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Delta and USHG Launch New Express Meal Options for NYC to London Flights

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Delta Air Lines is launching a partnership with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to enrich the dining and in-flight experience for its passengers. With the guidance of the USHG, Delta is planning to offer regionally tailored, chef-driven menus on future flights.... Read More

Emirates Transforms Huge 124-Seater Into a Private Jet

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  3 Comments

According to Business Insider, airline Emirates has transformed one of their 124-seat commercial aircraft into a luxury private jet. Designed to now carry only 19 passengers, the Airbus A319 will not only be roomy, it also promises to treat you in a manner that exceeds first class expectations.... Read More

Saker Aircraft Wants to Sell You Your Own Fighter Jet

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Having your own personal jet is perhaps the ultimate mark of affluence, but some wealthy aviation enthusiasts aren't satisfied owning just any passenger jet — they want a fighter jet. And there are those who do exactly that, buying decommissioned military aircraft like F-4 Phantoms or MiG-15s and using them for their own personal enjoyment.... Read More

BMW DesignworksUSA Creates New First Class Cabins for Singapore Airlines

Jul 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Singapore Airlines has a reputation for offering some of the finest First Class accommodations in the world. But it didn't get there by cutting corners, and it is intent on maintaining the standard the Asian airlines set for itself. So to redesign the first class cabins on its 777s, Singapore Airlines teamed up with BMW DesignworksUSA. And with good reason.... Read More

First Airbus ACJ321 Private Jet Delivered to Owner

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The latest private jet by Airbus, the ACJ321, was delivered reports business aviation news website, Blue Sky. Comlux, a private-aviation firm, is the first customer to take physical ownership of the deluxe aircraft. The private jet is currently being fitted with a VVIP cabin and is expected to be up and running in 2014. With its stretched fuselage, the ACJ321 is the longest private jet in the industry.... Read More

ICON Aircraft Announces $60M Investment Capital for Production Surge

Jun 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) created the new Sport Pilot license and Light Sport Aircraft categories in 2004, making flying more accessible and affordable for everyone, ICON Aircraft was formed with the intent to "reinvent flying." Focusing on the consumer experience, the company wanted to combine fantastic engineering with unique product design to create fun sport planes meant to be functional and beautiful.... Read More

Air New Zealand Can Expect New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Early 2014

Jun 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Australian News, Boeing is in the process of building a new 787-9 Dreamliner, which will be a much longer version of their older 787, for their first launch customer Air New Zealand. The updated aircraft will be able to accommodate 250 to 290 passengers (40 more than the 787) and will be using 20 percent less fuel than other planes of similar size.... Read More

Upgrades and Perks to Expect From New American Airlines Merger

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

With American Airlines having recently merged with US Airways, the airline is ready to compete with major carriers like United and Delta. Fliers of AA and US Airways can expect plenty of changes coming up from the acquisition, from upgraded in-flight products and cabin seats to an increase in routes and plenty of new planes.... Read More

Jet Art Group Makes Masterpiece Using $10 Million Learjet Engine "Paintbrush"

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In celebration of the pioneering aviation company’s 50th anniversary, Flexjet has partnered with New York-based Jet Art Group to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces using a Learjet engine as a $10 million dollar "paintbrush."... Read More

How Could FAA Furloughs' Impact the Private Jet Industry?

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Anthony Newcombe

How would the U.S. business traveler have been affected by the nearly full implementation of mass air traffic controller furloughs? Do you think we in the private jet business had some concerns over the recent prospect of these FAA furloughs? You bet we did.... Read More

Virgin America Welcomes Your Beloved Pooch With an All-Pet Cabin

May 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you're the type of person who dresses your pooch up to match your outfits, Virgin America may be the airline for you. On April 1 the carrier unveiled their newest class of service, Main Canine Select, which will be available on domestic flights — the adding the news to their recently introduced flirting service... Read More

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 ? 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

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