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InterContinental Yokohama Grand

Review: InterContinental Yokohama Grand

Yokohama is home to two InterContinental hotels – the InterContinental Yokohama Grand which opened in 1991 and the newer InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 which first welcomed guests in 2019. With the two hotels being within ten minutes apart on foot, the older of the two is generally considerably cheaper than the newer one. That said, …

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Airbus A320 vs. A321

Airbus A320 vs. A321: How Do They Compare?

If you’re flying short or mid-haul these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be on an A320 family aircraft; one of the world’s most successful commercial aircraft types. The A320 first started flying in airline fleets in 1988, and the stretched A321 followed in 1994. Both variants have been revamped with more efficient new engine …

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Emirates A380 in Beijing

Emirates A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Emirates only operates two aircraft types at this point – Airbus A380 and Boeing 777. Having received over 100 A380s from Airbus – and with most of them still being active – it is the world’s largest operator of the type. As such, it’s no surprise that the Emirates A380 can be seen on dozens …

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ANA A380

ANA A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

ANA was the last – 14th – airline to have added the Airbus A380 to its fleet directly from Airbus. Having ordered just three airframes, ANA was also the smallest customer for the A380. In fact, it ordered the aircraft for use on just a single route. Continue reading to see what the current status …

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Qantas A380

Qantas A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Qantas was one of the first airlines to operate the A380 and, in total, received 12 airframes. While the airline’s A380 fleet size has shrunk since then, Qantas is still investing considerable resources to keep the Superjumbos in the air. Continue reading to see how many Qantas A380s are active, what routes they operate, and …

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What Engines Are on the Boeing 777?

What Engines Are on the Boeing 777?

Boeing is ultimately the 777’s manufacturer, but many of its individual parts and pieces are provided by external suppliers that collaborate with the airframe manufacturer to produce the finished aircraft. This extends to the aircraft’s engines; although Boeing collaborates closely with its propulsion manufacturers, the engines that power all of the company’s aircraft are engineered …

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Airbus A350 vs. A380

Airbus A350 vs. A380: How Do They Compare?

The A350 and A380 widebodies are very different aircraft physically. The A350 is relatively new on the scene, first entering commercial service in 2015, and remains in full production. The A380, on the other hand, has been around for 15 years and its production run has ended with the last A380 rolling off the production …

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Qatar Airways Airbus A380

Qatar Airways A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

While all three of the large Middle Eastern airlines own Airbus A380s, Emirates is the only one to have found a successful way to utilize them. As such, it was no surprise when Qatar Airways seemingly grounded its A380s for good as the COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a halt. As travel started to recover, …

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Asiana Airlines A380

Asiana Airlines A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Together with the United Arab Emirates where both Emirates and Etihad operate the type, South Korea is one of the two countries in the world to have two airlines – Korean Air and Asiana Airlines – operating Airbus A380. While the two airlines are in the process of being merged, for the time being, they …

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