Washington-Dulles is getting the A350 on a cool new route!
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to fly on an Airbus A380 or Boeing 747-8i, it’s pretty awesome. But, are those planes going away? That’s the question that was asked during an interview that I participated in with Ben Schlappig (One Mile at a Time) on Fox News’ Happening Now. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The success of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and to a lesser degree the A350 (just rolling out now) have made those planes much more popular choices than the true jumbos. The 787 […]
Boeing and Airbus have a long history of healthy (and not-so-healthy) competition. The success of Boeing’s twin-engine 777 made it economically infeasible for airlines to operate the 4-engine Airbus A340. It took Airbus a while, but they finally stopped taking orders for the plane in 2011 due to lack of demand. The A350 was/is Airbus’ answer to the Boeing 787. It’s been on the drawing board for almost 10 years now and it’s much closer to reality. There’s a good Wikipedia page with particulars on the A350 and some marketing […]