January 2016


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Aviation Trivia #10

Did you know that the 787 has raked winglets? They have the same affect as normal, vertical winglets and will be featured on new 777’s other new Boeing aircraft (with the exception of the 737…


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Aviation Trivia #9

Did you know that Amelia Earheart’s missing plane was called the Lockheed Electra? This was one of the earlier Lockheed-built aircraft to have borne the name, while later ones, including the more famous L-188 Electra,…



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Japan Airlines Makes BOS Route 787-9

The 787, while it is has only been in service a couple of years, has been on order for a long time. Since airlines were ordering 787’s and planning their configurations before lie-flat seats became…



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Aviation Trivia #8

Did you know that, at one point, Lake Tahoe Airport in California banned all jet aircraft from landing there? After Pacific Airlines briefly served the airport with 727’s, but then pulled out in 1967, the…


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An Annoying BA.com Error

While British Airways’ website is absolutely the best in terms of usability for searching Oneworld alliance award space, it sometimes has very annoying glitches that make it pretty hard to search stuff. Here is one:…


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Aviation Triva #7

Did you know that a new airport in Mexico City is being built, going to be opened in 2020. It will be larger than the current airport, which is functioning at full capacity. The new…


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I Am Taking Too Many Mileage Runs…

Yeah. As I have mentioned hereĀ and here. As part of my ongoing quest for Alaska Airlines top-tier status, I am doing a lot of mileage running. For those of you not familiar with the concept…