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After 299 times, I still don’t like the B737!

There are many reasons to like the Boeing 737. It is reliable. It is prolific (over 8,500 built). It has been around for almost 50 years. It has a fantastic safety record. It is fuel efficient.  It is not an unattractive plane to look at. I have never liked it. This week I reached a milestone with my 299th flight on a 73. There is no other plane I have been on as many times. The 737 has taken me 340,000km (212,000) to 91 airports on five continents. I have disembarked as far south as Queenstown,…

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Stunning landing in Queenstown

This is a simply beautiful landing into Queenstown, New Zealand. This town located on the west of the country’s South Island is built around Lake Wakatipu.  It is surrounded by incredible mountains.I have been lucky enough to get to Queenstown several times. Queenstown Airport (IATA: ZQN) is eight kilometres (five miles)  from the centre of town. It is the country’s fourth busiest airport, handling around  a million scheduled passengers per year. The Airport is served by Air New Zealand, Mt Cook Airline, Pacific Blue, Jetstar and Qantas. It has a lovely terminal building and a stunning vista! I have flown to…

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