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A hundred years and still the fastest mode of transportation is aircraft. From this amazing race that the Wright brothers won as being the first to invent the human flight, we have not made any major breakthroughs, inventions, or innovations to shoot down airplanes as the best choice for travel. Millions of people travel by air every day of the week, which translates into thousands of private jets, jets, and helicopters flying and landing on airstrips, airstrips, and luxurious airports around the world. Aircraft of any kind need airports to land on them, and every country on Earth has at least one airport there. No matter how big or small, luxurious or simple, these airports are in demand by people who travel by air. They frequent these buildings specially designed for aircraft and passengers as a road station, stopover, or garage. As simple as it sounds, some airports have a lot of traffic, air traffic, and pedestrians, and they can't help but make their airports bigger, look better, and feel more comfortable for the millions of people entering them, just for a few minutes. Leave these airports though, as long as the runway and the facilities available for the plane are intact and functional, nothing else at the airport will change. Here is a list of the best luxurious airports around the world. The Most Luxurious Airports Traveling is one of the most unique experiences on the planet - visiting new places, meeting new people, trying new food along with unforgettable adventures to live a lifetime, and travel is truly a blessing. However, no one likes actual flying let alone airports, which is usually a tedious and tedious experience that we must all endure. However, recently, some airports have taken their game to the next level. These luxurious airports offer everything but boredom - from swimming pools, six-story malls, and fitness centers to actual beds, these airports are changing stereotypes.   Singapore Changi Airport, China Skytrax is a UK-based private consulting firm that manages reviews for airlines and airports, conducts surveys of travelers from one country to another, and ranks results based on specific categories. Skytrax has identified Singapore's Changi Airport as one of the most luxurious airports and the best of its kind in the entire world. With two parallel runways and 4 terminals, this airport serves about 60 million passengers every year (62.22 million in 2017) and leads all the airports in overall passenger satisfaction. Imagine an airport with three gardens, an orchid, sunflower, and cactus. It also has a movie theater and entertainment platform with consoles from Xbox to Kinect. The best thing is that they are free, as long as you are a traveler waiting for a flight, they are all free.   Incheon International, South Korea Landing at Incheon International Airport is a great service to Korean culture for the frequent vacationer. In Terminal 1, there is a media wall and photo gallery on the walkway. There are also classical Korean parades, small classical concerts, 5 museums, 5 traditional cultural experience centers, and massive pieces of art scattered throughout the airport. All showcasing the culture and beauty of South Korea. It also has two observatory floors, one of which gives passengers a beautiful view of the beautiful Oseung Mountain. Incheon International Airport was Changi Airport's second place as Skytrax Airport 6 times in the last 9 years, but it was awarded this honor in 2012 and 2009.   Hong Kong International Airport, China In the past decade, HKIA, or Hong Kong International Airport, has been the best and one of the most luxurious airports. Awarded by Skytrax as the eighth year airport from 11 years from 2001 to 2011. Years in which it did not get the first prize, the airport has always been in second or third place. The airport has a wonderful park which is ideal for traveling families. Dream Come True Education Park is ideal for strengthening the parent-child bond with realistic work activities for children and parents as well. Wait for your flight and communicate with your child at the same time. HKIA also has nine art, cultural, and music galleries and museums.   Hamad International Airport, Qatar So far, we have brought out the best of the best. Hamad International Airport in the league with the five airports discussed. Having been awarded by Skytrax a rare 5-star airport award, this airport has a lot in store for its waiting passengers. For starters, the airport has 10 art galleries spread throughout the airport, all passengers can view and take pictures for free and it also has a special lounge for unaccompanied minors with free snacks, video games, and play areas. It also has a spa, swimming pool, fully equipped gym, hydrotherapy pool, and squash courts.   