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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

Fueling Your Luxury Toys | From Private Jets to Luxury Yachts

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're in the market for a private plane or a luxury yacht it should come as no surprise that fueling those toys are going to cost you. Sometimes, the cost to operate is a bit steeper than one would prefer but if you can afford to buy the aircraft in the first place, the fuel probably isn't too much of an issue. However, if you have the means and want a ballpark figure of what that private jet will run per hour, this is a good start.... Read More

Executive Helicopter Charter Adds Sikorsky S-76 to Fleet

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A full-service helicopter operator offering on-demand, luxury charters, has added a Sikorsky S-76 to its fleet. The S-76 seats up to eight passengers in posh style. HeliFlite, a multifaceted aviation outfit, has seven helicopters with four Bell 430 and three Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. The purchase is the second of the model by the firm in 2012.... Read More

Aeroméxico Adds Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Fleet

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Aeroméxico confirmed its order for six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Based upon the published list of the aircraft, the finalized deal is valued at more than $1.2 billion. The Mexican commercial airline also holds a reconfirmation status on four additional Dreamliners.... Read More

Luxury Las Vegas-Based Airline Plans to Launch in 2013

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

LV airlines is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based luxury commercial airlines that is planning to launch in 2013. The new company is targeting high-end world travelers with its in-flight amenities and Vegas... Read More

Become an Astronaut with the Space Expedition Corporation

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Traveling across the globe can be great, but for us constant jet-setters we generally hit a point where we feel as if we have seen it all. If you have stars in your eyes – and by that, we literally mean stars – then this holiday season the Space Expedition Corporation has something that might be right up your trajectory; a luxury flight into space.... Read More

For the Holidays | Caviar and Champagne in Air France’s First Class Cabin

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

As if the complimentary bread, wine, and cheese were not enough, passengers flying Air France’s luxury La Première cabin will feel even more special this holiday season as they will be receiving a sumptuous treat. First-class fliers departing from Paris December through January shall be gifted an individual-sized jar of Caviar Alverta Royal Eggxiting by Petrossian.... Read More

Airplane Flown by Robert Redford in 'Out of Africa' to be Auctioned

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An important piece of cinematic history—the 1929 De Havilland Gipsy Moth bi-plane flown by Robert Redford in the Oscar-winning 1985 film Out of Africa—will be offered by UK auction house Bonhams during its Grand Palais sale in Paris, France on February 6-7.... Read More

Finnair Brightens Its Flights with New Marimekko Collaboration

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Are tired, washed-out airline interiors bringing you down? Not only depressing, they are uneasy reminders of just how old that plane actually is. Seeking to enhance client experience through upbeat color and design, two Finnish companies have joined together for a new three-year collaboration. Beginning spring 2013, Finnair will redo the look of its entire fleet with the classic designs of Marimekko.... Read More

Celebrities Who Ditched the Cars and Bought Private Jets

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

Luxury cars are a pretty good way to make a statement if you're a high-powered celebrity, but some famous faces find that staying on land just isn't impressive enough and have therefore taken to the skies in their own private jets. I'm sure they also have their fair share of fancy cars but nothing quite beats air travel, especially when it comes to freeway traffic. We all know that people like Donald Trump own private jets but what about your other favorite names?... Read More

Air Pacific Changes Name and Revamps Their Look

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you were wondering what happened to Air Pacific, they have completely revamped their brand with the help of their new name, Fiji Airways. According to Airline Reporter, the company had their highest revenue yet during 2011/2012, bringing in $362.4 million, which allows them to make some pretty costly changes starting in 2013, like new planes and in-flight entertainment.... Read More

JetSuite Expands Luxury Fleet With Customized CJ3 Aircrafts

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

JetSuite has been one of the nation's quickest-growing luxury private jet companies and they announced some pretty big changes this month. Not only have they expanded their fleet to double its previous size, those 15 new planes will be customized Cessna Citation CJ3's. Not only are the planes design to fly overwater, they're pretty powerful and can apparently climb to 45,000 feet in a mere 27 minutes and can cruise at up to 480 miles per hour.... Read More

Enter to be Virgin Atlantic's "Red Hot Reporter" for the NFL International Series

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Are you an obsessive fan of the NFL? Is your favorite team The New England Patriots or the St. Louis Rams? If so, you have a great opportunity ahead of you. As long as you are at least 21 years old and have some connection to Facebook or Twitter, you can enter to win a spot on your favorite team’s Virgin Atlantic luxury flight to Wembley Stadium in London for the sixth annual NFL International series.... Read More

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