It couldn’t get much better for Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE. Not only have they won the World’s Leading New Airline for the third year on the trot, but they’ve also scooped up the award for World’s Leading Flat-bed Seat at the 13th World Travel Awards. Their Diamond Seat which I blogged [...]
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Belize now has its first ever commercial helicopter service. Using Bell 206 helicopters configured for four or six passengers, Astrum Helicopters is chartered flights as well as tours to the Blue Hole, Glovers Reef, Turneffe Islands, Victoria Peak, 1000 ft Falls, Altun Ha, Caracol, Lamania or many of the other destinations in Belize.
September marks the 5th anniversary of the Elite Traveler magazine. To celebrate, they are offering you the chance to win five hours of private jet travel for you and up to five friends! Join the party and see if you can win!
The good people at TravelPost.com have just put together an extensive chart of wireless internet access at 130+ U.S. airports. There are a lot of wi-fi airport resources out there, but this one gives a lot of detail such as pricing information and coverage area information for multiple service providers at each airport. A great [...]
British Airways has teamed up with the famous UK celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, aka ‘The Naked Chef’. There are 10 pairs of BA tickets to see Jamie Oliver on tour in Sydney, Australia. All you have to do is sign up at ba.com/jamieoliver before this Friday (8th September 2006) for a chance to win the [...]
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.
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 [...]