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Virgin Atlantic Names Former American Airlines Exec New CEO

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Steve Ridgway, the 11-year CEO of Virgin Atlantic who retires in February, is being replaced by Craig Kreeger, former Senior Vice President of Virgin rival, American Airlines. Kreeger is entering into a very different Virgin Atlantic than his predecessor, as he will take the executive seat only months after Delta Airlines purchased Singapore Airline’s 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic for a mere $360 Million.... 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

Virgin Atlantic Competes With British Airways, Introduces New Domestic Routes

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Virgin Atlantic managed to strong-arm British Airways into ceding nine pairs of Heathrow slots, allowing the brand to offer new Scottish routes which are cheaper and will also create a total of 150 new jobs. The 24 domestic flights will be added to the already existing... Read More

Delta is London Bound in New Merger with Virgin Atlantic

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Delta fliers should cross their fingers and hope the merger with Virgin Atlantic is approved by regulators. The deal was announced Tuesday and will allow Delta to strengthen its presence at Heathrow, among other advantages. Both airlines will continue to operate independently under their own names, but passengers will be able to book flights on both and earn and redeem miles reciprocally.... Read More

New Spa Benefits Help ANA Frequent Fliers Unwind

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The first thing you probably want to do when you step off a long flight is hit up the hotel spa for a way to unwind the kinks that come with air travel. Thanks to the new partnership between Spa Week Media Group, Ltd., the nation’s fastest growing spa and wellness marketing company, and All Nippon Airways (ANA), the ninth largest airline in the world and the largest in Japan, frequent fliers will be able to use airline miles on Spa & Wellness Gift Card purchases which are redeemable year-round at over 7,500 spa and wellness locations across North America. “As a frequent flyer myself, I am extremely excited about this partnership. Traveling can take a toll on body and mind, so what better way to unwind than with a relaxing spa or wellness treatment. Our partnership with ANA will make this ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Opens New Swanky Clubhouse At Newark Liberty Airport

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Is there anything more dreadful than waiting at an airport? Nothing readily comes to mind. However, those dreary days are over for Virgin Atlantic passengers as this innovative company, ready to set the standard for luxury air travel, has just unveiled their brand-new Clubhouse at Newark Liberty Airport, which will be available for their business travelers.... 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 Premi?re 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

Discover the Natural Beauty of Chiloé Island with LAN Airlines' New Weekly Service

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

In terms of international travel, it seems as if all four corners of the earth have been reached and subsequently reviewed on popular travel advisory sites. In fact, there is so much input you feel as if you have already been and can shelf the vacation. Fortunately there are some places left that are still relatively untouched by the travel machine - one of these being Chiloé Island off the coast of Southern Chile. At this time, there are only six reviews of it on TripAdvisor, but its popularity might soon be changing because LAN Airlines has announced a new weekly route to this previously hard to reach island.... 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

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

Dragonair Expands Reach and Offers Flights to Yangon, Myanmar

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hong Kong-based Dragonair, sister airline to Cathay Pacific Airways, has recently announced that they have expanded their reach and will soon be flying four times a week into Yangon, starting January 9, 2013. Yangon is the biggest city of Myanmar and acts as the region's most important commercial center. By opening up a route between Hong Kong and Yangon, as well as increasing their flights to specific destinations, the luxury airline is continuing to widen their reach.... Read More

Qantas Airlines Wants You to Get a Good Flight's Sleep

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're anything like me, sleeping on an airplane is pretty tough and just forget it if it's an international flight. The air pressure never fails to give me a migraine and my ears get knocked out of sync, which lasts long after I deplane. Without a sleeping pill to kelp knock me out, I just spend the long hours of the flight staring at the sleeping bodies around me, bitter and jealous of their peaceful expressions. Thankfully, not all airlines are oblivious to my discomfort and Qantas Airways have added quite a few perks to their international Business service to help all of us pass out peacefully.... Read More

Frankfurt Airport Opens New Lufthansa Lounges

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you find yourself traveling through Frankfurt Airport frequently, you'll be pleased to find out that a new A-Plus Concourse was just opened, as well as five new lounges from Lufthansa. According to Air Nation, Lufthansa lounge network is one of the largest in the world, with hundreds of lounges all over the world. The Senator Lounge, First Class Lounge, and Business Lounge at Frankfurt can all be found on the EU Departures and Arrivals level, while additional Senator and Business Lounges are located in the Non-Schengen area.... 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

Business Travelers Ready to Speed Through Immigration at Heathrow Airport

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

According to Daily Mail, UK airports are trying to make passport control a lot quicker and easier for all business class travelers. Maybe you're returning home from abroad or you're flying in to visit friends and family in London, but most people are pretty used to the irritating lines that can accumulate while passports are being checked. Thanks to Heathrow and other British airports, those two-hour-long lines may be a thing of the past, assuming you're a high-valued flyer that is.... Read More

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