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Is United Airlines Safe?

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

United Airlines is one of the largest airline operators in the world. In 2021, United served 71.7 million passengers and had over 12 % of the U.S. domestic market share, fourth among U.S. airlines. Together with its regional airline partner United Express, on any given day United has flights to over 238 domestic destinations and …

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ANA BB-8 Jet Last Flight Photo Session

Goodbye, BB-8 ANA Jet! (A Dramatic Last Day and a Great Last Flight)

Aviation enthusiasts in Japan and around the world got great news in mid-2015 when ANA announced a partnership with The Walt Disney Company to launch the ANA Star Wars Project which would include painting aircraft in special liveries. Eventually, four aircraft – Star Wars ANA Jet, R2D2 ANA Jet, BB-8 ANA Jet, and C3PO ANA …

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

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

American Airlines (AA) is one of the largest operators in the world. In 2021, AA served 165.7 million passengers and had over 19% of the U.S. domestic market share, larger than any other airline. Together with its regional airline partner American Eagle, on any given day AA has over 6,800 flights to more than 350 …

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Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras Zion Spa

Review: Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras (Strbske Pleso, Slovakia)

Being from Slovakia and having visited Strbske Pleso in the Tatra Mountains a number of times, I was always intrigued by Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, arguably one of the country’s best hotels. As such, I was excited when I got a chance to stay there with my wife earlier this year during our month-long …

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Allegiant MD-80

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

The short answer is yes, Allegiant Airlines is safe. It never had a fatal accident, and it is, arguably, as safe as any other airline operating in the United States. If you’re willing to find out why then please keep reading. Allegiant provides nonstop, scheduled service from over 110 U.S. cities. All Allegiant flights are …

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Hampton by Hilton Oswiecim Queen Family Room

Review: Hampton by Hilton Oswiecim

During my wife and I’s trip to Slovakia earlier this year, we decided to visit Oswiecim (Auschwitz) and Krakow in Poland for a couple of days with my family. While there are quite a few hotels in Oswiecim, after a bit of looking around, I decided to book us a two-night stay at Hampton by …

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Prague Marriott Hotel Lobby

Review: Prague Marriott Hotel

One of the side trips my wife and I made while staying at my parents’ house in Slovakia for a month earlier this year was a weekend trip to Prague. After considering a couple of different hotels in the city including the two Hiltons that can be found there, I found an offer for a …

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RegioJet Train

Review: RegioJet Train Relax Class from Bratislava to Prague and Back

During our stay in Slovakia earlier this year, my wife and I did a quick trip to Prague. While in the past there used to be Bratislava – Prague flights operated by CSA (and also SkyEurope) covering the route in less than an hour, that’s not the case anymore. Instead, trains and buses are the …

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Qatar Airways 787-9 Business Class

Review: Qatar Airways 787-9 Business Class from Doha to Vienna

Qatar Airways has, for better or worse, one of the most diverse fleets when it comes to the types of business class seats used. Ranging from standard recliners on some of its narrowbody aircraft, through older full-flat seats and reverse herringbone seats on some of its widebody aircraft, all the way to one of the …

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