Air Travel

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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Frontier A320

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

Frontier Airlines is a major American low-cost/low-fare airline headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It was founded in 1994 and has grown rapidly to now serve more than 100 US domestic and international destinations. When it comes to low-cost airlines, some people equate low cost to unsafe. Well, in my view, this is not a fair comparison to make. …

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British Airways Boeing 777

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

As a British Citizen, I’ve flown on British Airways aircraft quite a lot, both long-haul and short-haul. I don’t have any concerns or worries when I fly with British Airways, and I think British Airways is a safe airline to fly with. In the article below, I explain why this is the case and hopefully …

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Buying and Using LifeMiles: My First Experience (& Things You Need to Know)

Buying and Using LifeMiles: My Experience (& Things You Need to Know)

Needing to buy a flight from New York to Vienna recently, I first looked at a variety of paid options including one-way economy class tickets with Turkish Airlines and TAP Portugal. After spending some time searching for flights, though, I remembered that LifeMiles is having a sale right now and decided to take a look …

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Air Canada 787

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

Whilst Air Canada does not have a perfect safety record, few airlines do, I would consider it a safe airline to fly with. As safe as any other major airline like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Air Canada is IATA safety certified and its safety regulator, Transport Canada, scores highly in ICAO’s …

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Is Ryanair Safe? (Yes, It Is)

Is Ryanair Safe? (Yes, It Is)

Let’s admit it, Ryanair hasn’t built its reputation on customer service or the comfort and amenities of its aircraft cabins. Ryanair is unapologetically a ‘no frills’ airline, and the more optional services you opt for the higher your ticket price. This is a highly successful business model, and Ryanair consistently ranks the number one airline in …

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