Category: Air Travel

New first class lounge from Qatar Airways

New first class lounge from Qatar Airways

Last week Qatar Airways revealed its new on-board first class lounge product. Showcased at the ITB Berlin travel convention, the airline’s new A340-600 fleet (delivery of which  will commence  later this year) will be equipped with  a dedicated first class lounge. Features include a stand-up bar with drinks rack and spotlight mood lighting, and cream […]

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

If you’re a US cancer patient, did you know that you can fly to recognised treatment ceters around the country, absolutely free, in the empty seats of corporate jets? New York State-based Corporate Angel Network is a national public charity which works directly with patients and families to co-ordinate their travel needs with the flight […]

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Based in Long Island, NY, ExcelAire  is about to add  a Global Express plane to its private jet fleet.   The aircraft flies from New York City to Tokyo nonstop in 14 hours. There’s nothing that remarkable about the journey time but the level of comfort is second to none. The plane represents the pinnacle […]

Luxury jet charter services from Island Air

Luxury jet charter services from Island Air

Island Air is spreading its wings beyond the Hawaiian skies with a new luxury jet charter service allowing Hawaii travelers to book their own private intercontinental corporate jet to any destination worldwide. Service begins with a limousine pick-up followed by a Bombardier Challenger jet accommodating up to nine passengers served by a flight crew and […]

T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best […]

Qatar Airways notches up another award

Qatar Airways notches up another award

Qatar Airways has picked up yet another award: the Inflight Service Consistency Excellence Award  from Skytrax, the world’s leading air transport research organisation. Qatar Airways is growing at great speed and is one of only four airlines in the world ranked Five Star for service and excellence. The airline’s cabin crew have been voted the […]

What's next for Steve Fossett?

What’s next for Steve Fossett?

Having broken the record for the world’s longest non-stop flight in aviation history last week, what’s next for Steve Fossett? He already has a host of achievements, not only in flying aircraft, but also in hot air ballooning and sailing, so I guess it won’t stop here.   When asked what he wanted to do […]

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 […]