Category: Air Travel

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

On a Friday in late July, the world watched tanks rather than planes rolling down the runway at Istanbul’s International airport. Though the coup attempt proved was short-lived, its impact on promoting air travel to and through Turkey was catastrophic. Specifically, Turkish Airlines had spent significant time and money establishing itself as an elite global […]

4 great airport lounge perks and where to find them

4 great airport lounge perks and where to find them

Airport lounges are known for offering a more peaceful respite from chaotic boarding gates, complimentary food and drinks, and sometimes a refreshing shower. But some First Class lounges offer other fantastic perks. Here are four of my favorite lounge perks, and where to find them: 1. Sleeping room It often seems to me that the […]

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

When booking airport parking it can become difficult to understand what you’re really getting for your money. Some of the questions we face every day are along the lines of ‘Do I keep my keys or hand them in?’ ‘Where do I drop my car off?’ and even ‘Who’s that guy who was just drove […]

Top 5 business class cabin buying events of 2016

Top 5 business class cabin buying events of 2016

When airlines set business and first class fare levels too high, flyers stop buying. Carriers use business class buying events, where fares are quietly slashed 80% or more for a few days, to fill unsold seats. Once the buying event ends and seats are sold, fares typically move higher once again. Here are the top […]

4 ways major airline carriers have reached new lows

4 ways major airline carriers have reached new lows

Despite tailwinds, airlines continue to operate like its 1985. From a distance, it may seem like it’s a great time to be an airline. Packed airports, no price regulations, little competition and record low energy prices. Despite all of these positive tailwinds, carriers still can’t get out of their own way. Plummeting energy prices: a […]

5 ways to make luxury travel more sustainable

5 ways to make luxury travel more sustainable

We love luxury travel; after all who doesn’t enjoy lounging next to infinity pools, sipping Champagne in swanky city hotels and travelling in comfort and style as you see the wonders of the world? But sometimes we worry that our love of luxury has a huge negative impact on the environment, as indulgence and luxury […]

5 top tips for hassle-free travel

5 top tips for hassle-free travel

While hopping on a plane might help you to satisfy your innate sense of wanderlust, the truth is that it can be something of a hassle as well. We’ve all buckled under the immense strain travelling can take on us in the past! If you want to make your journey as hassle-free as possible, here […]

Secret Sri Lanka: 5 exclusive experiences you don't want to miss

Secret Sri Lanka: 5 exclusive experiences you don’t want to miss

Luxury in relation to travel is more than just great hotels in fabulous locations – that’s easy to replicate. Take one beautiful beach, add one 6-star hotel and label it luxury. What’s harder to replicate, and what defines luxury as we see it, are exclusive experiences. Travel that’s intimate. Personal experiences that are authentic yet […]

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5 fantastic ways to experience Myanmar

Paradise is hiding in Myanmar, with its beautiful golden sunsets, which are best viewed from one of a plethora of gilded pagodas, which dot the lush landscape. The country formerly known as Burma has the power to delight even the most seasoned traveller. Myanmar is home to majestic rivers, sacred stupas, amazingly rich architectural sites, […]

6 reasons to plan your luxury travel a year in advance

6 reasons to plan your luxury travel a year in advance

Should you plan a trip far in advance or last minute, to take advantage of possible deals? If the trip you’re planning is one involving luxury hotel or resort stays, cruises and first class or business class, you should plan as far in advance as possible – generally a year in advance. If the procrastinator […]

Did you miss another $700+ business class fare to Europe?

Did you miss another $700+ business class fare to Europe?

If you searched business class fares between Boston and Frankfurt with mainstream carriers on 9th May, most of the fares probably seemed very expensive. If you ran the same search a week later, it was still overpriced and may have seemed like nothing had changed. Whether you used Kayak, Orbitz or airline websites to search, […]

Why airlines should disclose the highest and lowest fare rates

Why airlines should disclose the highest and lowest fare rates

Have you ever noticed the maximum rate disclosure posted on the back of most hotel room doors? Chains typically disclose the “maximum room rate” or the “rack rate”, which can be up to 400% higher than the amounts paid by most guests. Though few travelers actually pay the “rack rate”, at least consumers are advised […]

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

If you’re thinking about visiting South Africa but are short on time, two non-stop options currently exist from the U.S.  First, South African Airways flies nonstop from New York, but departs Kennedy Airport at 11:15 AM, making connections difficult from interior U.S. cities. Delta also operates nonstop service to Johannesburg via its Atlanta hub. While nonstop flights […]

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer dogs are having to step aside for their feline counterparts at a Papua New Guinea airport and, if trials are successful, we could soon be seeing sniffer cats – rather than sniffer dogs – at airports all over the world. It has long been known that cats have in the region of 200 million […]

8 top tips to get the best from your Business Class flight as a vegan

8 top tips to get the best from your Business Class flight as a vegan

The luxury travel world is becoming well experienced at catering for the growing number of vegans out there; no longer are we expected to settle for salad and a sub standard product because we are vegan; luxury hotels and resorts are offering vegan menus, vegan amenities and even vegan cooking classes to ensure that vegan […]

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

The journey your mind can take you on can be more amazing than any plane, train or automobile. I recently saw a pair of twenty-somethings smoking cigarettes outside at New York’s LaGuardia airport. First, I realized that nearly three decades have passed since smoking was banned on U.S. flights. Then I was reminded of the […]

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