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The Last EVA Air 747-400 Passenger Flight to Take Place on August 21, 2017

The Last EVA Air 747-400 Passenger Flight to Take Place on August 21, 2017

With Cathay Pacific retiring their last passenger 747-400 in October 2016, it is unfortunate to see another Asian airline – EVA Air – put the Queen of the Skies out of passenger service. The last flight of the EVA Air 747-400 will take place on August 21, 2017. The Last EVA Air 747-400 Flight EVA …

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HK Express to Launch Flights from Nagoya to Guam on October 29, 2017

HK Express to Launch Flights from Nagoya to Guam on October 29, 2017

Yesterday, HK Express (Hong Kong Express) announced its plans to launch a fifth freedom route from Nagoya in Japan to Guam. While this is not the first time for HK Express to enter the Guam market (it operated a flight from Hong Kong to Guam between December 2016 and June 2017), it is the first …

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Japanese Airports Will Be Allowed to Open Up Domestic Airside Areas to Non-Passengers

According to a news article published on Nikkei (Japanese) last night, Japanese MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and Tourism) will ease its regulations to allow airport operators to open up domestic airside areas to non-passengers. It seems like the effort was spearheaded by Sendai Airport that was recently privatized and is looking for ways to …

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Thai Airways to Re-Launch Vienna Route After Decades Starting on November 16, 2017

Thai Airways to (Re)Launch Vienna Route After Decades Starting on November 16, 2017

Recently, I wrote about Austrian resuming the Tokyo route from next summer. Now it seems like Vienna’s connectivity with Asia will improve even more as the airport just announced that Thai Airways will start flights from Bangkok to Vienna from November 16, 2017. Return of Thai Airways to Vienna Interestingly, this is not the first …

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Hooray! Austrian Airlines Plans to Resume Flights from Vienna to Tokyo from May 2018

Hooray! Austrian Airlines Plans to Resume Flights from Vienna to Tokyo in May 2018

Normally, I don’t post about new routes here – but Austrian Airlines restarting its Tokyo route is an exception as it’s a special flight to me. Why Is This Route Special to Me? Given that I grew up in Slovakia and used to visit my grandparents in Japan more or less every summer, flying between …

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Good News: The "Qatari Crisis" Won't, in Most Cases, Affect Your Travel with Qatar Airways

(How) Will the “Qatari Crisis” Affect Your Upcoming Travel Through the Country?

As you have most likely heard already, several countries – including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt – have cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar. I won’t go into the details of the political situation here, but rather just jump into it’s effect on travellers – especially those booked on Qatar Airways. Below, you …

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Create a Marriott Rewards Account and Get 1,000 Airline Miles for FREE

Get 1,000 Airline Miles for Free by Signing-Up for Marriott Rewards

UPDATE (June 19, 2017): The offer is now expired and the free miles are no longer offered. If you are not yet a Marriott Rewards member and collect miles in one of the below seven programs, keep reading. Applicable Mileage Programs Aeromexico ClubPremier Air Canada Aeroplan Avianca-TACA LifeMiles British Airways Executive Club Etihad Guest Lufthansa …

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Japan Air Self Defense Force 747-400

Japan Air Force One to Visit Four European Airports Between March 19th and 21st

The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Boeing 747 will visit Hannover, Paris, Brussels, and Rome between March 19th and March 21st, 2017, as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Europe tour. The aircraft is expected to depart Tokyo Haneda airport on March 19th. It will arrive in Hannover later that day where the Prime Minister will …

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Skymark Airlines to Decorate One of Its 737-800 with Fukuoka Softbank Hawks Markings

Skymark to Decorate One of Its 737s with Fukuoka Hawks Markings

Following the New Jinbei Jet by JTA, there’s been another special livery announcement in Japan, this time from Skymark Airlines. On March 10, 2017, Skymark Airlines announced that it would become one of the official sponsors of Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, a Japanese professional baseball team. Following that, yesterday – on March 15, 2017 – it …

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