Category: Air Travel

6 tips on getting upgraded to first class... for free

6 tips on getting upgraded to first class… for free

With the increase in airline prices it is unfortunately becoming something of a distant dream for any of us mere mortals to fly first class. But after years of research and real-world testing, we’ve come up with some great tips to help you get the first class upgrade you’re looking for – here are our […]

London's most expensive Valentine's Day package

London’s most expensive Valentine’s Day package

This Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to the most lavish and memorable Valentine’s Day possible by booking the ‘One In A Million’ package at the athenaeum hotel in London. It begins with a flight in a private helicopter over the couples’ choice of famous landmarks in the capital. After the flight a private chauffer-driven limousine […]

An Australian first: hot air balloon flights launching from Uluru

An Australian first: hot air balloon flights launching from Uluru

For the first time ever, visitors to Ayers Rock – aka Uluru – will be able to enjoy one of the best views as dawn falls over Australia’s Red Centre. The service will begin in March 2012, courtesy of Outback Ballooning.  Flights will last around 30 minutes and pass over the Patji region just outside […]

Escaping to Australia's Heron Island just got easier

Escaping to Australia’s Heron Island just got easier

Virgin Australia’s new twice-daily service from Brisbane to Gladstone, Mondays to Fridays, allows visitors to Australia even easier access to the tropical paradise of Heron Island. Renowned for wonderful diving and snorkelling right off the island’s beautiful white sandy beaches, Heron Island is the perfect introduction to the delights of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with […]

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

From the Monte Carlo casino to the five-star hotels on the Croisette, when it comes to luxury, the French Riviera has a lot to offer. Over 10 million tourists visit the Côte d’Azur for a holiday in the sun every year, but very few are lucky enough to experience the grandiose lifestyle that makes it […]

Book review: Dan Poynter's Air Travel Handbook

Book review: Dan Poynter’s Air Travel Handbook

I recently received a printed copy of Dan Poynter’s Air Travel Handbook – a goldmine of information for the travel enthusiast and, in particular, the frequent flyer. It’s not really the kind of book that needs to be read from cover to cover but instead is easy to dip in and out at any point and […]

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2011 are in...

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 are in…

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands from 18th October 2011) and are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, a record 28,876 readers […]

See inside the Dreamliner

Now that the Dreamliner has officially taken off on its maiden voyage, CNBC is taking you inside this much-anticipated aircraft with the documentary, “Dreamliner: Inside the World’s Most Anticipated Airline”, which airs tonight at 9pm. What does it really look like? Will it change the future of travel? What is so special about the Dreamliner […]

Pampered pets on private jets

Pampered pets on private jets

If you’re someone who travels by private jet, you may or may not be aware of the perk of being able to bring along pet family members with you. And now you can make sure your pet is just as safe as you are and pampered every bit as much as you are. Sit’n Stay […]

Five star Maui

Five star Maui

The island of Maui, Hawaii has long been thought of as the holiday destination of a lifetime. Travelers dream of the iconic luau with its captivating hula dancers, legendary surf and lush rain forest. Experiencing the far flung Pacific culture of Maui with the opulence of one of its renowned five star resorts will leave […]

How to build an aeroplane in less than 3 minutes

OK, so the subject is perhaps a little misleading… but hopefully you still won’t be disappointed with this fascinating timelapse video of the Boeing 777-200LR being slowly – or quickly, depending on how you look at it – pieced together in Everett, Washington, USA.

The 5 best first class airlines

The 5 best first class airlines

If you’re looking to travel in complete luxury, then you want to fly in first class. For some of us it’s something we can only dream of, for others it’s a regular occurrence. Airlines throughout the world compete to capture this high-value, luxury market by providing exceptional quality, services and features. When flying first class […]

Introducing the all new Virgin Australia

Watch Virgin Australia‘s new television commercial which features industry experts Juli Grbac, responsible for the Virgin Australia uniforms and Hans Hulsbosch, who created the new airline’s logo and plane design.

Air hostesses showcase their deadly kung fu moves

Air stewardesses at Hong Kong Airlines are being trained in Wing Chun, a deadly martial art that can reputedly knock an aggressor out cold in a matter of seconds.  It’s not clear whether it’s mostly PR hype or designed to be a legitimate safety exercise but it’s a kind of kung fu that apparently works […]

A good news story from an airline - well done, Monarch!

A good news story from an airline – well done, Monarch!

A couple of weeks ago I was meant to be going on a press trip to Tenerife  with my family and reviewing a couple of hotels out there.  Shortly before we were due to depart, I was looking into travel insurance as I was aware that our annual policy had expired.  I contacted the travel […]

5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

The 6,000 plus travel advisors surveyed for Virtuoso’s annual Lux Report have selected Mexico as the number five international travel destination for 2011 – and for good reason. Mexico has long delivered incredible value and rich luxury opportunities to travelers worldwide. Here are five lavish experiences in Mexico sure to surpass the expectations of even […]