Category: Air Travel

Introducing the all new Virgin Australia

Watch Virgin Australia‘s new television commercial which features industry experts Juli Grbac, responsible for the Virgin Australia uniforms and Hans Hulsbosch, who created the new airline’s logo and plane design.

Air hostesses showcase their deadly kung fu moves

Air stewardesses at Hong Kong Airlines are being trained in Wing Chun, a deadly martial art that can reputedly knock an aggressor out cold in a matter of seconds.  It’s not clear whether it’s mostly PR hype or designed to be a legitimate safety exercise but it’s a kind of kung fu that apparently works […]

A good news story from an airline - well done, Monarch!

A good news story from an airline – well done, Monarch!

A couple of weeks ago I was meant to be going on a press trip to Tenerife  with my family and reviewing a couple of hotels out there.  Shortly before we were due to depart, I was looking into travel insurance as I was aware that our annual policy had expired.  I contacted the travel […]

5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

The 6,000 plus travel advisors surveyed for Virtuoso’s annual Lux Report have selected Mexico as the number five international travel destination for 2011 – and for good reason. Mexico has long delivered incredible value and rich luxury opportunities to travelers worldwide. Here are five lavish experiences in Mexico sure to surpass the expectations of even […]

Exterior of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport

Special feature: Crowne Plaza, Changi Airport, Singapore

Why would anyone want to stay at an airport hotel? Prior to having the pleasure of staying at the Crowne Plaza at Changi Airport, the only answer to that question which I could have come up with would have been “convenience”. Sometimes you’ll stay at an airport hotel just to be handy for moving on […]

Win a trip to Salzburg!

Win a trip to Salzburg!, a leading flight search and destination finder, has a pair of return Air Berlin flights up for grabs on their new direct flights from London Stansted to Salzburg which launch today.To be in with a chance of winning simply ‘Guess the Destination’. The destination is part of the Air Berlin network and to help […]

Some wonderful ideas for luxury breaks in 2011… be inspired!

January: Need a lift? Hot Air Ballooning in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland for the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. February: A romantic weekend escape to Paris, or a luxurious winter sports break in Portes du Soleil. March: A perfect month to immerse yourself in magical Morocco. Or indulge in some retail therapy in super stylish Milan. April: Experience […]

The world's top 10 airport approaches

The world’s top 10 airport approaches

Cameras at the ready… private jet booking network suggests the world’s Top 10 stunning and inspirational airport approaches. 1. Sion Airport Nestled in the heart of the Alps, the approach to Sion airport takes you down the Rhone valley. With the high mountain terrain to negotiate, your airline or private jet pilot will be […]

Luxury yacht and boat-based heliskiing

Luxury yacht and boat-based heliskiing

The ones who love the extreme adventure already know about helicopter skiing. However, for those who cannot get much of the slopes and would like to have all of the snow, sun and sea, a luxury yacht based heli-skiing trip comes as the best solution. Boat based heliski is your one and only kind of […]

Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Experience South Australia‘s vast vistas teeming with free roaming native Australian wildlife from the comfort of a luxury air safari, with three new tours available through luxury operator Chinta Air Tours. * Extended Outback Wildlife – see the varied wildlife of the Outback, including emus, kangaroos and native birds, staying in unique accommodation (4 days) […]

Golf’s most extreme par 3 hole?

Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa has a stretch of 18 holes designed by 18 different top golfers, including Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, K.J. Choi, Retief Goosen, Justin Rose, Trevor Immelman and Vijay Singh. The 19th hole is an extreme Par 3 that’s an incredible 830 metres long – so extreme that you […]

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Johannesburg city slickers escape on the weekends to the Magaliesberg mountains, and justifiably so – its natural beauty provides a relaxing refuge from the grind of urban existence. A wonderful way to appreciate the area’s grassy slopes, waterfalls and dramatic rock formations is by going on a hot air balloon trip. Watch the sunrise and […]

3 luxury airport hotels in the UK

A night in an airport hotel might not fill you with excitement, but it you don’t always have to stay in a concrete box by the terminal. There are some very luxurious accommodation options at airports around the UK. Sofitel London Heathrow This is a huge new hotel at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. There are 605 […]

Helicopter collides with vulture

Helicopter collides with vulture

Spare a thought for the helicopter pilot who this week had a collision with a vulture.  At the time of the incident, the medical helicopter was just two miles from Nogales airport in Arizona.  The pilot managed to land the helicopter and he and his passengers survived the incident without injury. Spare a thought also […]

Live orchestra… on a delayed Boeing 747

Having already waited an hour and a half to take off, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta chamber orchestra gave a spontaneous concert on a delayed KLM Boeing 747 at Shanghai Airport.

The top 4 ways to fly privately

The top 4 ways to fly privately

When entering the world of private flying it’s important to fully appreciate all of your options and to know precisely which one will benefit you the most. Making a choice between the various forms of private flying can be difficult, and sometimes it helps to think about your options as you would when ordering at […]

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