Category: Air Travel

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 […]

Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller's Readers' favourite island

Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ favourite island

Hong Kong has not only been voted Favourite Island but also overall won the Bronze Medal in the Best of the Best Top 100 Travel experiences at the Readers’ Travel Awards from Condé Nast Traveller magazine that were unveiled in London on Wednesday 1st September 2010. Hong Kong beat all the other islands including Sicily […]

Changi Airport is now home to Singapore’s tallest slide!

Air travel needn’t be boring any longer! Changi Airport is now home to Singapore’s tallest slide. The 12-metre tall slide can be found at Terminal 3 and riders can look forward to a top speed of 6 metres per second!

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

Leleshwa Camp

Leleshwa Camp is an intimate tented camp situated on the Siana Community Conservation area on the north-eastern ridge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Resting along a stream valley, overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains dotted with resident game, Leleshwa Camp is a peaceful haven. You’ll love the wide range of activities on […]

New cross-strait flights launched by China Airlines

Taiwanese national carrier, China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, have announced plans to fly a larger aircraft between Taipei and mainland China. This move follows growing demand from travellers seeking more cross-strait flights. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will now fly an Airbus A330-300 on all flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Xian, Shenyang, […]

The best airport in the world... for five years on the trot

The best airport in the world… for five years on the trot

The ACI annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award has been won by Incheon International Airport once again and voted the world’s best airport for 5 consecutive years. Repeating its first place finish in the previous years, Incheon International Airport (IIAC) once again scored the highest marks in the ACI’s ASQ survey in three categories to […]

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal

Qatar Airways, the 5-star airline, offers a private premium terminal for its First and Business class passengers at its hub at Doha International Airport. Qatar Airways’ Premium Terminal offers fine dining with specially selected wines and champagnes, some exclusive to Qatar Airways. Business travelers may utilize free wireless internet as well as meeting rooms that […]

New destination management company from Etihad Airways

New destination management company from Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is expanding the range of services it offers business and leisure travellers with the launch of a new destination management company – Hala Abu Dhabi. The new company will be  based in the nation’s capital but offer travel products, services and activities throughout all seven […]

Flying hotels... the future of luxury travel?

Flying hotels… the future of luxury travel?

Flying hotels… the future of luxury travel?  Who knows? But an aircruise concept from Seymourpowell in association with Samsung looks to be little more than a publicity stunt to us here at A Luxury Travel Blog.  Not only does it look an unlikely shape for such a vessel but the choice of hydrogen gas to […]

How-to-Heli Ski Camp with Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

How-to-Heli Ski Camp with Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Ever dreamed of experiencing the excitement of heli-skiing, but weren’t sure if you had the skills, or even how to go about it? This coming February Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole presents the How-to-Heli Ski Camp, a special three-day, four-night camp offered in partnership with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and High Mountain Heli-Skiing. Recommended for […]

Blink Foresight – an alternative to jetcards?

Blink has recently opened a base in Geneva to allow those in central Europe to benefit from its low prices, and has launched an advance purchase scheme – Blink Foresight. The Foresight scheme is much like jetcards that are offered by private jet firms such as NetJets. However, they differ in that Blink charges per […]

Updating Twitter from 30,000 feet

Updating Twitter from 30,000 feet

I’ve talked previously about innovative ways the travel industry is embracing Twitter and one of the latest comes courtesy of Lufthansa. With MySkyStatus they are allowing users to update their Twitter (or Facebook) accounts with their whereabouts whilst in flight.  While you’re in the air, MySkyStatus automatically sends altitude, location, departure and arrival updates.  And […]

The latest desirables from Heathrow

The latest desirables from Heathrow

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, take the time to indulge in some serious retail therapy at Heathrow this Autumn. Catering for your every want and desire, the airport is home to a wide collection of premium brands including Paul Smith, Prada, Harrods, Gucci and Sony – all at airport prices.  Here are their picks […]

Flight comparison sites - how helpful are they?

Flight comparison sites – how helpful are they?

As I’m sure you are aware, there are a number of flight comparison sites out there.  You would think they would all essentially do the same job, but they do have notable differences.  Many airline tariffs – particularly those of the budget airlines – are complicated by extra charges. This makes it very difficult for […]

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