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Post that show the inside of aircraft cabins or explain different travel classes. Trip reports also fall into this category.

Air Koryo - Ilyushin IL62 - P-885 - Samjyon Airport, North Korea

A flight on the Il-62 of Air Koryo

I came home yesterday from a journey unlike any other… As you know, I had been on “holiday” in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), short North Korea. I was traveling with a groups of other aviation fanatics to the one of the most least-visited countries in the world, with an estimated number of around 2000-5000 westerns visiting per. A higher amount of tourists originates from China. It is definitely not the typical holiday even though the country itself is very beautiful and the people generally very open and welcoming – that is until they are being called off by a superior or local Stasi guy… A visit to North … Continue reading

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American Airlines IFE A319 Bogota-Dallas

10 day live feed – “An American journey” – Day 8

Yesterday wasn’t really the best day I have ever had, although it started out quite good. The flying part was nice, but my short stay in Bogotá was not – which was mostly due to my bad hotel experience. Anyway, I could not avoid my overnight flight to Dallas, so four (!) hours before the flight I showed up in the lobby again. After a short drive we arrived at the airport, were I waited a couple of minutes for check-in to start. Day 8 of my American journey I was proceeding dead-head as a crew member, but as a passenger on a different airline and in civil clothes. That … Continue reading

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Boarding pass

10 day live feed – “An American journey” – Day 4

I am lacking a bit behind with my updates and I am terribly sorry for that, so here we go again! Day 4 of “An American journey” After my layover day Atlanta it was time to get back to work! Well, I didn’t have to do that much to be honest. When I woke up it was yet another sunny day in Georgia so I went out looking for food. I found this modern Mexican restaurant called Alma Cocina right on Peachtree Street and although their menu was small (good sign) all of it sounded delicious. So in I went and had a great grilled salad with chips and salsa. … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 - last meters of taxiing.

First scheduled Airbus A350 flight world-wide arrives in Frankfurt!

When Airbus first started engineering the A350 back in 2004, it was more likely to be a modernized version of the A330 with new engines (like the ones the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is having). After low orders and lots of criticism, Airbus decided to design a completely new aircraft and announced the start of the A350 XWB program, which was announced at the 2006 Fanrborough Airshow. Since then the aircraft has come a long way and I was happy to spot one of the first examples at last year’s Berlin Air Show! It already wore hybrid colours of Airbus and Qatar Airways, the launch customer. This aircraft made regular appearances … Continue reading

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Airport Miami MIA American Airlines flight to Las Vegas

MIA to LAS on American Airlines 757

After having spent a couple of days in Miami it was time for me to move on to the “entertainment capital of the world”, as Las Vegas brands itself. Surprisingly there are only few direct connections available from the Miami area to Nevada, with the major carrier being American Airlines (AA). I chose a flight in the afternoon around 4 pm to be able to enjoy the beach in the morning and because Las Vegas is most interesting at night-time anyway. At the airport I have used Miami Int. Airport in the past and whilst the airport is more or less alright in general, the walking distances were long and … Continue reading

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Dubai Airshow 2013 - Emirates_A380_A6-EEO_DXB_2013-11-18_02klein

Dubai – first impressions

Having arrived in Dubai in the early morning hours on Monday, I have had a busy time since then and hardly any sleep! Contrary to what one would usually think, going to the Dubai Airshow every day is hard work and it usually starts with getting up at six o’clock in the morning after just a couple of hours sleep. After getting ready I head to the metro that takes me to Ibn Battuta station near Jebel Ali, where free shuttle buses wait that again take up to one hour and fifteen minutes to go to Dubai World Central and back – it really is a long journey and the … Continue reading

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Lufthansa to Algiers – Part 3

We had passed the Alps, food had been served and we were getting closer to our destination Algeria, when the first clouds started to appear. Upon starting the approach to Algiers, the clouds were thick and the cloud base low. So when we got to the coast, it was raining and cold (15°C is cold for Algerians). I had hoped for better weather, but there is no way to change it and I was happy to at least snap some pictures of the coastline and houses near the airport. After landing on runway 23 we had some very good views on the apron as we were taxing all the way … Continue reading

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Lufthansa to Algiers – Part 2

I have been flying from Dresden to Frankfurt to continue further to Algiers, the capital of Algeria. After getting on board and taxing out, it was time to get airborne on Lufthansa Airbus A321-100 D-AIRB! The usual spotting location west of runway 18 was still pretty deserted as it was too early in the day for that spot. Departure was smooth and we were heading directly south towards the Alps and the view was really fantastic – the mountains were all covered in snow and even though it was early November it looked like a real winter wonderland already. Here is a view on the Aosta Valley and if you … Continue reading

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