Archive for December 28, 2014

The Hobbit and Air New Zealand Flight NZ2

Last month, several family members flew Air New Zealand Flight NZ2 from Los Angeles to London and back (NZ1). We’ve been waiting for the opportune time to review their flight, as well as to debut the Hobbit safety video on the tripchi blog. Now that it’s after Christmas, and many of our readers are finally thinking about what movies to see between now and the year-end, we figured that now is the perfect time to feature this NZ flight and our Lord of the Rings/Hobbit video (live footage from the flight itself). Read more

Holiday Flying Freebies

We all know flying during the holiday season can be an extremely stressful time of year. Long lines at the check in and security; plus packed terminal hallways, traveling becomes a grueling test of nerves and patience. Airlines and airports are well aware of this fact. As a way to spread some Christmas cheers and mitigate the stress of holiday travel, they give away drinks, prizes and wrap presents for FREE!!

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tripchi airport app newsletter – fly to 2015

tripchi airport app  Dec 2014, Holiday and Year-End Edition

With the year wrapping up, the tripchi airport app team have gifts in store for our fans and readers! Enter our airport improvement contest to win a “Keep Calm and Fly On” T-shirt. The 3 best ideas by the end of the year will win, just in time to put another present under your tree, and start the New Year traveling in fashion like CEO CJ (right).

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Airport New Year – Double Dose

You probably read my last blog on airport holiday celebrations – this blog is an extension of that, focusing on airport New Year’s Eve. Two airports that I didn’t cover in much detail were SYD and LAX. That’s because I was saving them to highlight a particularly outstanding private flight opportunity that covers not one but two New Year’s Eve parties in the course of 30 hours.

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Top 5 Airport Observation Decks

Airports and airlines today, especially in the realm of social media are reaching out to passengers at every turn to gather data, improve customer satisfaction and pitch new and existing products. At tripchi, we are passionate about the Airport2.0 experience and many airports are taking that experience more seriously. To us the airports are a destination not just a transit point. So today I want to share with you five of my favorite airport spotting decks/exhibits that I have visited. While I have a traveled a decent amount, I have by no means been everywhere. So if you have any additions you like to make to the list, I am always open to suggestions.

Plane spotting

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Airport holiday celebrations

Airports are joining the holidays cheer with their very own festive airport holiday celebrations. We’ve rolled up some of the best airport holiday celebrations reported by Skift and Financial Express for you to experience as part of your holiday journey. Who said you can’t start the party at the airport?

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The Airport Battle of Baltimore-Washington

It’s rare in this day and age of air travel to have three large airports centered around one metropolitan area. The Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area is home to around nine millions residents and can lay claim to having Dulles International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International and Ronald Reagan National Airport at its disposal. In terms of non-stop domestic and international routes, the Baltimore-Washington region is really hitting its stride with 151 non-stop domestic and international routes it out paces big cities like Los Angeles with 133 and Philadelphia with 116. The variety and amount of routes available to passengers has been rewarding for the regions airport economy. Although the growth has been impressive the competition between the airports remains intense, with BWI taking the reigns and Dulles slightly falling behind.

Nonstop routes from Baltimore/Washington, Washington Dulles and National, November 2014. (Innovata FlightMaps Analytics)

Nonstop routes from Baltimore/Washington, Washington Dulles and National, November 2014. (Innovata FlightMaps Analytics)

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