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Boeing 737 vs. 757

Boeing 737 vs. 757: How Do They Compare?

Both the 737 and 757 are popular Boeing narrowbody twinjets. That said, the 737 far outstrips the 757 in terms of sales and longevity. The 737 was introduced some 16 years before the 757 first appeared and continues to be produced some 17 years after the last 757 rolled off Boeing’s production line.  In this …

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JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo Haneda

Review: JAL First Class Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

As part of my most recent trip to Europe, I flew in JAL’s first class from Tokyo to New York. While I visited JAL’s first class lounge at Narita airport before, this trip gave me a chance to pay a visit to the one at Haneda airport which is considerably nicer. Continue reading the article …

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Who Owns Airports?

Who Owns Airports?

Airports are complex parts of a nation’s infrastructure, not just in terms of what goes on there each day, and how many interfacing components there are that make an airport operate successfully, but also in terms of their ownership models. There is no single ‘one size fits all’ ownership model applied to airports around the …

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Is Qatar Airways Safe?

Is Qatar Airways Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Qatar Airways has a very good safety record. In its 28 years of operation, it has never had a fatal crash. Excluding events such as turbulence, there have been a few Qatar Airways accidents, but none of these resulted in injuries. I’ve flown Qatar Airways between the UK and Asia quite a few times, and …

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Is Emirates Safe?

Is Emirates Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Emirates has a relatively good, but not perfect safety record. During its 37 years of operation, it has suffered one crash-landing; and while all 300 people on board survived, a fire-fighter died trying to put out the aircraft fire that erupted following the crash. This accident happened in 2016 and was Emirates’ one and only …

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COVID-19 Refund: Turkish Airlines Customer Support Wastes Medical Resources

COVID-19 Refund: Turkish Airlines Customer Support Wastes Medical Resources

A while back, I booked a flight with Turkish Airlines from Dubai to Vienna. I was excited to be trying out their A350, 787, and visiting their lounge in Istanbul for the first time, but unfortunately, I caught COVID-19 and had to rearrange my trip. As part of that, I called all of the airlines …

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Boom Overture

Boom Overture: The Aircraft That Promises to Be the Next Concorde

Are you as excited as I am to learn that supersonic air travel is set to return by around the end of the decade? Boom Technology’s Overture supersonic airliner is in design and has already received firm orders. So, unless the company is unable to meet its confirmed airline customer’s strict safety and operational requirements, …

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Concorde vs. Boeing 747

Concorde vs. Boeing 747: Comparing World’s Two Most Iconic Airliners

When you look at the Boeing 747 and Concorde you’ll see that physically they don’t have much in common. However, what they do share is that they are both among the most recognizable and iconic commercial aircraft that have ever graced our skies. Both are also extremely well-loved and held with much affection by those …

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Airbus A319 vs. A320

Airbus A319 vs. A320: How Do They Differ?

The A319 and the A320 are members of the Airbus A320 family which comprises the A318, A319, A320, and A321. The A320 family has become one of the world’s most successful commercial aircraft series. The size of each aircraft in this family increases in line with the aircraft version name, so the A318 is the …

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