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Articles by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Photo Essay: Sunrise, Sunset at Takeoff and Landing

There is something about flying off into the sunset that evokes feelings of adventure and change.  This may be a result of being imprinted by countless movie endings, where the hero rides off into a breathtaking sunset, or just an innate human characteristic.  Regardless, who amongst us isn’t moved by such a display of nature?
Whether you are or not, we can all agree that photos of planes flying into the …

W Taipei, Taiwan – Hotel Review

Unlike most people traveling from one side of the globe to the other and typically staying a week or more at their destination, I frequently travel from the United States to some far-flung corner for little more than a day before returning. Such is the life of a travel writer.
Thus a recent three-day stay at the W Taipei, in Taiwan, became a welcome reprieve from the usual grind of travel. …

Condor Flugdienst Business Class Flight 1048 Frankfurt, Germany-Seattle, Washington – Review

Condor Flugdienst, based in Frankfurt Germany, is one of the world’s leading leisure and charter carriers. Serving a handful of destinations in North America, most of them seasonally, they remain a somewhat mysterious presence to many American travelers.
The outbound flight [read the review here] failed to impress, albeit in the wake of a four delay on a red-eye. I wondered whether the return flight would present a more accurate picture …

China Airlines Boeing 777-300 Premium Business Class Flight 8, Taipei Taoyuan-Los Angeles – Review

Taipei-based China Airlines, founded in 1959, is Taiwan’s largest airline and the flag carrier of the tiny Republic of China. It has been serving North America non-stop since the 1970s, after introducing the Boeing 747SP.
After suffering at the hands of its competitors in recent years, the airline announced it would expand its fleet with the purchase of six Boeing 777-300 aircraft. The purchase was tied directly to a renovation plan, …

No Free Lunch: The Ugly Truth About the Best Day to Purchase Airfare

When it comes to purchasing airline tickets, it seems that nearly everyone has his own tried and true method for snagging the lowest price. We’ve heard them all at some point or another, and some are more outlandish than others: Sundays after 5:00 p.m., sixty-two days seven hours and 43.2 minutes before departure, at 3:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday after the first full moon of the year, and so …

Photo Essay: Behind the Scenes with Condor Flight Attendant Safety Training

We see them on every flight; welcoming passengers aboard, giving the safety briefing, serving meals, and attending to passengers’ every need. Many travelers, including frequent flyers, have come to see their flight crews as smiling waiters and waitresses in the sky and little else.
Yet when things go wrong, the very same crew member who recently topped off your glass with Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is also the one who, if …

Condor Business Class Flight 1049 Seattle-Frankfurt, Germany – Review

Condor Flugdienst, based in Frankfurt, Germany, is one of the world’s leading leisure and charter carriers. Since its founding in 1955, the airline has built a reputation for offering European holiday makers inexpensive vacation packages to long-haul destinations in the Caribbean, North America, and South-east Asia.
While well-known in Europe, it remains a bit of a mysterious oddity here in the United States. Part of that may be attributed to its …