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12
Mar
Best seat on the plane

Window Versus Aisle Seat – How To Pick The Best Seat On A Plane

Let’s face it, flying these days can be an exercise in patience, especially when you’re flying in economy. Crowded planes, minimal legroom and little in the way of onboard service can make even the shortest trip seem like an eternity.

Get your preferred seat though and the discomforts of flying are eased somewhat. Follow these easy tips and you may never have to endure another middle seat in the back of the plane again – or crying babies, noisy gallies.

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2
Mar

9 Tips For Sleeping On A Plane In Economy

Flying coach class (economy class) over a long distance has its challenges. Whether travelling for business or leisure, it’s how we arrive that can make all the difference to how quickly we settle into our new time zone.

If you have trouble sleeping on a plane, here are nine of our best tips to help you sleep during your flight and arrive at your destination just that little more refreshed and relaxed.

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1
Feb
Our big bird; the mighty Qantas Boeing 747-400 on arrival back to Adelaide.

How To Pack And Survive A Long Haul Flight

You know you have travelled long and far when you shave before heading to the airport, yet need to shave again upon arrival at your destination. There are a few things you should always travel with when flying long-haul and this list of tips and tricks will get you through the day….or nights of travelling.

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19
Jan

An Avgeek Story – Herman the Duck, North Central and Republic Airlines

July 1, 2021, will mark the 42nd anniversary of the formation of Republic Airlines. Told from a ‘hometown’ perspective, this is a story of that airline and its famous duck logo named Herman.

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12
Jul
A340 sunset take off

The World’s Best Airline Logos

There are a lot of great airline logos out there, but however stylish one may look when fully integrated into an airline’s color scheme, is another story. The question is, how does it look as a stand-alone symbol?

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25
Jun

An Airline Blast From the Past

Ok, I’ll say it. I’m a total avgeek. I have been since my first flight at the age of 14. And while the airline industry has changed a lot since the early 80s, so to has the world of the airline enthusiast.     

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11
Jun
Entrance to Chapultepec Park with the castle on the hill

Mexico City and a Milestone Birthday

Mexico City – it’s like no other city in the world – certainly unlike any other north of the Rio Grande.

It’s what every capital should be – vibrant, cultured, inspiring, and above all, a reflection of the country it represents. This Mexican looking glass is at once modern, and mysterious. Ancient Aztec ruins stand proudly alongside colonial era cathedrals. A short drive outside the capital, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon stand like desert ornaments, reminding us of the great pre-Columbian civilization of Teotihuacan.

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10
Feb
Los Angeles Airport LAX Sign

The best time to fly from Australia to the USA

According to recent statistics, Australian’s have been taking to the skies in record numbers over the past few years. Scores of aircraft cross the Pacific daily, filled with tourists and business travellers alike, making Australia to U.S. routes some of the top international markets for air travel. So when is the cheapest time to fly to the U.S.A. from Australia?

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26
Dec
View from aircraft window

Which airlines fly between the US and Australia?

There are currently seven airlines that fly between the US and Australia from Los Angeles alone. With multiple daily non-stop services, the competition has never been hotter, and for passengers, it’s never been a cheaper time to travel.

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16
Oct

British Airways 787 Premium Economy review – Nashville to London

In the last several years, British Airways (BA) has embarked on a North American expansion, made possible, in part, because of their fleet of economical 787 Dreamliners.

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20
Sep
Blue Ribbon Bags Carousel

6 Ways To Avoid Jet Lag – Infographic

It’s the dreaded part of a traveller’s journey – crisscrossing the dateline and multiple time zones, we often struggle with how to sync our internal body clocks with the clock on the wall that seems to have been turned on its head. The fog we experience has a name – a name that brings dread and despair…..jet lag.

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15
Dec
Virgin Australia Extra Leg Room seating options.

How To Choose The Best Economy Seat On The Plane

Window? Aisle? First row or exit row? Every flier has a preference when it comes to seat selection, especially on a long flight.

Often times, it’s more than just a simple ‘window or aisle’ question, and as most frequent flyers will tell you, there’s a list of criteria that goes into selecting their most favoured seat on a plane.

Yet like anything, a person’s seat preference is a subjective concept. For a variety of reasons, we like the seat that we like based on key personal criteria.

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24
Feb
Reflections from the still sea water of an Antarctic inlet.

Qantas Antarctica By Air Flight Review – Images of the ice continent

I’ve always had a fascination with Antarctica. Maybe it’s the remoteness and inaccessibility of the icy pole that lures the explorer from within. Or maybe it’s the sheer size of the Earth’s largest continent with its mountainous terrain and harsh atmosphere where 98% of the landscape is covered in snow and ice.

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24
Feb
Reflections from the still sea water of an Antarctic inlet.

Antarctica By Air Flight Review – Images of the ice continent

I’ve always had a fascination with Antarctica. Maybe it’s the remoteness and inaccessibility of the icy pole that lures the explorer from within. Or maybe it’s the sheer size of the Earth’s largest continent with its mountainous terrain and harsh atmosphere where 98% of the landscape is covered in snow and ice.

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20
Feb
Antarctica mountain ranges stretching towards the horizon.

Antarctica Flying – An Interview With Qantas 747 Captain Rob Meek

It may be the world’s largest continent, but so much is unknown about remote, mountainous Antarctica. A land of mystery, intrigue and adventure, it’s no wonder this icy destination features high on many traveller’s bucket lists. The flying kangaroo has taken us even further down under with this one day sightseeing tour from Adelaide to Antarctica.

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