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Connecting the World in Reykjavik: My Journey Onboard Icelandair

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Arctic Circle, the Nordic island country of Iceland sits at the top of the world. While on its surface it appears to have no exports or natural resources of value, it does have one resource that it has done exceptionally well at utilizing: its location. Due to its location in the mid-North Atlantic, Iceland serves as almost a mid-point between North America and Europe. In the same way that the…

Trip Report: Hawaiian Island-Hopping on Hawaiian Airlines

While the typical U.S. traveler may complain about the decline in airline competition in the mainland United States over the last few years, Hawaiians have experienced even more challenges. Carriers like go!, Aloha and Island Air have collapsed, paving the way for Hawaiian Airlines to stand mostly uncontested on inter-island routes.…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Norwegian Long Haul

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

Trip Report: Flying JetSuiteX’s Embraer 135 Service from Burbank to…

People in Los Angeles really love escaping to Las Vegas for the weekend. No matter what part of the Los Angeles area you live in, you can always count on numerous scheduled airline flights throughout the day from several Los Angeles-area airports that can get you there in no more…

Porter Airlines: A Journey to Bring Luxury to Regional Travel

Disclaimer: This article may contain opinions from the author based on his first-hand experiences with this airline.  In Canada, a small airline based in Toronto is redefining the term "regional airline." Porter Airlines, with its main hub at Toronto's Billy Bishop City Airport and a fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft,…

Trip Report: Comparing the Airbus A321s of America’s Ultra Low-Cost…

Towards the middle of October, my family and I started to flesh out our plans for Thanksgiving. With my sister and I attending college in Boca Raton, Florida, and the rest of our family living in New Jersey, it meant we had to start searching for airfare to get home…

Taking a Ride Onboard American’s First Revenue 737 MAX 8…

When American Airlines announced that their inaugural flight for the Boeing 737 MAX was going to be from Miami to New York, I knew I had to get a ticket. So with some good timing, I managed to book a Main Cabin ticket on the flight for the very reasonable…

What It’s Like to Fly Onboard Southwest’s New Boeing 737…

“My name is Gary Kelly, and I am an employee here at Southwest Airlines.” This was the unique start that Southwest’s CEO, Gary Kelly, had to say when his team opened the door for the first flight of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by a U.S-based airline. The comment…

Trip Report: TAP Portugal Retro-Themed Flight from Lisbon to Miami

TAP debuted their first retro aircraft livery in Miami on August 11, 2017 and graciously invited me to take part in the festivities. TAP Fleet Breakdown This retro themed TAP aircraft is part of a new branding effort as the airline is growing at a rapid pace. In July, the…

Trip Report: JetSmarter Private Club to the Nation’s Capital

Making the best use of 'Summer Fridays' at work, I made the decision to take last Friday off and hop on a flight using a service that many have never heard of: JetSmarter. Background on JetSmarter JetSmarter is a subscription-based private jet club. They have several charter shuttle operations across…