Category: Air Travel

Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

This might seem a pipe-dream at the moment, but imagine an aircraft that’s two football fields long. A kind of flying Queen Mary 2, if you like, where you can leisurely roam around as you fly to some far-flung destination. This perhaps far-fetched notion is the brainchild of Igor Pasternak, whose privately-funded California firm, Worldwide […]

Another celebrity pilot?

Another celebrity pilot?

The trend for celebrity pilots goes far beyond John Travolta. The latest in an ever-growing line-up of celebrity pilots is Justin Hawkins, lead singer  from the band The Darkness.   He is said to be learning to fly a helicopter.   The singer is known for his theatrical performances and it’s thought he might attempt […]

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett’s Virgin Atlantic Globalflyer took off yesterday morning despite initial reports that the flight was going to be delayed due to a fuel leak. The takeoff was not without its problems, however, as two birds collided with the plane but  the extent of the damage from this collision is not thought to be serious. […]

British Airways Prestige Collection

British Airways Prestige Collection

British Airways has used its superb global knowledge and long-standing travel expertise to compile the British Airways Prestige Collection. Their exclusive collection features hotels all chosen for their elegance, exclusivity and unmistakable but understated luxury. They range from classic, well-known names to some of the world’s most fabulous boutique hotels for those who desire something […]

Connoisseur Tours "Asian Icons 2006"

Connoisseur Tours “Asian Icons 2006”

Luxury tour operator Connoisseur Tours in conjunction with  Australian Airlines  is operating a 14 day fully inclusive tour to Asia, travelling by a privately chartered Australian Airlines jet. The tour – called Asian Icons 2006 –  leaves Australia on 31st May 2006 and will firstly travel to Vietnam where guests will visit Ho Chi Minh […]

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Airways has unveiled the first phase of its new £11-million Sterling flagship business class lounge, the Clubhouse at Heathrow airport. The Clubhouse’s centrepiece is a spa, which will set new standards for the industry with the first spa pool, steam room and sauna in an airline lounge. The new look lounge, which is […]

Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi plane involved in accident

Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi plane involved in accident

US rockers Bon Jovi escaped injury early today when their private Boeing 707 jet skidded off a runway at Hamilton airport, west of Toronto, in a severe rain storm. Bon Jovi is currently on tour and today commands a global audience that has barely diminished since it first struck major commercial success  with 1986’s 14-million-selling […]

Sentient Jet partners with the PGA Tour

Sentient Jet partners with the PGA Tour

Sentient Jet, Inc., an industry leader in private jet membership, has become the “Official Private Aviation/Jet Provider of the PGA Tour” through a four-year marketing partnership that was announced today. As part of the relationship, Sentient Jet will provide PGA Tour members with a variety of benefits tailored to fit the unique demands of a […]

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has won the “Best Airline To Asia” award in the 2006 Travel Weekly Globe Awards polls conducted by Travel Weekly, a United Kingdom (UK) based magazine. Currently operating 111 aircraft, Malaysia Airlines’ fleet is one of the world’s youngest, flying more than 48,000 passengers to over 110 destinations across six continents everyday. Malaysia […]

Lufthansa Private Jet

Lufthansa Private Jet

Global market leader NetJets and German airline Lufthansa have partnered to create Lufthansa Private Jet. This new service, available in Frankfurt and Munich, allows Lufthansa’s top 100 customers access to NetJets aircraft to make flight connections and offers NetJets US owners travelling to Europe seamless connections as well.

Food fight in the sky

Food fight in the sky

There’s a food fight going on in the sky. Competing for premium customers who pay $5,000 and up for trans-Atlantic and Asian round trips, airlines are employing celebrity chefs and offering multicourse meals, long wine lists, caviar, crème brulée and goats’ cheese. Lufthansa have winter dishes conceived by Joachim Splichal, American Airlines are using Stephan […]

New business class seat designs

New business class seat designs

Business class air travel is poised to move into a new era of supreme comfort as the major airlines gear up to install more luxurious seats. UK airlines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have already launched fully flat business class beds, with the major US airlines set to follow. Such changes could pave the way […]

Raffles Resort Canouan Island jet package

Raffles Resort Canouan Island jet package

Raffles Resort Canouan Island has revealed its Jet Package for 2006, promising guests the most stylish transfers in the Caribbean. Raffles’ guests will be the envy of Barbados Airport as a resort representative whisks them straight through to their own private jet for a breathtaking twenty-minute flight over the Grenadines. For guests staying ten or […]

Oprah Winfrey private jet incident

Oprah Winfrey private jet incident

A bird collided with Oprah Winfrey’s GulfStream private jet this week. The plane’s windshield cracked, and the jet was forced to return to the airport in Santa Barbara, California to make an emergency landing. The jet will stay put at the airport until its windshield can be fixed. Oprah and her boyfriend, Stedman Graham, were […]

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel, the radical hotel concept unveiled at last year’s World Travel Market, confirmed in December that it will open its first two hotels at London Heathrow and London Gatwick in mid-2006. The move follows a major investment by Kuwaiti-based IFA Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of International Financial Advisors (IFA). At Heathrow, the Yotel will […]

Business Traveler magazine awards

Business Traveler magazine awards

Business Traveler magazine asked 60,000 of its subscribers to choose the best in the business travel industry, as part of its 17th annual Business Traveler Awards, including their favorite airlines, airports and hotels around the world. Among the winners are Singapore Airlines (Airline with the Best First Class Service), Four Seasons (Best Luxury Hotel Chain […]

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