Category: Air Travel

Ever been downgraded? Know your rights!

Have you ever been downgraded on a flight or cruise?   If you’ve paid for premium seats, make sure you kick up a fuss, and don’t be tempted by vouchers –  with terms and conditions associated with them –  in compensation. With reference to this, read what Linda Burbank has to say when addressing two [...]

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is  the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the [...]

Pretty Woman Manhattan Getaway

Pretty Woman Manhattan Getaway

Fancy a limousine pick up, private jet to New York City, dinner in a   chic New York restaurant, the best seats in a Broadway show, a limousine back to your private jet, flight complete with Cristal Champagne and strawberries to  another awaiting limo to whisk you to your door? Me too.   Be Pretty [...]

Probably the best balloon trip in the world?

Probably the best balloon trip in the world?

What better way is there to explore some of the 5,700 square miles of the Serengeti National Park than by hot air balloon?   For a very reasonable $479 or $499 per person (depending on precise location), Serengeti Balloon Safaris will take you up for an hour to get a unique overview of the flora [...]

Boeing 757 OpenSkies airline

Boeing 757 OpenSkies airline

With rising fuel prices and the plight of a number of business class-only airlines in recent times, it’s perhaps a bold move for British Airways to last month launch OpenSkies, a new premium affiliate running Boeing 757s with reclining leather seats, on-demand entertainment system and a la carte meal service  for its passengers. For the [...]

Fair Wind Air Charter begins Boston-based Learjet service

Fair Wind Air Charter begins Boston-based Learjet service

Fair Wind Air Charter, Florida’s premier platinum rated jet charter management company announced today the addition of a Learjet 35A to be based in the Boston area (KLWM Lawrence Airport) and is scheduled to begin service July 8th, 2008.   Currently the Fair Wind charter fleet consists of twelve privately owned jet aircraft based in [...]

Breaking news: Silverjet deal breaks down

Silverjet has axed its entire 420-strong workforce after the rumoured rescue deal breaks down. The 370 pilots and cabin crew, and 50 staff based in Luton,  have been made formally redundant today. In a statement from the administrators, it was said: We are extremely disappointed to have had to make these redundancies, which we have [...]

Silverjet to return to the skies

Silverjet to return to the skies

A rescue package for London-based Silverjet, which recently went into administration,  is on the table. A Swiss trust company called Kingplace has made a formal offer for the airline, and the terms of the deal have been agreed with Silverjet administrator Begbies Traynor today.

Oldest hot air balloon festival in Ohio

The Frontier Power Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held next week.    From 6th to 8th  June 2008 launches and fly-ins  will take  place at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds located at 707 Kenilworth Avenue in Coshocton.   Admission, entertainment and parking are free. For more information about the Frontier Power Hot Air Balloon Festival [...]

Global Traveler’s Silent Auction

Global Traveler’s Silent Auction

Time is running out on Global Traveler’s Silent Auction. Don’t let the gavel fall before you bid on this year’s wide array of travel goods and services. With everything from 1,000,000 Priority Club Points to two round-trip business class tickets on Alitalia from any of its US gateways to Italy – among many other great [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Learn more about private jet membership with Sentient In Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park: Gora Kadan Tucked away in California’s Carmel Valley is Bernadus Lodge Scotland’s finest hotels and restaurants from Luxury Scotland

Silverjet’s shares suspended

Silverjet’s shares suspended

It’s been a bad year for the business class-only airlines.   In December MAXjet ceased operations and last month EOS folded.   Now there’s news just in that Silverjet are in urgent need for a cash injection.   Their shares have been suspended but services are operating as normal – for now, at least. Soaring [...]

Silverjet Mobile

You can now book flights, view flight status and schedules, select seats and choose meals from your mobile phone, thanks to the launch of Silverjet Mobile. Their new mobile site can be accessed by entering the usual Silverjet website address – flysilverjet.com – into a mobile phone or PDA browser. You can also text ‘Silverjet’ [...]

New international services from ExcelAire

ExcelAire has opened a new private jet gateway to the U.S., providing international travellers with a wide range of services, including on-site U.S. customs clearance, fuel, maintenance, full concierge services for passengers and crews, along with helicopter service to the New York City metro area.     As operator of the largest and best-equipped private [...]

Private helicopter shuttle service from Kitron Galilee, Israel

Private helicopter shuttle service from Kitron Galilee, Israel

Kitron Galilee resort in Israel now offers a helicopter shuttle service to and from Ben Gurion International Airport. This traffic-beating service allows guests to relax and enjoy the scenic ride from the airport to the resort. Combining the rustic beauty of the lower Galilee, with the modern comforts of luxury hotels in Israel, Kitron offers [...]

ExcelAire expands its fleet

ExcelAire expands its fleet

ExcelAire, one of the United States’ largest private jet charter firms, today announced the addition of its third Legacy 600, a super mid-size executive jet designed for superior comfort and unprecedented reliability. Ideal for intercontinental trips, the Legacy 600 is capable of flying nonstop from New York to London. ExcelAire’s Legacy 600 offers first-class comfort [...]

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