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Reviews, photos and tips on the world’s top airlines, from long-haul Business Class flights to domestic budget airlines. Read reviews of Cathay Pacific Business Class and find out the top 10 Business Class airlines. We also cover Economy flights and budget airlines such as Scoot Airlines and Air Asia. Here are a few intriguing facts about air travel.

When did people start to fly on planes?

The first flight in the world happened on 17 December 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright flew 120 feet in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It took 12 seconds. This was a momentous moment and the first powered flight. Before this event, mankind had only flown in balloons and gliders.

When was the first commercial airline flight?

The first commercial flight took off on 1 January 1914. You might be surprised to learn that the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line was the world’s first passenger airline service. The airline operated between St. Petersburg and Tampa in Florida.

What are the oldest airlines in the world that are still operating?

KLM, Qantas, Delta, Avianca and Egypt Air are five of the world’s oldest airlines still operating.

Air Canada Australia
A few years ago, unless you lived in Sydney, travelling from Brisbane to Canada usually meant flying through Sydney and/or Los Angeles. Air Canada Australia is certainly making an effort to turn things around. Air Canada’s Brisbane to Vancouver direct flights, which started in June 2016, made it much...
fiji airways
Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that Fiji Airways is the reborn Air Pacific (previously run by Qantas). But Fiji has now branded its international airline with a new name, a new logo, great new livery and uniforms.The new look and image is really smart.I think...
scoot airlines photo
Looking for a budget airline that flies between Australia and Asia? Here's what it's like to fly Scoot. Scoot Airlines is a budget airline that flies out of Singapore Changi Airport. Budget Airline Scoot, Boeing Dreamliner 787-800 (788), loyalty scheme: KrisFlyer Miles Route and time Singapore to Sydney, 7 hours 30 mins, daily. On...
sydney airport lounge
Not so long ago, the luxury of relaxing in an airport lounge was a benefit available only to Business Class passengers and members of a frequent flyer programme.But now, even if you fly Economy, that problem has been solved by Plaza Premium Lounges in major airport hubs worldwide.There is nothing better...
delhi plaza premium lounge
Have you ever felt jealous of Business Class passengers who have access to Airport Lounges where they can relax, have drinks and taste special morsels prepared just for them? Dreading the long waits at the airport to board your international flight? Due to increased security measures passengers around the...
plaza premium lounge brisbane
Years ago when I first saw “CIP” marked on a Denpasar airport lounge door I thought it was for Comparatively Important Persons. Why not? Adjacent was a much grander door for VIPs. Airport lounges of many sorts have proliferated around the world, some catering for persons Very Important as...