Pakistan 777

Pakistan Airlines To Launch Nonstop US Flights

If the company is to be believed, we'll see nonstop Islamabad to New York flights as soon as May 2020... In October 2017, Pakistan International Airlines stopped flying to New York, which was their only destination in the US at the time. The airline…

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Starlux A321neo

Cebu Will Be Starlux Airlines’ Fourth Destination

Starlux Airlines is the exciting new airline based in Taipei that's launching operations this week. Tickets for their flights went on sale in mid-December, and they're commencing service this Thursday, January 23, 2020. Starlux Airlines hopes to become…

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Air Greenland A330 800

Cool: Air Greenland Orders Airbus A330-800neo

It looks like Air Greenland will be replacing their current A330-200 with a new A330-800neo! Air Greenland is such a cool airline that I look forward to flying this coming summer. The airline currently has a single wide body plane, which is an Airbus…

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Azul A330

Azul Launching Nonstop Flights To New York

Brazilian airline Azul has just announced their third US destination, New York. As of June 15, 2020, Azul will begin flying daily between Viracopos and New York JFK. The ~4,700 mile flight will operate with the following schedule: AD8700 Viracopos to…

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Bamboo Airways 787

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Will Fly To Prague

It looks like Vietnam's most ambitious airline will be launching long haul flights this spring. Bamboo Airways is a privately owned Vietnamese airline that took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 in late 2019. The airline was founded in 2017, but has…

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Gulf Air 787 Business Class 3

You Can Now Redeem Etihad Miles On Gulf Air

Etihad Airways and Gulf Air launched a codeshare partnership in 2019, and the airlines have now extended that partnership to add reciprocal mileage earning and redemption opportunities. Gulf Air is based in Bahrain, and has come a long way in the past…

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Pr 1500,1500 5ae7c03d261049e780947124dd799463 Philippine Airlines Airbus A350 Business Class 1

Philippine Airlines Adding Seattle Flights

Philippine Airlines has been making significant investments in their product the past few years, as they're aiming to be more competitive with some of the other airlines in the region. The airline has recently taken delivery of six new A350-900s, which…

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Bahamasair 737

Bahamasair 737-500s Banned From US

You'd think we've seen enough 737s grounded with the whole MAX situation, though this week three of Bahamasair's four 737s were banned from operating their standard routes to US airports. Bahamasair is a small airline based in Nassau, with a fleet of…

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Conviasa A340

Venezuelan Airline Launching Flights To Syria

Um... wow, now this is an exotic flight! Conviasa, the national airline of Venezuela, will shortly be resuming nonstop flights between Caracas, Venezuela, and Damascus, Syria. The route will operate for the month of March 2020, with flights kicking off…

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Asl Airlines France 737

The Most Interesting Transatlantic Flight Returns In 2020

Well, it looks like this very cool flight is returning for the third year in a row... In the summer of 2018 a fascinating domestic transatlantic route launched -- it operated seasonally once weekly. Specifically, ASL Airlines operated a Boeing 737-700…

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Bek Air

Bek Air Jet Crashes In Kazakhstan

Well this is just awful... This morning a Bek Air Fokker 100 scheduled to operate the ~600 mile domestic flight from Almaty to Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, crashed shortly after takeoff. The plane had about 98 people onboard, including 93 passengers and five…

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Air Arabia

First Routes For New Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

It's a bizarre time for aviation in Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways has been struggling financially, and in 2017 the airline began a five year transformation plan. Last I heard, Etihad hopes to be profitable by 2023(!!!), and in the meantime continues to rack…

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Starlux Airlines Seats

A Look At Starlux Airlines’ Business Class Menu

Starlux is the new Taipei-based “luxury” airline that is launching operations in January. They just began selling tickets at the beginning of the week, and I've already booked my roundtrip ticket on them from Taipei to Penang, which cost ~$1,000 in business…

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Pr 1500,1500 5ae7c03dd62445cf9df86c84dd799463 Philippine Airlines Airbus A350 Business Class 2

BOOKED: Starlux, Philippine, And Hainan!

Last night I booked my first major review trip of 2020, which I'm excited to share the details of. I'll talk about this trip in the order in which I booked/prioritized these reviews, rather than the order in which I'll be traveling. I've written extensively…

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Starlux A321neo

Starlux Airlines’ COSMILE Frequent Flyer Program

Starlux is the new Taipei-based "luxury" airline that is launching operations in January. They just began selling tickets as of today, and I can't wait to fly with them. It's really only today that they published their full website (coinciding with ticket…

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Hong Kong Airlines Lounge – 68

Hong Kong Airlines Planes Impounded Over Unpaid Parking Fees

While Hong Kong Airlines recently received a cash injection, it doesn't seem like that's preventing the airline from having some planes impounded. Hong Kong Airlines has been on the brink of going out of business for a while now, as the airline has been unable…

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Starlux Airlines A350

Exciting: Starlux Airlines Tickets Now On Sale!!!

I've written in the past about Starlux Airlines, which is probably the new (legitimate) airline that I'm most excited about. All along we've been told that the airline will commence operations in January 2020, and tickets have now finally gone on sale...…

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