Category: Air Travel

Aruba has new airport terminal for private jets

Aruba has opened a new airport terminal for private jets in a bid to attract more upscale travelers to the Dutch Caribbean island.   The facility has its own customs and immigration so private jet travellers no longer have to go through the main terminal. The number of private jet flights to  Queen Beatrix International […]

Asiana Airlines awarded 5 star airline ranking status

Asiana Airlines awarded 5 star airline ranking status

Skytrax  have announced that Asiana Airlines is the latest addition to the exclusive group of 5 star airlines – highest quality accolade and recognition an airline can gain –  joining Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

A little thin on the ground

For those of you that have been wondering why the posts have not been pouring in in their usual numbers this past couple of weeks… I’ve been busy!   Well, yes… I did put my feet up a little over the Easter break, but work has been pretty hectic.   We’re in the process of […]

England football team's new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

England football team’s new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

At Heathrow Airport, off-duty England stars Michael Owen and Theo Walcott  have this morning  unveiled  the latest solution to the team’s recent dip in form. The English FA have purchased and customised an Airbus A380, complete with its own 5-a-side AstroTurf playing surface inside. This huge, state-of-the-art plane will offer the ultimate  environment  to ensure […]

Airport security ads

Two different-but-similar advertisements based around a common theme: airport security. Enjoy!

Beware of the overhead cabins

On boarding a flight at Milan’s Malpensa Airport last year, I was taken aback by what happened. Whilst I was speaking to a stewardess about getting a child seat beat for our younger son when suddenly I got an almighty “THWACK!” on the side of the head. A half second passed whilst I tried to […]

Etihad Guest gets off to a flying start

Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer program for Etihad Airways, has seen its membership exceed 100,000 just six months after it was launched in September 2006. Members from 145 countries have so far enrolled and already many have flown sufficient miles to attain silver or gold status in the reward program.

Airfare Watchdog

Airfare Watchdog

I recently stumbled upon the Airfare Watchdog website which tells you about hidden airfare reductions.   Unfortunately, it only covers the United States but should nevertheless be helpful to a good proportion of this blog’s readership. Check it out regularly… it could save you a little and the extra dollars could be put towards a […]

Air Repair Kit from Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways has celebrated 60 years of service by presenting their loyal customers with an exclusive gift, Air Repair Kit, from San Francisco skin care guru Denise Spanek of Spanek’s Air Repair Kit has become a must-have for those who want to look their best before, during and after a flight. Cathay Pacific […]

Painting a plane

Watch Virgin America paint one of their A320 aircraft.

The best airport in the world?

The best airport in the world?

The best airport in the world? Apparently it’s Incheon International Airport in South Korea, according to the 2006 Airport Service Quality Awards held by the Airports Council International in Dubai this week. The awards are based on responses to passenger surveys conducted throughout the year.

Great introductory rates at the new Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation

Great introductory rates at the new Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation

The newest hotel  to open in  Hamburg is the Golden Tulip Hamburg Aviation on the banks of the Elbe. This 170-room hotel gets its name by virtue of being next  to the Finkenwerder Airport and just 20 miles from Hamburg Airport. Thanks to its  crescent shape, most rooms provide a view of the river, whilst […]

Sylvester Stallone's hotel room and private jet searched

Sylvester Stallone’s hotel room and private jet searched

Sylvester Stallone has had his luxury room at the Park Hyatt Sydney hotel and his private jet searched by Australian customs officials.   The event follows a search of luggage belonging to his entourage in which it is alleged that prohibited substances were being carried, possibly steroids.   In Australia, the unlicensed importation of a […]

Say 'goodnight' to sleepless flights!

Say ‘goodnight’ to sleepless flights!

British Airways has launched an exciting series of six podcasts all about sleep. The podcasts feature one of the UK’s leading sleep experts, Dr Chris Idzikowsky.   British Airways’ ‘Dr Sleep’, looks at the impact travel has on our sleeping patterns and gives useful tips to help travellers –  in particular business travellers –  arrive […]

Versace helicopters

Versace helicopters

Versace has teamed up with the Italy company AgustaWestland to create its own line of helicopter interiors.   Recently unveiled at the Heli-Expo 2007, these private cabin interiors offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort, as well as functionality and security.  Using black and white leather, it bears many similarities with the Lamborghini  that Versace […]

2007 Trips for Cancer campaign

2007 Trips for Cancer campaign

As the only online travel auction of its kind, top luxury hotels such as Montage Laguna Beach Hotel (Laguna, CA), Princeville Resort (Kauai, HI), Park Hyatt Sydney (Australia), Hotel Guanahani & Spa (St Barts), Badrutt’s Palace (St. Moritz, Switzerland) as well as travel icons such as Continental Airlines have all donated packages to this year’s […]