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Delta Flight 4502 First Class San Diego-Los Angeles: My Shortest Flight Ever – Review

Delta Flight 4502 First Class San Diego-Los Angeles: My Shortest Flight Ever – Review

The San Diego International Airport’s Commuter Terminal has just four gates. Leaving from this terminal, which first opened in 1996, is as close to flying private as I’ve ever seen without actually doing so.
Delta Air Lines flies from San Diego International Airport, which used to be known as Lindbergh Field, to Atlanta, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, New York, and Salt Lake City from Terminal 2 but flies one of the shortest flights …

Poll: What Do You Do to Stay Safe While Flying

Poll: What Do You Do to Stay Safe While Flying

While flying remains the safest way to travel (it is even safer than traveling on an escalator), the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport has put the topic of airplane safety in the headlines.
The account of an entire Boeing 777 emptying within two minutes of the crash- landing with all but two passengers getting out alive makes for a compelling narrative but also emphasizes the …

Asiana 214: Why the Death Toll Was So Low

Asiana 214: Why the Death Toll Was So Low

How Safer Planes and Passenger and Crew Heroics Limited Fatalities
Anyone looking at the first images of the Asiana Boeing 777 after it crash landed in San Francisco on Saturday had to wonder if anyone could possibly have come out alive.  But over one hundred passengers walked out of the aircraft on their own and, out of a total of 307 passengers and crew, only two people didn’t survive.
The fact is …

Boeing 777 Has Admirable Safety Record

Boeing 777 Has Admirable Safety Record

When an Air France Concorde crashed on July 25, 2000, the aircraft went from being arguably one of the safest in terms of passenger deaths-per-kilometers travelled to being one of the most unsafe. While the crash of an Asiana Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ER will without question impact the aircraft’s safety record, it was still the first fatal crash of Boeing’s mini-jumbo 777 and its third hull loss.
The crash on Saturday …

Poll: What Bugs You the Most About Air Travel?

Poll: What Bugs You the Most About Air Travel?

Frequent flyers spend enough time in the skies to be aware of and subject to many of the trials and tribulations of air travel.
Frequent Business Traveler, in partnership with FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, assembled a comprehensive list of pet peeves pertaining about air travel.
Tell us what really peeves you the most.  Simply drag the peeves from the left to the right side of the box and arrange …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst Airlines for 2013

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst Airlines for 2013

While most frequent flyer programs look similar in many respects, experienced travelers have come to understand that, with apologies to George Orwell, some programs are more equal than others.
If you are interested in award redemption, you will wish to read further: the most frequent of frequent flyers, (those who know the various programs better than anyone) rated Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan the best for the second year in a row. …

Turkish Airlines Flight 33 Business Class Istanbul, Turkey-Houston, Texas – Review

Turkish Airlines Flight 33 Business Class Istanbul, Turkey-Houston, Texas – Review

Turkish Airlines flies to a growing number of cities in the U.S. and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport is its newest destination. In the coming years, Turkish plans to add Boston and Atlanta to its roster of North American gateways that already includes Los Angeles, Toronto, and Washington Dulles. Turkish is a member of Star Alliance and was recently recognized as the world’s top airline in terms of number of …