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Can You Bring Lighters and Matches on a Plane?

Can You Bring Lighters and Matches on a Plane?

While not long ago, it was possible to smoke on a plane and thus use lighters on an aircraft freely, those days are (thankfully) long gone. As such, you obviously aren’t going to light up a cigarette mid-flight. However, you might want to have a source of fire – whether a lighter or matches – …

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What Are Fifth Freedom Flights and the Freedoms of the Air?

What Are Fifth Freedom Flights and the Freedoms of the Air?

If asked what airlines you can book between, let’s say New York in the United States and Vancouver in Canada, one would likely mention one or more of the major US airlines like United as well as the Canadian flag carrier, Air Canada. Did you know, though, that you can also fly between the two …

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A Guide to Transferring Between Tokyo Haneda and Narita Airports

A Guide to Transferring Between Tokyo Haneda and Narita Airports

Whether you are about to visit Sapporo, Okinawa, or some other Japanese city other than Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya, and you are arriving from outside Asia, chances are you will have to transfer at one of the two major Tokyo airports – Haneda and Narita. Depending on what your destination is or where you are …

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What Is a Domestic Flight and What Are the Shortest and Longest Domestic Routes?

What Is a Domestic Flight and What Are the Shortest and Longest Domestic Routes?

Whether you are flying from Boston to New York, Frankfurt to Munich, or New York to Honolulu, you are flying on a domestic flight. This article looks in detail at what domestic flights are, how they are different from international flights, and what some of the longest and shortest domestic routes are. What Is a …

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Air Travel 101: What Are the Differences Between Travel Classes on Airline Flights?

What Are the Differences Between Travel Classes on Airline Flights?

While there are differences in the kind of service provided between various airlines, the two factors that generally have the largest impact on what kind of service you will receive onboard your flight are the flight’s distance and the class of service you book. In this article, I’ll take a brief look at the four …

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Why and How to Track a Flight or a Specific Aircraft on the Internet

Why and How to Track a Flight or a Specific Aircraft on the Internet

Whether you are about to head to the airport to catch a flight or pick someone up, or are an aviation enthusiast, there will be a time when you will want to track a flight or a specific aircraft. Depending on what information you are looking for, you can track a flight on the Internet …

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The Ultimate Guide to Using British Airways Avios for Japanese Domestic Flights on JAL

The Ultimate Guide to Japan Airlines Domestic Flights Booked Using British Airways Executive Club Avios

A couple of times in the past, especially in connection with Groupon Spain and Vente-privee France promotions, I wrote about how using British Airways Avios miles for Japanese domestic flights operated by JAL is one of my favorite uses of miles. As I believe in many cases using Avios for Japanese domestic flights can provide great …

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The Beauty of Flying: Five Breathtaking Aerial Mountain Views

The Beauty of Flying: Five Breathtaking Aerial Mountain Views

First of all, I would like to use the occasion of this being the 100th post on KN Aviation to thank all of you for reading this blog. After thinking for a while about what the hundredth post should be, I decided to go with a compilation of some of my favorite aerial views. More specifically, aerial …

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My 7 Questions and Thoughts About the New US Onboard Electronics Ban

It’s not often that I share my thoughts about topics like this here. However, as the recent onboard electronics ban by the United States raised some questions in my mind, I decided to write this post to both share the questions I am trying to understand, and also share my thoughts on them. But first, …

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