Emirates add A380 services to Düsseldorf and Madrid

Emirates Airbus A380 from above at Heathrow - Image GhettoIFE

The worlds largest operator of the Airbus A380 is to launch more routes featuring the double decker superjumbo. Emirates will be adding another two routes over the year - with Düsseldorf in Germany gaining an A380 service in July, and Madrid in Spain gaining A380 service from August. Emirates Airbus A380 loading at London Heathrow - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. These … [Read more...]

Japan Airlines signs for 32 Mitsubishi MRJ’s

Mitsbushi MRH for J-Air - Image, Japan AIrlines

The Mitsubishi MRJ - Regional Jet - Programme took another boost with a confirmation of an order from Japan Airlines for 32 of the type. Mitsubishi MRJ for J-Air - Image, Japan Airlines The order which started from a letter of intent from late August last year converts that intent into a firm order for the type. The MRJs will be operated by Japan Airlines regional … [Read more...]

Aer Lingus says yes to the higher IAG Bid: What are the stumbling blocks?

There's been a lot of press over Aer Lingus considering a takeover by International Airlines Group - owner of British Airways and Iberia - with the most recent bid valuing the airline at €1.3 billion - and the airline accepting it today (27th January 2015). Aer Lingus Airbus A330 at Chicago O'Hare - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. So Aer Lingus has finally said yes finally … [Read more...]

Last Day of UK Flight Sale Specials…


For those of us who travel in Economy Class, it could be time to get yourself organised - as a lot of the airline sales that are currently going on are coming to an end today. Airlines that have sales going on include: British Airways network ends today (27th January) Virgin Atlantic  network ends today (27th January) American Airlines Transatlantic ends today (27th … [Read more...]

American Airlines adds new Dallas to Beijing route

American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

American Airlines seem determined to make their Dallas Fort Worth hub work as a base towards Asia with routes being unveiled. The newest route to join the network is to Beijing Capital Airport, which was granted the right to operate the route. Reservations are now open for this route, which will be operated by a new configuration Boeing 777-200ER, operating the following … [Read more...]

Snapshot: British Airways BA002 – Sleeper flight


We've seen how British Airways treated me aboard BA001 across the pond. How about on the return leg aboard BA002? Well the cabin is nice and dark when you board - in the mood for either a late night snack, or for some passengers, the joy of sleep. Cabin during boarding The cabin is pretty much in darkness with enough light for those who need it. Certainly, the … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER

It's Sunday, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, sitting in the winter sun in the morning at New York JFK is a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER with blended winglets awaiting its next long haul duty. Delta operate 58 of the venerable Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in its fleet, operating long haul services. More airplane art next … [Read more...]

Safety Video Saturday – US Airways 757

It's Saturday, so it must be time for you to place your items in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you, put away your tray table and fasten your seatbelt as we go to this week's safety video. This week - I had to endure this, with some nice Hawaiian music in-between is US Airways demonstrating safety aboard its Boeing … [Read more...]

Blowin’ in the wind – A wind of change….


Blowin' in the wind - A wind of change Index: Don't go you go anywhere else that's remotely different? To Manchester Airport, British Airways Terraces Lounge American Airlines AA55 Manchester Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport Automated Processing Chaos Crowne Plaza O'Hare Intstawalk: State Street Chicago Hyatt Regency O'Hare A wind of change Chicago … [Read more...]