Category Archives: Aviation

Flight Review: Air Choice One, Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Burlington, Iowa (BRL)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Air Choice One, I was offered a round-trip flight between Chicago and Burlington, Iowa. After a recent move to the Chicago area, I started to feel excited about different airlines and routes … Continue reading

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Airline Meals, Part Eight, Modern Art, Part One?

Since my first flight with them in 2002, Japan Airlines has consistently been one of the more tolerable airlines to choose.  OK, so I find their flight attendants a wee bit too obsequious with Japanese passengers, their in-flight announcements (in … Continue reading

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Event Review: Airliners International 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA

Disclaimer: In exchange for full expo registration, I am writing this review. Celebrating its 41st annual 3-day expo, Airliners International 2017 took place in Denver, Colorado from 14-17 June at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center.  In addition to … Continue reading

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Watch those Airport Scales

It goes without saying – though I’ll say it anyway – that travel during the holiday season somehow becomes even more of a nuisance.  Everything you never liked about planes, trains, automobiles, and bikes is amplified to the nth degree. … Continue reading

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Flight Review: Mokulele Airlines, Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Imperial/El Centro, CA (IPL)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Mokulele Airlines, I was offered a flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and El Centro/Imperial County (IPL), California. Oh, hey, a domestic fifth freedom flight!  Mokulele Airlines was founded in 1994 as Mokulele … Continue reading

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Flight Review: Tailwind, New York Skyports Seaplane Base (QNY) to Stratford, CT, USA (BDR)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Tailwind, I was offered a flight between Manhattan, New York and Stratford (Bridgeport), Connecticut. On that particular day, I could have strolled up to the airport – seaport? – and boarded two … Continue reading

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Flight Reviews: Sun Air Express, Lancaster, PA (LNS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) to Hagerstown, MD (HGR)

(They are now called Southern Airways Express.) Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Sun Air Express, I was offered a flight between Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Washington Dulles, and a flight from Washington Dulles to Hagerstown, Maryland. Sun … Continue reading

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History Standard Time at Oakland International Airport

Your odd fact for the day: China is officially in one time zone. (Relevant transition, please!) Understood…the governments’ of China and Pakistan have had a good relationship for decades.  Slightly less related, a few years ago, I was flying through … Continue reading

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Flight Review: ViaAir from Farmingdale, NY (FRG) to Niagara Falls, NY (IAG)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline ViaAir, I was offered a recent round-trip flight between Farmingdale and Niagara Falls, NY. Although I don’t recall how I learned about ViaAir serving the above-mentioned Farmingdale (FRG) to Niagara Falls (IAG) seasonal … Continue reading

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Airline Meals, Part Seven: Burgers for Lunch, Seat Belt Extensions for Dinner

Please pardon my recent absence, as I was on vacation in Indonesia, Narita (Airport) and Jetlagistan. I didn’t even plan to have a night in Japan, but flying seven hours to connect to a 12+ hour flight after a layover … Continue reading

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