Iceland is now open to vaccinated travelers, including Americans, with no quarantine. As of April 6, 2021, all travelers (regardless of origin) who can show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or prior COVID-19 infection now have permission to enter Iceland. But before you start plotting your trip to see the still-erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano, there are some things to know.
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This morning, July 2nd, a Transair Boeing 737 aircraft crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff. The plane, a Boeing 737-200 registered N810TA, was operating a daily cargo flight between the Hawaiian islands of Honolulu and Kahului when the incident happened.
On Tuesday, United Airlines announced the purchase of 270 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus – 200 Boeing 737 […]
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This Thursday, United Airlines announced a purchase of 15 supersonic jets from the Denver-based start-up company Boom Technology. This news comes 18 years after the retirement of the Concorde and when commercial supersonic air travel was last in service. United’s proposal to buy these hyper-fast jets could finally bring supersonic air travel back into the industry in the years to come, but many variables still lie ahead.
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Every component on an aircraft holds vital importance whether it is a small landing light or a vertical stabilizer. Lights are often under shadowed by the sheer brilliance of other parts of an aircraft but do not be mistaken. Without lights, an aircraft would barely be recognizable. Recognizable in the sense that it would be difficult to judge whether an aircraft is crossing the runway, waiting for takeoff, taxiing or the aircraft is moving away or coming towards you. The main purpose of exterior lighting is to provide visibility for pilots and guide them through the sky. However, there exist different types of exterior lights that can be found on aircraft. Let’s take a look at each different type of light and its importance.
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Airline amenity kits are nonetheless sought- after by Avgeeks and travel-enthusiasts alike. Like a bit of a small spa retreat in the skies, the First Class amenity kit provides travellers with all the essentials they may need in flight and upon landing. Think, an eye mask for better beauty sleep, a perfume for post-arrival hugs, and a hair brush to tame that static airplane mane. And whilst a standard brush or perfume may somewhat do, the First Class experience is never about things that will simply ‘just do’. Airlines have been quick to respond to this, battling it out with one another by featuring only the best brands for their specially curated sets.
After all, it is the amenity kit that stays with you long after you’ve stepped out of seat 1A and onto the tarmac of your destination. The amenity kit becomes a token of your journey, be it for better or for worse. From Givenchy sleep masks to Ferragamo perfume and a miniature RIMOWA suitcase, here is a list of some of the best first class amenity kits in the skies at the moment.
This summer of 2021, there has been a dramatic uptick in air travel and passenger demand in the […]
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The least popular variant of the 747 has been unexpectedly brought back into commercial service after being absent for almost 2 years. A few weeks ago, Iranian based carrier “Mahan Air” reactivated one of their old 747-300s after it had been on the ground since 2015. Only 81 747-300s were ever built, and almost all of them are retired. As of 2020, the only 747-300 that remained in operation was a cargo plane owned by Trans Avia Export Cargo Airlines. The return of such an uncommon plane for passenger use is certainly a rare and surprising occurrence. In this article, we will be explaining why Mahan Air brought back and revived the 747-300.
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As the Boeing 737 MAX planes have been gradually reinstated into service this past year, another problem has emerged with the infamous aircraft. Just a couple of months after the FAA approved of the aircraft’s re-entry into service, Boeing has discovered a production error in several of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and has called for the removal of several of these planes from service. This minor additional issue brings up questions about if this aircraft is actually safe to fly, and it could further damage the reputation of the aircraft type. In this article, we will discuss what the electrical issue actually is and how it has affected airlines with the 737 MAX.
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Emirates claims the title of the World’s Best Airline. Fittingly, the First Class cabin on Emirates Airlines is nonetheless a prestigious and luxurious flying experience – even being called the “hotel in the sky”. Emirates continues to surprise us in every way possible. From complete entertainment systems and gourmet meals to spas at 30,000 ft., what would you say? Luxurious or outrageous?
Almost 50 years ago, the first commercial supersonic jet was introduced into the world, revolutionizing air travel and opening a new chapter in the way people flew. Flying at 2 times the speed of sound and faster than the spin of the Earth, Concorde was a peak of innovation in aviation, and it allowed people to travel across the Atlantic Ocean in just 3 hours. Today, however, the time of flight for the same distance is double. In this sense, aviation seems to have taken a step backwards since the Concorde. If no level of innovation could match that of the Concorde, then why exactly was it retired?
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If you’ve ever been in an airplane, you might’ve noticed that there’s a small hole in the bottom of your window. If you haven’t noticed it before, look for it next time; it’s on every plane. If you have noticed it before, you might have wondered whether it should be there and whether it was safe or not. The hole is actually an important component of the window, and contrary to what you might have thought it did, the hole actually helps the safety of the window. In this article, we will be discussing the function of the hole and what it actually does.
