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Qatar Airways Says Goodbye to Economy With All-Business Class Airbus A319

Feb 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Starting on May 15, Qatar Airways is making some serious changes to their offerings by launching daily, all-business class flights from their hub in Doha to London Heathrow. Eliminating the other classes typically on a flight, their Airbus A319 will be the first of its kind in the Middle East, according to Qatar, and will be full of roomy luxury seats and upscale service. 

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Virgin Atlantic Personalizes Upper Class Service With Google Glass in Heathrow Airport

Feb 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Passengers making their way through Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class Wing in Heathrow Airport should notice a visible change to the concierge staff. The airline is launching a pilot program to offer highly personalized service by having the staff wear Google Glass devices.

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Flying Nannies & Chefs: Why You Should Sell Your Private Jet & Fly Etihad Instead

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield  |  4 Comments

Here's a tip for all of you private jet owners: Sell your plane! If you're looking for luxury, you don't need your own plane anymore, you can simply fly with Etihad Airways (that's "et-ee-aahd," which means "united" in Arabic). 

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Air Canada Redesigns Premium Service Fleet With New Boeing 787s

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Airlines are really getting in the holiday spirits by announcing new perks fliers can start looking forward to. Last week we gave you a look at United Airlines' new redesign of their Premium Service fleet, and now it's Air Canada's turn with their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin interiors!

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United Airlines Completes Redesign of p.s. "Premium Service" With Flat-Bed Seats

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last week, United Airlines announced that the redesign of their p.s. "Premium Service" is finally complete. According to the airline, they're the first (and only) airline to offer customers premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on every flight scheduled to fly between JFK and San Francisco or Los Angeles. 

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JetBlue Goes Premium with the Launch of Mint Class

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

It's been a decade since JetBlue brought its fresh take on air travel to the American skies. But while you might think of it as a budget carrier, and therefor incongruous with the kind of business, or first-class accommodations to which you've become accustomed, think again. JetBlue recently announced the launch of Mint, its new premium service that aims to provide a refreshing approach to upscale travel. 

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Bitcoins Are Now Accepted by Virgin Galactic For Flights to Space

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Richard Branson has announced that you can now use bitcoin (an untraceable virtual currency not controlled by a central authority, like the Federal Reserve) to pay for a seat on a future Virgin Galactic flight. Branson, who invested in bitcoin early on, told CNBC that the first transaction was made by a flight attendant in Hawaii, who according to Branson, made "quite a lot of money getting into bitcoin early."

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Qatar Airways' Award-Winning Wines Showcased at CHILL 2013 Event in Chicago

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Qatar Airways’ highly regarded wines were enjoyed by over 3,000 people at the seventh annual CHILL Event in Chicago on November 14, 2013. The International Wine and Culinary soiree, presented by LuxeHome and Wine Spectator, delighted guests with dishes from 40 renowned chefs and 150 different wines, including those from Qatar’s own collection created by Master of Wine, James Cluer.

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Lufthansa Honors Joe Sutter "Father of the Boeing 747" at The Lambs Club

Nov 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

On November fourth, members of the media, special guests and aviation experts gathered at The Lambs Club with Lufthansa Airlines to honor Joe Sutter the “Father of the Boeing 747” with the Lufthansa Lifetime Achievement in Excellence Award. 

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World's Largest Plane Serves Menus From The Langham, London

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  2 Comments

It’s hard to squeeze a free bag of peanuts out of a flight attendant these days, let alone be served a gourmet meal. But on British Airways’ new twin-deck A380 aircraft—currently the largest airplane in the world—passengers will be lavished with world-class menus designed by one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Langham.... Read More

Finnair Offers Limited-Time Menu Created by Finnish Gourmet Chefs

Oct 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Helsinki-based airline Finnair, as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations, recently announced a limited-time, signature gourmet menu created by Finnish chefs Pekka Terävä and Tomi Björck. Available this fall on business class, long-haul flights (including those from Chicago, Miami, and New York), the menus will offer classic Finnish cuisine with a modern twist and include complimentary prize-winning wines.... Read More

VistaJet Forms a Larger Global Presence with Exclusive Wheels Up Partnership

Sep 23, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Earlier in the month VistaJet announced their new partnership with Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company, to offer VistaJet’s Flight Solutions Program (FSP) in the United States beginning in March 2014.... Read More

Norwegian Air Announces New Routes Connecting Scandinavia with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (the second largest airline in Scandinavia) announced the launch of new routes via their 787 Dreamliner to Los Angeles, Oakland-San Francisco and Orlando beginning in spring 2014.... Read More

Regal Wings Makes Inc. Magazine's Annual 500|5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Brooklyn-based Regal Wings, which specializes in affordable business and first class air travel, made Inc. Magazine's 32nd annual 500|5000 list — which tracks the fastest growing companies in the nation. The corporate-travel company snagged first place in the Travel and Hospitality category and ranked 153 overall.... Read More

Qatar Airways One Step Closer to In-Flight Restaurants

Aug 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

We live in an amenity-rich time now, where flying through the sky simply isn't enough anymore. What used to fill people with wonder and excitement back in the Golden Age of Flight, just doesn't impress now. It's simple, we want more. With many airlines already offering a variety of wine and gourmet food, it seems only a matter of time before actual restaurants are incorporated.... Read More

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