Category: Air Travel

3 luxurious getaways in Japan

3 luxurious getaways in Japan

For those looking to experience a mix of tradition and luxury in Japan, it’s important to choose the right location and accommodation for your getaway. Traveling to Japan has never been easier, as American Airlines has recently launched non-stop flights from New York’s JFK airport to Tokyo Haneda, making it the only airline to run this […]

Tragedy at Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay

Tragedy at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay

Reports have been coming in that sadly one person has been killed and four people injured in a helicopter crash incident at the exclusive Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. The resort is at Guana Cay in the Abacos island chain, about 150 miles off Florida’s eastern coast. The Nassau Guardian reports that the helicopter was buffeted by […]

5 of the most kid-friendly airlines in the world

5 of the most kid-friendly airlines in the world

Have you ever felt all eyes on you – and your children – while waiting to board at the gate? The truth is your anxiety is likely warranted. As a parent, the possibility of things “going sour” during a flight are endless: delays causing snacks to run out, ear pain caused by cabin pressure, and […]

5 things you must see on a luxury Tanzanian safari

5 things you must see on a luxury Tanzanian safari

A wildlife safari is the holiday of a lifetime, and not one you’re likely to repeat again and again every year. If you’re headed to Tanzania, or even just thinking about it, then you’re in for an amazing time packed full of unforgettable experiences and memories that will stay with you forever. Here are a […]

Your 10 greatest pet hates about flying

Your 10 greatest pet hates about flying

Lastminute.com has done a survey to identify air passengers’ most irritating in-flight habits. Rather predictably, screaming children is up there, but it’s not the highest one on the list. So what are the things that annoy us most of all? Below is a list of your 10 biggest frustrations. My greatest irritations – people getting […]

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

During the day, London is an enthralling city filled with historic, cultural and regal exploits to enjoy. By night, the scene changes dramatically. A multitude of hip night spots come to life where you will make memories to last for years to come. Filled with booze and scorching hot dance floors, the stag and his […]

What’s it like to fly in a First Class Suite on an Emirates A380?

Ever wondered what it must be like to fly on a First Class Suite on an Emirates A380.  YouTube user Volterrific shares with us his journey from Bangkok to Hong Kong on this fabulous super jumbo, complete with shower and cocktail bar (not at the same time) at 40,000 feet.

And the Restaurant of the Year is...

And the Restaurant of the Year is…

Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon […]

Fit to be Thaid

In Alex Garland’s seminal novel The Beach a young man search in southern Thailand for a seaside Utopia goes awry. In the Hangover Part Two a group of young men find a different kind of Thai experience. I went to Thailand looking for my own paradise idyll. I didn’t expect what I would discover. The […]

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible...? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible…? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

Last month Kanye West reportedly spent £8,000 to leave Doncaster by private jet, only to fly as far as Birmingham (that’s Birmingham, UK – just 84 miles away – not Birmingham, Alabama).  There he was met by a chauffeur-driven Mercedes and transferred to Birmingham’s five-star Hyatt hotel where he stayed in the Presidential Suite and […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

Arrive refreshed - making the most strenuous journey look effortlessly easy

Arrive refreshed – making the most strenuous journey look effortlessly easy

When the latest rock star lands at Heathrow there’s little talk of jet lag, no signs of a struggle with the bags and no hint of them having to remove almost all of their clothing just to be able to get through the airport scanners. They’re ‘papped’ looking uber-glamorous, sporting the latest Jimmy Choos (no […]

5 reasons to fly business on Qantas' A380

5 reasons to fly business on Qantas’ A380

There’s no denying that for most of the world’s population, getting to and from Australia is a long haul.  Even more reason to do it in luxury.  In 2008, Qantas introduced the A380 plane to its fleet, making long haul luxury even more compelling.  Here are five reasons why the A380’s business class experience (currently […]

Virgin on the ridiculous: is this REALLY what we want from our airlines these days?!

Virgin on the ridiculous: is this REALLY what we want from our airlines these days?!

On selected flights during May, Upper Class fliers with Virgin Atlantic will be ‘treated’ to a new in-flight innovation.  More comfortable seats, free WiFi, a new menu or maybe improved cabin staff, you might wonder?  Think again. No… their great idea – which has reportedly been the culmination of the efforts of four designers working […]

6 tips on getting upgraded to first class... for free

6 tips on getting upgraded to first class… for free

With the increase in airline prices it is unfortunately becoming something of a distant dream for any of us mere mortals to fly first class. But after years of research and real-world testing, we’ve come up with some great tips to help you get the first class upgrade you’re looking for – here are our […]

London's most expensive Valentine's Day package

London’s most expensive Valentine’s Day package

This Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to the most lavish and memorable Valentine’s Day possible by booking the ‘One In A Million’ package at the athenaeum hotel in London. It begins with a flight in a private helicopter over the couples’ choice of famous landmarks in the capital. After the flight a private chauffer-driven limousine […]

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