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Red-Eye Flights: Advantages & Disadvantages, and How to to Cope with Them

Red-Eye Flights: Advantages & Disadvantages, and How to Cope with Them

While red-eye flights – flights departing late at night and arriving early in the morning – are no better or worse than daytime flights for some people, others stay away from them whenever possible. And, even though I don’t mind taking red-eye flights at all – in fact, oftentimes I find them to be the …

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Celebrating 50 Years of Airbus Part 1: A300, A310, A320 Series & A340

Celebrating 50 Years of Airbus Part 1: A300, A310, A320 Series & A340

It was a bit more than fifty years ago – on May 29, 1969 – that the then-French Minister of Transport and German Minister of Economy Affairs signed an agreement to jointly develop the Airbus A300, thus giving life to what has become one of the two largest aircraft manufacturers in the world. Airbus celebrated …

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Skies of Japan: What Happened in Japanese Aviation in May 2019?

Skies of Japan: Aviation News from Japan – May 2019 (Video & Full Transcript)

Today – as you can see from the cover image – I have a slightly different post than usual. After considering putting more effort (or maybe I should say “at least some effort”) into my YouTube channel for quite a while now, I finally decided to do so – starting with a monthly show titled Skies …

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5 Tips to Get Some Work Done and Stay Productive on a Plane

5 Tips to Get Some Work Done and Stay Productive on a Plane

While I don’t mind working anywhere – whether it’s in an office or at home – two of the places where I feel like I am the most productive are airports and airplanes. I think that’s because they offer an environment with just enough background noise but not many distractions. Of course, since I love …

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ANA Discover Japan and JAL Japan Explorer Pass: Discounted Domestic Flights for Visitors to Japan

ANA Discover Japan and JAL Japan Explorer Pass: Discounted Domestic Flights for Visitors to Japan

Thanks to high-speed “Shinkansen” trains traversing the country from Hakodate in the north all the way to Kagoshima in the south and more than ten airlines connecting dozens and dozens of airports in a dense network of domestic flights, there is probably no country that is easier to get around than Japan. On top of …

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The Ultimate Guide to Flying on the Airbus A380: Airlines, Routes and More

The Ultimate Guide to Flying on the Airbus A380: Airlines, Routes & More

While nowhere near as legendary or as successful as the 747, the Airbus A380 certainly has its place in aviation history. And, without a doubt, it is an aircraft that many aviation enthusiasts – and even members of the general public – want to log a flight on. Because of that, after taking a look …

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Economy Class vs. Business Class: What Are the Differences and Is It Worth Paying More for the Latter?

Economy Class vs. Business Class: What Are the Differences and Is It Worth Paying More for the Latter?

Whether you are about to spend money on your dream vacation or book some flights using your hard earned miles, you might be wondering whether it is worth paying extra to fly in business class as opposed to economy class. While I wrote an overview of the different travel classes that you can fly in as …

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From Testing Aircraft Engines to Fighting Fires: 7 Unique Uses of the Boeing 747

From Testing Aircraft Engines to Fighting Fires: 7 Unique Uses of the Boeing 747

When the 747 entered into service back in 1970s, it revolutionized air travel. Over the last couple of decades, though, more fuel efficient aircraft were developed which led us to the point where nowadays only twenty or so airlines use the 747 for carrying passengers. While there are also airlines that use the freighter version …

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The Best Way to Get from Haneda and Narita Airports to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

The Best Way to Get from Haneda and Narita Airports to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

Japan is, together with the United States, France, China, and Hong Kong, one of the few countries in the world where you can find Disney theme parks. More specifically, its home to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea known together as Tokyo Disney Resort. While most people make their way to the theme parks (which, unlike their …

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