Author: Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an accomplished writer with a passion for boats and planes. His writings encompass various topics related to these subjects, showcasing his expertise and enthusiasm for the maritime and aviation worlds.

The ordinary individual experiencing a personal revival, perhaps following the conclusion of a significant relationship or on the brink of a new decade, might mark the occasion with a small tattoo or a flashy car. However, for a billionaire, the celebration might manifest in the purchase of a multi-million-dollar yacht. Several years post-divorce from his wife, Jeff Bezos invested in a megayacht. In the previous year, Bezos unveiled his 127-meter vessel “Koru,” named after a Māori symbol denoting a new beginning — possibly alluding to his relationship with his fiancée, Lauren Sanchez. At the start of this year, shortly before…

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Alaska Airlines flight 1282, flying from Portland to California, had a problem on Friday afternoon. The plane had to turn back because there was an issue with losing air pressure. Reports say a window and part of the plane’s structure seemed to come off. Because of this incident, Alaska Airlines decided to stop flying their 65 Boeing 737-9 MAX planes for a while. They want to make sure all the planes are safe, so they’re doing thorough inspections and maintenance. They announced this on X. https://twitter.com/AlaskaAir/status/1743539149905215718/ Pictures given to local news and posted on social media reveal a big part…

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Cirium, a company that provides information about aviation, recently shared its yearly list of airlines that are the most on-time. They categorized the winners based on the size of the airlines and their location. In 2023, Avianca Airlines from Colombia was recognized as the most punctual global airline, with an 85.73% rate of arriving on time. This achievement is noteworthy because the airline faced financial challenges in 2020 and had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This situation led to a complete overhaul of Avianca’s brand and business approach. “The program’s goal is to offer the airline industry and everyone…

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In air travel, every minute is important. A small amount of time can be what separates passengers from catching or missing their connecting flights. It can also prevent delays that affect the entire schedule for airlines. Saving time might even help airlines save a lot of money as they work to manage their expenses. Big airlines are introducing plans that their leaders believe could result in reduced costs and smoother operations, even if the time savings might seem small at first glance. Some of these tools will be tested during a busy holiday season, a year after a situation where…

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Boeing is close to getting a big order for its 777X airplane from Emirates, according to the reports . This would be a significant help for a program that’s running late. Emirates is already the largest buyer of the 777X and is likely to order a large number of them, according to these sources who want to stay anonymous. Boeing and Emirates Aviation Deals As part of the deal, another airline called FlyDubai might also take some orders for smaller planes, the 787 Dreamliner, that were meant for Emirates. Boeing and Emirates didn’t want to talk about it. If this…

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The Miami-based cruise line Azamara is offering travelers the chance to embark on a 155-night voyage around the world in 2026, residing on the cruise ship throughout the journey. However, if it follows in the footsteps of its 2024 predecessor, which is set to depart soon, this cruise may become highly sought after and sell out quickly. Azamara distinguishes itself from other global cruise operators, as it has a unique background. In 2021, its former parent company, Royal Caribbean Group, divested the brand to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $201 million. This premium cruise line, specializing in smaller…

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Apex Boats is a specialist boat builder known for creating boats and rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). It was founded in 1986 by Roger Dherlin, who had 12 years of experience in blue ocean cruising. Initially based in Maryland, USA, the company moved to Costa Rica in the 1990s due to increased demand for its boats and the availability of skilled local workers and a favorable climate. The company is now situated close to the Costa Rican capital, San José, in Atenas, benefitting from the area’s unique high-altitude climate. This climate, recognized globally for its low humidity, is perfect for the…

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Before its tragic demise in the Atlantic Ocean, the RMS Titanic held the distinction of being the largest ship in the world. However, Royal Caribbean International has now created a ship of unprecedented proportions, nearly five times the size of the Titanic, which is set to make its grand entrance. Named Icon of the Seas, this cruise ship is a true behemoth, stretching an impressive 1,198 feet in length and boasting a remarkable gross tonnage of 250,800. With a capacity to accommodate 7,600 guests and 2,350 crew members, the ship is equipped with a staggering 20 decks, along with seven…

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