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February 20, 2017

Top 10: World’s longest non-stop flights

So we’ve covered a few other “Top Lists”, including:

Top 7: Longest domestic US flights Top 10: Longest Domestic Flights in the World Top 12: Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights in the World Top 15: Longest Fifth Freedom Flights in the World Top 16 Longest Emirates Fifth Freedom Routes: Coming to a City Near You Top 14: Longest United Airlines Flights In the World

…but what about the longest non-stop flights in the world? Airplane manufacturers are always pushing the envelope trying to design planes that fly faster, farther and more efficiently. So far, the plane that has held the record is an Airbus A340-500 with a range of 9,000 nautical miles (10,357 [...]

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September 1, 2016

Top 14: Longest United Airlines Flights In the World

(Updated 9/1/16):

Added SFO-SIN Added TLV-SFO Removed IAD-DXB

I recently researched and completed a list outlining the longest Delta flights in the world and was surprised to see that Delta is considered to be one of the biggest airlines in the world based upon a number of metrics. However, I also became curious about the other U.S. based carriers.

Other posts in this series:

Top 7: Longest domestic US flights Top 10: Longest Domestic Flights in the World Top 12: Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights in the World Top 15: Longest Fifth Freedom Flights in the World Top 10: World’s longest non-stop flights Top 16 Longest Emirates Fifth Freedom Routes: Coming to a City Near [...]
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January 11, 2016

Top 20: Longest Airbus A380 Routes in the World

Having covered the Top 10: World’s Longest Flights, Top 7: Longest domestic US flights, the Top 10: Longest Domestic Flights in the World, the Top 12: Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights in the World, the Top 15: Longest Fifth Freedom Flights in the World, the Top 16 Longest Emirates Fifth Freedom Routes: Coming to a City Near You and the Top 14: Longest United Airlines Flights In the World, now’s the time for a look at the Top 20 longest Airbus A380 routes in the world.

According to official data from Airbus, the A380 has a range of 9,444 miles (15,200 km) with its 84,500 US gal fuel capacity. Let’s see how far they’re actually flying this [...]

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May 25, 2015

Hyatt Top 16: Best Use of Free Night Certificates (Category 4 Hotels)

One of the perks of the Chase Hyatt credit card is the free night certificate that is delivered annually. Usable for Category 1 – 4 Hyatt properties worldwide, an obvious questions is: what are the best Category 4 Hyatt properties?


Must be a Category 4 Hyatt hotel Relatively expensive in $ to other Cat 4 properties (based upon 2 sample bookings with price averaged together) Minimum of 4.5 TripAdvisor rating Well reviewed or recommended as a good Category 4 property here

Ways to stay for free:

Use a free night certificate from the Chase Hyatt credit card Spend 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points for a free night Spend 7,500 HGP points + $100 for a [...]
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December 9, 2014


Even though Cyber Monday is so last week, I’m still scouring the internet for big sales and perfect gifts for my friends and family. But, who can blame me for doing a little of my own wish list-making while I’m at it? At the top of my list this year are these 5 travel-related gifts:

1) These sunglasses are a) on sale and b) fantastic for each and every face shape. I’m dying for a pair of sunglasses that are nice enough to really keep my eyes shaded but also can withstand the dark spaces deep within my purse. Usually when I travel, I take only my cheap-o pair of sunglasses, but they’ve endured one too many scratches and I’m ready for a new pair! [...]

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November 25, 2014

Tuesday’s Top 5: Thanksgiving Edition

I can not believe it is Thanksgiving Week already! I’m extra thankful for a short work week and that Jeffrey and I are lucky enough to spend time celebrating with both of our families this year. Jumping ahead of myself, I’ve found a handful of fun things to dive into once the holiday commences – here are a few travel-themed links I wanted to share. Let’s get in the Thanksgiving spirit – whether that’s booking crazy-awesome hotel deals on Black Friday or snuggling in and watching an entire season of An Idiot Abroad with the entire family.

1) Although Thanksgiving is thought to be a purely American holiday, I found this fascinating website [...]

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October 27, 2014

Top 6: Awesome Vintage Airline Lounges ON Airplanes

Allegedly, flying used to not be all about getting violated by bureaucratic civil servants at the TSA–it used to be fun, exciting… even downright glamorous… or so I’m told.

We decided to brush up on our aviation history (some of you might consider it a trip down memory lane) and outline some of the most awesome and badass wonders of aviation we’ve ever seen.

…A time when the flight attendants wore short shorts and bought you liquor drinks two at a time.

By: Mike Lewis – CC BY 2.0

By: Daniel Lobo – CC BY 2.0

1. The Qantas Captain Cook Lounge [...]

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September 18, 2014

Top 10 Coolest Park Hyatts

It’s no secret that Park Hyatt is one of the nicest hotel brands in the world, and it’s (by far) my personal favorite (so, no, this post is not sponsored by the Park Hyatt). Whenever Jeffrey surprises me with a stay at a Park Hyatt, I am over-the-moon excited! From the rooms’ decor to the delicious food to the incomparable service, there are no disappointments with Park Hyatt. Each time I stay in a Park Hyatt, I find my stay in the hotel a destination in and of itself — it’s hard to even leave the hotel to venture out to explore!

Like many other hotel chains, stores and restaurants, Park Hyatts are all pretty similar in “niceness” but [...]

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July 15, 2014

Top 16 Longest Emirates Fifth Freedom Routes: Coming to a City Near You

Other posts in this series:

Top 7: Longest domestic US flights Top 10: Longest Domestic Flights in the World Top 12: Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights in the World Top 15: Longest Fifth Freedom Flights in the World Top 10: World’s longest non-stop flights

Emirates has been more and more aggressive with Fifth Freedom routes (read more on Fifth Freedom routes here:  What are “Fifth Freedom” Airline Flights and Routes?)– probably the most active of any other airline in recent times. But, that just might be our skewed perception from all of the recent press; within about a year, Emirates:

was approved for a Fifth Freedom route from Milan-MXP to New York-JFK – Early [...]
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April 21, 2014

Top 15: Longest Fifth Freedom Flights in the World

I've been researching flights lately and have been coming across some unlikely options. It got me thinking about how and why these routes were possible. And, not only how they're possible, but, also, what are some good examples of these rare (but necessary) flights? For a...
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