Zurich Airport, Switzerland Zurich Airport is one of the most luxurious airports in the world. It is the largest airport in Switzerland and has three runways and three terminals. Also called Kloten Airport, it is located in the center of Zurich and has been in operation since 1947. Zurich Airport served around 80,000 passengers per day in 2017. Inside the airport, it has an attractive infrastructure with a modern design. Passengers can enjoy free and fast Wi-Fi and 80 different stores within the Airside Center. In 2013, Skytrax awarded it the best airport baggage delivery in the world.   Dubai International Airport (DXB) This is the main airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and it is the busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic. Moreover, it is also the third busiest airport in terms of overall passenger traffic. In 2016 alone, this airport handled 83.6 million visitors and 418,220 aircraft movements, although there were only two runways. The three terminals are superb with passenger comfort and comfort at the forefront of design. The airport contains three lanes, each of which has different features for travelers. In Concourse A, there is a 4-star and 5-star hotel for guests. It is also home to first-class and business class lounges that have been decorated in a way that reflects its prestige. Concourse B houses three Emirates hotels, 18 restaurants, business lounges, and first-class lounges. In Concourse C, there is a 5-star hotel, a huge food court with 17 dining establishments, and a duty-free shopping area. Also, read: Travel tips and ways to avoid fatigue during long-haul flights Unusual aircraft: Weirdest airplanes in the world

Connecting the far with the bustling and linking east and west, Asia's airlines are among the biggest and best on this planet. But which ones really are the best airlines in Asia? And who's most worthy of your custom? From boarding procedures to seat comfort to the quality of service, airlines on the list offer some of the best flying experiences you’ll find anywhere in the world. Here's a closer look at 8 best airlines in Asia: Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines brings together flight innovation and refined travel. The airline's home base at Changi International Airport is one of the finest facilities in the world and has been named by Skytrax as The Best Airport in the World five years in a row. Singapore Airlines also took home the awards for Best Airline in Asia, Best Business Class Airline Seat, and Best Premium Economy Catering. They fly to some of the leading international destinations, such as New York, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo and Manchester to name a few. Singapore's flight attendants are trained to treat passengers with extreme care and respect. Personal TVs with plenty of entertainment options and hot towels served before take-off are just some of the economy perks.   ANA (All Nippon Airways) One of Japan’s premier airlines, ANA All Nippon occupies a very respectable position on this list of the best airlines in Asia. Additionally, it had the second place on Skytrax's 2014 line-up of the world's finest first-class cabins. Not only are they home to one of the biggest Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleets in the world, but they are also Japan’s largest international carrier. ANA All Nippon Airlines also scored high when it came to customer service and the professionalism of flight attendant staff. They’re one of the best airlines to fly in Asia not only if you’re headed anywhere in Japan, but also to places like China or even to the United States.   Cathay Pacific Airways Offering numerous routes all over the world, Cathay Pacific Airways is a five-star rating holder and one of the fastest-growing carriers in the world. This Hong Kong-based airline is one of the most respected carriers from the Pacific Rim. Currently, the flag carrier serves no fewer than five separate continents, boasts some of the longest air connections on the planet, and lays claim to the first-ever successful trans-polar flight route. With a fleet of long-range Boeing 777-300ER jets and a business strategy centered on offering a high frequency of flights, Cathay is indeed one of the finest flying experiences in Asia.   EVA Air The Taipei-based carrier EVA Air is a Taiwanese international airline that was founded in 1989. Since then, this airline has grown phenomenally, especially in the past two decades. EVA Air now operates a large fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body jets. The airline serves a global network of flight routes, connecting Asia and Mainland China to North America, Europe and Oceania, with links to more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. Credited with pioneering the "premium economy" cabin, EVA Air has a 5-star rating for cabin and seat cleanliness, entertainment, and attention to cabin safety. However, travellers also note that they love the airline’s food and on-board accessories. