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Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!
May 16, 2018

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.


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Tarom Airlines: Old Planes, Bad Food and a Lack of Training


May 14, 2018 | Travel | Europe

I’ve been on Tarom airlines in 2016 when visiting Bucharest, and I remember not being impressed. Back on Tarom just because it had a convenient timing from Amsterdam to Beirut. Very old planes, old seats and not enough comfort and pampering…

Economy Class Onboard Emirates Airlines


April 30, 2018 | Travel | UAE

It’s the service, the attention, and the food but most importantly the relaxing seats with enough legroom to put your legs one on top of the other. With its large screen, electrical plug and USB charger, Emirates economy is close to the…

Flying Qatar Airways From Beirut to Muscat Oman and Back: Experiencing Two Classes


April 29, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

Even though I flew Qatar Airways in the past, it came to my attention that no review was published on NoGarlicNoOnions yet; flying from Beirut to Muscat-Oman through Doha, it was time to write my first review. Economy from Beirut to Doha,…

Superjumbo A380 Lands for the First Time in Beirut: Photos from Inside the Plane


March 30, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Edition 100, of The world's largest plane, Airbus A380, landed at Rafik Hariri International airport on Thursday arriving from Dubai. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was an acknowledgment of the substantial passenger traffic…

Transavia Lands in Beirut for the First Time


September 04, 2017 | Airports

The low-cost airline of the Air France-KLM group will operate service to Beirut, the Lebanese capital from Paris Orly Airport as of September 4, with 3 weekly flights. Therefore, Beirut would be the 5th new destination added for this summer by the…

La Gomme à Mâcher: Air France's Inflight Exclusive Gum


July 13, 2017

As all travellers know, take-off and landing can sometimes cause pain in the ears. The cabin pressure varies and can block passengers' ears. The chewing action is enough to balance this internal ear pressure and make the travel experience more…

Best Airport Hotel: Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai


July 12, 2017

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai was announced the winner of the ‘Best Airport Hotel’ at the Arabian Travel Awards this year. Expressing his delight on winning the award, Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai,…

Emirates’ Laptop and Tablet Ban to US Solved


April 08, 2017

Emirates has introduced another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights. Beginning today, First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’…

Delta Airlines During Internal Flights: A Great Experience


October 17, 2016 | Travel

On a flight leaving from Los Angeles to San Francisco I was enjoying another flight via Delta Airlines. This is my fourth time, if am not mistaken onboard Delta airlines, and I will surely be repeating the experience when I get the chance. Delta…

Alitalia Airlines: The Premium Economy Cabin


September 15, 2016 | Travel

Traveling Alitalia from Lebanon is never an experience I appreciate. The plane is small, it leaves at 4am, there's no business class, arrivals are made on the tarmac... This morning I try Alitalia Transatlantic for the first time in Premium Economy…

WOW: A Trendy and Fresh Low Cost Airline


July 01, 2016 | Travel | Europe

WOW Airlines, Iceland second-biggest airline is, in fact, a low cost but surely not low quality. This funny airline is fresh and funky with its creative signage of which two written on the seats "Hi, I am your seat," "Be My Guest," "Last but…

Back from Lima Onboard KLM: I Expected Better


May 20, 2016 | Travel

The last time I traveled with KLM was in 2004. Since then I've been waiting for the chance to try it again. After 12 long years I was about to step into KLM's aircraft and the anticipation was building. Sadly my first impression after all these…

10 Pill-Free Tips to Sleep Better on a Flight


February 20, 2016

I came across a very interesting article on USA Today suggesting ways to sleep better on flights without taking any pills. Written by George Hobica, the founder of Airfarewatchdog.com. If you travel a lot like me, this could be…

Tarom Airlines: Flying Business Class to Bucharest


February 07, 2016 | Travel | Europe

The first impression is: "I'm not impressed." There’s a clear lack of professionalism, attention to details and cleanliness. It all starts when you're boarding. You’ll find an old carpet giving way to the business class isle, which…

Jennifer Aniston Ad for Emirates Airlines is Out


October 06, 2015

We mentioned a while ago that Jennifer Aniston, America's sweetheart is the new face of Emirates Airline and the adv video is finally out and Aniston is cuter than ever is this ad. The Friends star is shown wandering around an airplane cabin on a…

Air France Reveals Best & Beyond Cabins at Le Gray


August 25, 2015 | Travel

I was one of the lucky first few people to try Air Frances ‘Best & Beyond’ cabins on my way from Paris to New York and on my way back from New York to Paris, just a couple of months ago. Now everyone can get up close and personal…

Jennifer Aniston Face of Emirates Airlines


August 16, 2015

Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston has signed a $5 million deal to become the face of Emirates, where she is expected to appear in global print and TV ad campaigns for the airline, some of which have been already filmed. The news comes after…

Beirut-Paris: The Air France Business Experience


June 27, 2015 | Travel

I want to express my minute-to-minute enjoyment during my trip from Beirut to Paris… I want to express the enjoyment I had with every single service offered on onboard AirFrance, especially after I learned that I would be one of the first to…

British Airways Business Class from Beirut to London


May 15, 2015 | Travel

A great first impression, especially because I was sitting on an individual seat. I loved it, simply loved it. The business class cabin onboard British Airways on their Airbus 321 has twin seats like all other planes, as well as individual seats…

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Take Flying to New Heights


April 23, 2015

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world leader in luxury hospitality and service, unveils the new Four Seasons Private Jet – marking the establishment of a new standard in luxury hospitality experiences.  The culmination of a vision…

