Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 17, 2014

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes Gogo to install Wi-Fi on American Air’s two-class regional jets Delta rebrands cabins, classes of service United Airlines is giving each of its 23,000 flight attendants an iPhone 6 Plus Chicago is going to build its own app […]

Travel Video of the Week: How Emirates Overhauls their A380

A380

You have to love timelapse videos—especially ones set in airport hangars and inside airplanes that give us insight into what takes place behind closed doors in the airline industry. Kudos to Emirates for putting together this under-two-minute video of their A380 undergoing a 3-C Check, the largest maintenance check on any aircraft. In realtime, the overhaul takes […]

Travel News: Week of May 7, 2014

The past?

Top Travel News Wearables Replace Room Keys and Credit Cards at Two Ibiza Hotels Accorhotels Drops the Hotel Check-in Desk for a Mobile App Prince William Flies Coach, on American 5 New Travel Startups That Streamline Travel Search and Booking Tour guide breaks Guinness Record for the most national capital cities visited within 24 hours […]

British Airways’ New A380 LAX-LHR Red Carpet Route

With Marylin Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin and BA Flight Attendant at LAX

On September 24, British Airways (BA) launched their inaugural A380 (the largest commercial jetliner today) service between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, and I was extremely fortunate to have been an invited guest on that flight—and even luckier to sit up front in one of their First class open suites. Below are some of the plane’s features and […]

Travel Video of the Week: Man vs Plane

Man v Plane

British Airways came up with this brilliant video to advertise their new A380 service from London to South Africa by commissioning South African rugby player Bryan Habana—who famously once raced a cheetah—to race against British Airways’ new A380. Who will take this one? Click here to see previous Travel Videos of the Week

Video of the Week: Becoming a ‘Singapore Girl’

Becoming a 'Singapore Girl'

Last year I was fortunate enough to fly one of Singapore Airlines’ A380s around the world (well, close enough: JFK-FRA-SIN-NRT-LAX). On the week-long trip I saw firsthand how amazing their flight attendants are and this three-minute CNN video shows you how they train too become one.

Bali to New York on Korean Air’s A380

Our seats upstairs

If you’ve been following me on Facebook and Twitter then you know Natalie and I got married in Toronto, then flew to Seoul on Korean Air (in their flatbed seats so it made the trek painless), spent the night in Seoul – Gangnam Style. We then got on another Korean flight and flew 6 hours […]

Tokyo to Los Angeles

Singapore Airlines A380 parked at LAX

This is the last segment of my around the world trip on Singapore Airlines’ A380- the world’s largest commercial aircraft. My routing was New York (JFK) to Frankfurt to Singapore to Tokyo to Los Angeles. The links to each segment are below but be sure to read the JFK-FRA since that was the first flight […]