December 2016


Qantas to Launch World’s Longest Flight

Qantas will be taking delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner late next year, which will feature a new business class product as well as their new livery (a slight update to the current one…


United Announces Initial 777-300ER Routes

United rolled out some aspects of their new ‘Polaris’ business class last week, with international business class passengers receiving the new Polaris food and bedding. However, passengers won’t get to experience the new Polaris seats…

JAL 787 business class

JAL Awards Now Bookable On Alaska Mileage Plan

Back in May, Japan Airlines (JAL) and Alaska announced a frequent flyer/codesharing partnership. While mileage earning rates for both airlines’ frequent flyer programs were published immediately, redemption rates took much longer to come out. However,…


Aviation Trivia #89

Did you know that Alaska Airlines was the last major US carrier to retire the 737-200’s? The last -200 was taken out of service in 2007.


Aviation Trivia #88

Did you know that the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 was officially designated the DC-9-80? This is because the two aircraft types (the DC-9 and the MD-80 series) operate on the same (though slightly altered from that the…