Home Airlines An Inside Look At the Sukhoi SuperjetAn Inside Look At the Sukhoi Superjet July 18, 2019 by The Unaccompanied Flyer If you’ve flown commercially over the past few decades, there are probably two major aircraft manufacturers with which most travelers have become familiar: Boeing and Airbus. Boeing and Airbus control a whopping 88% of the narrowbody market. There are a few other notable aircraft manufacturers including Bombardier and Embraer. However, other than those four manufacturers, very few companies are building commercial aircraft. There are a few exceptions, most notably, Russia’s JSC Sukhoi Company. Sukhoi’s main commercial aircraft in production is the Sukhoi Superjet series. This series is a narrowbody regional to short-haul passenger aircraft. It was built to compete with aircraft of similar size built by Bombardier (now Airbus) and Embraer. Since the Superjet’s first flight in 2008, just 127 aircraft have been delivered … [Read more...] about An Inside Look At the Sukhoi Superjet
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Los Angeles to Hong Kong is a route our family has regularly been flying for over 15 years. As loyal oneworld Alliance members, we usually fly Cathay Pacific. However, American Airlines introduced its own LAX-HKG route recently on a Boeing 777-300ER. With the fares in our favor, my daughter and I gave it a go on our most recent trip. We flew business class from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, and I was able to use my Executive Platinum systemwide upgrades to fly first class from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, which I’ll cover separately. We’ve flown American Airlines business class to Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul multiple times on a 787 but the flight to Hong Kong offers a few more amenities that these long haul flights do not. I’ll start by saying that it was a good flight. But, if you’re used to flying Cathay Pacific like we are, you might find it a little disappointing. Table of Contents Admirals Club/Flagship Lounge at LAXPredepartureNice Lie-Flat … [Read more...] about American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class from LAX-HKG
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | In Aspen’s Shadow, Snowmass Builds an Identity of Its Own Supported by heads up Developers hope to keep travelers entertained enough to stay in their own newly expanded ski town rather than head to its nearby, more glamorous rival. ByElaine Glusac March 2, 2019 As the largest of the four ski areas owned by Aspen Skiing Company, Snowmass has always been the This winter, that has changed with the opening of a $600 million development, the newly expanded Snowmass Base Village, which its developers hope will make Snowmass a destination to rival nearby Aspen. At over 3,300 acres, Snowmass offers diverse runs, from easy to expert. Slopeside hotels and condominiums tout hassle-free ski-in, ski-out access, which appeals to families. A shop-lined pedestrian street about 500 feet uphill from the express ski … [Read more...] about In Aspen’s Shadow, Snowmass Builds an Identity of Its Own
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Taos Had History and Mystique, but Few Skiers. Can a New Owner Change That? Supported by With a $300 million investment and upgraded amenities, the New Mexico ski area was attempting a revival without losing its soul. A fatal avalanche tested that effort even further. ByBiddle Duke Feb. 20, 2019 “When I heard Mickey sold the ski area,” Dave Hahn, a longtime member of the Taos Ski Valley ski patrol said, “I remember thinking, ‘That’s funny, a lot of us thought we owned it.’ ” He was kidding, of course, but there was a poignancy to Mr. Hahn’s remark. Taos locals and longtime visitors to the New Mexico ski resort had the mountain to themselves for so long it’s almost as if some forgot their little jewel was a going concern, actually owned by the family … [Read more...] about Taos Had History and Mystique, but Few Skiers. Can a New Owner Change That?