Category: Air Travel

Hotel happenings in San Jose

Hotel happenings in San Jose

The Doubletree Hotel San Jose recently completed a $200,000 remodel of their front desk and lobby areas. In addition to making the lobby more user streamlined and user friendly, the lobby now includes two airport flight status screens and an airport check-in kiosk. Meanwhile, Tova Day Spa, at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, […]

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

A re-launched transatlantic business class service is available to over 20 European destinations, from Philadelphia and Charlotte, courtesy of US Airways. Envoy  is offering new menus, available on demand, and brunch on all departures before mid-afternoon. Their Boeing 767s offer ‘nearly-lie-flat seats’ (170-degree recline)  in a peaceful, private environment, whilst seats on A330s and B757 […]

Roman Skyline Package from Hassler Roma

Roman Skyline Package from Hassler Roma

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck saw Rome from the seat of a Vespa.   Now you can see that and more, touring the Eternal City via helicopter with the Hassler Roma‘s Roman Skyline Package.   Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Rome’s most famous sights as your chopper circles over the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, […]

Naomi Campbell in a huff at Heathrow T5

Naomi Campbell in a huff at Heathrow T5

You would think Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 had already had enough bad press for one week, but it seems there’s no abating.   This time, though,  it’s due to an unruly traveller of a celebrity nature.   Short-tempered Naomi Campbell has been arrested and handcuffed after allegedly spitting at a police officer.   It sounds […]

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Aircell has obtained FAA approval for air-to-ground mobile broadband on US domestic flights, bringing us much closer to in-flight internet.   Approval is only for Boeing 767-200 aircraft at this stage, so you can expect to see developments with Virgin America and American Airlines fleets later this year.   Routes between Los Angeles, San Francisco, […]

Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food

Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food

Maybe Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food wasn’t the best idea for a  name for a  fine dining restaurant in London Heathrow’s new Terminal 5, but rest assured that we are talking about ‘plane food’ here, and not ‘plain food’. Currently managed by staff from his Box Wood Café in Knightsbridge, it will open on 27th March […]

American Express Travel offers around-the-world luxury trip via private jet

Due to increasing interest in the luxury travel market for around-the-world trips, American Express has teamed up with luxury tour provider Abercrombie & Kent to provide an ultra-luxe, 24-day worldwide itinerary by private jet to five continents and eight destinations. The price tag? A modest $97,970 per person. Los Angeles will be the starting point, […]

Newsflash: man detained on Heathrow runway

Newsflash: man detained on Heathrow runway

Just one day before the launch of Heathrow’s new Terminal 5, there has been a security breach at the airport. A man scaled a perimeter fence with a rucksack and ran into the path of an Emirates flight before being surrounded by police and police dogs.   He is thought to have been acting alone, […]

Crystal Adventures

Crystal Adventures

Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises is raising its own shore-side bar with lavish, over-the-top Crystal Adventures in Europe. New “extreme luxury” tours, designed for a discerning few, boast European sports cars, helicopters and private yachts to explore European destinations in extravagantly different ways. Whether you are looking to explore Monaco in a Maserati or navigate the […]

Flying casinos from Airbus?

Flying casinos from Airbus?

Airbus are said to be holding talks with a number of interested parties, with a view to adapting an Airbus A380 superjumbo into a flying casino. With the advantage of 50% more floor space over Boeing 747s, Airbus’ David Velupillai has said that such a casino could become a reality by 2012.

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100.   Flights […]

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Some have questioned whether the likes of Silverjet can survive in the aftermath of MaxJet’s bankruptcy, yet the business class only airline has  announced its  traffic figures for February 2008 which show another record month. Out of the 13,800 available seats in the month of February, 64% were filled – up almost 10% when compared […]

What’s on the menu?

Ever wondered what food you might be served on a business-only airline?   Here’s what’s on the menu with Silverjet,   created by the London restaurant Le Caprice, for the month of March: London – New York daytime menu This month’s  daytime menu consists of salt beef and green bean salad or  endive salad with […]

Flying Refined with Porter Airlines

Flying Refined with Porter Airlines

From  the end of this month, a new airline – Porter Airlines – will begin flying between Newark (EWR) and downtown Toronto’s City Centre Airport (YTZ).   This allows passengers wanting to fly to Toronto to actually fly to within minutes of the downtown area of the city, rather than have to go to Pearson. […]

Emirates and the A380

Emirates and the A380

Emirates has 58 of the huge, double-decked  A380 planes  on order, and has announced that it will be flying from Dubai to a number of destinations before the end of the year. Flights from Dubai  to New York begin in October 2008 and  will be  followed by Dubai-London Heathrow flights from 1st December 2008. Routes […]

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Balloon bliss in the Serengeti

Experience the Serengeti from a totally new perspective at Grumeti River Camp. Exhilarating hot air ballooning safaris have recently been launched, offering a life-changing opportunity to experience the sheer enormity of the Serengeti and its magnificent wildlife from 1,000 feet above.

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