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More travel can change your life for the better...

I'm Maarten Van Den Driessche an avid aviation enthousiast, journalist, photographer, quixotic travel geek and geography nerd from the splendid medieval city of Bruges, Belgium.

  What's an Aviation geek?

An AvGeek is someone who is passionate about aviation and that passion can be shown in countless ways. Planespotting and plane photography, spending hours in the air and around airports. Travel around the world to countries to chase rare airplanes.  

  What's a Travel geek?

I feel wanderlust, a strong desire to travel. I try to travel as much as possible. Already visited more than around 65 UN-countries, took more then 414 flights and counting ...  

  What's this site about?

I will give you a view about my travels around the world and the best airlines to fly around the world.
More travel can change your life for the better. It certainly did for me!  


Thank you for visiting my site...

My Last Travel:

Doha Qatar picture
Dubai
Doha, Qatar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Delhi
New York
Delhi, India
New York, USA
Johannesburg
Harare
Johannesburg, South Africa
Harare, Zimbabwe
Tiraspol
Kiev
Tiraspol, Transnistria
Kiev, Ukraine
Iguazu
Zambia
Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina
Zambia
Beijing Selfie
Chicago
Beijing, China
Chicago, USA
Montreal
Sri Lanka
Montreal, Canada
Sri Lanka
Norway
Sweden
Norway
Stockholm, Sweden
Isfahan
Macedonia
Isfahan, Iran
Macedonia
Los Angeles Airport
Chicago
Los Angeles, USA
Brasov, Bulgaria
Copenhagen
Chicago
Copenhagen, Denmark
Paris, France
Budapest
Chicago
Budapest, Hungary
Athens, Greece
Tehran
North Korea
Tehran
North Korea
Cape Canaveral
Las Vegas
Cape Canaveral, USA
Las Vegas, USA
Macau
Kuala Lumpur
Macau
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pantanal
Helsinki
Pantanal, Brazil
Helsinki, Finland
Venice
Taiwan
Venice, Italy
Taiwan
Istanbul
Kiev
Istanbul
Kiev, Ukraine
Nida
London
Nida, Lithuania
London, UK
Bratislava - http://www.slovakia.com/bratislava/ Untitled
Bratislava
Vienna
Air Koryo's Tupolev Tu-154B (reg. P-552) in Sondok Airport #avgeek Untitled
North Korea: Aviation Tour in DPRK - North Korea: September 2015 - Awesome Flying with Air Koryo TU134, TU154, TU204, IL18, IL62, IL76, AN24, AN148 and MIL17!
Chernobyl Visit - Ukraine: April 2016

Airlines

British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Lufthansa
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Lufthansa
Air Koryo
Swiss International Airlines
Qatar Airways
Air Koryo
Swiss International Airlines
Qatar Airways
Ryanair
American
Emirates
Ryanair
American Airlines
Emirates Airlines
United
Finnair
KLM
United Airlines
Finnair
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Delta
Aeroflot
Biman Bangladesh
Delta Airlines
Aeroflot
Biman Bangladesh
Cathay
Iran Air
Wizzair
Cathay Pacific
Iran Air
Wizzair
Air France
Iberia
Jet Airways
Air France
Iberia
Jet Airways
LOT
Malaysia
TAM
LOT
Malaysia Airlines
TAM
Air Macau
China Airlines
Easyjet
Air Macau
China Airlines
Easyjet
GOL
Iran Aseman Airlines
LAN Airlines
GOL
Iran Aseman Airlines
LAN Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Royal Jordanian
TAROM
Pegasus Airlines
Royal Jordanian
TAROM
SAS
Air China
JetBlue Airways
Scandinavian Airlines
Air China
JetBlue Airways
Kuwait Airways
Air China
Singapore Airlines
Kuwait Airways
Porter Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Transasia Airways
Adria Airways
Turkish Airlines
Transasia Airways
Adria Airways
           AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines
 Ukraine International Airlines
             Alitalia
AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Alitalia
    Air Zimbabwe
   Flybe
             Belavia
Air Zimbabwe
Flybe
Belavia
          AirBaltic
 Czech Airlines
 Aer Lingus
AirBaltic
Czech Airlines
Aer Lingus
         Ethiopian Airlines
 EVA Airways
            Golden Air
Ethiopian Airlines
EVA Airways
Golden Air
     Vietnam Airlines
              Jetairfly
              Blue Air
Vietnam Airlines
Jetairfly
Blue Air
      Korean Air
 Motor Sich
 Pakistan International Airlines
Korean Air Lines
Motor-Sich
Pakistan International Airlines
SATA International
Sun Air of Scandinavia
 Saudi Arabian Airlines
SATA International
Sun Air of Scandinavia
Saudi Arabian Airlines
AirTran Airways
Air Transat
Virgin Express
Air Canada
Air Europa
Aegean Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Air Malta
Austrian Airlines
US Airways
Blue1
British Midland (bmi)
Berjaya Air
Condor Flugdienst
Hainan Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Danish Air Transport
Far Eastern Air Transport
Garuda Indonesia
Star1 Airlines
Japan Airlines
Joy Air
Mandarin Airlines
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Fastjet Zimbabwe
Southwest Airlines
TAP
Travel Service
UNI Airways
US Air
Novoair

