Air Travel

Emirates vs. Lufthansa: Which Offers Better Economy Class?

When searching for flights between the US East Coast and India or Europe and Asia, it is not uncommon to see Emirates and Lufthansa appear among the top results. Having taken dozens of flights across the two airlines, I am a bigger fan of Emirates’ product than Lufthansa’s. That said, while Emirates’ economy class is …

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Is Qatar Airways a Good Airline? (Seats, Meals, Entertainment & More)

Is Qatar Airways a Good Airline? (Seats, Meals, Entertainment & More)

With a network of about 150 destinations spanning all six inhabited continents, Qatar Airways is often an option for many long-haul itineraries. Combined with often attractive fares compared to competitors, chances are you are inclined to choose the airline for your next trip. Before deciding, though, you are likely wondering what the airline is like …

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Emirates vs. Qatar Airways

Emirates vs. Qatar Airways: Which Offers Better Economy Class?

The two largest Middle Eastern airlines – Emirates and Qatar Airways – are some of the most popular options when it comes to flying, among other destination pairs, from the US East Coast to Southeast Asia and from Europe to Asia. Since flying Emirates for the first time in 2008 and Qatar Airways in 2012, …

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Finally It's 2019 Again: Looking Back at Travel in the COVID-19 Era

Finally It’s 2019 Again: Looking Back at Travel in the COVID-19 Era

At long last, on April 29, 2023, Japan canceled all of its COVID-19-related travel restrictions, joining the vast majority of other countries. Perhaps realizing the limited benefit of those measures at this point, the date the restrictions expired was moved up from the originally scheduled May 8, 2023. In either case, with my recent trip …

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The Most Punctual Airlines and Airports in 2022

The Most Punctual Airlines and Airports in 2022

The airline industry is in a state of recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning in 2020 and extending through to 2022, lockdowns and travel restrictions were imposed by many governments, passenger numbers were a fraction of what they were prior to the pandemic, and many aircraft remained in storage in vast aircraft parking ‘lots.’ The …

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Swiss A340-300

Swiss A340s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa, Swiss, and Edelweiss Air are some of the last few remaining Airbus A340 operators in the world. Arguably, they are also the easiest options when it comes to flying on the type. While the former flies the type from Frankfurt and Munich, the latter two airlines operate out of Zurich. In …

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Push Back

Flight Duration and Scheduling: Block Time vs. Flight Time vs. Airborne Time

When different people talk about how long their flight is, they might mean different things. Some might say “I’m taking a 20-hour flight to Japan” and include two flights and a transfer time in their calculation. Others might say “it’s a 12-hour flight” and mean just the actual flying time – i.e. the time their …

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