Category: Air Travel

The world's fastest private jet

The world’s fastest private jet

Ever wondered what the world’s fastest private jet is? Or how fast it goes? That title is held by the new Cessna Citation X – a long-range, medium-sized business jet. Thanks to the power of two Rolls Royce turbofan engines, it can travel at Mach 0.935 (717 mph) – that’s approximately one mile every six […]

The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

The luxury travel secret of empty leg flights

According to private jet charter company ElJet, one of the best-kept secrets in the jet charter industry is empty leg flights (also sometimes known as ‘deadhead’ flights). These opportunities arise when a private or corporate jet has to return empty to its point of origin, perhaps because the previous passenger(s) just wanted a one-way journey. […]

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

From skydiver to scubadiver... in seconds!

From skydiver to scubadiver… in seconds!

Tropical North Queensland challenged 20 unique filmmakers to head to Cairns and capture their ‘1 Day in Paradise in Tropical North Queensland‘, using only a GoPro camera. They each made a 2 minute film. At the time of writing, this one is the most popular and shows a guy skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef, […]

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Summer 2013 is set to showcase an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events all across Europe. From Grand Prix, to Art Basel and the Venice Film Festival, there is something for everyone. Here are someáof the most exciting events taking place this summer – and how to get there by private jet. Sport […]

The glamorous world of F1 & private aviation

The glamorous world of F1 & private aviation

When it comes to speed and glamour, the two worlds of private aviation and Formula One often go hand-in-hand. Those with a passion for motorsports and supercars are also fuelled by the luxury and adrenaline of the private jet experience.áThe Formula One season is already in full throttle, starting with the Australian Grand Prix in […]

An airport worker's letter of resignation... on a cake!

An airport worker’s letter of resignation… on a cake!

In what is surely one of the sweetest ways to say goodbye, a Stansted Airport employee has handed in his letter of resignation… on a cake. á(Yes, you read that right!). Immigration officer Chris Holmes took this extraordinary measure, writing “Having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important […]

The luxurious surroundings of private aviation

The luxurious surroundings of private aviation

While time-saving and flexibility are at the top of the private jet traveller’s priority list, flying in style is a big part of the appeal. Private jet travel in Europe is now more accessible than ever, with over 2500 aircraft available and private jet booking coming of age online, you can book a Learjet from […]

New airstrip at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi

New airstrip at Tongole Wilderness Lodge, Malawi

Tongole Wilderness Lodge has opened a new airstrip enabling visitors to access the luxury lodge more easily as well as providing the opportunity to experience the most brilliant panoramic views of Malawi. The airstrip was officially opened last month and now offers a faster route to the lodge and surrounding area. By road it takes […]

A date with a legend you won't forget - Crazy Horse

A date with a legend you won’t forget – Crazy Horse

The warm, fresh, early morning air at Kissimmee airport is broken momentarily, by the sound of aircraft engines as they warm up and take off into the perfect central Florida blue sky.áBirdsong dominates the silent gaps that emerge from the tidy hangar spaces and ramps that line the airport’s apron. Welcome to Crazy Horse’s gleaming […]

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

Everyone has their own recipe for the dream holiday rental. For some it is a sun-quenched, beach side villa, or a chalet nestled between snow covered mountains and a picturesque village, and for others a secluded cottage in the beautiful countryside ticks all the boxes. Yet it is often the little (or big) extras that […]

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livignoá- which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort – has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013. Time is of the essence with just a few weeks to head over for a spot of heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is limited in Europe […]

Parachuting off Machu Picchu

Parachuting off Machu Picchu

This video shows what is reputedly the first ever speedflight off Machu Picchu, made in November 2012. áIt is said to be a áhighly technical flight due to its tricky launch, complex rotor and variable winds. áI should also mention that it is strongly NOT recommended that you attempt this yourself… unless of course you […]

7 ways not to irritate your fellow passengers when flying

7 ways not to irritate your fellow passengers when flying

We spoke to the people at Fly.co.uk about what really irritates passengers when they travel by air. A little thought for your fellow travellers can go a long way so here are 7 top tips on how not to irritate them when flying. Of course, there are lots more – feel free to post a […]

Life is about the journey...

Life is about the journey…

This video from Trans Maldivian Airwaysáshows the true beauty of the Maldives. The companyápioneered the use of aircraft to transport tourists to island based resorts. In doing so, it has made a significant contribution to the development of tourism to the Maldives, which in turn has resulted in major benefits to the national economy.áFounded in […]

Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Transferring vehicles in the air by helicopter for promotional purposes is nothing new in the world of exotic luxury and sports car brands. When I was in St. Moritz last year, I recall looking down on a vehicle in a glass case half way up the mountains of Corviglia. Aston Martin, however, can lay claim […]

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