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Is the glamour of domestic air travel all but lost?


 Interesting question in the post title, which for a lot of people is probably true unless the fly on a luxury airline, internationally, or in first class. This is the question posed by author Christopher Schaberg in his new book, entitled … Continue reading

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Soaring into aviation history aboard the Southern Cross


Those of us who grow up in the United States tend to get taught a largely American-centric view of world history. Not to say that is bad or that the same thing doesn’t happen elsewhere, but given our diverse, melting … Continue reading

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DIA – Denver’s incredible airport


I have had the pleasure of flying through Denver International Airport (DIA) three times now. Each visit  to Denver I am more and more impressed by this enormous 35,000 acre facility. Not only is the airport  designed to be functional, … Continue reading

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Let’s go fly a kite!


I had the opportunity to attend the 25th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival this past Sunday afternoon (May 19th) on the sandy beaches of Grand Haven, Michigan. The near perfect weather had huge crowds at the beach and many were also enjoying the … Continue reading

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It’s the only way to fly!


Kudos to Gerald Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who announced this past Thursday that Bell’s Brewery will be opening a new brewpub in the Great Hall pre-security shopping/dining portion of the airport terminal. With fantastic beers like Oberon, … Continue reading

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A well-worn transcontinental route


While reading the fabulous book entitled Mavericks of the Sky, I was intrigued by how the route chosen for the first transcontinental airmail trip was nearly identical to an overland route so often tread by foot, hoof, wagon wheel, rail, … Continue reading

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Airmail dAIRdevils – one ‘first-class’ read


Most of us have become accustomed to the benefits of overnight air delivery of mail, packages, and freight in the past three or four decades. The onset of corporate giants like Fedex and UPS have made these services largely routine. … Continue reading

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America’s finest airport – Sacramento’s Terminal B


Okay. I will admit I have not been in every airport in the land. I would have to live an “Up in the Air” life to do that. But, I have been in, through, or to enough airports, both new and old, … Continue reading

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