Avgeek Travel:



Iran Air B747-SP HOMA CLASS
Onboard IRAN AIR Boeing 747-SP
A6-EMW - Emirates Airlines - Boeing 777-31H This Emirates Boeing 777-300 crashed in Dubai today! A6-EMW - here in Dubai

Planespotting:

Planespotting at BRU: First flight All Nippon Airways at Brussels, Belgium

NH231 - connects Brussels again with Tokyo after Sabena 14 years ago. More About ANA231 First All NIppon Airways at Brussels Airport

Special flights: Flying with the Emir of Kuwait's private plane

Flying with the Emir of Kuwait's private plane from Geneva to Frankfurt ( READ: the tripreport of KU-176)
Kuwait Airways B747-400 in Geneva
Kuwait Airways Boeing
747-400 in Geneva

Special flights: Biman DC-10

The Biman Bangladesh DC-10 makes its final scheduled passenger flight from Dhaka to the UK (via Kuwait) and I was onboard with 35 other avgeeks.
Biman Bangladesh DC-10 after landing in Birmigham
20 february 2014



Special flights: Flying with the BAE ATP in Sweden

The only airline operating passenger flights with the ATP is NextJet Sweden. I took the ATP in 2012 for a walk to the Swedish Forrest
BAE ATP in Vaxjo
20 September 2012



Fifth freedom flights: Kuwait Airways Airbus A300-600 Rome to Paris and back to Rome.

Flying from Rome to Paris and back with Kuwait Airways Airbus A300 plane Named Failaka
Kuwait Airways cockpit flight KU166 CDG-FCO
11 December 2011



My first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flight

Flying from Brussels to Warsaw with LOT Polish Airlines
Welcome LOT B787 in Brussels Airport
5 January 2013



Iran Air Boeing B747-SP

Flying from Tehran to Kuala Lumpur in style (HOMA class) with Iran Air B747-SP
7 June 2013



Fifth Freedom flights: Garuda Indonesia flight to London Gatwick from Amsterdam

Garuda Indonesia London Gatwick welcomes Indonesia's national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia
8 september 2014



Iran Air Sightseeing flight IR3300 above Iran

IranAir B747SP>
23 November 2014



Jetairfly Boeing 787-8 from Brussels to Ostend

The North Sea and Jetairfly Boeing 787 'Dreamliner'
10 December 2013



Qatar Airways A350XWB

Inside Qatar Airways Airbus A350
28 February 2015



Last commerical MD-11 flight Montreal to Amsterdam

KLM MD-11 in Montreal for the last time ever
25 October 2014 -This was the arrival of KL671 in Montreal from Amsterdam. It was also the last time ever that KLM used an MD-11 for these service. I was on board KL672 the flight to Amsterdam, this was the last commercial scheduled flight of a MD-11 in the world! The aircraft was PH-KCE, Audrey Hepburn.



Berjaya Dash 7 in Langkawi

Barjaya in Langkawi
9 June 2013



Inside the Belavia Tupolev Tu154, after landing in Minsk (MSQ)

Inside the Belavia Tupolev Tu154, after landing in Minsk (MSQ) after flight for Warsaw Me inside the Belavia
Tu154
Cockpit
7 June 2014



Inside the Aeroflot Ilyushin il-96

Inside the Aeroflot Ilyushin il-96, in the kitchen, with the onboard elevator. Aeroflot kitchen Il-96
15 March 2014



Ju-Air - Junkers JU-52 - HB-HOY

Ju-Air - Junkers JU-52 - HB-HOY Ju-Air - Junkers JU-52 -HB-HOY
29 September 2013



Flying with Delta DC9

Flying with Delta DC9 Bye DC-9, thanks for all the rides
15 October 2013