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Business Class Perks Setting the Standard in Air Travel

May 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Air travel has evolved immensely over the last couple of decades. British Airways could be said to have been the catalyst for the change; in 2000 the airline changed the game with the introduction of lay flat seats to Business Class, an area of the plane that up until then simply meant fewer passengers and a bit more legroom. Since then, it’s been a race to the top, with new standards being set and expectations soaring higher than ever. Some airlines are nailing the new Business Class better than others, offering cool amenities, superior service and in-flight entertainment that may rival what you have at home. Here is a look at some of our favorite Biz-Class perks and a few thoughts on why they should be considered standard to every airline.... Read More

Lillium is the Private Aircraft of the Future

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The European Space Agency is dreaming up an aircraft of the future: egg-shaped, electric-powered and able to take off from helipads or runways due to its pivoting engines. In a press release earlier this month, the ESA said the new plane, which would have a range of 300 miles and is called Lillium, “will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018.”... Read More

Does First Class Beat Private Jet Travel?

May 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

With commercial airlines scrambling to recapture luxury market share from private jet companies, goalposts in the sky have moved. Flying first class has never been more attractive but the same can be said for flying private, thanks to new technology, charter methods and accessibility.... Read More

 
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