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Boeing ecoDemonstrators: Onboard the Explore 787-10 (& A Complete List)

With significant and easily visible modifications to their appearance, some test and research aircraft like Honeywell’s 757 or NASA’s DC-8 are easy to tell apart from regular airliners. Others – like Boeing’s ecoDemonstrators – are more subtle and aside from their liveries look, at first glance, just like regular airliners. Recently, I had a chance […]

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Orbis Flying Eye Hospital MD-10

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital: Inside One of the World’s Last Two MD-10s

Some of my favorite aircraft are airliners that found a second life that’s as meaningful if not more so than hauling passengers and freight. That includes aircraft like NASA’s now-retired 747SP SOFIA and its still-active DC-8 airborne lab, and firefighting DC-10s and 747s. Another such aircraft is an MD-10 used by Orbis, a non-profit organization

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Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 at Gate

All About Asiana 747s (& Flying on HL7428 – the Last Passenger One)

While there are still plenty of cargo 747-400s flying, that cannot be said about the passenger version of the aircraft. As such, I found it hard to resist catching a flight on Asiana’s sole remaining passenger 747-400 when it got scheduled to fly from Seoul to Tokyo back in April. Continue reading this article to

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American Airlines Bare Metal Livery

The History of American Airlines Liveries: Astrojet, Bare Metal & More

There are few airline liveries that are as iconic as American Airlines’ bare metal one that the airline used for over 40 years. Unfortunately, the livery is a thing of the past now as the airline went through a rebranding during which it had to take into account the fact that the latest aircraft types

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Solaseed Air Nassy (Exeggutor) Jet Onboard Items

Nassy Jet: Flying on Solaseed Air’s New Pokemon Jet on Its First Day

When Pokemon celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021, I had a feeling that Pokemon-themed aircraft would make a comeback in one way or another. At that point, however, I had no idea that over the next couple of years, there would be multiple such special liveries featured on aircraft belonging to multiple airlines not only

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ANA SFC Mileage Run Part 1: A Leisurely Itinerary with Four Flights in One Day

ANA SFC Mileage Run Part 1: A Leisurely Itinerary with Four Flights in One Day

As described in the introduction to this series, I decided to do an ANA mileage run to earn Platinum status which will allow me to then apply for ANA Super Flyers credit card that comes with a quasi-lifetime Star Alliance Gold status. The mileage run was split into two parts – one day with four

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ANA SFC Mileage Run Introduction: Earning a Semi-Lifetime Star Alliance Gold Status

ANA SFC Mileage Run Introduction: Earning a Semi-Lifetime Star Alliance Gold Status

ANA Mileage Club Platinum status holders can apply for ANA Super Flyers credit cards which come with semi-lifetime Star Alliance Gold status. For a long time, I wanted to do a mileage run to earn the status and subsequently get the credit card. I finally decided to do so in November 2022. This is the

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