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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
Criteria: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 [...]
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.
1. The Qantas Captain Cook Lounge [...]
Everyone wants to travel light these days, avoiding the hassle of checking bags. Just the other day, Jeffrey’s bags were accidentally loaded onto the next plane, so we had to wait at our destination airport for the next plane from Charleston to arrive. If you’re on a quick weekend getaway, I think you can pack just in a carry-on… with room to spare! This way, you’ll avoid waiting at baggage claim and star your adventure sooner!In addition to your weekend apparel (here’s my suggestion for what clothing to pack), I like to add a few little things to my carry-on that make my flight (or drive) a little more bearable. If you’re looking for a good [...]
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 [...]
So I came across an article the other day that had some cool retro airplane cabins and spotted this photo:
For those (like me) that needed to do a double take: yes, that is a piano installed on a Boeing 747! Sometime around 1972, American Airlines introduced their new “LuxuryLiner” fleet; here’s a commercial hitting the highlights:
Here’s a shot of the entire lounge:
American Airlines’ new [...]
Did you know…? “Bangkok” is just the short version because the city’s ceremonial name is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit” – a mouth-full, for sure.
There’s about as much to do in Thailand’s capital city as there are names for it… but, after spending some time in the city (and then determining that it’s one of our top favorite cities in the world), we’ve come up with a list of our top 8 things to do in Bangkok.
So, without further ado…(and in no particular [...]