Category: Air Travel

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.

A carry-on case for photographers

A carry-on case for photographers

Travelling by air isn’t always easy for photographers these days – not with the new airline baggage restrictions. A company called CaseCruzer has tried to address their plight and come up with the Photo StudioCruzer 1510 – a really tough, airline-legal carry-on case. The case’s modular interior gives photographers flexibility for storing and transporting equipment […]

New Platinum status from Czech Airlines

New Platinum status from Czech Airlines

If you’re a regular flyer with Czech Airlines (and I mean regular… we’re talking 100,000 miles per calendar year here!), then you could be eligible for their new Platinum status With this you get 100% Elite mileage bonuses, upgrades for two within 24 hours of departure, excess baggage allowance, and extra goodies such as  free […]

Very sivilised

The world’s most sivilised airline campaign from Silverjet.

Silverjet opt for Champneys spa products

From tomorrow,  a range of Champneys spa products will be available in Silverjet‘s  Silver Lounges and onboard their aircraft. The onboard bathrooms will feature Champneys Skin Comforting Hand Wash and Skin Comforting Hand and Body Lotion, whilst the terminal shower areas will be stocked with Watermint Showergel. In addition to this, each customer will receive […]

Very Sivilised Sale

Very Sivilised Sale

Very Sivilised Sale fares are now available from business class only airline Silverjet for travel up to 5th January 2009. The sale ends 31st January 2008, so book now to take advantage of £879 return fares to New York and Dubai.  The sale is unique  as flights are changeable for a small fee.

Sky writing advertisement for EOS Airlines

Marvel at this short clip of a ‘sky writing’ advertisement for EOS Airlines. Perhaps someone reading this would be kind enough to post a comment telling us how this is done!

Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

When flying Icelandair to one of their European destinations such as London, Paris or Copenhagen, stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.   For more information, see http://www.icelandair.com/icestop/  - go for Saga Class if you want to fly in style and comfort, have more leg room and the usual perks.

MAXjet bankruptcy

MAXjet bankruptcy

If you’ve not heard it already, MAXjet declared itself bankrupt on Christmas Eve, leaving passengers scrambling to find alternative ways to make trips they thought they’d already safely booked. If you are one of these people, take note of the statement from their website which currently reads: IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM MAXJET Information below regarding those […]

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site.   The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways   World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

Eos Class Magazine

Eos Class Magazine

Elite Traveler Magazine has announced the launch of  its second publication: Eos Class Magazine on behalf of Eos Airlines. With only 48 guests on board each flight, Eos has elevated the experience of international travel to a new level. Each of its 757s is outfitted with 48 personal suites that provide each guest 21 square […]

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.   […]

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