Monthly Archives: July 2011

Topic of the Week: Air Asia X Goes to Gatwick

Low cost carrier Air Asia X announced that its flight from Kuala Lumpur will now go to London Gatwick instead of Stansted. Is this a sign that Gatwick is becoming a more competitive airport under new, non-BAA ownership? Or is it just a one-off move? I know it may just …

Catch a Ride on a BAC-111

Any airline dorks out there have $880 lying around? If so, I’d highly recommend heading to Dallas on August 27 to take a ride on one of the last BAC-111 aircraft still flying. This one is in a sweet executive configuration. You can get all the details here.

BAC-111

Why …

The Maze That Is Frankfurt Airport

If you’ve ever been to Frankfurt Airport (and not Hahn, the one Ryanair pretends is close enough to be associated with Frankfurt), then you know that it is one massive place. The terminals can be confusing to navigate, and there’s basically an entire city attached to the airport. When I …

Why I Chose Delta For an Upcoming Flight

I have a wedding coming up in September, and I was faced with a unique situation on the way back. Five different airlines were similarly priced, all requiring a single stop. I know that what’s important varies from person to person, but I thought this would be a fun look …

Australia: The Most Interesting Airline Market in the World

Tucked down in the corner of the world, Australia is usually not the first place to come to mind for, well, just about anything. But right now, it’s by far the most interesting aviation market in the world.

I’m not just talking about the Chilean ash cloud that has wreaked …

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