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Abu Dhabi Airport GoSleep sleeping pods

Abu Dhabi Airport GoSleep sleeping pods

Power Nap in a Pod in Abu Dhabi

During your next layover at Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, chill out in one of their brand new sleep capsules designed by Uni in Finland. Abu Dhabi International Airport is now offering its transit passengers individual GoSleep pods right in the terminal, which transform from a chair into a bed, complete with sliding shade for privacy and noise reduction. As of November 2014, GoSleep Pods are also available at the Dubai International Airport at Terminal 3 in the the two Marhaba lounge locations. 

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Boeing's Sky Interior as debuted at flydubai airlines

Boeing’s Sky Interior as debuted at flydubai airlines

Air travel need not be an insufferable purgatory between heaven and earth — and with this airline’s in-flight entertainment offerings, it won’t be.

Dubai’s low-cost airline, flydubai, is the first carrier in the world to show HD movies from all six major Hollywood studios.

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The Last Man on the Moon tells the story of astronaut Gene Cernan

The Last Man on the Moon tells the story of astronaut Gene Cernan

Genre: Documentary
Directed by:
Mark Craig
Gene Cernan, Gene Kranz, Jim Lovell

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by Nick Winfrey

We all know the story of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps on the Moon — so poetically immortalized by the astronaut as “one giant leap for mankind.” But what of the other men and women of the Apollo program? Continue reading ““The Last Man on the Moon” – Movie Review” »

A Business Class seat on American Airlines' new Boeing 777-300ER

A Business Class seat on American Airlines’ new Boeing 777-300ER

To keep up with competition and new standards, airlines are in renovation mode, and American Airlines is no exception.

The airline is bringing modern luxury to its Boeing 777-300ERs, as well as its terminals and check-in desks. The new Flagship Check-In offers a private check-in experience that includes an expedited security line and customer service representatives that can personally assist passengers with their individual travel needs.

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Telescope image of SpaceShipTwo as it takes off on its inaugural rocket-powered journey

Telescope image of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it takes off on its supersonic journey

Virgin Galactic is making history while pioneering commercial space travel. On Jan 10th, 2014, the SpaceShipTwo, a rocket-powered space vehicle, successfully completed its third rocket-powered supersonic flight. After taking off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in the California Mojave Desert at 7:22 a.m. local time, pilot Dave Mackay and co-pilot Mark Stucky reached an altitude of 71,000 feet – SS2’s highest altitude to date – and a supersonic speed of Mach 1.4. Following a series of similar tests, Virgin Galactic and partners expect to test full space flight within the year.

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MyGoFlight Flight Bag PLC Duffel

MyGoFlight Flight Bag PLC Duffel

Tools for a Paperless Cockpit 

Developed around the unique needs of general aviation pilots, MyGoFlight’s PLC Duffel is a solid, durable bag that will streamline any aviator’s life. Functional and light, it is made out of water-resistant material and has a spacious center section.

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by Sophie Gayot

There is a new “frontier” when crossing America from coast to coast. Long gone are the days of traveling by feet, horses and the wagons of the courageous pioneers (hey, without them we would not be here). For many, many years now we’ve had airplanes. But how to decide on an airline? The price, the mileage program, the credit card points, the safety, the service, the schedule, the airport, the onboard amenities, the extras you have to pay? The choices are vast.

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Emirates' A380 flight touches down in Los Angeles

Emirates’ A380 flight touches down in Los Angeles

Dubai holds a lot of world records — tallest building, tallest hotel, largest shopping center — so it’s no wonder its airline would hold a record of its own. Emirates recently launched the world’s longest Airbus A380 flight in operation, with daily service between Dubai and Los Angeles.

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Japan Airlines' First Class seats on the JAL SKY SUITE 777

Japan Airlines’ First Class seats on the JAL SKY SUITE 777

With an array of newcomers upping the ante for the quality of air travel, Japan Airlines is keeping up with the competition with its new JAL SKY SUITE 777.

After introducing its four redesigned classes earlier this year, Japan Airlines is set to complete modifications on all thirteen of its 777-300ER jets by 2014. The new classes on these aircraft are constructed to evoke a feeling of “one class higher.”

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Aluminum Overcast taxiing

Aluminum Overcast taxiing

Time Traveling with Aluminum Overcast

by Alain Gayot

Soon, we’ll be able to purchase a flight on Virgin Galactic for a twenty minute trip to space. But for nostalgic flyers who prefer to travel back in time, a WWII era B-17 Flying Fortress is the ticket.

For about $400, you’ll be able to sample, for twenty minutes, what brave men experienced as they went on bombing raids over Europe. No first class, no business class, not even premium economy here. These aluminum war machines took ten svelte men in a very noisy, rather uncomfortable environment featuring cat walks, cramped spaces and no facilities.

However, thanks to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s devotion to promoting all things aviation past and future, a happy few will be able to board the Aluminum Overcast, a pristine and fully functional aircraft, during its inaugural 2010 national tour. Stopping at an airport near you, enthusiasts can simply take a ground tour ($5) and chat it up with the crew or embark on their very own mission. You’ll also be able to purchase memorabilia and learn about aviation overall.

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