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Beijing Capital International Airport (Photo provided by 颐园新居 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

OPINION: Laborious Transit Experience at Beijing International Airport

Back when my wife and I were booking flights for our trip from Montreal to Mumbai, we had many options to choose from. There were obviously numerous possibilities via Europe, the Middle East and USA, including: - Air Canada / Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich - British Airways via London - Air France / KLM via Paris or Amsterdam - Swiss Air via Zurich - United via New Jersey (Newark) - Qatar Airways via Doha But, for a change, a…

OPINION: Why Pilotless Aircraft Don’t Make Sense

As I write this post, I am currently climbing up to 3,500 feet above the New Zealand North Island landscape. On the tip of the right wing is Mt Maungatautari, and in the far distance I can see Mt Ruapehu, also known as Mt Doom to those who know their Lord…

The Airplane: What Would Modern Life Be Without It?

The airplane; easily one of most influential inventions of the 20th century, if not all time. Let's be honest, nothing has come along that has revolutionized our world as much as aviation. Granted, the internet is a pretty decent invention, it didn't shrink the world as much as it did…

Annie’s Bay: Bermuda’s SXM Alternative

When it comes to "AvGeek beach paradise" only one airport and beach usually comes to mind: St. Maarten and Maho Beach. The thrill of being near aircraft as they fly into Princess Juliana Airport makes St. Maarten a must for any aviation enthusiast.  However, an airport in Bermuda provides a…

OPINION: United Begins Its Uphill Climb With New CEO Oscar…

After just under five years of leading one of the world’s biggest airlines, Jeff Smisek had resigned from United Airlines. The writing was on the wall after numerous years of lower than expected returns, unhappy customers and dissatisfied employees, with only needing a scandal with the Port Authority to seal the…

The Other View: My First and Disappointing Visit to EAA…

First thoughts. I really wanted to say my first experience to Oshkosh was unforgettable.  But it wasn't.  That's not to say that EAA AirVenture is a waste of time either.  There are several reasons I'll outline below of why Oshkosh was not great for me and why I'll give it…

TRIP REPORT: Icelandair Back to the United States

Flight: FI 647 Route: KEF ✈︎ IAD Flight Time: 10:30am Aircraft: B757-200 Service Class: Economy Over the course of our trip, we had traveled to eight countries and flown on many airlines ranging from low-cost carriers to business class with Etihad. Yet with all of this travel, I couldn't help but have…

Living in the Age of Airplanes: An #AvGeek’s Review

When a movie can move you, inspire you, and at the same time make your life better, you know it's greater than good.  You know it's elite.  Movies, documentaries especially can sometimes fail to relate to the people that are passionate about their subject area.  "Living In The Age of…

Another Great Year at Paine Field Aviation Day

Young people in aviation is a problem that is more prevalent than ever. The topic of young adults in aviation is something I dove into in an article I wrote previously.  Fortunately, events like Aviation Day at Paine Field are slowly bringing a solution to an ever-expanding problem. One of…

TRIP REPORT: Two German Airlines

Recently, I took a trip to Rome from Chicago on two German airlines.  On the way there, I flew Air Berlin via (who could've guessed?) Berlin.  On the way back, I flew Lufthansa via Munich. Check-In: Air Berlin: Air Berlin online check-in worked seamlessly for the first flight, the flight from…