Nevada-based Supersonic Aerospace International has commissioned Lockheed Skunk Works to design a plane that can cover New York to Los Angeles in just two hours. Called the QSST (quiet supersonic travel), this supersonic aircraft could be a successor to Concorde, capable of speeds up to 1200 mph (Mach 1.8), but will hold just 12 passengers.
Category: Air Travel
In addition to fine dining, wine and a 19″ entertainment screen, travellers on Emirates‘ business class service between New York and Dubai will soon be welcoming a new luxury – flat bed massage seats. An ad campaign for the seats was launched in the US this week with the service scheduled to start on 1st [...]
In a project initiated by the consulting company AaS-International AG, a business class flight service called Arabian-Wings will commence operations early next year. Flights will operate between Ras al Khaimah International Airport (in the United Arab Emirates) and Germany, with just 48 seats available. It’ll be interesting to follow their progress as they will [...]
Have you ever wondered why we can’t watch live television when we’re 40,000 feet up in the sky? Why’s it always pre-recorded in-flight entertainment? Don’t worry, it’s set to change. Virgin Blue are pioneering the way with their live2air product which is the culmination of 5 years’ work. It won’t be free, [...]
Gulf Air is enhancing its reputation for good service by offering its first class and business class longhaul passengers complimentary limousine transfers. The service will be available at Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Dublin, Johannesburg, London Heathrow, Muscat, Singapore and Sydney. Passengers will be entitled to two limousine transfers per round trip.
Do you want to see Donald Trump, Tom Watson, Dennis Quaid, Annika Sorenstam, and other celebrity and professional golfers play against each other while being pampered in New York City, free? Fly to the Manhattan Golf Classic on an Imperial Jets heavy class private jet and receive two complimentary passes to the Manhattan Golf Classic [...]
I wonder if luxury tourism is booming, in part, because of the plethora of budget airlines that are about nowadays. According to a survey by Travelocity, almost three quarters of holidaymakers are putting the savings made from cheap flights towards upgrading their accommodation.
Repeated top marks for comfort, services offered and friendliness: just like last year, Terminal 2 ranks right at the top in terms of popularity with the passengers. This is confirmed by the results of the “World Airport Award”, in which in 2006 Munich Airport was once again voted the best in Europe and the third-best [...]
American Airlines is looking to compete with airlines that already offer fully-reclining business class seating on long-haul flights by transforming their Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 777 with lie-flat seats and personal entertainment systems over the next 12 months. The new seats will recline to a 9 degree angle – a massive improvment on the 60 [...]
Travel + Leisure have announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006. There’s an awful lot more detail than I can do justice to with one blog entry, so here’s a very quick summary. World’s Best Hotel 1 Singita Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa 97.56 2 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan [...]
Jeffersons Private Jet Holidays have unveiled one of their most exciting and luxurious experiences yet. Be flown to Bordeaux by private jet before enjoying exclusive tasting sessions at some of the French region’s most well-known vineyards. Take lunch at the Michelin-starred Cordeillian-Bages restaurant, sampling some of the finest foods Europe has to offer before either [...]
DayJet, a new Florida-based air taxi service with a fleet of Eclipse 500 aircraft, has announced that its offering will start by serving Gainesville, Boca Raton, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee (all in Florida). The cities have been selected owing to “strong business climates and limited transportation infrastructures”. Four more cities in Florida and 12 cities [...]
As a parent of two young boys, I suddenly find myself paying more attention with family-related travel matters, and so Emirates‘ recent annoucement caught my eye. The airline has launched a new complimentary service for passengers travelling with infants. High quality Pierre Cardin baby strollers will now be available to parents on arrival, located [...]
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page bought an unusually large private jet last year: a Boeing 767-200. A plane like this normally carries 180 passengers but is being kitted out with hammocks and the like, and will only carry 50 people. However, the project has become riddled with legal problems with the interior aviation [...]
You may recall this story from earlier in the year when Oprah Winfrey had a bit of a scare with her GulfStream private jet earlier in the year. Well now apparently she is splashing out on a new jet: a Global Express XRS from Bombardier Aerospace. She’s opted for the 10-seater model with a custom-designed [...]
With just one aircraft – a five-passenger Cessna Turbo Stationair – Loch Lomond Seaplanes provides Britain’s only commercial seaplane service. In addition to lunch excursions, charter services and business trips, Loch Lomond Seaplanes can also offer the opportunity to get married by a Church of Scotland minister whilst soaring above the spectacular Highlands of Scotland. [...]