Review: ANA 787-9 Business Class from Tokyo Narita to Singapore

Review: ANA 787-9 Business Class from Tokyo Narita to Singapore

One of the aircraft that ANA All Nippon Airways uses on its regional flights within Asia is the Boeing 787. On my recent trip to Singapore, I had a chance to try one of the airline’s 787-9s equipped with the airline’s long-haul business class seats on a “dinner flight” from…

Trip Preview: A Quick 24-Hour Visit to Singapore

Trip Preview: A Quick 24-Hour Visit to Singapore

Over a year ago, I wrote about a plane spotting trip to Phuket – and how the ticket I used for that trip left me with a Tokyo – Singapore – Tokyo – Sapporo segments to fly later. Because of on reason or another, I rescheduled and pushed back taking those flights…

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta: The NATO Phonetic Alphabet

If you ever watched a war movie or similar, you likely heard of “Zulu time.” Similarly, you might have encountered people using words like “Alpha” and “Bravo” when trying to spell something out. All of those words are code words that NATO assigned to letters in…

Review: HK Express A321 U-Biz from Hong Kong to Tokyo Haneda

Review: HK Express A321 U-Biz from Hong Kong to Tokyo Haneda

Hong Kong Express (commonly referred to as HK Express) is a low-cost airline based in – as its name suggests – Hong Kong. It’s been founded in 2004, and since then it has grown its network to include dozens of destinations in nine countries (including ten destinations…

Review: Premier Lounge at Denpasar Bali Airport

Review: Premier Lounge at Denpasar Bali Airport

Before catching my Garuda Indonesia flight from Bali to Osaka, I had a chance to visit all three lounges that are available in the international terminal of Denpasar Bali airport. I published reviews of the first two – Garuda Indonesia Business Class Lounge and…

Review: T/G Lounge at Denpasar Bali Airport

Review: T/G Lounge at Denpasar Bali Airport

Besides the Garuda Indonesia Lounge which I reviewed earlier, there are two other lounges in the international terminal of Denpasar Bali airport – Premier Lounge and T/G Lounge. Both of those are contract lounges not operated by an airline, and both of…

What Is the Difference Between Airspeed and Ground Speed?

What Is the Difference Between Airspeed and Ground Speed?

As talked about briefly in my article about how fast passenger airplanes fly, generally speaking, there are two different types of speed when talking about airplanes – ground speed and airspeed. While ground speed is the airplane’s speed relative to the…