Category: Air Travel

Private jet versus business class – which would you choose?

Private jet versus business class – which would you choose?

Willem de Kooning, the Dutch American artist once said, “The trouble with being poor is it takes up all your time”. Whilst flying business class hardly constitutes being poor, hiring a private jet can save you a great deal of time. Of course it’s never going to be cheaper, but where time is money and convenience is king, flying by private jet charter has much to [...]

How to blow €1 million in a day

How to blow €1 million in a day

France’s Courchevel 1850 has a growing reputation as the most expensive and glamorous luxury ski resort in the world. It seems inconceivable but it would be relatively easy to blow €1 MILLION during a 24 hour blitz of unadulterated spending and lavish extravagance in this millionaires mecca. Everyone dreams about winning the lottery, but did you ever [...]

Special feature: IDW Esperanza Resort, Kozelkiskiu, Trakai, near Vilnius, Lithuania

Special feature: IDW Esperanza Resort, Kozelkiskiu, Trakai, near Vilnius, Lithuania

When we told friends that we’d be going to Lithuania this Summer, they invariably looked at us with surprise. Not only had we never visited the country before, but it soon emerged that we didn’t know anyone who had, either. Lithuania, of course, is a relatively new country, and one where tourism hasn’t yet fully [...]

The best private jet charter company in North America

The best private jet charter company in North America

We are delighted to announce that ElJet – which works with us here on A Luxury Travel Blog – has won the title of “Leading Private Jet Charter Company in North America” in the prestigious international World Travel Awards. The awards are the equivalent of the Oscars in the travel industry and recognise the very [...]

Lost luggage – a little bit of fun

Lost luggage – a little bit of fun

It’s Friday so time for a little fun. Rhod Gilbert has a way with words and here shares his experiences in a stand-up comedy sketch that was first performed in Australia – a performance that put the Welsh comedian well and truly on the comedy circuit. In 2007, the routine was placed sixth in Chortle’s [...]

Zermatt – top 5 experiences of a lifetime

Zermatt – top 5 experiences of a lifetime

Zermatt is one Europe’s most awe-inpsiring ski destinations. Resting in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, this is a world class resort steeped in history and tradition. The combination of breathtaking scenery, top class hospitality and one of the highest ski areas in the Alps make this a dream destination for 365 days a year. [...]

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

The longest commercial flight to date is courtesy of Singapore Airlines from Newark to Singapore, which lasts an unbelievable 18 hours and 50 minutes. For some, the idea of spending almost an entire day in the air sounds absolutely miserable, but if you’re armed with the right products, you may actually enjoy yourself! Here are [...]

Top 5 luxury airlines

Top 5 luxury airlines

Choosing to travel by air by business or first class is a luxury which simply has to be done when embarking on a trip of a lifetime. Obviously all airlines don’t travel to all places but below we’re taking a look at five fantastic, luxury carriers that you simply shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to [...]

Would you travel on a glass-bottomed plane?

Would you travel on a glass-bottomed plane?

We’ve known about glass-bottomed boats for a long time, but what about glass-bottomed planes? In April of this year Richard Branson announced on the Virgin Atlantic blog that he was going to be adding a new Airbus A320 to its fleet with a clear strip down the middle made from aviation-standard glass, instead of the [...]

New private jet service launched by Emirates

New private jet service launched by Emirates

The Dubai-based airline Emirates is the latest to launch an exclusive luxury private jet service, having recently announced that it will be flying the new Airbus 319 jet – a private charter service that can accommodate up to 19 passengers in ultimate comfort. These Emirates Executive planes promise “unsurpassed luxury” and have been decked out with [...]

The trend for private jet modifications takes off

The trend for private jet modifications takes off

Home renovations are common. They are done for various reasons, from creating more space to converting a room – for instance, changing a garage to a home office. Sometimes, home modifications are done just for the aesthetics. The same is true with private jets. A trend has begun where those who own them are going all out [...]

3 of the best ways to discover the Southern Lakes of New Zealand by air

3 of the best ways to discover the Southern Lakes of New Zealand by air

There is no doubt that New Zealand is famous for it’s stunning scenery, and there is perhaps no better place to experience the breath-taking views than from the air. Perspective is everything, and you will be amazed at how vast and majestic the mountains, lakes and rivers appear from above. There are a number of [...]

The top 10 priciest private jets owned by wealthy Nigerians

The top 10 priciest private jets owned by wealthy Nigerians

It is ironically easier to connect Africa to other continents of the world as opposed to connecting Africa with Africa using commercial airlines. There are many factors that hinder the smooth running of this process. Some of these factors include the massive size of the continent, the geo – political factors and the developing infrastructure. [...]

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

5 luxuries not to miss in Dubai

Visitors to Dubai – one of the world’s most opulent destinations – are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeking luxury. The city has become one the most popular playgrounds of the rich and famous, and has made many a statement with several of the world’s tallest buildings, man-made islands and even a huge [...]

Explore the Russian Far East in style

Explore the Russian Far East in style

When you think about Russia, you naturally think of grandiose domed churches, soviet-era architecture and vast siberian landscapes. What you don’t tend to think of is hot springs, volcanoes and bear-watching. Amazingly, if you go far enough east to the Kamchatka peninsula, the tourist industry is burgeoning and the affluent tourist can enjoy a huge [...]

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

While the folks in the northern hemisphere are enjoying days of sunshine at and ice creams at the beach, winter has kicked off with a vengeance in the southern hemisphere. Here are five great reasons why you should trade in the sandals and sand for skis and snow and head south to New Zealand this [...]

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