Phillippe Starck Designs New Travel Amenities


April 21, 2015 | News

Contemporary designer, Philippe Starck, has created everything from toothbrushes to revolutionary mega-yachts. This exclusive amenity kit partnership with WESSCO International marks his first foray into the commercial aircraft cabin, and the…

Nicole Kidman New Ambassador of Etihad Airways


March 29, 2015

Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman is the new face of Etihad Airways. The actress will seen the ‘Flying Reimagined’ campaign. Nicole Kidman is both star and narrator of the captivating feature, which will be shown on global TV…

Bad: Brussels Airlines' Business Lounge at Brussels Airport


February 14, 2015 | Travel | Europe

Traveling onboard Middle East Airlines we were shown to the Brussels Airlines lounge. I wished I didn't have to come to the airport so early in the morning. A low ceiling, hundreds of individual sofas, glass facades separating the area into intimate…

Business Class Onboard Icelandair with Internet Access


January 21, 2015 | Travel | Europe

Smiling hostesses, relaxing chairs, sound reduction headsets and WiFi... Everything during this flight was perfect. Now that I can think clearly and my bag is onboard, let me tell you my story. I believe in faith... What are the odds on being…

A Travel Review: Air France Business Class Revamped


January 13, 2015 | Travel

I wasn't planning on writing yet another review on ‘business class’ to Paris. I thought I have done enough reviews onboard Air France but when I discovered all the changes since my last trip, I couldn't but grab my phone and start…

Qatar Airways Receives its First A380 Airbus Super Jumbo


September 29, 2014

Qatar Airways' celebratory inaugural launch of its first A380 super-jumbo took place in Doha on the evening of Thursday September 18th , in the presence of the Patron, The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar, His…

Depardieu Airways Set for Take-Off


January 15, 2014

The Wall Street Journal by Vanessa Mock Love him or loathe him, the chichi world of French cinema would be a less colorful place without Gérard Depardieu, and same goes for the western Belgian province where he’s made his home. The…

WestJet Airlines Christmas Miracle: Real-time Giving...


December 13, 2013 | Travel

In a video released Monday, Calgary-based airline WestJet sets up electronic Santa chat boxes in terminals at the Hamilton and Toronto airports. Travelers giggle at the chance to talk live with Santa through a screen, and parents and kids…

Going it Alone: 7 Tips for Successful Solo Travel


December 10, 2013

By Nikki Bayley, for CNN "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." So wrote the great travel writer Freya Stark in her 1932 book "Baghdad Sketches." It's been my motto traveling solo through…

If One Day Planes Would be Announcement Free...


October 29, 2013 | Airlines

I can't stand hearing flight attendants talking during flights anymore. Talking, talking, talking and saying nothing. Do they need to express themselves every second? We are in 2013 and there are more efficient, less stressful ways to communicate…

Middle East Airlines vs. Air France: The First Detailed Comparison


July 31, 2013 | Comparative Review

So, this is how the story all began. I was supposed to come back at 04:30pm onboard Air France, a flight I look forward to since all the planes leaving from Paris to Lebanon are catered by a different starred Michelin chef every month. But a quick…

Beirut International Airport and Duty Free: A Detailed Review


June 03, 2013 | Travel

You often take the things you know or always see for granted. I have visited many countries and before even leaving or entering a country, I scout the airports, describing them inside out starting with their duty free, the over all airport, their…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Terminal E, Concourse L: One of Paris' Biggest Flying Hubs


May 25, 2013 | Travel

Arriving at the Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport into Terminal E/L at Charles De Gaules, an idea came to mind. Remembering the movie "The Terminal" where a traveler, played by Tom Hanks, spends  days inside an airport terminal. For a second, I…

On Board Emirates Airlines Economy Class: Beirut-Dubai


February 13, 2013 | Travel

After reviewing Air France, Bulgaria Air, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines and MEA,the time has come to talk come to talk about one of the best Airlines the world has to offer: Emirates Airlines. This is my fourth trip on board this respectful company…

Turkish Airlines: The Best Airline in Europe: LOL


February 01, 2013 | Travel

As you might have noticed, this is the first time I use the chat phrase 'LOL'. Yes, unfortunately it's the first time because I simply couldn't find any other word to describe the situation and the actual feeling of wanting 'Laugh Out Loud' during…

From Paris to Beirut: Air France Business Class on Boeing 777-300


January 06, 2013 | Travel

I am going to say it as it is. I don't understand how people still travel with MEA on 'Beirut-Paris' and 'Paris-Beirut' route when the prices are the same on-board Air France yet with a service that is 30 times better.  Friendly and…

The MEA Cedar Business Class to Europe on the A330 Airbus


October 08, 2012 | Travel

We are proud to have the official Lebanese airlines become a part of the Skyteam alliance. Since my last article, I'll be honest and agree that MEA is improving its services a lot. They are on the right track towards entering the Skytrax top 100…

Skyteam Business Lounge: Heathrow Airport, London


October 03, 2012 | UK

...And my quest to discover all business lounges around the world continues discovering the best and most luxurious. After discovering London's greatest secrets, my last stop in the capital is Heathrow Airport - which is one of the busiest in…

The MEA Cedar Lounge, Beirut International Airport


September 16, 2012 | Travel | Lebanon

How many times have we criticized our country. How many times have we said negative things about our companies. How easy it is for us to say that we so far from being up to par to international standards. One such company often criticized is Middle…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

MEA Airlines Joins SkyTeam Alliance: We Are Proud!


June 30, 2012 | News

Middle East Airlines, the national airline of Lebanon, is one of the leading Middle Eastern carriers. From its home base in Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Middle East Airlines flies to 30 international destinations in Europe,…

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