American Airlines to Fly a 787 Between Los Angeles and Chicago

The Dreamliner is one of the comfiest ways to get from A to B. It’s always a bonus when a carrier announces that it will begin flying a Dreamliner on a route that isn’t typically serviced by a 787 — especially when both the origin and destination are within the US. Well, Dreamliner lovers rejoice: American Airlines will…

Emirates Will Add 37 Planes to its Fleet, Including 21 A380s

Emirates is continuing its expansion to new destinations and is in the process of adding new aircraft. The carrier recently announced that it will replace its Boeing 777-300ER planes with its flagship A380 on the Dubai (DXB) to Washington, D.C. (IAD) route starting February 1. The airline also says it will be adding a second daily service from…

Darker Windows Coming Soon to the Dreamliner

If you’ve ever flown on the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner,” you probably noticed one common airline feature is missing: the window shade. Instead, the Dreamliner’s windows are designed to tint at the push of a button — either by the passenger sitting in the window seat or the flight attendant’s control panel. Also, you’ll notice that the…

ANA Completes 100,000 787 Dreamliner Flights

In 2011, All Nippon Airways became the first airline to introduce the innovative Boeing 787 Dreamliner to customers around the world. TPG himself listed the airline’s Vancouver to Tokyo (HND) route among the top-10 Dreamliner routes he wants to fly, last year ANA added new liveries to its fleet with a series of pop culture-inspired paint jobs and…

Flight Review: American Airlines 787-8 Dreamliner in Main Cabin Extra – Shanghai to Dallas

TPG Contributors JT Genter and Katie Genter traveled to Hong Kong over Thanksgiving. While the weather in Chicago wrecked havoc on both their outbound and return flights, they were still able to fly in Main Cabin Extra on American Airlines’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner from Shanghai (PVG) to Dallas (DFW). Here’s their take on the new aircraft. Booking We’d been seeking out a…

China Unveils the C919 to Compete with Boeing’s 737

Airbus and Boeing have a new competitor growing in China. The state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp. recently unveiled its new twin-engine C919 jet, which is expected to take on the 737 and A320 aircraft. This narrow-body jet will hold about 168 passengers, a similar capacity to the other planes. The C919 hasn’t taken flight just yet, but the…

Flight Review: British Airways 787-8 in Economy — London to Austin, TX

New TPG Contributor Katie Genter recently flew from Rome (FCO) on British Airways’ 787 from London Heathrow (LHR) to Austin (AUS), one of the smallest US airports to provide nonstop service to/from Europe. Following is an account of her experiences. (All photos by the author.) When I needed to attend a recent conference in Hamburg,…

Exciting New Airline Routes for September 2015 and Beyond

Today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares news of exciting new airline routes, including some that have just launched or are slated to begin in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER 2015 Orlando (MCO) — Dubai (DXB) on Emirates (launched September 1, 2015) Details: Emirates launched a new…

Inside the Air Force One Plane from Last Night’s Presidential Debate

If you watched last night’s Republican presidential debate, you probably noticed the unusual backdrop: President Reagan’s former Air Force One plane. That aircraft, based on Boeing’s 707, was officially retired in 2001, and has been the main attraction at the Simi Valley, CA presidential library ever since. The narrow-body 707 had a range of more…