When I left for my Dreamliner media trip on Saturday to cover All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) new service from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, little did I know that this would be one of the last 787 flights before ANA, and now the FAA, grounded the entire fleet for inspections yesterday.
Our group included a number of aviation experts. Take Ronald Kuhlmann, for example, who has over 40 years …
Greetings from Tokyo, Japan! I’m here for a whirlwind 72-hour media trip to cover ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) launch of their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from Mineta San Jose Airport to Narita Airport in Tokyo.
I flew the Dreamliner over a day after the inaugural launch of that service on January 11th. Don’t let the recent bad press fool you, this aircraft is indeed dreamy for passengers.
There are now dozens of low cost carriers flying across Europe’s air space, although these flights are not as cheap as they used to be, and they might not go where you think you are going. But, if you do your homework you can bag yourself a bargain.
Understand Arrival Airport Location
If landing charges are cheap and there is demand for tickets, low-cost airlines will land a jumbo at any tin pot airport.
Rick Seaney is the CEO of the airfare news, research, and tracking resource FareCompare. This website is always my first stop before booking tickets as it provides instant price and route information through multiple channels at once to easily compare and contrast options.
Rick is an incredible source of industry information and insight. I interviewed him earlier this week for his take on the important airline industry happenings that will impact family travel in 2012.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is waiting silently in the wings. Are you headed to Grandma’s to get your fill of turkey and cranberry? Join the crowd. Best to fly armed with my Thanksgiving travel tips in mind. It will make for a better trip and help your wallet cope with the ever growing list of airline fees.
Turn on the news and it seems like every other day there’s a story about another charge being imposed by one of the big carriers.