Category: Air Travel

What's it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

What’s it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

It was a Thursday morning and I walked the short distance from my hotel to Denham airfield in Buckinghamshire. Opposite the appropriately named Biggles cafe is the Jetfly lounge where I met my fellow co-passengers just before 8am for a private flight to Frankfurt. By 8.20am we were up in the air, looking down on the […]

Delta Airlines changes upgrade algorithm for international flights

Delta Airlines changes upgrade algorithm for international flights

In late May, Delta Airlines changed its algorithm for upgrades on international flights, making it nearly impossible to clear mileage upgrades for ticket purchases that are made fewer than 14 days from the travel date. This largely unannounced adjustment changes the way Delta handles mileage upgrades to fill empty premium cabin seats. In the past, […]

Have you a hoard of unused foreign currency at home? Here's a solution...

Have you a hoard of unused foreign currency at home? Here’s a solution…

If you’re like me, you probably have various small sums of money kicking about at home, in a variety of different currencies – and some for destinations you might not return to for years to come. Some of it you can’t even easily change back into your local currency as they’ll only accept notes of […]

Persistence pays off for cheapest business class fares to Asia

Persistence pays off for cheapest business class fares to Asia

With a little persistence, you could be flying business class to Asia at less than half of the normal cost. It’s a simple search trick that could save you thousands. Over the past month, airlines in the United States have been dropping prices on their business class seats to Asia. American Airlines and Delta have […]

Is it high time we had a standard size for hand luggage when flying?

Is it high time we had a standard size for hand luggage when flying?

Let’s face it – flying with hand luggage isn’t as straight forward as it could be. Sure, if you’re familiar with the airline’s hand luggage size restrictions, that goes a long way. But when those restrictions vary slightly from one airline to another – or indeed within one airline, depending on the bag type (think […]

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Take to the skies with a hundred other hot air balloons and spot some sci-fi scenery at sunrise, then head underground to explore the ancient cave cities. Whether you’re above or below the ground, one thing is for sure – Cappadocia is a totally magical place! Read on for our top 5 suggestions on what […]

One hidden secret to getting cheaper business class flights to Europe

One hidden secret to getting cheaper business class flights to Europe

With the U.S. dollar surging against the euro, international business class travel is now more affordable for Americans than it has been in years. This year, the euro fell below 1.10 against the dollar for the first time since 2003. Although a U.S. flight out might carry a hefty fee, there is a trick to […]

6 secrets of the Maldives

6 secrets of the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing it can also be a place, where even the most avid adventurer would be at home. The Maldives is renowned for its luxurious resorts that offer intimate settings, but it’s also home to breath-taking dive sights, deserted islands, […]

Photograph of the week: Hot air ballooning over Bagan

Photograph of the week: Hot air ballooning over Bagan

Bagan is one of the top 4 destinations of Myanmar which is an ancient city with over 10,000 Buddhist temples. During the 9th to 13th centuries, it was the capital of Pagan kingdom. Bagan is most beautiful to watch during the sunset and sunrise. The hot air balloons of Bagan provide the birds eye view […]

Some of the best luxury flying experiences in Africa

Some of the best luxury flying experiences in Africa

Undoubtedly, one of the best things to do when travelling to southern Africa is to go on safari. It is a fantastic place to get up close to wild animals, and there’s no more exhilarating feeling than discovering these creatures in their natural habitat. But if you’re looking to make your African holiday a luxury […]

Top 5 things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Top 5 things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown during the ski season is a vast and exciting playground. Ski fields like the popular Coronet Peak or The Remarkables offer challenging slopes for expert and beginner skiers and snowboarders alike, while dining in the town centre as your clothes dry off perfectly rounds off the day. But what do you do if your sense […]

4 of the best experiences in Jordan

4 of the best experiences in Jordan

No matter where your interests lie, or what your reasons are for travelling, Jordan has a habit of ticking all the boxes. Home to an expanse of desert that’s ideal for adventure seekers, cosmopolitan cities whose foodie haunts are temptation enough for any culinary aficionado and a history that culture hunters can happily immerse themselves […]

5 London airports, 5 luxury stays

5 London airports, 5 luxury stays

It’s time to banish those drives down the motorway at the crack of dawn to catch that early morning flight. Here at the Epicurean, we know that you work hard for your holidays and deserve to maximise on every second of that luxury and relaxation. So, why not start your getaway just that little bit […]

Top 5 airports in the world... for plane spotters

Top 5 airports in the world… for plane spotters

For some of us, the airport is only part of the travel experience because we’re forced to go through it. Aching to get on with your dream holiday, nothing can be worse than standing in a queue with thousands of other passengers to get your passport stamped. For others, an airport is an amazing example of […]

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

Off-the-grid, remote travel destinations

What could be more luxurious than chartering a jet to the world’s most untainted stretches of land, only accessible once you’ve touched down at the nearest airfield or airport? Once you’ve touched down, you might need some guidance – a boat ride or some other form of overland transport to arrive at your predetermined destination. […]

So you think you've flown a long way? The 10 longest flights in the world

So you think you’ve flown a long way? The 10 longest flights in the world

So, you think you’ve flown a long way? Spare a thought for frequent fliers on these routes who invariably spend over half a day in the air at a time when they board, without so much as touching down for a layover. Qantas’ Sydney to Dallas/Forth Worth A380 service currently takes the top spot as […]

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