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Media Coverage of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 Accident in San Francisco

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Asiana Airlines flight 214 from Seoul to San Francisco had a major accident upon landing today. First, please know that my healing thoughts go out to all of those affected. I happened to be on my laptop scrolling through my Twitter client shortly after it occurred, and believe that…

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British Airways Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 Seat Map Observations

The newest members of British Airways’ fleet are the Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A380, as the airline took delivery of its first of each aircraft on June 27 and July 4, respectively. As I’m a seat map aficionado – vintage or not – I thought I’d post them here and offer a couple of observations…

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Lufthansa Adds Online Tool to Determine First Class Cabin Type

There is a huge difference between the “new” and “old” first class cabins on Lufthansa’s international aircraft. From the seats to the in-flight entertainment system, your traveling experience could vary sharply depending on the configuration your flight offers. And now Lufthansa has an online tool to help determine which First Class Product you’ll enjoy. If…

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Notable Airline News: June 24, 2013

Here are a few news items from the airline industry that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic received clearance for their joint venture from EU and U.S. regulators, bringing with it reciprocal frequent flier benefits for SkyMiles and Flying Club members. Starting on July 3, members of both programs will have…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Piedmont Airlines Boeing 737-200

For this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps, I bring you a single-class Piedmont Airlines Boeing 737-200 seen flying the skies in 1987. Other Piedmont aircraft operating at that time included Boeing 727s, 737-300s, Fokker F28s, as well as dual-class Boeing 767-200s on its Charlotte-London Gatwick route. While 10A/F on the map below probably offered…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-200 – Version 2

There were two different seating configurations for Delta’s Boeing 737-200s flying the skies back in 1987, one of which I previously posted. Here is the second version for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The seat map appearing below sports 8 seats in first class and 107 in coach, which was the most common…

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Captured! The Embarrassing Photo of Me on My First Flight Ever

I had big plans for this holiday Monday off to get one of the four amenity kits several generous readers sent me reviewed, but alas… the sun isn’t cooperating here in Northern Nevada to capture decent pictures of the next kit in line for a review. I’ve instead decided to embarrass myself and post a…

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United’s 787 Dreamliners Are ‘Tarmac Sculptures’ No More

Unlike my first-hand experience on United’s inaugural of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner this past November, I’ve been following the action of its re-debut today on Twitter. United Airlines Flight#1 departed the gate in Houston this morning on-time at 11:00 a.m. and was airborne 13 minutes later. Prior to departure from gate E7, a ceremony of…

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Seats Are Aplenty on Re-Debut of United 787 Dreamliner Flights May 20

United Airlines will operate its first post-grounding Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights in just about two weeks on May 20. And the seat maps are currently wide open. As reported by Jack Harty for Airchive, flight UA 1 will depart from Houston on Monday May 20 at 11:00 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 1:35 p.m. The…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747 Royal Pacific Service

United purchased Pan Am’s Pacific Division in 1985 and along with it came a fleet of 11 Boeing 747 aircraft (among others). I previously posted United’s Royal Pacific 747 seat map with a higher concentration of premium seats, and here now is the standard Royal Pacific configuration for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.…

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