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The Story Of The Guy Who Missed Ethiopian Flight 302…

Yesterday's crash of Ethiopian Airlines 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi is leaving a lot of people with raw emotions. First and foremost, I feel terribly for the families and friends of the 159 people who lost their lives onboard. It's heartbreaking.…

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Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Crashes, 159 Dead

What terrible news to wake up to this Sunday morning. Today's Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed shortly after takeoff. It crashed in the area of Bishoftu, around 30 miles from the airport. The flight was operated by a…

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Ethiopian Airlines Considering Investment In Air Zimbabwe

This will be an interesting one to watch. Ethiopian Airlines is almost unarguably Africa's most successful airline. They've built a global route network and have grown profitably and sustainably. This is in stark contrast to many other major airlines…

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Ethiopian Airlines Cancels Los Angeles, Adds Houston

Ethiopian Airlines has just announced some significant changes to their US route network for their summer 2019 schedule. The airline hasn't yet fully updated the schedule, but should in the coming days and weeks, at which point we'll know all the details.…

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LAX Lands A Nonstop Flight To Africa!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Ethiopian Airlines quietly stopped accepting reservations for their flight between Los Angeles and Dublin. The airline has been flying to Los Angeles since 2015, operating a flight to Addis Ababa via Dublin. The…

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events: My Ethiopian Stopover

Last year I needed to fly from Johannesburg to London. I considered using miles to fly Etihad business class, but decided to try and find something more interesting and exotic. Searching availability using LifeMiles, there was an option to fly Ethiopian…

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Ethiopian Airlines To Fly Nonstop Between Newark & Abidjan

In the summer of 2016, Ethiopian Airlines launched flights between Newark and Addis Ababa. The route operates via Lome, Togo, which is because Addis Ababa is at a high altitude, so it's not possible for them to operate the flight nonstop on the westbound…

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Ethiopian’s 767 Business Class Is Getting An Update

A few years ago I had the opportunity to fly Ethiopian Airlines from Beijing to Frankfurt -- the flight from Beijing to Addis Ababa was operated by a 787, while the flight from Addis Ababa to Frankfurt was operated by a 767. Ethiopian Airlines has nicely…

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Ethiopian Pilot Who Hijacked Plane Gets Sentenced To Therapy

In February 2014 I shared the story of an Ethiopian 767 which was hijacked enroute from Addis Ababa to Rome. While somewhere over Sudan the captain went to use the restroom, at which point the first officer locked him out of the cockpit and declared…

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Ethiopian Airlines Changes Which NYC Airport They’ll Serve

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's fastest growing airline, and they're almost trying to turn into the Turkish Airlines of the region, in terms of trying to turn their home airport into a global hub. While they're great for connections to destinations in…

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5 Coolest Fifth Freedom Routes In Europe

I've written in the past about fifth freedom routes. For those of you not familiar with fifth freedom routes, these are flights where an airline from one country has the right to operate between two other countries. These are often operated in conjunction…

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Jewish Passenger Beaten & Choked On Ethiopian Flight

Via The Times Of Israel, a man was flying on Ethiopian Airlines from N’Djamena, Chad to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when he was beaten by another passenger. Here are the highlights of the story: "The suspect reportedly beat the Israeli man, identified by…

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Ethiopian To Add Flights To New York In 2016

Ethiopian is one of Africa's fastest growing airlines, and from an outsider's perspective they seem to almost be taking an Emirates-esque approach towards growth, trying to make Addis Ababa a hub for connecting flights between other points in the world…

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Expect To See A Lot More Ethiopian Airlines In Dublin

You're about to see a lot more of Ethiopian Airlines in Dublin! In June 2015, Ethiopian Airlines will begin flying between Addis Ababa and Los Angeles... via Dublin. The route will be operated by a 787, and is especially interesting since Ethiopian will…

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Ethiopian Airlines 787 New Fully Flat Business Class

Over the summer I flew Ethiopian Airlines business class from Beijing to Addis Ababa on a 787, and then from Addis Ababa to Frankfurt on a 767. While the 787 itself was sparkly, I was dumbfounded by the fact that Ethiopian chose to install angled business…

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