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Henn na Hotel Tokyo Haneda Dinosaurs

Review: Henn na Hotel Tokyo Haneda

As my wife and I had to catch an early flight out of Haneda earlier this week, we decided to stay at a hotel near the airport. While the selection of hotels directly at the airport is limited, there is a decent selection in the surrounding areas about ten minutes away by train. Of those, …

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ATR 72 vs. Dash 8 Q400

ATR 72 vs. Dash 8 Q400: A Side-by-Side Comparison

While jets dominate the air when it comes to international flying, regional operations tend to prefer using smaller aircraft, often, turboprops. When traveling within the country or at least to closer destinations, the two types you might find yourself sitting in a lot can include ATR 72 and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. So what’s the …

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JAL Dream Express Fantasia 80 Cup

JAL Disney Jets: Their History and Flying on the Latest One

Arguably, very few (if any) airlines can rival Japan’s ANA and JAL when it comes to special liveries. While the former is famous for the Pokemon jets it used to fly until 2016 and the Star Wars jets that it flies to this day, the latter has partnered with Disney. In addition to sponsoring a …

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Is Southwest Airlines Safe?

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

Southwest is to this day one of the top low-cost carriers in the world. Based out of Dallas, Texas, the airline has destinations in 121 locations in the United States and 10 other countries. However, like with many low-cost carriers, people start to question if the price point reflects safety. Some begin to ask, is …

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Airfield vs. Airport

Airfield vs. Airport: What Are the Differences?

As pilots from around the world start to explore their new locations to land, there comes the discussion of airfield vs. airport. Why are they considered two different things, when they are both places for aircraft to land at and take-off from? Let’s break down the differences between the two, giving us the knowledge to …

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Disney Ambassador Hotel Lobby Ceiling

Review: Disney Ambassador Hotel (Tokyo Disney Resort)

Over the last few months, I did very little flying. I had a chance to stay at a couple of hotels worth reviewing, though. One of those was the Disney Ambassador Hotel where I stayed with my then-girlfriend (now wife) at the end of April. It is one of the four (soon to be five) …

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How Do Planes Steer on the Ground?

How Do Planes Steer on the Ground?

As much as the cockpit looks like a car with that familiar steering wheel, the yoke isn’t actually how the pilot steers on the ground. Controlling an aircraft is no easy task, and movement on the ground is no exception. If the control column isn’t what’s deciding whether you go left or right, then what …

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ANA The Room Business Class

Review: ANA 777-300ER “The Room” Business Class from London to Tokyo Haneda

Ever since ANA revealed its new “The Room” business class seat, I wanted to try it. Having flown in and really enjoyed Qatar Airways’ QSuites, I knew “The Room” would be equally as good if not better. As such, I was excited when I found an itinerary for my return flight from Europe to Japan …

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Yak-40 in Kosice Aviation Museum

Kosice’s Museum of Aviation: The Final Resting Place of Slovakia’s Yak-40 and Tu-154

Kosice, Slovakia’s second-largest city is home to the country’s best-known aviation museum.  The city’s Museum of Aviation, or Letecke Muzeum Kosice as it’s known in Slovak, first opened its doors to the public in 2002 and is a branch of the Slovak Technical Museum. While most of the aircraft on display are military, there are …

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