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Qatar Airways Shows Off New A350 XWB Aircraft With a Laser Light Show

Jan 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Earlier this week, Qatar Airways showed off their first A350 XWB aircraft at a huge ceremony in Doha. The event drew in over 500 VIP guests and media, including "the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud; the Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi; the Minister of Transport, His Excellency Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti; and His Excellency the Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada." 

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How to Fly an SUV: Cirrus Vision SF50 Makes it Possible

Jan 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

A few years ago Cirrus promised that they would be delivering their Vision SF50 aircraft to new owners in 2015 and they seem to be right on track considering the final production model flew for the very first time last month. 

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Graceland Auctions Off Elvis Presley's Private Jets, the Lisa Maria & the Hound Dog II

Jan 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Elvis Presley is one of those famous figures people obsess over—Nicolas Cage's love even carried him to marry Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie—so it's only a matter of time before someone snatches the singer's private planes. 

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Breitling Wingwalkers Perform Gymnastics While Strapped to Planes and Soaring Through the Skies of Dubai (Just Watch It)

Dec 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

One of our favorite watch brands, Breitling, has released a pretty dramatic video on their YouTube channel, showcasing their British Wingwalkers soaring about super iconic locations in Dubai—including Atlantis hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. 

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Trendy Virgin America Brings Craft Cocktails to Their Entire Fleet

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While wine and liquor have been in the air for a while now, craft cocktails haven't really broken their way into the mainstream airlines yet. That is, until now. Austin Cocktails, a line of craft cocktails that come pre-bottled, are now available fleet-wide on Virgin America flights.

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Etihad's $40K 3-Room Residence Suite Sells Out First 10 Flights

Nov 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Etihad Airways have really hit the mark with their $43,000 Residence suite since the first 10 Airbus A380 flights have already sold out, according to the National Post. The luxury three-room cabin comes with its own butler (trained at The Savoy hotel's Butler Academy), a double bed, living area, and a shower cubicle—like we said back in May, it really is like an apartment in the sky.

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Etihad Airways Sends 13 New Hires to The Savoy Butler Academy For Serious Training

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you've ever flown on an Etihad Airways flight, you know how seriously they take service, so it should be no surprise that they're really making sure that the people they choose to be the Butlers of their new 10 Airbus A380 fleet are the best of the best. The company sent 13 men and women to The Savoy hotel's Butler Academy for some serious academy training alongside head butler, Sean Davoren, and his team.

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Chef Joël Robuchon Renews Air France Partnership With Hot New Dishes for La Première Passengers

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Joël Robuchon is a pretty big name in the epicurean world and now that he's renewed his partnership with Air France, we may hop on a flight just to gorge on his Michelin-starred cuisine (in case you didn't know, he has 25 of those). Through the end of November, La Première passengers will now have a new starter and four additional dishes from Chef Robuchon to choose from. 

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Bring Chef Richard van Oostenbrugge's French Techniques to Their World Business Class Flights

Oct 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Passengers on KLM World Business Class flights departing from Amsterdam are getting some new cuisine options thanks to Dutch chef Richard van Oostenbrugge. Having officially begun on October 26, the Royal Dutch Airlines' new meals will be available until January 22, 2015, so you have more than enough time to try them out. Not sure what to expect? These photos are a pretty good start.

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Bird? Plane? No, It's A Flying Car: AeroMobil is the Plane You Can Drive to Work

Oct 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer  |  1 Comment

Leaving your office during rush hour in Los Angeles to make dinner at French Laundry in Napa Valley might seem impossible, but it won't be if AeroMobil has a say. The sleek, stylish flying car can take you out of the parking lot, and into the air—all you need is a runway and a destination.

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Boutique Airline La Compagnie Aims to Bring the Style Back to Business Class

Sep 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you find yourself flying between Paris and New York fairly often, you should definitely check out La Compagnie. The business class-only boutique airline is fairly new still, having just been officially launched back in July by L’Avion Founder Frantz Yvelin (with the help of Former Swissair and JetAirways COO Peter Luethi), and wants to bring business class service "back to where it belongs."

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Nike and Teague Team Up to Eliminate Home-Court Advantage for Traveling Athletes

Sep 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer  |  2 Comments

We’re a week into football season and the notion of home-field advantage is already apparent—10 of the 16 season-opening wins came from home teams. So what’s that mean? It means visiting teams, be it football, basketball, hockey or baseball, need to step their game up! Crossing continents, playing in different timezones, and flying in cramped quarters might have a hand in the visiting team's performance, so it's no surprise that now there's a state-of-the-art traveling training facility in the sky.

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New Futuristic $7.4M Avanti EVO Turboprop Soars at 463mph

Sep 5, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Piaggio Aero Industries' new Avanti EVO builds on the company's Avanti II twin turboprop and brings a bunch of new improvements that not only makes it a comfier fit for passengers, but also makes it better for the environment. Not to mention, the luxury aircraft looks pretty darn cool too.

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Finnair Unveils Their Flagship Next-Generation Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft

Aug 20, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Last week Finnair revealed their new cabin design for their flagship next-generation Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which is due for service next year. Designed by Helsinki firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. (the same company that designed Finnair's Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport), the aircraft boasts a large cabin with panoramic windows and comfortable seating arrangements for business class passengers. 

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Ixion Jet Concept Forgoes Windows for Floor-to-Ceiling Digital Screens

Aug 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Ixion jet concept from design firm Technicon forgoes traditional windows in favor of floor-to-ceiling panorama screens—which isn't really a new idea at all, since Spike Aerospace announced that their supersonic jet would have digital screens earlier in the year. The new concept gives fliers a high-resolution livestream "video" of what's going on outside so they have something to gaze at while flying.

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