Trip Previews & Overviews

Trip Preview: From Japan to New Zealand with Flying Kangaroo

Trip Preview: From Japan to New Zealand with Flying Kangaroo

With the trip report about my trip to Canada in May 2018 finished, it’s time to move on to the next one to clear the backlog before I head to Europe next month. Back in June, I visited New Zealand for several days to fly on SOFIA – NASA’s Boeing 747SP equipped with a telescope. …

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Introduction: Experiencing SOFIA's Southern Deployment 2018 in Christchurch

Introduction: Experiencing SOFIA’s Southern Deployment 2018 in Christchurch

Suppose you were shooting at a target moving from your left to your right at 100,000 kilometers per hour with a bullet traveling at 950 kilometers per hour. Substitute “shooting a target” for “aiming to witness a stellar occultation” and “a bullet” for “an aircraft,” and you roughly get one of the most challenging missions …

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Trip Preview: Double Canada Turned Semi Round-the-World

With the brief series about a weekend trip to Nagoya I did back in April finished, it’s time for the next (and until the end of this week the only) trip in the backlog – a trip to Canada I did back in May. With twelve nights, twelve flights, and more than 25 thousand miles, …

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Trip Preview: A Brief Aviation-Themed Weekend Visit to Nagoya

Trip Preview: A Brief Aviation-Themed Weekend Visit to Nagoya

With the series of reports about a trip to Phuket I did in March being done, it’s time to tackle another trip in the backlog – a quick one-night visit to Nagoya. While the main “reason” of going on the trip was the fact that my girlfriend had to go to Nagoya to attend her …

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Trip Preview: To Phuket for Spotting Onboard a Variety of Star Alliance Business Class Products

When, during a spotting trip to Sapporo, Yukihiro asked me whether I would join him for a spotting trip to Phuket about three weeks later, I half-jokingly said yes. Having seen some great photos from the airport recently, upon my return from Sapporo, I decided to make that half-joke a reality. Finding Suitable Flights to …

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Trip Preview: Another Snowy Spotting Trip to Sapporo New Chitose Airport

Trip Preview: Another Snowy Spotting Trip to Sapporo New Chitose Airport

With all of the articles about the trip I took to New York back in mid-February out, it’s time to continue catching up with the trip reports that I am slightly falling behind on. And, the next in line is a series of reports about my late February, early March spotting trip to Sapporo. Another …

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Trip Preview: From Tokyo to New York the Long Way Thanks to an Insane Qatar Airways' Business Class Fare

Trip Preview: From Tokyo to New York the Long Way Thanks to an Insane Qatar Airways’ Business Class Fare

With all of the reviews from my Christmas and New Year’s trip to Europe published, it is finally time to work on articles about an excellent trip to (mostly) New York and Hong Kong that I took earlier this month thanks to an insane Qatar Airways’ business class fare. Before diving into the actual detailed …

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Trip Preview: Live from 34,000 Feet a.k.a. Going to Europe for Christmas

Trip Preview: Live from 34,000 Feet a.k.a. Going to Europe for Christmas

Hi from 34,000 feet! When I started writing this, I was in Narita airport’s JAL Sakura waiting for my flight to Delhi. As I am posting this, I am onboard the said flight, enjoying my stay in JAL’s excellent Apex Suite business class seat. This flight is the first part of my Christmas trip back …

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Trip Preview: Catching the (Very) Delayed (New) AirAsia Japan Inaugural

Trip Preview: Catching the (Very) Delayed (New) AirAsia Japan Inaugural

While I normally try to write these overviews before I go on a trip, this one comes a bit late as I wanted to finish reports from my Cathay Pacific first class and Korea trips first. That said, I already gave a brief preview of what to expect in a quick article about the AirAsia …

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