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Stunning $83M Skyacht One Looks Like a Flying Superyacht

Jan 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Air Force One has nothing on Skyacht One. SottoStudios took an Embrarer Lineage 1000E jet and transformed it into an $83 million superyacht for the sky and we’re in love. Starting with an exterior boasting a “hand-painted ‘trompe l'oeil’ mahogany ‘hull’ and towering vertical stabilizer, this plane features tons of design elements that one usually sees on luxury sailing vessels—including its polished underbelly that evokes wood planks. 

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This Terrifying & Thrilling 360-View SkyDeck Is Truly the Best Seat On the Plane

Jan 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Even though airlines offer plush first class cabins with private bathrooms, these features are now considered pretty standard for avid jet setters. The amenities may differ, but the actual experience remains fairly routine. That may not be the case for long though, thanks to a crazy concept called SkyDeck. 

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Airline Carts Get a Second Chance at Life As Gorgeous Handmade Wine Trolleys

Jan 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've all seen those rectangular airplane trolley carts full of drinks and snacks, but we've certainly never seen any as cool as this wine-specific one from Skypak. Called La Barrique Edition, the design is made using old oak barrels that were once used to age wine in. The German company brings in original trolleys that were once in use on an aircraft and then attaches the wood by hand, which according to Skypak still carries the scent of red wine.

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American Airlines' New International Premium Economy Promises More Legroom & Complimentary Spirits

Dec 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

American Airlines announced today the 2016 launch of their new International Premium Economy section, which will give passengers even more seating choices. An enhanced version of standard Economy, this new section will be situated right behind Business Class and will include many benefits over the Main Cabin, like more legroom, wider seats and more food options. 

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Europe's First Airbus A350 Brings Clean Air and Fuel Efficiency to Finnair Fleet

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The very first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft to be delivered in Europe has gone to Finnair, which marks a serious upgrade for the Finnish airline. The plane has tons of cool features for luxury travelers, including greater fuel efficiency, an advanced air filtration system that pumps out “new” air every couple minutes, and ambient LED lighting.

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Delta Launches New Regionally-Influenced Menus for Premium Fliers on Transoceanic Routes

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Beginning December 1, Delta One passengers on transoceanic flights will get to experience a whole new range of regionally-inspired cuisine that has been developed with the help of James Beard award-winning airline ambassador, Chef Linton Hopkins. Each dish utilizes ingredients sourced from the region that inspired it, reflecting the airline’s wish to provide customers with items that welcome “local artisans, vendors and small-batch producers.”

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Chicagoans Now Have a More Exclusive Way to Travel With a Private Helicopter Charter

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Noticing a particular helicopter-shaped void in the Chicago market, Trevor Heffernan decided to buy his own rotorcraft and eventually founded his very own company in 2011, called Chicago Helicopter Experience. Though it started out as a tour offering, running flights out of Chicago Executive Airport, CHE has recently launched a brand new Premier chapter for charters.

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Secure One of Cobalt's First Ultra Private Jets With a $15k Deposit

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

San Francisco-based Cobalt officially launched its very first models last week, the Co50 Valkyrie and Valkyrie-X, and are now accepting pre-orders in the United States. Calling it the fastest aircraft in its category, the Co50 is fully certified and can be reserved for summer 2017 by putting a $15,000 deposit down.

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Private Jet Charter Brings Some Purple Rain-Style to San Diego

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As possibly the only charter that seems to have been tailor-made for Prince, JetPurple Airwayz has recently announced that they are expanding their reach to San Diego. Starting in 2016, the flashy Phoenix-based company will begin flying out of a private terminal in the city’s international airport.

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Award-Winning François Adamski is Air France’s Next Star Chef With New Business Class Menu

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Meilleur Ouvrier de France and Bocuse d’Or winner François Adamski is bringing his culinary genius to Air France’s Business Class fliers. The airline has dedicated itself to promoting French haute cuisine in its cabins and has chosen several star chefs to be French gastronomy ambassadors, including Joël Robuchonn and Guy Martin. As a newcomer to the airline, “Adamski has concocted six delicious dishes on the in-flight menu, available alternately on the long and medium-haul Business Class menus every two weeks.”

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These Private Jet Concepts Bring Feng Shui and Sushi Bars to the Sky

Oct 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If flying stresses you out, you should consider calling HAECO Private Jet Solutions to trick your mind into thinking you’re actually in a serene tea house. The Chinese design firm has created two gorgeous private jet interior concepts, one that utilizes traditional feng shui and another that they call “East meets West.”

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VIDEO: Flexjet Promises the Same Dedicated Crew For Every Red Label Aircraft

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Flexjet created a new video to show off their new Red Label offering, which is a benefit that owners get after buying one of the company’s newest fractional aircraft. Promising that you will feel like you own the entire plane, the Red Label means that the jets are all less than five years old and feature LXi Cabin Collection interiors with specially-designed layouts.

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Historic Concorde Supersonic Aircraft May Return to the Skies in 2019

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sometimes good old fashioned grit and perseverance can make your dreams come true, which seems to be the case for members of Club Concorde. The group—full of diehard fans, from former pilots and engineers to airline bigwigs and frequent fliers—has apparently pulled together £120 million ($186 million) in funds for their “return to flight” plan to get the supersonic Concorde aircraft off the ground.  

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Etihad Airways and Jet Charter Chapman Freeborn Partner Up to Offer a More Complete Air Travel Experience

Sep 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Etihad Airways announced a new collaboration with Chapman Freeborn, which will bring the jet charter specialist’s clientele to Etihad’s 125-square-foot The Residence and First Apartment cabins found on the Airbus A380 fleet. Chapman Freeborn will basically be promoting the airline to their customers, showing them that everything they expect from a private jet can be found with Etihad’s luxury long-haul options.

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WWII Junkers F13 All-Metal Aircraft are Basically Flying Art Deco Masterpieces Up for Sale

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Developed in Germany, the Junkers F13 aircraft was the first all-metal passenger plane, able to fit six people and known for its low-wing cantilever design. The single-engine Junker was pretty advanced for its time and was frequently used by the affluent between the time of its inaugural flight in June 1919 and when production ceased in the late 1930s. 

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