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    #FlybackFriday — Qatar Airways: Business as Usual

#FlybackFriday — Qatar Airways: Business as Usual

Following the news of Qatar’s regional diplomatic crisis which broke in June, I must have had the same doubts of booking with Qatar Airways as many thousands of other travelers.  With the airspace of several neighboring countries closed, and a suspension of imports from Saudi Arabia (from which most food products are sent into the tiny country), I wondered if in fact Qatar Airways was operating as usual.  But, as

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    Things All Travelers Should Do Before They Travel

Things All Travelers Should Do Before They Travel

Traveling – the physical act of getting on a plane, bus or train – might not be as relaxing as one would hope. The destination is exciting, sure, but getting to the destination can get to be an exercise in frustration and boredom. It makes sense that anyone would want this journey to go as smoothly and with as little hiccups as possible, because who could possibly want such an

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    Traveler: Flying Turkish Airlines From Caracas To Istanbul, Business Class

Traveler: Flying Turkish Airlines From Caracas To Istanbul, Business Class

Turkish Airlines (THY) is the world’s biggest carrier in terms of countries and destinations served. It operates a gargantuan network of 304 worldwide destinations, including 49 domestic, and 255 international in 122 countries—more than any other airline in the globe. In 2016, the airline opted to launch services to Caracas, Venezuela via Havana, Cuba. At the time of the announcement of the new route, analysts saw it with skepticism, given

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    The Hainan Taster Experience – Edinburgh to Dublin

The Hainan Taster Experience – Edinburgh to Dublin

LONDON – On the 12th of June 2018, Hainan Airlines launched Scotland and Ireland’s first direct, mainland China flights. It operates four times a week and part of the flight includes a short hop between Edinburgh and Dublin. I decided to try it out and booked my flight exactly one week after the inaugural. When the opportunity for a short haul, widebody flight pops up, Aviation Enthusiasts take it, just like

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    Time Optimization Tricks for Business Passengers

Time Optimization Tricks for Business Passengers

If you frequently have to travel for business or make regular long-haul flights, it can be a dull and frustrating experience spending so many hours in a confined space. You might find it’s a good opportunity to catch up on some sleep, or you may be someone who is happy to use the time to watch a movie or chat with your fellow passengers. However, for many time-pressed travelers, the

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    How To Prepare For A Long Flight

How To Prepare For A Long Flight

Nobody likes long flights. The excitement of travel is rarely enough to make those long-haul flights any fun, but there are ways to make them a lot easier. With a little preparation and planning, even the longest flights can be much more comfortable. Often, it’s little more than accepting the duration and discomfort of the long flight, but there are some fundamental ways that you can improve the quality and

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    Four Ways To Make a Long-Haul Flight as Comfortable as Possible

Four Ways To Make a Long-Haul Flight as Comfortable as Possible

Spending an extended period of time on a plane, in cramped seats and surrounded by other people, has the potential to be very uncomfortable indeed. From overpriced and not very filling food to the sniffs, snores and screaming babies, long-haul flights are very rarely considered comfortable. The good news is that they can be as comfortable as you like, and with the right preparation, your long-haul flight could be an

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    #FlybackFriday: France is in the Air — Paris-Miami Premium Round-Trip

#FlybackFriday: France is in the Air — Paris-Miami Premium Round-Trip

Reported by Matteo Legnani • Airways Magazine, July 2017 While exploring the Web in search of the best combination of flight times and fares from Milan, my hometown, I realized that in its 22-year-long history, Airways had never reviewed Air France, one of the main global carriers. At €414 (US$441), taxes included, the Economy Class fare was absolutely interesting, as the combination of aircraft used from Milan-Linate (LIN) (Airways, October

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    #FlybackFriday: United Polaris Business Class ORD-FRA

#FlybackFriday: United Polaris Business Class ORD-FRA

Reported by Anne Spiselman • Photos by Fred Swanson. June 10, 2018 — Chicago. United Airlines inaugurated its Polaris service in late 2016 and has been slowly rolling out its Polaris business class seats and lounges since then. My plan was to fly from ORD to EWR to check out the Polaris lounge that had opened there a week earlier, then take flight UA960, a 777-300ER fitted out with the new

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    Top Destinations To Spark Your Wanderlust

Top Destinations To Spark Your Wanderlust

When it comes to destinations that are guaranteed to spark your wanderlust, there is no better place to look than the areas and national parks that showcase the finest and most stunning examples of nature’s powerful beauty. In comparison to human cities, nothing will beat the majestic and awe-inspiring sights that have been produced by nature over millions of years. Seeing any of these top destinations is a great reason

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    Full Review: On Board JetBlue’s Special Air Show Flight Over Fort Lauderdale Beach (+Photos)

Full Review: On Board JetBlue’s Special Air Show Flight Over Fort Lauderdale Beach (+Photos)

MIAMI — With a remarkably strong presence in South Florida with its large Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL/KFLL) hub and nearly 5,000 crewmembers who call it home, JetBlue’s ties with the local community are deeply embedded in the day-to-day of its residents. The tragic events that occurred at Parkland, Florida last February

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    Flying with Kosmos: The Airline of the Russian Space Agency

Flying with Kosmos: The Airline of the Russian Space Agency

Yup, that’s a Tu-134A-3 there. Ulyanovsk? Where’s that? This is the internet, and everyone has opinions and rage. So I need to be vague. Ulyanovsk is named after a person. He was born there on April 22. Depending on your opinion- said the person was either a hero or a

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    Full Report: Live From Virgin America’s Farewell Flight (+Photos)

Full Report: Live From Virgin America’s Farewell Flight (+Photos)

Story by Zvonimir Tolj • Trip Report by Brandon Aronoff • Photos by Brandon Farris MIAMI — Last night, Virgin America (VX) made its final service (Flight 1948), which was scheduled from its headquarters in San Francisco to Los Angeles. Starting today, April 25, 2018, Alaska Airlines takes over VX’s check-in counters

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    #FlybackFriday: Izhavia, The Airline Of The Udmurt Republic And Its Yak-42 (+Photos)

#FlybackFriday: Izhavia, The Airline Of The Udmurt Republic And Its Yak-42 (+Photos)

Oh lord, Bernie – where are you going now? Izhevsk takes its name from the river Izh to which it is near. I am sure you were dying to know that. Izhevsk has long been known as a city of arms. For a while, Izhevsk also made motorcyles. It’s just

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