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Never a better time to take a vacation in Mexico

Low Prices It looks as if there are some real bargains in store for those hunting for a budget vacation, relatively close to home. Now looks to be an ideal opportunity to take a break in Mexico with prices at recent lows. There are several reasons for this development. Firstly low-cost or budget airlines have [...]

By |2019-09-26T11:22:33+00:00September 26th, 2019|Entertainment, travel and leisure|Comments Off on Never a better time to take a vacation in Mexico

The British Airliner Collection at Duxford

The British Airliner Collection at Duxford While the Imperial War Museum at Duxford near Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the greatest aviation museums in the world, covering the history of flight from the earliest days through war and conflict to more recent times, one part of the collection is of particular interest to civil aviation [...]

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Qantas London and New York Test Flights to Take Place

This week Qantas is to fly three test flights on its longest routes yet, to determine the feasibility of turning them into scheduled services in the coming years. The routes are Sydney to New York JFK, and Sydney to London. Both are non-stop. These tests have been dubbed ‘Project Sunrise’ and will use brand new [...]

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Thomas Cook Ceases Trading

The 178 year old holiday company Thomas Cook ceased trading last night, with its entire aircraft fleet immediately grounded, leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded abroad or with cancelled holidays. It appears that only the UK and Scandinavian arms of the business are affected with Condor in Germany and Thomas Cook Baleares in Spain operating as [...]

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The Special Liveries of jetBlue Airways

US carrier jetBlue built its brand around different tail logo liveries, all based on different blue patterns. However, the airline has also created a lot of special liveries for its Airbus A320 and Embraer 190/195 aircraft representing sports teams, anniversaries and destinations. Here’s a guide to the jetBlue special liveries aircraft: N304JB Embraer 190 “Blueprint” [...]

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SAS Unveils a New Livery

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has today unveiled a brand new livery to coincide with its first Airbus A350 aircraft. In keeping with the previous brand and heritage, the new SAS livery sees the blue tail extended down, and large silver lettering added to the fuselage. The famous flags which represent the three countries which SAS belongs [...]

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First Look at the New Gulf Air Retro 787

Gulf Air is about to take delivery of a brand new Boeing 787-9. This particular aircraft, registration A9C-FG, is wearing a special retro livery which harks back to the colours worn by the airline in the 1980s and 90s. It is to celebrate Gulf Air’s 70th anniversary. What do you think? Leave a comment below! [...]

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Where to Spot at Malta Airport

The holiday island of Malta has a single airport which handles plenty of airline and other traffic, making it an interesting place to visit for the aviation enthusiast. Located at Luqa near the capital Valletta, Malta’s main airport is home to Air Malta and is a hub for various low cost airlines including Ryanair (and [...]

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New Airliners September 2019

Here is our monthly review of the new airliner deliveries and special liveries flying in our skies this month. If you’re out spotting, make sure you capture photographs of anything special you see and send it in for next month’s list!   Alaska War Veterans Embraer Honoring those who serve is Alaska/Horizon Embraer 175 N651QX [...]

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11 Late Summer Spotting Hotels for a Short Break

With the school holidays over and autumn on the horizon, why not book a short break away at one of these recommended airport spotting hotels where you can indulge in some aircraft spotting and photography while the weather is still good, and the flight timetables are still on summer mode?   Antalya, Turkey View from [...]

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