Category: Air Travel

Would you pay $70,000 for your vacation?

From abcNews: Linda Landers and her husband, Jim, wanted to see the world but didn’t have time to plan a complicated route hopping from one continent to another. Then Linda learned about a $70,000 per person private jet trip that would allow the Arkansas couple to see nine countries in 23 days. They booked immediately. […]

Flight Centre's Exclusive Collection

Flight Centre’s Exclusive Collection

UK-based Flight Centre has launched a new website devoted to their Exclusive Collection.   It showcases some of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations, with exclusive offers sorted by category (family, spa and wellness, sport and lesure, etc.) or by destination. As an example, 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room at the […]

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Last week’s Dubai Air Show sounds like it was a great success with Airbus securing $28 billion commitments, followed  next by  Boeing. There were also  multi-million dollar deals  for a number of airlines, including  Emirates, DAE Capital, Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. Two deals that also caught the eye were Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s $300 […]

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving shopping, some limited-time luxury travel deals will be available starting next week on My WishList, American Express’ popular, seasonal e-tail web site.    Their storefront offers all card members the opportunity to buy limited quantities of the season’s most wished-for items at discounts of 24-80% (Ultimate Wish Giveaways discounted 100%) […]

Silverjet, Maxjet and L'Avion compared

Silverjet, Maxjet and L’Avion compared

Seasoned traveller and A Luxury Travel Blog reader,  Gianugo Rabellino, contacted me recently to say that, thanks to a recent trip to Atlanta,  he’d now flown with Silverjet, Maxjet and L’Avion.   He’s therefore well-poised to compare the three all-business airlines and has done so quite thoroughly with this entry on his own blog.   […]

Business Select from Southwest

Business Select from Southwest

In a bid to get more business class passengers, Southwest Airlines has raised its last minute fares and now calls them ‘Business Select’. For an extra $10 TO $20 you’ll get Group A priority boarding, a free on-board drink and extra Rapid Rewards credits, but you’ll still be in a one-class cabin with no assigned […]

All-business-class flights from Lufthansa

All-business-class flights from Lufthansa

Lufthansa has begun flying all-business-class Boeing 737 flights between Frankfurt and Newark, arriving in the Big Apple at 11.20am local time. The planes have 44 “lie-flat” seats, power ports for notebooks, integrated reading lamps and  generous tabletop areas. Passengers also get their choice of a dedicated limousine shuttle to and from Manhattan or a helicopter […]

Flight Patterns by Aaron Koblin

Designer Aaron Koblin has used flight data from the US Federal Aviation Administration to produce this rather interesting video.

It's all class - business class - with Emirates at Sofitel Brisbane's Melbourne cup party

It’s all class – business class – with Emirates at Sofitel Brisbane’s Melbourne cup party

The spectacle of one of the world’s great horse races returns to Sofitel Brisbane this year with the running of the 2007 Melbourne Cup next month.   On 6th November 2007, Sofitel Brisbane, in co-operation with Emirates Airline and Classic Hits 4KQ, will celebrate the great race with a party for punters, fashionistas and anyone […]

Miles promotions with Radisson

Miles promotions with Radisson

In the past week, Radisson Hotels & Resorts have announced  new incentives for those of you that like to clock up the air miles.  They have  teamed up with four major airlines, enabling members of the United Airlines Mileage Plus ® program, the American Airlines‘ AAdvantage ® program, Northwest Airlines‘ WorldPerks ® program and Air […]

Cell phones on flights - yay or nay?

Cell phones on flights – yay or nay?

The use of mobile phones on planes has long  been put on hold  because it was feared that it compromised a plane’s own radio communications and safety. More recently, however, airlines have begun testing the use of mobile phones on flights. Personally, I’m not a big fan of that prospect – I’d sooner travel in […]

Briton pays  £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

Briton pays £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

A 38 year old  British man living in Sydney, Australia, who sold his internet business Direct Connection for an undisclosed sum in 2000, has paid £50,000 to fly in seat 1A in the first class area of  next week’s  inaugural flight of the Airbus A380 between Singapore and Sydney. Julian Hayward won an  online ticket […]

MAXjet turns two

MAXjet turns two

The business class only airline MAXjet turns two today and is celebrating the occasion with a second anniversary sale.   One way prices to/from London Stansted start from $499/ £279 for New York, $599/ £329 for Los Angeles, and $599/ £329 for Las Vegas, plus taxes of course.   The lowest fares are only available […]

Google founders get themselves another private jet

Google founders get themselves another private jet

News has it that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are splashing out on another private jet which, from next month,  will be able to take off from the NASA-operated Moffett Airfield  just 4 miles from their Mountain View, CA headquarters.   This will be their fourth such jet with this privilege – something […]

World Airline Entertainment Association's Avion Awards 2007

World Airline Entertainment Association’s Avion Awards 2007

Ever wondered which airlines offer the best in-flight entertainment (known in the industry as ‘IFE’)? The 19th WAEA Avion Awards, the presentation of which was held in Toronto earlier this month, exist to recognise this particular aspect of the airline industry.   The best overall winners, large and small, are as follows: Best Overall IFE […]

Free helicopter transfer service from Continental

You may recall me mentioning a free helicopter transfer service last month, for passengers flying to  JFK with  Delta. Now business class  travellers flying transatlantic to Newark with Continental Airlines are being offered free helicopter transfers into New York City. The shuttle service runs on weekdays and  connects passengers to heliports in Downtown and Midtown […]

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