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The airlines of most of the Gulf Countries are well known and reputable with their excellent services and high luxury travel experience. As an example for this, we have Qatar Airways & Emirates Airlines and much more! Geographically, the Gulf Countries are well located, and are considered to be in the middle of the world, and this is absolutely one of the main reasons of being a good choice to travel with one of these airlines, as they can fly anywhere! Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Etihad Airways are, according to global rating organizations such as SkyTrax, one of the best airlines in the world.
But what is not yet totally noticeable is that a new airline is coming into this top market with it’s amazing services and destination routes, providing their passengers luxury experience while they are traveling in all classes. We will be talking in this article about this airline and what makes it prospective competitor in the market.
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Searching for the cheapest airfares online can be a long and difficult process for many flyers. Finding a cheap price and a good deal for your airfares could take hours of searching and it could impede your travel plans. Whether it’s the cheapest ticket or the most worth-it, almost everyone wishes to find the best tickets when flying. Scoring a deal on a ticket can feel great, and in this article we will be sharing some tips on how to find the cheapest airfares.
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Since air travel is currently going through unfortunate circumstances as most other industries around the globe due to the novel COVID19 virus, let’s take a quick free Flight. Operated by your device, to 60 years ago, and learn how did people at that time were booking their flights. We hope that you enjoy this flight with us!
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Some of you may want to go on a vacation, because you are used to traveling. Traveling could be your passion, your favorite hobby, something you cannot give up in. We’ve decided to write a list of destinations, where it is possible to travel – with some restriction. Firstly, I would like to mention, that you should look for the necessary information yourself. People from different countries don’t have the same rules, so it’s recommended you study your country’s travel conditions before you decide to travel. These conditions could unwind some info on the covid the situation in your country.
Here are just general information, for further instructions you should visit the website of your Ministry of health.
For starters, explaining the colors you see on the map, these colors state the conditions for entering certain countries: Green, orange, red and dark red. When the country is labelled in green, it means that you may enter the country easily. If it’s labelled in orange, you will need to fill an arrival form and have a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. You are also obliged to wear a respirator class FFP2 or KN95, or at least a disposable surgical mask for a period of 10 days after your arrival.
Red has the same rules as like orange, but with some added regulations. Like, you must present a second negative PCR test, performed in the country of your arrival. Though, you do not need to test yourself immediately after arrival. You’ve got 5 days after entering a the country. Dark red means you should self-isolate, do a second test after your arrival, if it comes back negative, then you’re free to go roam.
Remember to keep these rules in mind when thinking of travelling. Be cautious and follow them thoroughly. No need to ruin a much needed nice trip over trivialities. For example, you are obliged to wear respirators or masks for your own and others safety.
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Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 777-9x, is part of the new generation of twin-engine widebody jets and was first announced in 2013 in response to the Airbus A350. The flagship aircraft is marketed as the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine aircraft, combining features of the Boeing 787 and iconic Boeing 777. It features an array of new technologies, such as folding wingtips, new GE9X engines, and wider cabins. The 777x was slated to be delivered in 2020, but the date has been constantly pushed back and delayed due to multiple setbacks and obstacles throughout the years, such as the 737 MAX incidents and the pandemic.
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Have you ever thought about landings? Do you think it is complicated? Well, being it’s the pilot’s job, he/she should be able to handle it. As a matter of fact, landing is not that challenging, but there are some airports where you need special training to land on. For instance, you’d need to know the airport well, since one mistake can ruin your career.
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Answering this question is not that challenging, actually it is very simple. However, some people are interested to know. So, what happens? Where does it go? Does it fall down on earth or what? Well, let’s keep reading.
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Airbus company wanted to respond to the B747 – queen of sky, so it tried to make a better one. On 27th of April, 2005, do you know what happened? A380 made its first flight. This new plane turned out to be a revolution for the aviation industry, especially since it has unique qualities – 525 seats, 4 engines produced by companies like Engine Alliance and Rolls Royce. In addition, it could fly approximately 14.800 km nonstop. But does this airplane pay off?
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“This is the Captain” the captain’s voice said over the intercom, “Brace for impact!”. A hush fell over the passengers. They thought they were going to die as the flight attendants were screaming: “Brace! Brace! Brace! Heads down! Stay down!”
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Flight schools around the world use various types of trainer aircraft. In this article I will mention few of the best aircraft for training. Flight schools choose their aircraft according to what suits their training and vision. Nonetheless, all trainer airplanes are designed specifically to assist with the flight training of pilots and aircrew. Private and Commercial pilots are usually trained in light aircraft, with two or more seats for the students and instructors. What are few of the best trainer airplanes out there?
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An inspirational story about the pilot, Jessica Cox, who achieved what was thought to be impossible. She was able to fly and earn her licence despite being born without arms. Even though she had her fair share of constant disappointments and difficult times, she was able to fight through and fulfil her dream.
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