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Free Business Class Upgrades Are Coming to an End, Seats Now Going to Auction

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Many people buy economy plane tickets in hopes that once they get to the departure gate they can upgrade for free into an unclaimed business class seat. This possibility looks to be on the decline though thanks to various airlines around the world which are now launching online upgrade auctions, enabling economy fliers to engage in a blind bid for business class seats days before their flight. Not only does this move make the airlines some extra cash, it opens up business class seats to a much wider array of people, basically eliminating the possibility of a lucky free upgrade at the gate.... Read More

US Airways Upgrading International Travel Experience

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

US Airways is making improvements with various in-flight enhancements to make traveling internationally more comfortable and convenient. The revised amenity package begins on May 1, according to the commercial airliner.... Read More

Fly This Boat Right Over the Water: Meet the wFoil Albatross

Apr 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The wFoil 18 Albatross hydro foil may make some think of a WWI aircraft — with its simplified resemblance to a biplane — but the similarities don't just stop with the aesthetic, because this innovative watercraft actually flies over the water. More than a boat, the wFoil uses its hydrofoils to soar above the water in much the same way a plane uses its wings, giving you the option of bypassing rough waters by speeding over them.... Read More

Get Lucky on Virgin America: Mile-High Flirting Made Easy Thanks to Sir Richard Branson

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Have you ever been in a bar with some friends and been sent a random drink from a stranger across the room? Even if you're not interested in the sender (maybe he has a face tattoo à la Mike Tyson), it can be nice to be noticed and you have the option of getting out of there if things get weird. Now imagine that same situation while 35,000 feet in the air because Virgin America is taking meet cutes (those absurdly adorable movie moments where lovers meet for the first time) to a whole new level — let's just hope you like the attention because you can't exactly hop off the flight as you could leave a bar.... Read More

First Ever Jet to Appear on Rodeo Drive at Concours d'Elegance

Apr 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On June 16, for the first time ever, a private jet will be parked on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive in honor of Learjet’s 50th anniversary. The landmark occasion will occur during the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance, an annual exhibition of luxury automobiles set against the backdrop of the legendary avenue's world famous boutiques.... Read More

Flight Options' Jet Membership Club Signs 100th Member

Apr 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private-aviation firm Flight Options, LLC, reports that it has reached the 100-member milestone in its Jet Membership Club program within a year of its launch. The company also announced the addition of a Nextant 400XT business jet to its program, which already includes the Embraer Phenom 300, giving members of the club more to choose from.... Read More

First Nextant 400XT Business Jet Delivered in Switzerland

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

TAG Aviation is the first private aviation company in Switzerland to acquire a Nextant 400XT airplane. The new business jet was delivered earlier this month and is the third aircraft delivered to the European market by Nextant Aerospace — the Nextant 400XT is the only re-manufactured business jet made worldwide. TAG Aviation is a multifaceted private-aviation firm that operates several jet-chartering services, a maintenance facility, and aircraft management services. ... Read More

Magellan Jets Opens U.S. Destinations to Russia with Private Jet Charters

Mar 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Affluent travelers now have even more options for flying to and within the United States, because one of the world leaders in private aviation is expanding to the Russian market. Customers flying from Russia now have access to luxury private jets thanks to the partnership of aviation company, Magellan Jets with Russian Service Bureau (RSB Travel).... Read More

Flexjet Honored With 14th Consecutive Diamond Award of Excellence

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

We hear that flying is supposedly safer than other forms of travel, such as driving and rail — try telling that to your shaking legs at 20,000 feet though. Whether you are flying commercial or on a luxury private jet, flying jitters can overcome even the best of us. One thing an aviation company can do to assuage fears is make sure their technicians undergo the best training possible and Flexjet has done just that. To prove their commitment to safety, the company just received its 14th consecutive Diamond Award of Excellence.... Read More

Founder of JetWay Private Air Talks Future of Jet Charters

Feb 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those of us who simply don't have the time to deal with airport security and the possibility of flight delays or cancellations, flying private is the obvious choice. However, when the economy began struggling many people who once flew private had to sacrifice their comfort and take their shoes off at the metal detector to save the extra bucks. Chet Dudzik, President and Founder of JetWay Private Air, decided to start his own full service charter company that brought private flights to the masses at nearly half the cost of competitors, riding the new trend wave of luxury travelers concerned with value.... Read More

XOJET Expands Fleet With New Alliance

Feb 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

One way for a company to enlarge their assets is to join forces with another — simple addition, right? For private jet charters, clients who entrust their services to XOJET should be pleased with the news that they are forming a new alliance with Travel Management Company (TMC). This collaboration will double the XOJET fleet of light and mid-size jets, giving those booking charters even more options to satisfy their travel needs.... Read More

Fly Private With Magellan Jets for the Super Bowl and Receive Special Event Access

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

This year the Super Bowl will be held in the famously exhilarating city of New Orleans, and we for one can’t think of a better reason to round up your friends and swing over to the Big Easy for a round or two. If you are already planning to attend the game then don’t forget to book your private jet early because the moment it is announced who will be playing in this year’s Super Bowl is the moment the rush begins.... Read More

Breaking the Sound Barrier at the 2013 Air Shows

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Aerial performances can be pretty exhilarating, hearkening spectators back to an era when flight technology was innovative and promised a bright future. Even if you don’t own a personal plane, just being present to watch the spectacular aircraft can make you feel as if you were ruler of the skies. These powerful planes come and go in the blink of an eye, so don’t miss them with this schedule of 2013 air shows.... Read More

American Airlines Flies Forward with a Brand New Look

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

At the cruising altitude of 34,000 feet, a shiny coat of paint might not do much to allay the fear of flying, but it improves the look of an airline nonetheless. After more than 40 years of operating under the same logo, American Airlines is sprucing up their fleet with an infusion of modernity and youth. Having ordered 500 new lighter planes as part of their effort to build one of the youngest fleets in the industry, this year will see the arrival of 60 of these, with the Flagship Boeing 777-300ER set to fly on January 31.... Read More

Just How Far Do Private Jets Fly?

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Flying in a private jet sounds amazing; not only do you get to avoid airport hassles, you also get to know that you're flying in a way most people never will. While you probably already know what kind of companies are out there and how the programs work, you may not know what size jet is the best choice for your specific trip. After all, a jetsetter who flies from country to country has different needs than a businessman who just needs a quick way to get around.... Read More

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