Category: Air Travel

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

How business class fares to South Africa plummeted 80 per cent in 2016

If you’re thinking about visiting South Africa but are short on time, two non-stop options currently exist from the U.S.  First, South African Airways flies nonstop from New York, but departs Kennedy Airport at 11:15 AM, making connections difficult from interior U.S. cities. Delta also operates nonstop service to Johannesburg via its Atlanta hub. While nonstop flights […]

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer cats to replace dogs in airport security trial

Sniffer dogs are having to step aside for their feline counterparts at a Papua New Guinea airport and, if trials are successful, we could soon be seeing sniffer cats – rather than sniffer dogs – at airports all over the world. It has long been known that cats have in the region of 200 million […]

8 top tips to get the best from your Business Class flight as a vegan

8 top tips to get the best from your Business Class flight as a vegan

The luxury travel world is becoming well experienced at catering for the growing number of vegans out there; no longer are we expected to settle for salad and a sub standard product because we are vegan; luxury hotels and resorts are offering vegan menus, vegan amenities and even vegan cooking classes to ensure that vegan […]

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

How is Airplane! NOT one of the top 50 travel movies of all time?

The journey your mind can take you on can be more amazing than any plane, train or automobile. I recently saw a pair of twenty-somethings smoking cigarettes outside at New York’s LaGuardia airport. First, I realized that nearly three decades have passed since smoking was banned on U.S. flights. Then I was reminded of the […]

The 3 best business class airline seats

The 3 best business class airline seats

If you have a long international flight, flying business class is one of the best ways to get proper rest and arrive more refreshed and less jet-lagged at your destination. Business class is of course not as luxurious as first class, so don’t expect the attentive service, closing suite doors, onboard chef, and even onboard […]

5 facts you need to know about a specialist tour operator

5 facts you need to know about a specialist tour operator

Tour operators  are often asked by prospective clients “What exactly is a Tour Operator? or “Why should I book with a tour operator rather than direct with the hotel and airline?”.  We have listed 5 facts you need to know about tour operators showing how they are able to secure the best pricing and other […]

5 can't miss experiences in New Zealand

5 can’t miss experiences in New Zealand

It’s no wonder New Zealand forms the backdrop for The Lord of the Rings films–its dramatic, breathtaking scenery needs no special effects to look otherworldly. It’s a long way from everywhere except Australia, Fiji and a few other places, but the trek is worth it. Here are five can’t miss experiences when exploring New Zealand: […]

3 amazing ways to experience Croatia from the air

3 amazing ways to experience Croatia from the air

If you think Croatia is beautiful from the ground, wait until you experience it from the air – it’s breathtakingly gorgeous! By now you’ve probably (or most likely) heard of Croatia. You might not know where it is exactly, but you’ve heard or read about its beauty. An amazing country definitely worth visiting at least […]

6 ways to combat jet lag

6 ways to combat jet lag

Let’s face it, flying across time zones is great for our spirit, our soul and our sense of wanderlust, yet it wreaks havoc on our internal clocks. Here are six ways to combat Jet Leg and recover faster to enjoy the adventure. Sleep early A week before, start pushing your bed time later if you’re […]

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it's mishandled when you travel

How to give your luggage a voice and detect whether it’s mishandled when you travel

If you’re a frequent traveller – and perhaps even if you’re an infrequent one – chances are that at some point you’ve had a problem with your luggage. Perhaps it’s been dropped, hurled about, left out in the rain, emerged on the luggage carousel torn or half open, or perhaps it’s not even emerged at […]

If a $362 business class flight to London isn’t a fare war, what is it?

If a $362 business class flight to London isn’t a fare war, what is it?

OK, so you’re planning that long overdue trip to Europe and want to fly comfortably. You check business class fares between L.A. and London on several mainstream sites, but they’re all asking for a whole lotta dough. Despite all the hype, they all show fares at $6,000, $7,000, $8,000 or more. No problem. You’ll just […]

5 of the best exclusive experiences in Burma

5 of the best exclusive experiences in Burma

Burma may be decades behind the rest of the world in many respects (and therein lies its charm), but there is one area in which no traveller to Burma need compromise, and that is luxury travel. Though the market is in its infancy, there are some truly spectacular hotels and experiences already available in Burma […]

What happened to the economy class lounge?

What happened to the economy class lounge?

There was a time, not so long ago, when air travel was really fun. Not the pretend fun that you see in airline ads, but a legit, party-in-the-sky kind of fun. For those too young to remember, airplanes once had living room-sized lounges onboard for economy class travelers. The lounges served drinks and food to […]

3 reasons why business class airline consolidator discounts may not be as good as they seem

3 reasons why business class airline consolidator discounts may not be as good as they seem

Business class airline consolidators once ruled the skies. Today, they’re getting farther and farther away in the rearview mirror, which may be a good thing for passengers faced with numerous complex airfare “deal” options when they fly. Back when many major airlines competed for passengers, airlines would sell large quantities of seats to companies in exchange […]

What's it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

What’s it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

It was a Thursday morning and I walked the short distance from my hotel to Denham airfield in Buckinghamshire. Opposite the appropriately named Biggles cafe is the Jetfly lounge where I met my fellow co-passengers just before 8am for a private flight to Frankfurt. By 8.20am we were up in the air, looking down on the […]

Delta Airlines changes upgrade algorithm for international flights

Delta Airlines changes upgrade algorithm for international flights

In late May, Delta Airlines changed its algorithm for upgrades on international flights, making it nearly impossible to clear mileage upgrades for ticket purchases that are made fewer than 14 days from the travel date. This largely unannounced adjustment changes the way Delta handles mileage upgrades to fill empty premium cabin seats. In the past, […]

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