Pakistan 777

Pakistan Reopens Airspace To Foreign Airlines

In late February 2019, Pakistan closed their airspace to foreign airlines. This followed escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, though the impacts of the closures were felt far beyond that. Pakistan airspace is frequently used by airlines operating…

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Air Peace 777

Making My Nigerian Aviation Fantasy A Reality…

Long time readers will know that I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have a slight obsession with quirky airline startups. Air Belgium was perhaps the perfect example of that, and I was lucky enough to be one of the (relatively) few passengers to…

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Ford

American Helps Make Our Anniversary… Memorable?

Today is not just Sunny's last day at American Airlines. Ford and I are celebrating our four year anniversary. Yay! What are we doing? We're jetting off to the Maldives. No, I'm kidding... we're actually flying to Huntington, West Virginia. Why? It's…

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Garment Bag

Tumi’s Disappointing Customer Service

A few days ago I wrote about why I decided to abandon Tumi, and instead made the switch to Briggs & Riley. I felt good about my decision, and the email I received yesterday further reinforces that decision. My Tumi store experience Last weekend I went…

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Briggs Riley – 17

Why I Made The Switch To Briggs & Riley

A couple of days ago I explained why I'm finally dumping Tumi, after being a customer for years. Simply put, they no longer offer bags that meet my needs, so there's no reason to pay top dollar for mediocre luggage. I desperately needed new luggage,…

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St Petersburg Russia

Russia To Introduce Electronic Visas By 2021

Currently Russia requires visitors from most countries to get a "proper" visa to visit, which typically means that you have to go to the consulate, or send someone on your behalf. It's not exactly an easy process, and doesn't really do much to encourage…

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Luggage 3

Dear Tumi: It’s Not You, It’s Me (I Guess)

Several days ago I wrote about how I was desperately in need of a luggage makeover. You guys had a lot of amazing suggestions, which I really appreciated. As I explained, I needed to make a decision by this past weekend, not just because both my bags…

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Lax Plane Spotting

Update: Mini-LAX Meetup Tonight

Yesterday I wrote about how I was hoping to have a mini meet-up at LAX either today or tomorrow -- I appreciate all the interest (and I guess we need to do these in other places as well!), and promised I'd share an update ASAP. Based on the responses,…

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American Airlines First Class 1

My Spectacular American Airlines Flight

Yesterday evening I flew American Airlines from Miami to Los Angeles, and my flight was spectacular. While I've had some "highs" on other flights, this was the most well rounded American Airlines flight I've had in months, or probably even longer than…

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Lax

Last Minute: Mini Meetup At LAX

Let me cut to the chase, since I realize this is last-minute, not to mention we're talking about a weekday and I also know many people travel in summer. While there were a few small OMAAT meetups last summer in London and Washington D.C, I've also been…

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Sats Premier Lounge Changi Airport – 3

Transiting Changi Airport? Score A Voucher For Your Layover

Singapore Changi Airport is regarded as one of the best airports in the world. It recently got even better with the opening of The Jewel, which is a gorgeous new shopping complex on the airport's premises. It's not often you see an airport become a destination…

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Havana

US Adds Major Restrictions On Cuba Travel

Visiting Cuba as an American will become even more difficult starting tomorrow. In 2015, President Obama lifted many restrictions in place between the US and Cuba, which eventually led to US airlines being able to add commercial flights between the two…

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Phnom Penh Travel 2

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: I’m In Love

There are places you travel to with a certain vision of what the experience will be like -- sitting streetside in a Parisian cafe while an accordion plays; inhaling scents of saffron and sumac in a crowded Turkish spice market; being enveloped in the…

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Ana Premium Class 737 – 5

ANA’s Unique Domestic 737 Premium Class

After flying from Chicago to Tokyo Narita in ANA first class, we had a connecting flight to Nagoya. While usually the best way to travel between Tokyo and Nagoya is by train, given that we were already at Narita, flying seemed like the better option.…

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All Nippon Airways First Class – 9

All Nippon Airways First Class: Excellent, With A Catch

Hello from Tokyo! Ford and I just took the 13 hour All Nippon Airways flight from Chicago to Tokyo Narita, and we're very excited to be spending a bit of time in Japan. We booked our tickets using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles, as tickets cost just…

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Cambodia Angkor Air Review 12

Cambodia Angkor Air ATR 72 Siem Reap To Phnom Penh

There are a surprisingly large number of domestic carriers in Cambodia (though the majority are owned or at least subsidized by Chinese companies), and all have very tiny fleets. Most of these carriers operate a mix of aircraft, including some Airbus…

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Angkor 3

Angkor: Practical Tips For Visiting The Ancient City

While you can certainly spend as much time exploring the areas around Siem Reap as you'd like, it's certainly possible to experience at least a taste of the UNESCO site at Angkor on a shorter trip. We planned our itinerary such that we had an evening…

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap Rooftop Suite 42

Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap

I've actually stayed at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap previously, when my husband and I visited in 2014, and it feels much the same now as it did then. Siem Reap, on the other hand, has since changed to the point of being nearly unrecognizable, as extremely…

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Cambodia Visa 13

Applying For A Cambodia E-Visa With A US Passport

While applying for Vietnam e-Visas for our group was fairly annoying (an unclear website, weird payment funnels, and having to do separate applications for each person), and Laos visas are arranged on arrival, getting Cambodia visas in advance was basically…

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