Chicagoans Now Have a More Exclusive Way to Travel With a Private Helicopter Charter

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Noticing a particular helicopter-shaped void in the Chicago market, Trevor Heffernan decided to buy his own rotorcraft and eventually founded his very own company in 2011, called Chicago Helicopter Experience. Though it started out as a tour offering, running flights out of Chicago Executive Airport, CHE has recently launched a brand new Premier chapter for charters.

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Secure One of Cobalt's First Ultra Private Jets With a $15k Deposit

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

San Francisco-based Cobalt officially launched its very first models last week, the Co50 Valkyrie and Valkyrie-X, and are now accepting pre-orders in the United States. Calling it the fastest aircraft in its category, the Co50 is fully certified and can be reserved for summer 2017 by putting a $15,000 deposit down.

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Private Jet Charter Brings Some Purple Rain-Style to San Diego

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As possibly the only charter that seems to have been tailor-made for Prince, JetPurple Airwayz has recently announced that they are expanding their reach to San Diego. Starting in 2016, the flashy Phoenix-based company will begin flying out of a private terminal in the city’s international airport.

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Award-Winning François Adamski is Air France’s Next Star Chef With New Business Class Menu

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Meilleur Ouvrier de France and Bocuse d’Or winner François Adamski is bringing his culinary genius to Air France’s Business Class fliers. The airline has dedicated itself to promoting French haute cuisine in its cabins and has chosen several star chefs to be French gastronomy ambassadors, including Joël Robuchonn and Guy Martin. As a newcomer to the airline, “Adamski has concocted six delicious dishes on the in-flight menu, available alternately on the long and medium-haul Business Class menus every two weeks.”

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These Private Jet Concepts Bring Feng Shui and Sushi Bars to the Sky

Oct 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If flying stresses you out, you should consider calling HAECO Private Jet Solutions to trick your mind into thinking you’re actually in a serene tea house. The Chinese design firm has created two gorgeous private jet interior concepts, one that utilizes traditional feng shui and another that they call “East meets West.”

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VIDEO: Flexjet Promises the Same Dedicated Crew For Every Red Label Aircraft

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Flexjet created a new video to show off their new Red Label offering, which is a benefit that owners get after buying one of the company’s newest fractional aircraft. Promising that you will feel like you own the entire plane, the Red Label means that the jets are all less than five years old and feature LXi Cabin Collection interiors with specially-designed layouts.

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Historic Concorde Supersonic Aircraft May Return to the Skies in 2019

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sometimes good old fashioned grit and perseverance can make your dreams come true, which seems to be the case for members of Club Concorde. The group—full of diehard fans, from former pilots and engineers to airline bigwigs and frequent fliers—has apparently pulled together £120 million ($186 million) in funds for their “return to flight” plan to get the supersonic Concorde aircraft off the ground.  

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Etihad Airways and Jet Charter Chapman Freeborn Partner Up to Offer a More Complete Air Travel Experience

Sep 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Etihad Airways announced a new collaboration with Chapman Freeborn, which will bring the jet charter specialist’s clientele to Etihad’s 125-square-foot The Residence and First Apartment cabins found on the Airbus A380 fleet. Chapman Freeborn will basically be promoting the airline to their customers, showing them that everything they expect from a private jet can be found with Etihad’s luxury long-haul options.

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WWII Junkers F13 All-Metal Aircraft are Basically Flying Art Deco Masterpieces Up for Sale

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Developed in Germany, the Junkers F13 aircraft was the first all-metal passenger plane, able to fit six people and known for its low-wing cantilever design. The single-engine Junker was pretty advanced for its time and was frequently used by the affluent between the time of its inaugural flight in June 1919 and when production ceased in the late 1930s. 

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Forget Better Seats, Delta is Upgrading Their High-Value Customers to Private Jets

Jul 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you’re one of Delta’s “high-value customers” (meaning, you’ve racked up enough SkyMiles to achieve the airline’s Medallion status), you may be offered their brand new upgrade—which is so swanky it’s not even on the same aircraft as other fliers. 

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Swiss Airlines Revitalizes Long-Haul Fleet With New Boeing 777 Aircraft

Jul 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Starting next year, Swiss International Airlines will be giving their long-haul fleet a complete makeover by bringing in brand new Boeing 777 aircraft. Not only do the intercontinental twinjets gulp down a lot less fuel, emit less carbon dioxide than their peers, and have a range of 14,500 kilometers, their interiors look stunning. 

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VIDEO: American Airlines Shows Off Their Business Class Perks

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you haven’t flown Business Class with American Airlines, the above video wants you to know what you’ve been missing. Taking you through one woman’s experience onboard the airline’s Boeing 767, you get to see things you may not know about, since it is often the little details that tend to slip by. 

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Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa Team Up For Insanely Cool Private VIP Jet Cabin

May 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In a move that has one-upped their Senzati Jet SprinterMercedes-Benz has taken to the skies by partnering with Lufthansa Technik to design uber exclusive interiors for private jets. Much easier than building their own aircraft from the ground up, the German automotive brand is taking all they know about crafting bespoke luxury cars and reinventing it for this one-of-a-kind VIP cabin concept.

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Pilatus' New PC-24 Super Versatile Jet Gets a Round of Applause After Maiden Voyage in Switzerland

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Yesterday Pilatus Aircraft sent its brand new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet out on its very first flight, which was a total success. The Swiss company calls its first business jet "super versatile" due to its short-runway performance and ability to handle challenging landing strips, ultimately combining traits of a turboprop with the medium size and performance of a light jet. 

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United Airlines Unveils New Culinary Partnership to Honor the Late, Great Chef Charlie Trotter

May 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

United Airlines has announced their newest in-flight dining offering, which has been created in partnership with The Trotter Project. Created to honor the late Chef Charlie Trotter, who was a legend in Chicago with his Michelin-starred eponymous restaurant, The Trotter Project seeks to unite those interested in the culinary arts and service industries. Now with United, the alumni-driven organization has designed brand new premium-cabin meals.

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