Articles in In Flight

Searching for Answers: Why Stopping the Hunt for Flight 370 is Not an Option

As the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane continues, and the costs begin to mount, one thing has become clear: the hunt for the Boeing jetliner that took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing, China on March 8 is likely to become one of the most expensive recovery efforts in history and possibly one of the great unsolved mysteries of the 21st century.
While the mood on Monday was decidedly …

First Great Western Train London (Paddington)-Cheltenham Spa First Class – Review

Most travelers think of the Heathrow Express when it comes to London Paddington Station, but Paddington, as most Londoners call it, is an historic terminal that has served the Great Western Railway and its successors since 1838.  The current station dates from 1854 and is notable as having been, in 1863, the western terminus of the Metropolitan Railway, the world’s first subway,.
First Great Western is the descendant of the Great …

Delta BusinessElite London-Minneapolis Flight 41 – Review

The longest leg of my mileage run at the end of 2013 was a Delta flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.   This meant using Terminal 4, the second newest terminal at the airport.
Built in 1986 at a cost of £200 million, it served as British Airways’ home in London for two decades although it was ill-suited for long-haul flights.  Once BA moved to the new Terminal …

The Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: How Long is Too Long?

Preparations for the flight, boarding, and take-off, and the first hour of the flight itself, were largely unremarkable, in dramatic contrast to the very remarkable over two- week-long search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that departed Kuala Lumpur on March 8 and never reached its destination in Beijing.
While some searches do sporadically go on forever (the case of Amelia Earhart comes to mind), it is worth noting that the …

The Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Separating Fact from Fiction

Since its disappearance in the early hours of March 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been at the center of a major investigation and search effort by multiple countries, as well as intense speculation within the international community about the fate of the missing Boeing 777.
The Beijing-bound flight departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. local time on March 8 with 227 passengers and 12 crew members onboard. The plane made …

Flight Data Recorder Will Hold Key to the Mysteries of MH370

Once locating the missing plane that operated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been accomplished, unraveling the mystery unravelling of what happened may only have begun.
If the Australian-led search in the southern Indian Ocean turns up the missing plane, authorities will most likely be able to piece a few pieces of the puzzle together, such as whether there was an explosion or fire in the cabin or whether the aircraft broke up …

Lufthansa Munich-Chicago Business Class Flight 434 – Review

MUNICH — Chicago O’Hare International Airport, named after Edward O’Hare, the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace, is one out of seven destinations with a direct connection from Munich International Airport offered by the German flag carrier Lufthansa. (The other direct connections are Boston, New York, Newark, Charlotte, San Francisco and Los Angeles.) The Munich-Chicago route has been in service by Lufthansa since March 1995 and Lufthansa uses mainly Airbus A330 …