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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines 747s Nearing Retirement: The End of the 747 Era in the United States

The End an Era: Delta Air Lines and United Airlines 747s Nearing Retirement

Ranging from the legendary Pan Am and TWA to United Airlines, the Queen of the Skies – Boeing 747 – has been an important workhorse in many American airlines’ fleets. However, with both of the current American operators’ 747s nearing retirement, the era of Boeing 747s in passenger service with American airlines is about to …

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Flight Review: JAL 737-800 Economy Class from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya

Flight Review: JAL 737-800 Economy Class from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya Centrair

Flight Information Date: September 12, 2017 Flight No.: JL201 Route: Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya Centrair Airline: JAL Japan Airlines Type: Boeing 737-800 Registration: JA304J My September trip to Europe started with a short hop to Nagoya in order to catch my Finnair flight to Helsinki. After a way too early morning, I headed to Tokyo Haneda airport …

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Agoda: The Best Way to Earn Small Amounts of Miles? (Works with More than 30 Programs)

Agoda: The Best Way to Earn Small Amounts of Miles? (Works with More than 30 Programs)

Currently, I have 7,902 miles sitting in my United Airlines MileagePlus account. Given that generally I credit miles for my Star Alliance flights to my ANA Mileage Plan account, I was looking for a way to use the United miles so that they just don’t sit there. Being located in Japan, one of the easiest …

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Lounge Review: Lufthansa Lounge at Delhi Indira Gandhi International

Lounge Review: Lufthansa Lounge at Delhi Indira Gandhi International

As I was a bit overwhelmed by the crowd at the SilverKris Lounge, I’ve decided to visit the Lufthansa Lounge next-door with the hope of relaxing a bit before the beginning of my around-the-world trip. Luckily, since all Lufthansa Group flights (Swiss to Zurich, and Lufthansa to Munich and Frankfurt) leave after midnight, the lounge …

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After a Short Extension of Life, the Slovak Tupolev Tu-154 Retired on September 27, 2017

After a Short Extension of Life, the Slovak Tupolev Tu-154 Retired on September 27, 2017

A couple of months ago, I wrote about that the last flight of the Slovak governmental Tu-154 would happen on August 27, 2017. The aircraft, registered OM-BYO, was supposed to perform at SIAF (Slovak International Air Fest) air show on August 26 and 27. And then, it was supposed to fly directly to Kosice in the …

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Flying Cathay Pacific's First Class for $671.87: The Experience and the Booking

Flying Cathay Pacific’s First Class for $671.87: The Experience and the Booking

On Sunday, I got back from a trip to Europe that I wrote about briefly here. I already posted one of the reviews – a review of JAL Sakura Lounge at Haneda’s domestic terminal. Over the next weeks, I will continue with posting all the reviews and reports in chronological order. Trip Preview: Europe with …

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Lounge Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Domestic Terminal 1 North at Tokyo Haneda

Lounge Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Domestic Terminal 1 North at Tokyo Haneda

After checking in for my flight to Nagoya at the beginning of my recent trip to Europe, I headed straight through security and into one of the two JAL Sakura Lounges – specifically the JAL Sakura Lounge North Wing. The lounge can be accessed by premium class passengers, as well as oneworld Emerald and Sapphire …

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Japan Airlines Orders 4 Boeing 787-8s to be Used on Domestic Flights from 2019

Japan Airlines Orders 4 Boeing 787-8s to be Used on Domestic Flights from 2019

Earlier this week, JAL (Japan Airlines) announced that it ordered four Boeing 787-8s on top of its existing 787 orders. The airline plans to use the new aircraft on domestic routes. The order is part of JAL’s preparation for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the airline plans to enter the aircraft into domestic service …

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Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Delhi Indira Gandhi International

Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Delhi

The first lounge I visited as part of my around-the-world trip with Star Alliance earlier this month was the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge. It is one of three Star Alliance Lounges at Delhi airport with the other two being Lufthansa Lounge and Air India Lounge. As a side note, the Air India Lounge is the …

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