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Let there be flowers!

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F 4.5; 1/200; 108mm.

Shot in Crozet, Virginia, near the Chiles Peach Orchard.

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Hazy Spring

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F 5.6; 1/500; 84mm.

Shot above Newark Liberty International Airport looking toward Manhattan.

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Streets still empty

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F 5.6; 1/250; 117mm.

Shot on Plaza de las Cortes facing the Fuente de Neptuno, which is adjacent to the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.

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Jetting in to Springtime

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F 4; 1/400; 100mm.

Shot moments after takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport.

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The Boeing 737 MAX is safe to fly, but there’s a legitimate reason to avoid it

The Daily Flyer

Happy first day of March, and welcome to this edition of “The Daily Flyer,” The Higher Flyer‘s newsletter that gathers up and summarizes some of the most important happenings in the world of airlines, hotels, award points, and other travel-related things. Today’s feature offers a different reason to avoid the Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX jet, as well as innovation in premium cabins, another Delta devaluation, and an exceptional piece on the vanity of flying.

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Don’t have a cow!

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F 8; 1/250; 116mm.

Shot near Moab alongside Utah State Route 313.

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With COVID-19 raging, there’s no such thing as responsible travel planning

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Happy February, and welcome to “The Daily Flyer,” The Higher Flyer‘s newsletter that gathers up and summarizes some of the most important happenings in the world of airlines, hotels, award points, and other travel-related subjects. Today’s feature discusses travel plans in a pandemic, as well as a new mask mandate, airplane seat preferences, cheap fares in Europe, and a behind-the-scenes look in to a 787’s pipework.

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Clear skies, open spaces

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F 4.5; 1/320; 107mm.

Shot on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

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Excelsior! A first look review of New York’s Moynihan Train Hall

The Daily Flyer

Welcome to the January 22, 2021 edition of “The Daily Flyer,” The Higher Flyer‘s newsletter that gathers up and summarizes some of the most important happenings in the world of airlines, hotels, award points, and other travel-related subjects. Today’s feature leads with a closer look at Moynihan Train Hall, the impressive successor to New York’s wretched Penn Station, and then moves on to cover more typical subject matters: previewing travel policies in the Biden Administration, the debut of the IATA Travel Pass, and even MORE higher flyer predictions for 2021.

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