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to board one of the seven famous "Hello Kitty" planes.   Thai Airways Thai Airways is Thailand’s flag carrier that takes passengers to some 91 destinations worldwide. They have been an industry leader for a long time especially when it comes to quality service. In 2017, Skytrax awarded Thai Airways with the following: World’s Best Economy Class, Best Economy Class Onboard Catering and Best Airline Lounge Spa. Thai Airways flies to over 35 different countries, including about a dozen within Thailand.  Though its most heralded products are its business and first-class services, travellers found its economy seats to be of high quality as well. Economy travellers on Skytrax also noted the crew's friendly demeanor and delectable dining options.   Hainan Airlines Hainan Airlines is China’s fourth-biggest airline and the only Chinese airline to hold the coveted Skytrax five-star rating. In three short years, the airline surged from 22nd place all the way into the top 10. Hainan also won the awards for Best Airline in China, Best Airline Staff Service in China and Best business class comforts and amenities in 2014. With a brand-new fleet of more than 160 Boeing and Airbus jets, Hainan is expanding rapidly throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia.   Garuda Indonesia Garuda Indonesia is Indonesia’s pride and flag carrier. The airline flies to over 40 domestic and 36 international destinations. Being a Skytrax five-star rating and a top-five place among the best regional airlines, Garuda Indonesia has undertaken extensive fleet renewal and service improvement measures to regain the trust of both fliers and safety regulators. In 2017, Garuda's flight attendants won the award for the World's Best Cabin Crew for the second year in a row.   Japan Airlines Japan Airlines is the country's flag carrier and the largest airline that is headquartered in Tokyo. Flying non-stop to about 60 domestic destinations and more than 30 international destinations in Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America, Japan Airlines is one of the most respected airlines in the world. Passengers' reviews praise the airline for its attentive service, well-coordinated ground staff, and comfortable cabin. In 2017, Japan Airlines won the award for Best Economy Class Airline Seat. Also Read: Longest flight: The longest nonstop flights

We always search for the most comfortable, affordable flight with the fastest / easiest route. Sometimes, it is not just the budget that matters, but also the service that counts. There are also other factors we put into account so that we can double up the experience of flying such as quality, safety, and history of the airline company. We bring you a list of top airlines in the Middle East to consider while you book your next flight. Emirates Founded in 1985, Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. The airline is the flag carrier of the Emirate of Dubai. Emirates operates flights between Dubai and more than 80 countries. In 2005, Emirates had a scoop with receiving the first Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft ever built. Aviation history was made when Emirates ordered 150 Boeing 777X and 50 Airbus A380 aircrafts in 2013. The cost of the venture is reported to be US$166 billion. The first of these aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2020. Emirates claims to offer the lowest emissions which is better for the environment. The airline had US$62 billion in revenue in 2012 and US$ 42.3 billion halfway through 2013. This Dubai-based airline has over 60,000 employees and it has 217 aircraft in its fleet serving 133 destinations in 74 countries.   Etihad Airways Etihad Airways is the flag airline of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and it was founded in 2003. The airline is one of the largest airlines in the Middle East. Etihad flies to destinations in Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. Having about 25,000 employees, 1000 Flights leave Abu Dhabi every week. This is the second-largest UAE carrier. The airline had 10.3 million passengers in 2012, which was up 23% over 2011. Revenue was estimated at US$6.1 billion in 2012. There are 92 aircraft in the fleet serving 96 destinations. In 2013, Etihad bought 33.3% of the Swiss-based Darwin Airlines. Etihad has earned 30 aviation awards over the last decade including many for the best first-class service in the world from the World Travel Association.   Oman Air Oman Air is the flag carrier of Oman. The airline operates flights to multiple destinations in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Founded in 1993, the airline has since witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting the commercial, industrial, and tourism sectors.  Oman Air boasts 51 aircraft and serves 42 destinations. In 2011, the airline won the Gold Award for the best airliner of the year.   