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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

Fly on Your Terms with Private Jet Preferences Offered Exclusively by Delta

Aug 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are countless private jet companies that promise you a relaxing flight, but more often than not, saddle you with extra fees and surprise charges. To compete, Delta offers its own private jet service that guarantees you luxury in-air service at reasonable — and upfront — prices.... Read More

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

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

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  |  4 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

Cabin Pressure Cook Off: Search for the Next Delta Chef

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Delta Air Lines and Food & Wine are partnering to create an original culinary competition video series titled "The Cabin Pressure Cook Off" to find its newest chef. The winning chef of the competition will consult with Delta on menus for flights departing from Atlanta. Four previous winners of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs (Hugh Acheson, Linton Hopkins, Kelly English, and George Mendes) will participate in the newly created video series.... 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

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

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