Category: Air Travel

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, […]

Have you a hoard of unused foreign currency at home? Here's a solution...

Have you a hoard of unused foreign currency at home? Here’s a solution…

If you’re like me, you probably have various small sums of money kicking about at home, in a variety of different currencies – and some for destinations you might not return to for years to come. Some of it you can’t even easily change back into your local currency as they’ll only accept notes of […]

Persistence pays off for cheapest business class fares to Asia

Persistence pays off for cheapest business class fares to Asia

With a little persistence, you could be flying business class to Asia at less than half of the normal cost. It’s a simple search trick that could save you thousands. Over the past month, airlines in the United States have been dropping prices on their business class seats to Asia. American Airlines and Delta have […]

Is it high time we had a standard size for hand luggage when flying?

Is it high time we had a standard size for hand luggage when flying?

Let’s face it – flying with hand luggage isn’t as straight forward as it could be. Sure, if you’re familiar with the airline’s hand luggage size restrictions, that goes a long way. But when those restrictions vary slightly from one airline to another – or indeed within one airline, depending on the bag type (think […]

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Top 5 things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Take to the skies with a hundred other hot air balloons and spot some sci-fi scenery at sunrise, then head underground to explore the ancient cave cities. Whether you’re above or below the ground, one thing is for sure – Cappadocia is a totally magical place! Read on for our top 5 suggestions on what […]

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