Egypt Air Egypt Air is the state-owned flag carrier of Egypt. The airline is headquartered at Cairo International Airport, its main hub. Egypt Air is one of the world’s pioneer airlines. Established in May of 1932, it became the first carrier in the Middle East and the seventh carrier in the world. Today the airline has a fleet of 80 aircraft serving 81 destinations throughout the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.   Saudi Arabian Airlines Founded in 1945, Saudi Arabian Airlines is one of the oldest Middle East aviation companies. Saudia is the flag airline of the country Saudi Arabia. The airline operates flights to destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. Being part of the Sky Team Alliance, this airline has a fleet of 152 aircraft with 19 on order and serves 118 destinations. This airline is the fourth largest in the Middle East behind Turkish Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways. Flights are out of the Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport. Saudi Arabian Airlines added Toronto (Canada) as a destination in 2013 and Los Angeles (US) is new for 2014. In 2016, the airline started a low-cost subsidiary which is called Flyadeal.   Turkish Airlines Starting on May 20, 1933, with five planes and fewer than 30 employees, Turkish Airlines' journey continues today as the airline flying to most countries in the world. Turkish Airlines is the second oldest in the Middle East and was founded in 1933. This is the largest airline in the Middle East with 240 aircraft in their fleet serving 244 destinations. The airline had revenues of US$18.8 billion in 2013, with operating income of nearly US$1.5 billion. Turkish Airlines is the fourth-largest airline in the world.   Royal Jordanian Airlines Royal Jordanian was founded in 1963 as Alia Airlines and started operating in that same year. In 1986, the airline changed its name to its current name Royal Jordanian. In 2001, the airline’s official name became ‘Alia – The Royal Jordanian Airlines Company’. Royal Jordanian is fully owned by the Government of Jordan and has two subsidiaries which are Royal Jordanian Cargo and Royal Jordanian Ground Handling. Royal Jordanian has 33 aircraft and they fly to 61 destinations. In July 2014, their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which seats 267 passengers, became part of the fleet.  Also Read: These are the best low cost airlines in the world

Most passengers don't pay much attention to the different types of aircraft. This is a mistake because the type of plane that flies your flight can have a major impact on the overall flight experience especially if you are an economic traveler, as each feature helps. You have to know that an A330 in one airline may mean old seats and there is no mood lighting, while the same model can have a more modern and comfortable cabin in another company. Knowing what to look for when searching for booking flights requires a large amount of knowledge and interest, and most people don't have time for this. Here is some knowledge about different types of aircraft to let you know what to book for your next flight.  1. Airbus A350 A350 is one of the most popular aircraft among passengers. It entered a number of airline fleets over the past few years and has quickly become a passenger favorite. This fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft is incredibly quiet and features low cabin height, higher humidity, taller ceilings, and larger windows. It is a good bet that it will also contain all the benefits of modern aircraft such as mood lighting, the latest entertainment systems, and Wi-Fi. Then there is the wonderful back camera. The seats are usually put into the economy in a 3-3-3 configuration - just like most Boeing 787s - but the A350's cabin is wider, so everyone gets more room to stretch. It is used in some airlines such as Qatar Airways, Delta, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Finnair, and Japan Airlines.   2. Airbus A220 Another kind of aircraft is A220. The advantages of the A220 are numerous, but for a short notice: it's a fantastically spacious plane since it's relatively small (the number of seats is just over 100), it's quiet, and has all the modern technologies like beautiful lighting and more. It is used in Delta, airBaltic, Swiss, Korean Air, Air Tanzania. Coming soon: Air Canada, Air France airlines, and more.   3. Boeing 767 This might be surprising because the 767 is an old plane. But the transatlantic backbone remains, it turns out to be ranked third across the pond, and there is one simple reason to choose it: Genesis 2-3-2 in Economics. This means just one mid seat per row, and for those who travel in pairs, it's a good choice to sit together and get a window without a stranger sharing your seat. Although it is an old plane at this point, most of the 767s still flying its stylish 777 top boxes and reasonably comfortable interiors anyway. If it ranges between 767 and 787 (with its narrow composition 3-3-3; see below for more information on that), I would choose 767 each time. It has been used in some airlines including United, Delta, American, All Nippon Airways, LATAM, Austrian Airlines, Japan Airlines.   