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A Historic Chapter In Aviation Closes & It Won’t Be Documented

In less than one week the former Pan American Airways Unit Terminal Building, more commonly known as the Pan Am WorldPort, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, taken over by Delta Air Lines in 1991, and now simply known as Terminal 3, will cease operations after 53 years. .   JFK’s iconic Terminal…

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Debunking “Striking Multiple Exposure Shot of Takeoffs at Hannover Airport”

For the past few months on a nearly daily basis the same image appears somewhere in my Twitterstream, Facebook Wall, Google + feed or in my email box … often more than once a day. The photo is a beautiful image of dozens of aircraft lifting off from Runway 27L at Germany’s Hannover-Langenhagen Airport. The…

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Saudi Media Falsely Reports A Saudia 747 Crashed : Airline Responds Hours Later

This past Friday Saudi Arabian media and social media sources began reporting that an engine had fallen from a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747’s wing causing the aircraft to crash in the sparsely populated Rub Al Khali Desert. Further reports spreading through out various social media channels stated that there were fatalities and significant difficulties…

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The Crash Of Asiana Flight 991 & A Pilot’s Seven Life Insurance Policies

On July 28 2011 Asiana Cargo Flight OZ 991, a Boeing 747-48EF/SCD, flying from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG) reported a fire in the cargo hold then crashed into the sea roughly 65 miles west Jeju City, on Jeju Island, killing the two pilots on board, Sang-Gi Choi, 52…

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FlightBlogger Digs Up “Building The 747-100” … the movie!

If you like commercial airliners there is one journalist you should be reading on a daily basis … Jon Ostrower. Jon, the brilliant author behind Flightglobal’s FlightBlogger, covers Boeing like no one else. Not only does Jon get into every nook-and-cranny of what is going on with Boeing’s commercial airplanes, but he does it a…

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Can Japan Airlines’ Layoffs and Shedding of Routes & Planes Be Good?

It is hard to pinpoint when Japan Airlines (JAL) started its downfall.  For more than fifty years JAL was the top airline in Japan and for a long time the top airline in Asia and one of the largest airlines in the world.  Even with competitor All Nippon Airways (ANA) being founded a year after…

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A Lens Combo For Traveling Photographers : Sigma’s 12-24f4.5-5.6 & 120-300f2.8

As I have been delving further in combing still photography, video shooting and travel I have also been exploring new equipment to maximize my potential in creating images I want while reducing the amount of equipment I carry. In the process of checking out all sorts of gizmos, gadgets and lenses I found an unlikely…

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Reader Mail : “What’s the difference between a code share & interline?”

This week’s reader mail comes from Annette up in Canada. Annette asks “What’s the difference between a code share and interline agreement between airlines?” Annette, in fact, a code-share and an interline agreement are quite different. I can go into depth, but that really doesn’t help travelers all that much … so I’ll stick with…

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Your Flight Has Been Cancelled Due To A Volcano Eruption…

Anyone who moderate travel experience has heard all sorts of delay explanations announced. The most common delays and cancellations are simply “weather” or “mechanical” … but today and for the next few days one of the more rare natural disaster delays and cancellations reasons will be give to passengers throughout Europe … Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano…

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The 747-8 : The Next Generation 747 Takes Its First Flight

8/2/2010 – The 747-8 : The Next Generation 747 Takes Its First Flight Today, at 12:39pm PST Boeing’s newest 747, the 747-8, roared down runway 34L and headed into the sky from Paine Field, just one day shy of the 41st anniversary of the first ever Boeing 747 flying. The new 747-8 is not only…

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