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SkyEurope: The Story of Central Europe's First Low-Cost Carrier

SkyEurope: The Story of Central Europe’s First Low-Cost Carrier

SkyEurope Airlines was the first low-cost carrier in Central Europe. It was founded in Slovakia in 2001 – two years before Wizz Air was founded in Hungary – and from then, it grew rapidly for the next few years. However, in spite of transporting more and more passengers, the airline never turned profitable. Instead, in …

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Is Spirit Airlines Safe?

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

Spirit Airlines oftentimes offers fares that are significantly lower than those of its competitors. Not only that, but it also gets criticized for the quality (or lack thereof) of its onboard service and for its advertising practices. With that in mind, some people question whether or not the airline is safe to fly with. The …

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