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Fix a 787?

3 August 2013 | Transport

I’ve still not flown on a Boeing 787 Deamliner – but then A380s had been in service for nearly two years before I made my first flight on the double decker Airbus. I’ve flown them on a number of occasions since, but my first flight wasn’t too successful. Due to a tech...

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Goodbye 747s

23 April 2013 | Transport

▲  A British Airways 747s at Heathrow and A Qantas 747 at Melbourne ▼ A recent story in The Independent forecast the departure of British Airway’s 747, Boeing’s jumbo has been in service since 1970, but they’re rapidly disappearing. Singapore Airlines has go...

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Two Atlantic Crossings

29 October 2012 | Transport

A quick trip London-Boston-London to speak at the new state-of-the art Boston Hostelling International place, 480 beds, many of them in private rooms, lots of communal space and facilities and neatly squeezed between Chinatown and the Theater District and a stone’s th...

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Aerial Views

26 December 2010 | Transport

It's my annual look back at the year's travels. This year I started with Museums & Galleries, moved on to Cars & Bikes, then Animals & Wildlife, followed by Big Buddhas, 10 Books and finally Beaches. Today it's my favourite Aerial Views of 2010. I’ll qu...

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Qantas Engine Failures

7 November 2010 | Transport

▲ A Qantas 747 taking off (seen from British Airway's Heathrow Terminal 5) Google ‘Qantas’, ‘engine failure’ and ’Singapore’ and you’ll follow a sorry tale. On 4 November a Qantas A380 (double decker Airbus) suffered an ‘uncontained’ engine failure as it climbed ...

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