4. Airbus A380 A380 may be close to the past after Airbus announced that due to slow sales it would halt production in the next two years. But the double-decker giant is still a great plane to fly, even if it's too big for most airlines to earn money. It's quiet and smooth, treats turbulence better than anything in existence, and evokes a romantic feel aboard cruise ships in the sky. Downsides: It has relatively small windows, its lower surface is almost enough, and ups and downs alongside many people at once can be a slow process. But it is still a very comfortable airplane. Some airlines use A380 such as British Airways, Lufthansa, Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Qantas.   5. Airbus A320neo While the A320neo is one of the different types of aircraft which looks just the same as the old A320 family planes, but you can distinguish them with its larger engines and distinctive wing. As an older airliner with some styling improvements, the game doesn't change for passengers just as the A350 does, but you will likely encounter an A320-sized aircraft, and if you do, see if you have the option of the new ones (look for the symbol 32N or A20N). The plus is a quieter ride, plus a more modern cabin with beautiful lighting. It is also fuel-efficient and produces fewer emissions. The downsides: The plane is still made up of 3 to 3 in the economy, which means that those who love the window seat must be confined to up to two strangers. It has been used in some airlines like Delta, American, Frontier, Lufthansa, TAP, Spirit, Interjet, SAS, British Airways, and Turkish Airlines.   World’s Most Successful Commercial Jet Airlines   Boeing 737 & Airbus A320  The most successful Boeing in the world is the Boeing 737 family first and the Airbus A320 models are very close. The 737s sold 14,956 and A320 14,281. Boeing 737 builds aircraft at a price of 52 per month and raised up to 57 in 2019, while the A320 will be built at a price of 55 per month with plans and raised to 63 in 2019.   Airbus A330 The first wide range of the A300 / A330 / A340 series with 2,656 sales. The A300 was the first Airbus to be built in the early 1970s. Later it was updated and relaunched as heavily as the A330 and A340.   Boeing 777X Here comes the highly successful Boeing 777 with 1,989 sales and the latest model just released 777X. It is supposed to enter Emirates and Lufthansa airline service in 2020.   Boeing 727 Next comes the Boeing 727, with 1,831 aircraft sold. This aircraft with its three-engine was a revolution when it was produced, but it went out of production in the 1980s.   Boeing 747-200B The venerable Boeing 747 - the first of the wide-body aircraft - has been produced since 1968 with the sale of 1,568. Today it was built mainly as a charger.   Boeing 787 While the Boeing 787 was sold, with 1,390 aircraft sold. The 787 is a combined aircraft and is now produced with 14 aircraft per month - the highest ever for a widebody. It is produced in three versions - -8, -9, -10.   Boeing 767 The Boeing 767 with 1,224 sales, which replaced the 787, while no longer being built as a passenger plane, has found a new life as a truck for FedEx as well as the U.S. Air Force as a carrier, although the above sales figure does not include those aircraft.   Boeing jet the 757 Finally, another Boeing 757 is now out of production. It is a medium-range single-aisle aircraft that can accommodate up to 295 in a compact, narrow economy in the Model-300. This is the plane Boeing hopes to replace with its upcoming 797 offerings. Also, Read: These are the best low cost airlines in the world Future aircraft: commercial jets of the future

The Aviation field is one of the most enjoyable careers, as it provides fun and excitement by flying around the world and enjoying many beautiful and incredible sights. However, it is not as easy a field as you might think, since each career has its challenges that only those who work in it know about. Many aviation enthusiasts do not know the difficulties and challenges of the aviation profession. Whether while applying for work and training in an airline company or after being accepted. Have you ever thought about the actual pilot career challenges pilots face every day? In this article, we will show you these challenges. Take a look! The most important pilot career challenges  Pilots face more challenges than almost any other job, as they are responsible for the operation of the aircraft and the lives of the passengers. They also make the final decisions about whatever happens on board. A pilot must know all about weather changes and the operation of various instruments in the airplane cockpit. Also, in case of an emergency, the pilot’s task is to land the plane safely. The weather might change and the equipment might malfunction, but the pilot has the ultimate responsibility to land safely, so he must be prepared to deal with rapidly changing situations.   