Chinese Flyers Can Soon Use Identity Cards as Boarding Passes

Chinese aviation authorities will soon be allowing government-issued IDs to function as boarding passes to increase airport efficiencies and lower costs. From 1 January 2017, passengers flying domestically can proceed straight to security with just their second-generation Resident Identity Cards (RIC) instead of waiting at check-in counters. Boarding can be done by simply scanning the RIC, thus eliminating the need for paper and mobile boarding passes. To enjoy … Continue reading Chinese Flyers Can Soon Use Identity Cards as Boarding Passes

RSH+P Design Chosen for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3: Putting the “Green” in Green Building

The results of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) Terminal 3 Design Competition have been released. A joint design team, comprising of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSH+P) (founded by Pritzker Prize-laureate Richard Rogers), CECI, Arup, Fei & Cheng Associates, Gillespies, the Design Solution, Fraport, OTC Planning & Design and BNP Associates, had its design chosen for the future Terminal 3. Bearing the motto “smart, green, culture“, Terminal 3 … Continue reading RSH+P Design Chosen for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3: Putting the “Green” in Green Building

Review of the New China Airlines Dynasty Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART I)

This is the first part of a two-part trip report. For the second part, a Premium Business Class trip report on the new Boeing 777-300ER from Taipei to Los Angeles, please click talkflying] China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Premium Business Class CI006 TPE – LAX (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART II)” href=”https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/talkflying-china-airlines-boeing-777-300er-premium-business-class-ci006-tpe-lax-taipei-taoyuan-tpe-los-angeles-lax-nexgen-trip-report-part-i/”>here. Back in late December, I had the opportunity to explore the … Continue reading Review of the New China Airlines Dynasty Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART I)

ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 777-200ER Premium Economy Class NH1005 LAX – HND (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part III)

This is the third and final part of a three-part trip report. For the report on the new Star Alliance Business Class Lounge (by Air New Zealand) at Los Angeles Airport (ロサンゼルスのスターアライアンスビジネスクラスラウンジ), please click here; for the report on my flight from XNA (Bentonville/ Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport) to LAX, please click here. Airlines: ANA (All Nippon Airways/ 全日本空輸/ 全日空) Flight: NH1005 Aircraft: JA717A Boeing 777-281/ER (ボーイング … Continue reading ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 777-200ER Premium Economy Class NH1005 LAX – HND (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part III)

Review of the New Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles (LAX) (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part II)

This is the second part of a three part trip report. For the first part from Bentonville (XNA) to Los Angeles (LAX), please click HERE;  for the third part, consisting of my flying experience on ANA flight NH1005 from Los Angeles to Tokyo (Haneda), please click HERE. I had never flown on any Star Alliance member carriers to and from LAX. This flying experience with ANA … Continue reading Review of the New Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles (LAX) (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part II)

American Eagle (Envoy) CRJ700 Economy Class AA2913 XNA – LAX (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part I)

This trip was my first time flying out from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA / KXNA), the airport serving the Fayetteville Metropolitan Area (including Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Bella Vista). I flew from XNA to Los Angeles on an American Eagle flight operated by Envoy. After landing in LAX, I transferred onto an All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight and flew nonstop back to Haneda Airport in … Continue reading American Eagle (Envoy) CRJ700 Economy Class AA2913 XNA – LAX (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part I)

Tour of the New Haneda Airport International Terminal Extension (Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Trip Report Part I)

This is the first part of a 2-part trip report. To read the second part, click talkflying] China Airlines CI221 Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Part II: The Flight” href=”https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/talkflying-china-airlines-ci221-tokyo-haneda-hnd-taipei-songshan-tsa-part-ii-the-flight/”>here. Today I will be flying the national carrier of Taiwan, China Airlines (中華航空), from Tokyo Haneda International Airport (東京羽田國際空港) to Taipei Songshan (Matsuyama) International Airport (台北松山國際機場). The airline along with EVA Air and … Continue reading Tour of the New Haneda Airport International Terminal Extension (Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Trip Report Part I)