Category: Air Travel

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 […]

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York offers savvy travelers refuge in a hectic world. And with the current offering from Metropolis Travel, you can combine a stay at the hotel with the thrill of a helicopter flight, flying past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Rates are $295 per room per night (January 2006), […]

New luxury airline in India?

New luxury airline in India?

An Indian businessman, whose family dates back to the maharajahs, is to start a luxury airline that will target the rich and even have room for the servants. Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, who lives in the  Mysore Palace,  southern India, believes his heritage and name will give the airline an aristocratic flavour that will set […]

Smoking can be a very expensive habit

Smoking can be a very expensive habit

The British media  is claiming  that Catherine Zeta-Jones recently went to a New York bash in a private jet, not because she sought privacy but instead because of her craving for nicotine.   The Mail on Sunday quoted a source as saying: She and Michael both smoke, and Catherine enjoys a cigarette when she flies, […]