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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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My Experience with Turkish Airlines' Customer Service: Not So Good...

My Experience with Turkish Airlines’ Customer Service: Not So Good…

With Slovakia having eased entry restrictions, I decided to visit my family there earlier this month. While I knew there was the possibility of countries changing entry restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and me having to cancel the trip because of that, I could have never even imagined of what almost axed my …

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BB-8 ANA Jet

A Complete Guide to Star Wars Jets: ANA, LATAM, Virgin Atlantic, and United

While unknown at the time, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012 was about to benefit plane spotters down the road. That’s because the company decided to produce a new Star Wars trilogy and it chose to market it – among other ways – by forming partnerships with airlines. Those partnerships resulted in four airlines …

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Is Wizz Air Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is Wizz Air Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

With people oftentimes correlating price with quality and safety, and with Wizz Air offering some of the lowest fares in Europe, it’s no surprise I am asked every now and then whether it’s a safe airline to fly with. The short answer to the question is yes, Wizz Air is safe. It operates a modern …

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Emirates New First Class Suite

Experiencing Emirates’ New First Class Suite at Mercedes me Tokyo Gallery

Emirates’ new first class suite is high on the list of products that I want to try. As such, I was excited to find out (thanks to Hirofumi) that the airline organized an event in Tokyo allowing visitors to experience the seat on the ground. While I still hope to test (and review) the suite …

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CSA Czech Airlines

From KLM to Iberia: The 11 Oldest Airlines in the World

While the wast majority of the airlines from the early days of aviation doesn’t exist anymore, some still do. In fact, you might be of the long history that some of the best known airlines like KLM and Delta have. In this article, I take a look at the eleven oldest airlines in the world …

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Analysis: Japan - Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Analysis: Japan – Russia Capacity to Increase by 44% in Summer 2020, Oversupply Inevitable?

Today, Japan is well-connected with Russia through non-stop scheduled flights to not only Moscow, but also multiple other cities especially in the Far East. Starting next year, though, getting between the two countries will get even more convenient. Among other things, numerous new routes will be launched resulting in more than 30% increase in weekly …

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ETOPS: The Regulation That Allowed Twinjets to Fly Transatlantic and Even Further

ETOPS: The Regulation That Allowed Twinjets to Fly Transatlantic and Even Further

While it may seem like an aircraft can simply fly “as the crow flies” – i.e. take the shortest path between its origin and destination – that’s not always the case. That’s because at any given point in flight, an aircraft is required to fly within a certain distance from an airport where it could …

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