The Antonov-AN225 is currently the world’s largest aircraft…and has a remarkable six engines. According to Wikipedia: The aircraft was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It… Read full article

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In a new photo series titled “Swimming with Jets”, renowned Brazilian marine photographer Daniel Botelho captures models swimming in perfect symmetry with arriving jets at St. Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). Botelho says it was one of his toughest assignments – “incoming flights had to be exactly on time, weather conditions ideal, and the synchronization… Read full article

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Google announced yesterday that they are launching their own mobile network named Fi. The network will piggy back on T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks, switching to whichever one has a stronger signal at a given location. Calls can be made over Wi-Fi when available. The basics (calls, texts, etc.) cost $20 a month and users can add data… Read full article

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Greenpoint Technologies, a company specializing in Boeing aircraft interiors for VIP, corporate, and commercial airline clients, is designing a private 787 Dreamliner. The Azure features an open living space accentuated by the 787 architecture. It has a forward Master Suite and Private Office with two aft Mini Suites for guest accommodations. The center gathering area… Read full article

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An airport TSA agent at Denver International helped one of her coworkers fondle men whom he found attractive by entering the incorrect settings on one of the scanners. The female agent would deliberately set the scanner to a women’s setting so it would flag men’s crotches for pat downs during the full-body screen. She reportedly confessed to her… Read full article

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The NTSB is confirming updates from earlier this month, which stated that thrust reversers (which help slow an aircraft) were applied differently at the time of the plane’s landing at LGA back in March. The latest information confirms that the engine pressure ration (which measures the thrust) was higher on the left side of the… Read full article

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A Southwest passenger was ejected from a flight after allegedly jabbing her seat mate with a pen for snoring. The passengers were traveling on Southwest Flight 577 from Chicago-Midway to Manchester, New Hampshire. The incident occurred as the plane was taxiing to the runway. The pilot decided to return to the gate in order to eject the female… Read full article

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This is not a traditional “trip report and review.” It’s not a hotel stay or a flight, but rather a meal at a fantastic hotel. The Peninsula Hong Kong is one of the oldest hotels in Hong Kong and its afternoon tea at The Lobby has essentially become an institution in Hong Kong—some might even call… Read full article

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Alaska Airlines Flight 448 from Seattle to Los Angeles returned to Seattle Airport and made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, after passengers reported they heard loud banging from “under the plane.” The banging was found to be from a ramp agent, who was stuck in the cargo hold. The pilot made a request for… Read full article

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JetBlue started off 2015 by introducing their flight etiquette video series, where they showcased…well, things not to do on planes. I really like these videos, since they are short, funny, and I am sure resonate with many passengers. Of course, it’s a subtle advertising effort, with passengers seated at their Even More Space seats which cost extra. Some… Read full article

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Redemption options in the Caribbean can be tough to come by given the lack of chain hotels when compared to other destinations. My family has been taking a points vacation to the Caribbean over Christmas break for the last 12+ years…and we are now just about out of locations using Starwood, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and… Read full article

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