Category: Air Travel

Congress to spend $200 million on three private jets

Watch the video and tell us what you think of US taxpayers’ money being spent on private jets that will be used, at least in part, to fly members of Congress in luxury. Are you concerned by this? Post a comment and let us know!

Flying safaris in southern Africa: 'Out of Africa' revisited

Flying safaris in southern Africa: ‘Out of Africa’ revisited

Take a step back to the romantic appeal of the ‘Golden Age of Aviation’ as you travel through southern Africa in a DC-3. Experienced 4th generation local guides tailor the voyage to the interests of a select group of 14 travellers as you explore Zululand, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa with Travcoa Flying Safaris. […]

The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place. The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6. […]

An unparalleled experience is coming to the Maldives

An unparalleled experience is coming to the Maldives

The previously untouched southern Maldives is to get its first boutique luxury resort. Alila Villas Hadahaa will open in the Gaafu Alifu (North Huvadhoo) Atoll in August 2009, an atoll which is rich in history yet unknown to all but the most intrepid divers. It is one of the largest natural atolls in the world […]

Earn double United Mileage Plus miles

United Mileage Plus members earn double miles when staying at participating Hyatt hotels in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific between 15th March and 15th June 2009. You must mention the offer code UA309 when booking and provide your Mileage Plus membership number at check-in.

Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa linked by flights directly from Abu Dhabi

Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa linked by flights directly from Abu Dhabi

A new air service took off in the UAE this month with twice-weekly flights linking Abu Dhabi with Sir Bani Yas Island; phase one of the Desert Islands project in the emirate’s Al Gharbia western region. The service, provided by private operator Empire Aviation, can also be chartered on demand as part of the accommodation […]

SWISS’s new first class

SWISS will be gradually introducing a new First Class cabin from this Spring onwards, in parallel with its fleet renewal programme. The centrepiece of the new cabin product is the new SWISS First Seat, which offers exclusive design, top inflight comfort and extensive privacy and can be individually adjusted to travellers’ specific wishes and needs. […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… On the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip: Villas del Mar Ulysse Nardin: fine timepieces since 1846 Luxury motor yachts from Sunseeker Revolutionary jet ownership from Vitesse Flight Partners

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Take a flight of fancy with Eastern Safaris The rustic-chic yoga resort of Amansala The finest chateau hotel in France? Check out Bagnols! Find more… in Singapore

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2008

Conde Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts worldwide. The awards will appear in the November issue of the magazine which is available from newsstands tomorrow. Below are results for the top three winners in each category: Top Cities- United […]

Private jet fares for less, with LunaJets

Private jet fares for less, with LunaJets

The luxury of flying private at prices competitive to first and business class has become a reality with LunaJets. LunaJets enables travellers to purchase empty leg flights (private jets returning home empty) within Europe, Middle East, Russia and USA at prices as low as 50 – 80% off a full private jet fare. Travellers looking […]

Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

The meerkats of Africa are wonderful little animals – sociable, approachable, inquisitive, incredibly courageous and fun to watch. They hunt during the day, and will even sometimes climb on top of your head to get a better view of the area. Children out on a meerkat safari love the chance to get close to these […]

Ultra Awards 2008

The second annual Ultratravel 100, a consumer-driven survey in Ultratravel magazine (distributed monthly with The Daily Telegraph in the UK) has announced the following winners: Tour Operator Winner – Kuoni www.kuoni.co.uk Runners-up Audley Travel www.audleytravel.com Bales Worldwide www.balesworldwide.com Cox & Kings www.coxandkings.co.uk ITC Classics www.itcclassics.co.uk Cruise Company Winner – Cunard www.cunard.co.uk Runners-up […]

Emirates has 58 new ultra-luxury jets

Emirates has 58 new ultra-luxury jets

This week Emirates has been showing off the luxury trappings that come with its extravagantly-customised Airbus A380s. The superjet carries 489 passengers in varying degrees of luxury. Shower spas, temperature-controlled floors, 23″ screens with over 1,000 audio and video channels, a bar and 14 first class suites are among the features to look out […]

Cloud9

The sky’s the limit with Cloud9, the new private jet and lifestyle management company that arranges your travel, door-to-door, in total comfort and style. A single call to the members’ 24-hour booking line is all it takes to arrange a journey that avoids the drawbacks of commercial flights. Aircraft are mostly five and six-seater Cessna […]

Vacation like a VIP at The Market Common Myrtle Beach

Vacation like a VIP at The Market Common Myrtle Beach

Book any studio suite at The Market Common Myrtle Beach and receive a complimentary suite upgrade. As a VIP guest you will also receive a VIP helicopter tour, Aveda products in-room, online grocery shopping with complimentary delivery, free WiFi, complimentary Starbucks at office coffee bar and late check-out (subject to availability). Mention code VIP0708 when […]

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