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    Bernie Reviews Emirates First (+Photos)

Bernie Reviews Emirates First (+Photos)

I’m ten years or more behind the times. I think literally everyone has reviewed Emirates first, especially on the A380 – because of OMFGBBQ11111! They have a shower! That doesn’t make it bad or pointless for me to cover Because I am awesome. Also, like – c’mon I’m a boss. Just because I was off flying on weird airlines or engaging in self-flagellation (though you can do that in an

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    Traveler: LATAM’s All-New Business Class – Porto Alegre to Miami

Traveler: LATAM’s All-New Business Class – Porto Alegre to Miami

Traveler by Luis Linares In August 2019, LATAM Airlines unveiled its much-anticipated Premium Business cabin.  LATAM is completing this retrofit for its fleet of ten Boeing 777-300/ER that operate for LATAM Brasil, and LATAM Chile will roll out the product aboard its newest Boeing 787-9 deliveries.  I have been an American Airlines Advantage Program frequent flyer since 1990 and have a current Executive Platinum (Oneworld Emerald) status, plus lifetime Platinum

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    A Year Ago Today for California Pacific Airlines: What Happened?

A Year Ago Today for California Pacific Airlines: What Happened?

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA – November 1, 2018, one year ago today, marked the first flight for California Pacific Airlines, a small regional airline based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a small town just an hour north of San Diego, known for being the home to many technology companies, as well as Legoland USA. This airline was in the works for over eight years prior to launch, but it didn’t even last

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    Full Review: Onboard British Airways A350-1000 Club Suite To Toronto

Full Review: Onboard British Airways A350-1000 Club Suite To Toronto

TORONTO — Earlier this month, British Airways introduced its brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft on one of its two daily flights between London Heathrow and Toronto. The plane features the carrier’s newest business class product, the Club Suite, which offers aisle access from every seat in a 1-2-1 configuration and private door that fully encloses the suite. British Airways has ordered 18 of the largest A350 variant, which seats 331

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    Traveler: Across The Pond with British Airways’ Airbus A380… (+Photos)

Traveler: Across The Pond with British Airways’ Airbus A380… (+Photos)

“And there’ll be no hanky panky with Widow Twankey” in the 35 years since Open All Hours first hit British TV screens tight-fisted shop keeper Arkwright has inspired an entire culture of wit and wisdom. What do the A380 and Widow Twankey have in common, much like the old dame, I always think of the A380 a convenient pin-up girl in this case for airlines rather than a Broadway theatre

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    Traveler: Onboard Virgin Atlantic’s Brand New Airbus A350-1000 (+Photos)

Traveler: Onboard Virgin Atlantic’s Brand New Airbus A350-1000 (+Photos)

LONDON — Virgin Atlantic has been quietly bringing together a plan of action that will see the airline create a business plan that could become a thorn in British Airways side. As a cheeky upstart that was always good at taking a swipe at Britain’s flag carrier, Virgin Atlantic was always there when British Airways made a misstep, always ready and willing to rub salt on the wound. With its

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    Traveler: TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 – Glasgow to Lanzarote and Back

Traveler: TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 – Glasgow to Lanzarote and Back

GLASGOW – I’ve been trying to fly onboard a Boeing 757 for quite a few years now. I’ve recalled it with my parents and I hadn’t when I was younger. My family’s Holiday during Summer was to the Canary Island of Lanzarote. I was tasked with looking at flights and to my luck, TUI Airways were the cheapest. What made it even better is Glasgow is a 757 base, with

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    Traveler: Flying From The UK’s Newest Commercial Airfield: Carlisle

Traveler: Flying From The UK’s Newest Commercial Airfield: Carlisle

LONDON – On Thursday, July 4th 2019 the UK’s newest passenger terminal opened its doors to travellers, Carlisle. Scottish airline Loganair, Carlisle’s launch airline fly to Dublin, Belfast City and London Southend, offering 500 seats per week from the Cumbrian Airport. The last commercial flight out of Carlisle was over 25 years ago. On the airport’s fifth day of operation, I flew to Dublin to find out what Loganair and

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    On-Location: AA’s Special Super 80 Retirement Flight to the Desert Celebration

On-Location: AA’s Special Super 80 Retirement Flight to the Desert Celebration

ROSWELL, NM — Just minutes after the final revenue flight for the American Airlines McDonnell-Douglas Super80 departed from Dallas-Fort Worth for Chicago O’Hare, the mass exodus of Super80 aircraft continued from DFW’s concourse C and other airports in American’s network. On the DFW ramp once dominated by the aircraft type from an older generation, only a handful of the beloved narrow-body aircraft remained. Basking in the hot Texas sun, these

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    Full Report: Onboard The American Airlines MD-80 Farewell Flight

Full Report: Onboard The American Airlines MD-80 Farewell Flight

Story by Bernie Leighton , Cody Diamond, and Chris Sloan Photos by Chris Sloan T-tails have fallen out of fashion, even seem a trifle uncool. But I can’t help it, I’m a romantic fool. They represent an era when FOD ingestion was still a real threat when cruise speed was allowed to be something higher than “max economical.” Reaganomics was saving America, and the Union was strong! Far Away in

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    Traveler: The Scandinavian Way to London with SAS

Traveler: The Scandinavian Way to London with SAS

What is better than taking one flight to get home with a seriously bad hangover? Taking two flights, of course. In this review, I will consider the service provided by Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) on a two-sector trip from Gdansk Poland to London Heathrow England transiting Copenhagen Denmark. Flight Details

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    Traveler: Flying From Heathrow To Warsaw On LOT Polish

Traveler: Flying From Heathrow To Warsaw On LOT Polish

As an #avgeek, when one receives an invitation to a wedding in another country, the first thing one thinks about is, ‘how to get there the most exciting and difficult way possible.’ I chose this route, as an attempt to sample the ill-fated Boeing 737 MAX. But this was not

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    Window vs. Aisle Seat? Where Most People Prefer To Sit

Window vs. Aisle Seat? Where Most People Prefer To Sit

When it comes to where you sit on a plane, location matters. So, which is it? Window seat, aisle seat or even the middle seat? Thomas Cook Airlines did a little research on some of its routes and came up with a winning answer. A poll of 2,000 British travelers

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    Full Review: Welcome Onboard The Inaugural ANA A380 Flight

Full Review: Welcome Onboard The Inaugural ANA A380 Flight

TOKYO — All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the last new operator of the Airbus A380, launching commercial operations with the double-decker plane exclusively on the Tokyo-Narita International Airport (NRT) to Honolulu (HNL) rotation. The European planemaker decided to pull the plug on the production of the world’s largest passenger

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