Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 16, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: TSA sees surge in credit card knives at airports Rocket Debris Falls on Cruise Ship in Israeli Port Kenya issues terror alert over travel to UK airports Carnival Bans Smoking on Balconies Pilot Orders Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight ‘Amelia Earhart’ Completes Around-the-World Flight Boeing re-engineers […]

Sneak Peek: SilkAir’s New Boeing 737

SilkAir’s new Boeing 737-800

Last week I flew to Seattle compliments of Singapore Airlines so I could witness a momentous occasion for both Boeing and Singapore Airlines’ regional carrier SilkAir. In 2012, SilkAir made an important decision to go from an all Airbus fleet to a Boeing fleet. SilkAir currently flies more than 350 weekly flights to 45 destinations […]

Travel News: Week of January 15, 2014

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Top Travel News Delta Introduces $2 In-Flight Wi-Fi Passes for Smartphones U.S. Warns Americans Over Security At Sochi Olympics Russia airports to ban all liquids on flights ahead of Sochi Olympics Southwest suspends pilots after landing at wrong airport Delta Puts Another $770 Million Into Comfort Upgrades Airlines go on a record new jet shopping […]

5 Things I Love About the British Airways 787

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On September 1, British Airways introduced their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on flights between London and Toronto. This marked the first long-haul service for the airline’s impressive new fleet. The 787 is a revolutionary aircraft built by Boeing made with composite materials—including carbon fiber-reinforced plastic—as the primary building block in the construction of its […]

Travel Website of the Week: Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner LIVE

Boeing 787 Dreamliner LIVE

I discovered this website walking the showroom floor of the GBTA conference last week in San Diego. Boeing had a booth set up with large 787 models (each one cost upwards of $40,000) and a couple of flat screens showcasing their Dreamliner. The most fascinating thing: Boeing has created a slick website that lets all […]

Inside Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Would You Fly It?

United 787 LAX Nov 2012

A couple of day ago Travel and Leisure asked me (and other industry folks) if I would fly on Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner. I replied “I would get on one of the Dreamliner’s tomorrow if it was a short hop (1-3 hours). But with all of their ‘teething’ problems I wouldn’t feel comfortable flying over an […]

Seattle & AA’s 737-800 with Sky Interior

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It was my second time flying Alaska Airlines up to Seattle in 10 days, so I quickly became pretty familiar with their product and learned some tricks. Here are my notes/observations: -If you have elite status with American Airlines (AA) but not Alaska (like me), be sure to have your AA gold card out so […]

Air New Zealand’s New 777-300ER

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I got invited to be a guest of Air New Zealand to pick up their first of five new 777-300ER aircraft at the Boeing plant outside of Seattle. I know! How amazing is that? It’s been a dream of mine to get a behind-the-scenes tour and Air New Zealand and Boeing made it a reality. […]