Sam Chui
Microsoft IT Meltdown Affects Thousands of Flights
A major IT outage at Microsoft caused widespread flight disruptions affecting tens of thousands of passengers worldwide. Thousands of flights have been canceled globally with over 750 flight cancellations in the US alone.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported communication problems stemming from the outage, leading several major US carriers to...
Sam Chui
Korean Air Unveils New Business Class: Prestige Suites 2.0
Korean Air has unveiled its new Business Class suites, named Prestige Suites 2.0. Scheduled to debut on its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on July 23, these suites are designed to offer enhanced privacy and advanced high-tech features. Each suite features high walls and sliding doors for enhanced privacy. This is the...
Suites and Lobbies
Review: Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa | Oahu’s Newest Hotel
I had the opportunity to stay and review the Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa recently and was surprised with the $0 resort fee and the return of the club lounge on Oahu. Watch the video below for a full walk-through, photos, and my thoughts are below. Booking I booked this...
Sam Chui
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Crashes Near Moscow During Test Flight
On 12th July, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed in Russia during a post-maintenance test flight, killing all three crew members on board. The Gazpromavia Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, with registration RA-89049, was operating a ferry flight 4G9608 from Lukhovitsy Airfield to Moscow Vnukovo with three crew members on board.  However, as...
TravelUpdate
My Favorite Aviation Videos
There are some aviation videos, which I watch repeatedly, because I find them so fascinating. When I am not traveling, it is one way for me to be reminiscing about my desire to be flying sooner rather than later. As it was, on the long weekend I was writing this...
Sam Chui
SAUDIA A330 Evacuated After Landing Gear Fire + LATAM B777 Tail Strike
On 11th July, a Saudia Airbus A330 was evacuated at Peshawar Airport, Pakistan due to a landing gear fire. Due to this issue, the aircraft skidded off the taxiway and came to a stop on the grass. The Airbus A330-300 with registration HZ-AQ28 was operating flight SV792 from Riyadh to...
Sam Chui
Gulf Air Introduces “Choose Your Cuisine” For Premium Passengers
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, unveils its ”Choose Your Cuisine” service for Falcon Gold business class passengers on long-haul flights. Passengers can now choose their preferred meals from a special curated menu, viewable in advance, through the Gulf Air website and mobile application. This new...
Sam Chui
United B757 Loses Tire on Takeoff + FAA Orders B737 Inspection
On 8th July 2024, a United Airlines Boeing 757 bound for Denver lost one of its main landing gear tires while taking off from Los Angeles. This is the second time in four months that a tire has fallen from a United aircraft during take-off. The Boeing 757-200 with registration...
Sam Chui
Boeing 737 MAX Fraud: The DOJ’s Case Explained
Boeing and the DOJ entered into a plea agreement on July 7, with the two sides still finalizing the final text of the agreement. The post Boeing 737 MAX Fraud: The DOJ’s Case Explained appeared first on SamChui.com.
Sam Chui
Air Europa B787 Hits Severe Turbulence, Injures 30+ Passengers
On 1st July 2024, an Air Europa Boeing 787 encountered severe turbulence en route to Montevideo, Uruguay, injuring at least 30 people on board. One of the passengers even got stuck in the overhead luggage compartment. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with registration EC-MTI was operating flight UX45 from Madrid, Spain...
Sam Chui
Emirates Announces New Retrofitted B777 Destinations + A350 Delay
Emirates has announced the first set of destinations to be served by its refurbished Boeing 777s entering service on August 11, 2024. The refurbished B777s, featuring a new Business Class and a Premium Economy Cabin, will initially fly to Geneva, followed by Tokyo Haneda, and Brussels. The first retrofitted Boeing...
Sam Chui
10 New Business Class Seats to Fly
While airlines are recording record profits, they are also investing in their new aircraft and seats. Here are the 10 upcoming Business Class products to fly in the next 12-24 months. 10 New Upcoming Business Class Seats 1. Cathay Pacific Aria Suite Cathay Pacific is set to launch its all-new Aria...
Sam Chui
GeminiJets Airplane Models – May 2024 New Release + Discounts
I have been collecting GeminiJets since they launched 20 years ago! During depressing times, I have found that model collecting can take away some of the stress! Special Offer This is a sponsored post to showcase the latest GeminiJets airplane model releases. Hope you find something you like. To purchase GeminiJets, go to DiecastJets.com and use...
Sam Chui
The 10 Shortest Widebody Flights in the World
While widebody aircraft are typically deployed on medium to long-haul and high-capacity routes, they also serve on surprisingly short routes where demand, overall routing, and logistical needs justify their use.  Air France operates the world’s shortest widebody flight from Brazzaville to Kinshasa in Congo. Operated by a Boeing 777/Airbus A350,...
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Tips for Recognizing Deceptive ATMs Abroad
When we travel internationally, we rarely use cash. There are very few places that are “cash only,” so we use credit cards for virtually all of our expenses, making sure…