Flying (a Biofuel-Free) Virgin Atlantic 787-9 in Upper Class

Flying (a Biofuel-Free) Virgin Atlantic 787-9 in Upper Class

After covering Virgin Atlantic’s flight powered by recaptured carbon biofuel, Geoff Fischer had to get back home to Seattle.  He was lucky enough to be flown home in Upper Class (aka Business Class), and here’s his report.

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Going for a Biofuel-Powered 747 Ride in Premium Economy on Virgin Atlantic

Going for a Biofuel-Powered 747 Ride in Premium Economy on Virgin Atlantic

Geoff Fischer is back with the second post in his Virgin Atlantic biofuel adventure.  Picking up where he left off in Part 1, Geoff explores the economics of recaptured carbon biofuel and reports on its maiden voyage on a commercial 747 flight from Orlando to London.

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CEOs of Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech Talk About the Bright Future of Recaptured Carbon as Fuel

CEOs of Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech Talk About the Bright Future of Recaptured Carbon as Fuel

Earlier this month, I was invited to dig into the weeds on Virgin Atlantic’s latest alternative fuel efforts and take the first flight using the new fuel developed by LanzaTech.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go, but I was able to get Geoff Fischer to take the trip and report Read the post

The Good and the Bad of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartments (Guest Post)

The Good and the Bad of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartments (Guest Post)

It’s been a few years since you last heard from Geoff Fischer on the blog. But after tackling some seriously difficult challenges, including flying First Class on both Cathay Pacific and Emirates, he’s back again. This time, thanks to a now-depleted trove of American AAdvantage miles, Geoff took a ride Read the post

How Mileage Runs Became Addictive or, Why I Just Booked a Two Day Trip to Doha (Guest Post)

How Mileage Runs Became Addictive or, Why I Just Booked a Two Day Trip to Doha (Guest Post)

Over at Cranky Concierge, we’ve been booking a lot of so-called “mileage runs” for clients this month. This happens at the end of every year, but I think we had our most extreme this year where someone needed 36,000 miles and we sent him to Africa and Asia within a Read the post

Best. Flight. Ever. First Class on the Cathay Pacific 777-300 (Guest Trip Report)

Best. Flight. Ever. First Class on the Cathay Pacific 777-300 (Guest Trip Report)

Geoff is back, following up his Emirates shower experience with another long trip report about the best flight he’s ever had. I thought it would be good to give you a little (or, actually, a lot) quality reading material for a Wednesday when the blog is usually dark. Enjoy.

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