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The Right Track Into Tokyo-Narita’s Terminal 3

While it may seem uncommon to put together an analysis on a terminal specifically, Terminal 3 at Tokyo-Narita is a unique indication of what the future of travel may bring. As such, it is important for travelers around the globe to take notice. Tokyo is unique in that it has two major airports; Tokyo-Haneda and Tokyo-Narita. While Haneda may be much closer to the city, Narita boasts more international service, as well as the new low-cost terminal: Terminal 3. Designed to help…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Ghana Airways

Founded in 1958 by Ghana's government, Ghana Airways survived for a significant amount of time before officially ceasing operations after nearly a half century. Initially, the government held a 60% stake in the company, with BOAC holding the remaining 40%. Ghana Airways and BOAC agreed to a seven year deal,…

Crystal Cruises Shows Off Ultra Luxurious 777-200LR

Have you ever wanted to go on a cruise but don't like the idea of traveling on a giant boat in the middle of the ocean? Or maybe you like the idea of a cruise but you're such an aviation geek that you would rather fly? Well, Crystal Cruises has…

Qatar Expands Sydney Success With A380 Flight

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced an aircraft upgrade from the Boeing B777-300ER to the Airbus A380 on their Doha-Sydney route. This will be Qatar's first Australian destination to be served by the Airbus A380 aircraft. Though it appears to be a move based on quick success, the airline launched the Doha-Sydney…

Ready For The Runway: American’s New Uniforms Take Off

Today, American Airlines’ more than 70,000 employees will be wearing the company’s new uniforms. The new clothing, another step in unifying the brands of American and US Airways, has been a work in progress since 2013. Since the merger, the airline has worked on updating all aspects of the brand,…

A ‘Single’ European Sky Will Cut Costs, Decrease Flight Delays

After passing the one-million minute delay mark this year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has voiced its concern with international air traffic control services lacking backup during industrial action. During air traffic control strikes, airlines have no options other than to fly around the country or region being on…

FAA Announces Guidance on Recalled Samsung Phone

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a general guidance to airlines regarding the rules of carrying “recalled or defective lithium devices” both in the cabin and in the cargo hold following the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. According to an FAA press release, “U.S. hazardous material regulations prohibit…

JetBlue’s First Group of Scholars Graduate

JetBlue recently celebrated the graduation of the first members within their scholar program. Through the JetBlue Scholars Program, airline crew members are able to obtain an associate's or bachelor's degree with JetBlue handling most of the cost. This year, 50 crew members will graduate through the program which was launched…

TRIP REPORT: France Via the “Land of Fire and Ice”…

When it comes to flying between Europe and North America, travelers are offered a wide variety of choices. From low-cost carriers like Norwegian to flag carriers such as KLM and British Airways, the options for flights across the pond can become overwhelming. Living in the Midwest opened up even more…

Fresh from Charleston: American Takes Delivery of Their First 787-9…

In reflection of their fleet modernization efforts, American has taken delivery of their first 787-9 Dreamliner. The extended Dreamliner variant was delivered to the airline on Tuesday from Boeing's manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina. American's new 787-9 Dreamliner has 285 seats, with 30 business class seats, 21 premium economy…