Category: Air Travel

Horse carriage at Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad India

5 of most spectacular hotel arrivals in the world

Long gone are the days of arriving to a hotel to tediously queue at a lobby and await your turn so someone at the reception desk is free to attend to you. Luxury travelers demand more, much, much more. Many of the more boutique hotels and resorts have done away with reception desks, and even […]

5 ways to avoid last minute airline nightmares

5 ways to avoid last minute airline nightmares

Do you ever feel like you’re being front-run by airlines or squeezed for every penny on ticket prices? Airlines have sneaky ways of padding their ticket prices – from nickel and diming on taxes and fees to charging extra for flight changes or checked baggage. Sometimes, it even seems like ticket prices change right before […]

5 reasons to use your miles and points for first class and business class flights

5 reasons to use your miles and points for first class and business class flights

If you’re sitting on hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles and points, don’t cash them out for gift cards, a toaster, or use the Pay with Points option if you want to maximize their value. Instead, consider planning your trips well in advance (we plan ours about a year in advance) in order to […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

It’s that time of year again when we can find ourselves struggling to know what to buy as Christmas gifts. If you know a man who loves to travel, but don’t know what to buy him this year, we hope you’ll find these suggestions helpful. Wish him a very merry Christmas with anything from a […]

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

For many people, an African safari brings to mind a series of bumpy drives, racing through the dusty bush in a safari vehicle. While it is true that a large part of many safaris involves game driving, these days there are a number of more comfortable and/or adventurous alternatives for spotting the Big 5 in […]

The World's 10 Best Airport Lounges

The world’s 10 best airport lounges

Air travel these days can be very stressful and often time-consuming. How often have you heard anybody claim that they were looking forward to being in an airport lounge? There are, however, some lounges that are a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity. These are some the most luxurious airport lounges on the planet. The […]

5 ways to save on airline tickets

5 ways to save on airline tickets

Do you ever feel like you’re being front-run by airlines or squeezed for every penny on ticket prices? Airlines have sneaky ways of padding their ticket prices – from nickel and diming on taxes and fees to charging extra for flight changes or checked baggage. Sometimes, it even seems like ticket prices change before your […]

Packing light

The best travel hacks from 5 popular digital nomads

Traveling seems to be one of the best things in the world but causes some of the most stress and anxiety for some people. Most people tend to overload themselves with travel plans and itineraries, how much to pack, what is or isn’t necessary, etc. Digital Nomads are known for traveling all over the world, […]

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

On a Friday in late July, the world watched tanks rather than planes rolling down the runway at Istanbul’s International airport. Though the coup attempt proved was short-lived, its impact on promoting air travel to and through Turkey was catastrophic. Specifically, Turkish Airlines had spent significant time and money establishing itself as an elite global […]

4 great airport lounge perks and where to find them

4 great airport lounge perks and where to find them

Airport lounges are known for offering a more peaceful respite from chaotic boarding gates, complimentary food and drinks, and sometimes a refreshing shower. But some First Class lounges offer other fantastic perks. Here are four of my favorite lounge perks, and where to find them: 1. Sleeping room It often seems to me that the […]

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

When booking airport parking it can become difficult to understand what you’re really getting for your money. Some of the questions we face every day are along the lines of ‘Do I keep my keys or hand them in?’ ‘Where do I drop my car off?’ and even ‘Who’s that guy who was just drove […]

Top 5 business class cabin buying events of 2016

Top 5 business class cabin buying events of 2016

When airlines set business and first class fare levels too high, flyers stop buying. Carriers use business class buying events, where fares are quietly slashed 80% or more for a few days, to fill unsold seats. Once the buying event ends and seats are sold, fares typically move higher once again. Here are the top […]

4 ways major airline carriers have reached new lows

4 ways major airline carriers have reached new lows

Despite tailwinds, airlines continue to operate like its 1985. From a distance, it may seem like it’s a great time to be an airline. Packed airports, no price regulations, little competition and record low energy prices. Despite all of these positive tailwinds, carriers still can’t get out of their own way. Plummeting energy prices: a […]

5 ways to make luxury travel more sustainable

5 ways to make luxury travel more sustainable

We love luxury travel; after all who doesn’t enjoy lounging next to infinity pools, sipping Champagne in swanky city hotels and travelling in comfort and style as you see the wonders of the world? But sometimes we worry that our love of luxury has a huge negative impact on the environment, as indulgence and luxury […]

5 top tips for hassle-free travel

5 top tips for hassle-free travel

While hopping on a plane might help you to satisfy your innate sense of wanderlust, the truth is that it can be something of a hassle as well. We’ve all buckled under the immense strain travelling can take on us in the past! If you want to make your journey as hassle-free as possible, here […]

Secret Sri Lanka: 5 exclusive experiences you don't want to miss

Secret Sri Lanka: 5 exclusive experiences you don’t want to miss

Luxury in relation to travel is more than just great hotels in fabulous locations – that’s easy to replicate. Take one beautiful beach, add one 6-star hotel and label it luxury. What’s harder to replicate, and what defines luxury as we see it, are exclusive experiences. Travel that’s intimate. Personal experiences that are authentic yet […]

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