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Category: Airlines

  • Leaving Doha

    Wrapping up my six country three week trip, I was leaving Doha with a sense of personal and professional accomplishment. I had spent a few days in Canada, a few days in London (Windsor), and then 8 days touring the Arabian peninsula through British Airways, Oman Air, and Qatar Airways. I have already provided several […]

  • Bahrain Airport, Oman Air, and Muscat Airport

    I woke up semi-early for my vacation inclination so that I could make it to Bahrain Airport and then to Oman in time for a decent Muscat day tour with my guide. My flight from BAH-MCT was scheduled for 955AM but boarded about 45 minutes late due to a gate change, so I spent a […]

  • Frontier holiday disaster

    Prior to the Christmas holiday, the Frontier holiday disaster impacted travelers across 10+ airports due to flight cancellations and delays. I was also one of those impacted travelers, trying to get to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with my parents. And yes, it was really that bad. Check out this article by Westword explaining the frustration […]

  • Flying to Rio on the Dreamliner

    Recently, I decided to take a spur of the moment trip to Brazil with some friends and got to do so flying to Rio on the Dreamliner. Here was my itinerary for Friday, October 7th (2016): DEN-IAH 310PM-626PM UA1874 (787 Dreamliner) IAH-GIG 930PM-925AM UA129 (flying to Rio on the Dreamliner) My visa and passport came via FedEx overnight […]

  • Airline Arrival Performance Stats

    Flightstats recently released a very interesting report around on-time airline arrival performance, and we thought we’d cover it for our readers in today’s blog. In the report, the stats on airline performance measured by on-time arrivals, are not only sliced and diced by market, but also by type of carrier (low-cost carrier versus major legacy […]

  • Airlines flying US-Cuba routes

    Last year, I was able to make it to Cuba before the US eased travel restrictions and airlines flying US-Cuba routes started hitting the news. In today’s blog, I’m going to explore some of the ways you’ll be able to get to Cuba more easily from the US. US Airlines are all competing for some […]

  • PIT-PHX AA647 Flight Review

    Today’s AA647 Flight Review blog is written by David Mitchell, fellow #avgeek, Thunderbird, and travelphile. David is passionate about traveling and exploring as much of the world as possible for as cheaply as possible.  He has traveled to over 40 countries spanning 4 continents and has lived in 3 countries and worked in 2 countries.  He […]

  • Competition in Aviation

    A few weeks Hopper posted an interesting article about route competition in aviation, and specifically about what happens when a Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) enters into a market. The article starts out talking about the glory days of old, when savvy route-scourers could occasionally find super-cheap flights to desirable places (like a transatlantic flight to Europe), elevating […]

  • 2015 Thanksgiving Travel

    It’s that time of year again in North America when we get ready to loosen our waistbands and over-indulge on turkey, fix-ins, and pumpkin pie – that is if the Thanksgiving travel rush doesn’t get the better of our well-laid plans. According to Orbitz, 61% of Americans say they will travel for Thanksgiving, a 6% increase over […]

  • The Battle At Dallas Love Field Heats Up

    For those of you that have flown into Dallas on Southwest, you have flown through Dallas Love Field. If you need to get to downtown Dallas, Love field is much preferred as it is closer than DFW. Love Field has a brand new terminal that has received much praise and year to date the passenger […]

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