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So, Where Does That Airport Code Come From?

Ever wonder why LA’s airport three-letter code is LAX? And Chicago O’Hare is ORD? Why Newark is EWR, Toronto is YYZ and Quito UIO?...

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In-Flight Entertainment, Cleveland To Doha

In various forms. Fifteen images snapped between bouts of reading, snoozing, transiting and dining. Total travel time: 17hrs 30min, too...

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Plane De-icing, Up Close

I shot this from my window seat yesterday afternoon at a de-icing station at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. I felt like we were already in the...

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Donetsk Airport Revisited

Updated 29-May-2014 Heavy shooting and a bomb blast rocked the international airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk this morning...

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Ushuaia: The Final Approach to the End of the World

If you were looking for some quick video footage illustrating what it’s like to land at the end of the world, you’re welcome....

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Moonjet

I was playing with the low light photo settings on my video camera earlier this evening, mainly to see if I could get a somewhat adequate...

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German cops call airport full-body pornoscanners “useless,” EU requires opt out from scanning – Boing Boing

More proof that common sense can still prevail on this side of the Atlantic. German cops call airport full-body pornoscanners...

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Airport free wifi update 4 (or 5 or 6)

You can add Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Vienna and Ostrava, Czech Republic, to the list....

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Following the Grimsvotn ash cloud

I have quite a few flights scheduled over the next 10 days so am trying to watch the Grimsvotn ash cloud closely. Eurocontrol, the European...

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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport notebook

I was on the ground in Bangkok for just over 10 hours, more than ample time to get a visa, hop the new train into the center of town,...

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Four hours to kill at Vienna Airport?

There’s only one reasonable option, the delightfully Austrian-sounding Wine & More. It’s a comfortable and snazzy wine, cheese and...

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Germanwings coffee

Isn’t really all that good. But how important are onboard purchase to these low budget carriers’ bottom lines? According to a story in...

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No more free wifi at Zagreb Airport.

Just thought someone, somewhere, might find that tidbit useful....

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They didn’t find my prosciutto*.

Here’s a cool still life by photog Taryn Simon of food confiscated at New York’s JFK airport over a 48 hour period. I love the...

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Ta-ta Ryanair, ciao Wizz

Well, that was fast. Just six months after beginning service from Maribor, Slovenia’s second city, to London Stansted, it looks as...

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Did I do something wrong?

About an hour after an interesting discussion Sunday afternoon about the charges brought against Turkish novelist Orhan...

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RyanAir finally lands in Slovenia.

As of Thursday 7 June, that is, with the long-anticipated service between Maribor (MBX), Slovenia’s second city, and London-Stansted...

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