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Airbus A319 vs. A321: How Do They Compare?

Two airliner manufacturers are synonymous with the term “air travel.” You can ask just about anyone what kind of airplanes airlines fly and you will get the response of either Boeing or Airbus. While Boeing’s most popular aircraft family is the 737, Airbus’s is the A320. This time, we will focus on the A320 family. …

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Boeing 767-200

Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 767: How Do They Compare?

Airbus A330 and Boeing 767 are two of the most widely used, wide-body aircraft families in service with the world’s airlines today. Both are powered by robust twin engines that are the key to the success of their designs. The Boeing 767 preceded the A330 and was a pioneering aircraft in its early days. Taking …

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Ibex Rakuten Eagles CRJ-700

Review: Ibex Airlines CRJ-700 from Sendai to Sapporo

While ANA and JAL are by far the largest airlines in Japan, there are also several smaller airlines operating domestic flights around the country. One of those is Ibex Airlines – a regional airline that primarily operates flights in and out of Sendai Airport in the Tohoku region and that partners with ANA. The airline …

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ANA 737-800 Premium Class Cabin

Review: ANA 737-800 Premium Class from Tokyo to Sendai

While thinking of which flight to take to Sapporo in advance of taking the BB-8 ANA Jet’s last flight, Japan was hit by a large earthquake that put Japan’s Tohoku Shinkansen (the bullet train connecting Tokyo with the north of the country) out of service. To fill the gap, both ANA and JAL (and later …

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Is Delta Air Lines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is Delta Air Lines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Delta Air Lines is ranked second among the world’s largest airlines by the number of scheduled passengers carried, revenue passenger-kilometers flown, and fleet size. Every day nearly 5,000 Delta flights take off, safely connecting people across more than 265 destinations on six continents  Some may still ask, is Delta Air Lines safe? The short answer …

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Finnair A319 Business Class Cabin

Review: Finnair A319 Business Class from Vienna to Helsinki

On our way back from Europe to Japan back in February, my wife and I traveled in Finnair’s business class from Vienna to Tokyo Narita via Helsinki. I won’t be reviewing the long-haul flight from Helsinki to Tokyo on an A350 since I reviewed the same flight back in January on the exact same route. …

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Is United Airlines Safe?

Is United Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

United Airlines is one of the largest airline operators in the world. In 2021, United served 71.7 million passengers and had over 12 % of the U.S. domestic market share, fourth among U.S. airlines. Together with its regional airline partner United Express, on any given day United has flights to over 238 domestic destinations and …

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ANA BB-8 Jet Last Flight Photo Session

Goodbye, BB-8 ANA Jet! (A Dramatic Last Day and a Great Last Flight)

Aviation enthusiasts in Japan and around the world got great news in mid-2015 when ANA announced a partnership with The Walt Disney Company to launch the ANA Star Wars Project which would include painting aircraft in special liveries. Eventually, four aircraft – Star Wars ANA Jet, R2D2 ANA Jet, BB-8 ANA Jet, and C3PO ANA …

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Is American Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is American Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

American Airlines (AA) is one of the largest operators in the world. In 2021, AA served 165.7 million passengers and had over 19% of the U.S. domestic market share, larger than any other airline. Together with its regional airline partner American Eagle, on any given day AA has over 6,800 flights to more than 350 …

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