Category: Air Travel

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet  - a new business class-only airline – has begun offering its London-New York service today.   One flight a day is going from London’s Luton Airport to Newark, with a second expected to be in operation from July 2007. The airline joins the likes of Maxjet and Eos which both  target business travellers  and […]

Valentines with Villas of Distinction

Remember the $100,000 Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Valentines package I told you about a short while back?   If you thought that was extravagant, think again: 10-Day vacation of a lifetime priced at $425,000; now that’s amore! Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – the love of your life, the love of family, the love […]

Mischief in first class

A fun ad from Vodafone.

Thai Airways First Class

Two Thai Airways commercials, promoting their First Class in-flight meals and First Class lounge.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas' most expensive package ever

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas’ most expensive package ever

From 1st February 2007 romantics will be able to treat their significant other to a weekend complete with a yacht, helicopter, gondola ride, a Champagne bath, dozens of roses, diamonds and much more. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas will debut its exclusive “Love at Lake Las Vegas” romance package, priced at a staggering $100,000. For […]

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways has cut Club World fares by about $600 round-trip for summer travel from the United States to London, if you purchase tickets by 1st Feb 2007. The sale fares start at $2,888 round-trip New York (JFK)-London (LHR), not including taxes; there is a $30 surcharge for weekend travel. Travel dates to use these […]

Accessible only by helicopter: Sentry Mountain Lodge, British Columbia

Accessible only by helicopter: Sentry Mountain Lodge, British Columbia

Hailed as one of America’s 10 best adventure lodges, the Sentry Mountain Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia is accessible only by helicopter. Curiously not wishing to blow their own trumpted, on their own website they describe themselves as ‘functional rather than luxurious’. This understatement perhaps doesn’t give the full picture – the […]

Private jets of the ultra-rich

Private jets of the ultra-rich

The ultra-rich aren’t settling for small private jets these days – they’re opting instead for Boeing 737s or upgrading to Dreamliners or even – would you believe it – Airbus A380s.   The attorney Willie Gary has his own Boeing 737 called Wings of Justice II with, among other features, a $1.2 million sound system […]

Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay, Lanai, Maui

Some aerial footage of Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay from the perspective of Blue Hawaiian, a helicopter tour operator.

Singapore Airlines new business class

A couple of television commercials for Singapore Airlines new business class, ‘by far the most spacious business class seat in the world’.

Singapore Airlines new first class

A couple of television commercials for Singapore Airlines new first class, hailed as ‘the most exclusive ever’.

Gulfstream G550 applies for speed record

Gulfstream G550 applies for speed record

A luxury charter Gulfstream G550 flight between Edinburgh and Beijing  is thought to have  set a new world record, completing the journey in just eight hours, 47 minutes – around half the time it takes on a commercial flight via London. The £23m jet carried just 4 passengers on the journey at an estimated average […]

Exotic Flights on-demand, ultra-private jet service

A short advertisement for Miami-based Exotic Flights, an on-demand private jet service. The company’s president is Rudy Gonzalez who has experience in managing logistics and security for the likes of Mike Tyson, Christina Aguilera and others.

Maverick Solo Jet

Maverick Solo Jet

Maverick Jets is working on a ‘second generation’ of personal jets. With a Pratt & Whitney JT-15-5 and 3190 lbs of thrust, the Maverick Solo Jet is expected to achieve speeds of 472 knots, making it the world’s fastest personal jet.  It can carry 5 adults, climb at a rate of around 8,000 feet per […]

Airbus vs. Boeing

Airbus vs. Boeing

A number of airlines are currently investing hundreds of millions of dollars in making air travel more luxurious and both Airbus and Boeing are producing aircraft to cater for this market. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is due to be reach the airlines in 2008 and will feature soothing lights, bigger windows and could even include  showers […]

BMI strives to make long-haul travel more comfortable

BMI strives to make long-haul travel more comfortable

BMI‘s  entire long-haul Airbus A330 fleet is to be fitted with the very latest lie-flat beds. The new electronically-adjustable lie-flat bed will feature a maximum 80 inch pitch, 20 inches more than currently offered, and will be configured in a 2-2-2 layout. The ‘kitting out’ of the fleet with the new seats will begin next […]

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