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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Virtual Tour and Review

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, in Dutch, Luchthaven Schiphol, is the Netherlands’ main international airport. It’s currently Europe’s fourth busiest and ranks as number five worldwide for international passenger traffic.  Schiphol first opened in 1916 as a military base and was introduced to civilian aircraft in 1920.
The airport’s design is extraordinarily user friendly.  Built as one terminal with three departure halls, the latest having been added in 1994 and expanded in 2007 …

KLM World Business Class Flight 643 Amsterdam-New York – Review

A 1970s television commercial for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines promoted tourism in the Netherlands during the 700th anniversary of the City of Amsterdam and urged visitors to “have an Amsterdam good time.”  Here I was at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, about to take my first-ever long-haul flight on KLM, a trip to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
KLM operates AMS-JFK as part of its joint venture with Delta Air …

US Airways First Class Flight 3312 Minneapolis-Washington Reagan – Review

Having written extensively about US Airways over the past few years, prior to, during, and following its merger with American Airlines, there was always one term missing from the equation: first-hand field experience.  I had never flown on the airline, and since it seems as though the sun may soon be setting on the once distinguished carrier’s name, I was determined to rectify this before the US Airways brand disappears …

2014 Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey

If you are reading this, you are undoubtedly a member of one or more frequent flyer programs.  Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, want to know how satisfied you are with the program or programs you participate in.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with one or more of the following frequent flyer programs based on your actual usage of the program within the past 12 …

Delta First Class Flight 2450 New York LaGuardia-Denver – Review

New York Municipal Airport opened in 1939 following Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia’s hijacking of a flight to “New York” that actually had landed at Newark (in New Jersey), the only commercial airport in the New York metropolitan area at the time. Later renamed LaGuardia Airport, it is the busiest airport in the United States that does not offer non-stop flights to Europe.
Indeed, LaGuardia is essentially a short-haul flight airport as a …

American Quietly Retires Last Boeing 767-200

The end of an era came at American Airlines as the wide-body jets serving its flagship transcon routes made their last flights, replaced by smaller, narrow-body Airbus A321Ts.
The airline’s last two Boeing 767-200s, planes that had been deployed on the highly-competitive routes linking New York with Los Angeles and San Francisco, flew their final missions.
The 767 was Boeing’s first wide-body, twin-engine plane as well as its first with a two-crew …

Delta Air Lines Porsche Transfer in Minneapolis – Review

For those travelers making a tight connection on Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York, a pleasant surprise may be waiting for them upon their arrival.
Arriving at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on a flight out of New York’s LaGuardia  that had been delayed 75 minutes, I was trying to make a connecting flight that should have left before my first flight even landed.  Fortunately (at least …