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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 D-ABYJ at Frankfurt Airport

Inside the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i

On one of my recent trips, I had the pleasure of flying on-board the Boeing 747-8i – the latest jumbo jet generation! Just before the flight from Buenos Aires’s Ministro Pistarini International Airport (better known as Ezeiza International EZE/SAEZ) to Frankfurt on the longest flight in the Lufthansa network, I was able to snap a few images of the cockpit and cabin. Cockpit The first thing I always notice when entering a 747-cockpit is, how small the windows are! Of course, I am spoiled by the MD-11 and the jumbo skippers tell me it is not that bad once seated… On the other hand it is much longer than most other … 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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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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Flying British Airways – two days four aircraft types! Part 1

Once again I was on my way to a meeting last Sunday. Participating in the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR stands for Single European Sky ATM Research and basically does what it says – strive for a unified ATM system in Europe), I am the expert of our European Cockpit Association in a project called Remote and Virtual Tower. Anyways, all the ECA experts met in Dublin on Monday and I somehow had to get there! One of the options was using British Airways via London Heathrow and that was my chance to fly on the Boeing 767-300 of the UK airline, one of the few carriers to operate it on … Continue reading

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