How to become a pilot? At first, you should understand the ways that help you become a pilot, which are considered pilot career challenges all by themselves: - A flight education This is the first step that helps to become a pilot. The student must join an aviation academy, where aviation companies - especially commercial and civil - are interested in hiring pilots with a diploma in the field of aviation. - Achieve flying hours  A pilot must participate in at least a certain number of hours of advanced flight training. This allows the pilot to obtain information about the various types of aircraft, and to acquire the appropriate skills and experience to participate in real flights. - Get a pilot's license This phase comes after the pilot’s achievement of the required flight hours; as the pilot must apply for an aviation license, which depends on participating in tests, such as medical examinations, to ensure that there are no special physical obstacles that may affect the pilot’s performance, and the pilot has to take an aviation information evaluation, which also includes a skill test. - Beginning a career as a pilot After completing all the previous procedures and steps, the pilot is ready to get a job. Most of the new pilots work as co-pilots at the beginning; to gain experience in the aviation industry.   Challenges after airline admission  After admission to an airline, what are the first steps? If the applicant is accepted, this means that the applicant has previously conducted the airline language test and completed the personal interview. During the interview, the applicant is asked about the history of the airline and the reason for applying for this airline. After that, the interview relates to the aviation field and there are written tests about flying. Then the airline company distributes the applicants to different types of aircraft according to the company's need to start training. Then the newly appointed pilot starts training on the aircraft type and its safety procedures and learns everything about it. After passing these tests, the applicant starts flight simulator training and must pass the tests. The tests include (changes in the weather, engine failures, crowded airports, and stress. Training challenges After these training courses, the applicant is moved to the training period on the ground (real aircraft, passengers, captain, airports), the trainee sits behind the captain and the co-captain in the cockpit. The goal is to feel the nature of the job and how the control tower and passengers can be handled. After completion, the trainee is scheduled to fly with a trained captain. Here, the trainee is in the aircraft assistant seat, which is the right seat in the cockpit. What happens during the training phase with a qualified captain and passengers on a real flight? This period is the time when the company relies on the applicant to gain the ability to operate the aircraft in the worst weather conditions. During the flights, the captain will be asked about the aircraft, safety procedures, etc. Are there tests after the training period? Yes, there is an oral test with a captain, and he is asked about the plane, its parts, and procedures, in general and in detail. At this phase, the applicant is ready for all questions and is not expected to face any problems with any question.   Another side to the pilot career challenges Schedule, as pilots have to stay away from home for long periods. They also work long shifts while on duty. At the beginning of the career as a co-pilot, the pilot flies more than one flight a day and he may have to stay outside their city for up to 3 days if they are in a city far from the airline's main hub. Changes in the body's biological clock (sleep timing - eating - time difference). Lack of vacations with the family and on special occasions. This profession limits its social relations because of the inability to be present in most family and social events. Adapting to different climates in a short time.   Some information about the aviation profession The pilot is prohibited from having a beard. Many airlines forbid pilots from having beards, due to the oxygen mask that must fit tightly to his face if some emergency happens. The pilot and crew are advised to wear sturdy shoes on the flight. Because in an emergency, you may find yourself standing on unstable ground.  Loss of the taste, as humidity and low pressure on board play a role in the lack of taste and smell, as they feel that the food is tasteless.   Read More: Follow your dreams and become a pilot Captain pilot: A glimpse into the life of pilots