Category: Air Travel

Private helicopter shuttle service from Kitron Galilee, Israel

Private helicopter shuttle service from Kitron Galilee, Israel

Kitron Galilee resort in Israel now offers a helicopter shuttle service to and from Ben Gurion International Airport. This traffic-beating service allows guests to relax and enjoy the scenic ride from the airport to the resort. Combining the rustic beauty of the lower Galilee, with the modern comforts of luxury hotels in Israel, Kitron offers […]

ExcelAire expands its fleet

ExcelAire expands its fleet

ExcelAire, one of the United States’ largest private jet charter firms, today announced the addition of its third Legacy 600, a super mid-size executive jet designed for superior comfort and unprecedented reliability. Ideal for intercontinental trips, the Legacy 600 is capable of flying nonstop from New York to London. ExcelAire’s Legacy 600 offers first-class comfort […]

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Michael Groux  is  CEO and President of justLUXE Magazine and Founder and CEO of The Privileged Collection brand. justLUXE was launched in the summer of 2004. It resides under the parent company, LUXEmont, a luxury lifestyle publication. justLUXE focuses on the affluent lifestyle of world travelers. The magazine covers, luxury air travel, mega-yachts, fine real […]

One of the largest luxury airport hotels in Europe

One of the largest luxury airport hotels in Europe

Opening next month, the Sofitel London Heathrow is set to become one of the largest luxury airport hotels, meeting and events venues in Europe. Directly connected to the somewhat troubled Terminal 5 via a link-bridge, the 605-bedroom hotel is situated at the heart of one of the most strategically important locations in the UK and […]

EOS files for bankruptcy

First it was MAXjet.   Now it’s the turn of EOS. Having launched their service back in 2005, the airline is planning to operate its final flights London’s Stansted Airport and New York’s Kennedy Airport today. The current economic climate was cited as a reason for the bankruptcy by CEO Jack Williams. A statement on […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

T5: a story of failed promises

A video about Heathrow Terminal 5, made around a year ago. They make a big thing about how efficient the baggage system is, and how the new terminal will “relieve the chaos”. With the benefit of hindsight, it makes for rather ironic viewing now.

Celebrity chefs are making their mark on US airlines

Celebrity chefs are making their mark on US airlines

Should you compromise on food just because your 30,000 feet up in the air?   An increasing number of airlines in the US  think you shouldn’t if you’re travelling first class.   USA Today has an article today about how the airlines have enlisted the help of celebrity chefs to raise their profile.   United […]

Would you pay extra for a preferred seat?

Would you pay extra for a preferred seat?

I know there’s been a lot of hoo-hah recently about airlines charging extra for preferred seating, with US Airways being the latest to say that preferred aisle and window seating in the front of its economy cabins will cost an extra $5 (unless you’re a Dividend Miles Preferred member).   But isn’t it just inevitable […]

Luxury items from Cathay Pacific for sale

Cathay Pacific  are  selling vintage and one-of-a-kind items to their passengers, both onboard and online. The collection will feature unique pieces from brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Rolex, with prices ranging from under $1,000 to $25,000 for a vintage Rolex Steve McQueen. Other premium items are century-old Louis Vuitton trunks,   and collectible […]

Hotel happenings in San Jose

Hotel happenings in San Jose

The Doubletree Hotel San Jose recently completed a $200,000 remodel of their front desk and lobby areas. In addition to making the lobby more user streamlined and user friendly, the lobby now includes two airport flight status screens and an airport check-in kiosk. Meanwhile, Tova Day Spa, at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, […]

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

A re-launched transatlantic business class service is available to over 20 European destinations, from Philadelphia and Charlotte, courtesy of US Airways. Envoy  is offering new menus, available on demand, and brunch on all departures before mid-afternoon. Their Boeing 767s offer ‘nearly-lie-flat seats’ (170-degree recline)  in a peaceful, private environment, whilst seats on A330s and B757 […]

Roman Skyline Package from Hassler Roma

Roman Skyline Package from Hassler Roma

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck saw Rome from the seat of a Vespa.   Now you can see that and more, touring the Eternal City via helicopter with the Hassler Roma‘s Roman Skyline Package.   Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Rome’s most famous sights as your chopper circles over the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, […]

Naomi Campbell in a huff at Heathrow T5

Naomi Campbell in a huff at Heathrow T5

You would think Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 had already had enough bad press for one week, but it seems there’s no abating.   This time, though,  it’s due to an unruly traveller of a celebrity nature.   Short-tempered Naomi Campbell has been arrested and handcuffed after allegedly spitting at a police officer.   It sounds […]

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Aircell has obtained FAA approval for air-to-ground mobile broadband on US domestic flights, bringing us much closer to in-flight internet.   Approval is only for Boeing 767-200 aircraft at this stage, so you can expect to see developments with Virgin America and American Airlines fleets later this year.   Routes between Los Angeles, San Francisco, […]

Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food

Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food

Maybe Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food wasn’t the best idea for a  name for a  fine dining restaurant in London Heathrow’s new Terminal 5, but rest assured that we are talking about ‘plane food’ here, and not ‘plain food’. Currently managed by staff from his Box Wood Café in Knightsbridge, it will open on 27th March […]

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