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Air France Opens Fully Renovated JFK Lounge for La Première, Business & Flying Blue Elite Plus Fliers

Dec 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Yesterday Air France debuted its renovated lounge found in Terminal 1 at New York's JFK Airport. Strictly meant for La Première, Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus fliers, the new lounge promises a warm and private place to relax before a flight. 

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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 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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Hamad Int’l Airport Brings Updated Luxury to Qatar & Includes its Own In-House Hotel

Oct 3, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) replaced Doha International Airport this summer as the five-star gateway to Qatar. This is a vital piece of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, which sets out the roadmap for a unique national transition from reliance on petrochemical revenues to a diverse, knowledge-based economy. The new airport can hold 50 million travelers, and will see extensive traffic with the 2022 FIFA World Cup on the horizon. Its 130,000 square feet gives way to combined retail, food and beverage facilities including luxury brands like Bulgari, Chanel, and Chopard. 

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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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E2 Aircraft Design Gives More Space & Allows Fliers to Reclaim the Skies

Aug 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

London-based design studio Priestmangoode is pretty well known in the aviation world, what with their interior work for Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, and their new single-aisle cabin concept gives fliers one thing they always want, more space

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Take Your First Look Inside Air New Zealand's New Dreamliner B787-9

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Air New Zealand will be the first airline to fly Boeing’s second generation 787-9 Dreamliner. Having had taken delivery of the first of these new planes in June, the airline hosted a press event this week in Seattle at Boeing’s Everett Field to show off the shiny new jet before flying it down to its new home base in Auckland today. This is the first of 10 Boeing 787-9’s the airline has on order.

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Air China Adds Fine Wines to Long-Haul Flights for First-Class Passengers

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Commercial airliner Air China will add fine wine to its first-class menu for passengers on long-haul flights. The announcement of the new level of service was made in Burgundy, France during the world's oldest charity wine auction, Hospices de Beaune — a specialty event that first began in 1859. 

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Emirates Airline Announces New Private Jet Service from Dubai

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Citing an increase in business from the Middle East, India, Russia, and China, Emirates Airline announced it is now accepting bookings for a new luxury private jet service operating from Dubai. Passengers can fly from Dubai to nearly anywhere in the world on an Airbus 319 super luxury jet, which seats up to 19.... Read More

Air New Zealand Offers the Explorer Pass to Boost Travel

Jun 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Air New Zealand is offering residents of the USA and Canada a new Explorer Pass, which is meant to make trip planning to the South Pacific a whole lot easier. With 27 New Zealand destinations, seven in Australia and nine destination in the South Pacific islands (including Tahiti, The Cook Islands and Fiji), the Explorer Pass is sure to be a popular choice among seasoned travelers.... Read More

Luxury Brands Elevate In-Flight Perks for Preferred Passengers

Mar 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Snagging a pair of headphones from a long flight can be fun, but receiving a custom case full of name brand amenities sure is better. More and more leading airlines are hoping to relieve the stress of long flights by offering up goods by luxury brands to their business and first class customers.... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Partners with British Artist for Gallery in the Air

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Art-lovers travelling from London to New York are being invited to take part in a brand new way of acquiring fine art – purchasing it from a commercial gallery at 35,000 feet. Upper Class passengers on Virgin Atlantic will have the opportunity to view and purchase a series of one-of-a-kind paintings by renowned British artist, Ben Eine, all from the comfort of their seat.... Read More

Delta Sky Clubs add Tequila Avión to Cocktail Offerings

Jul 11, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding World Spirits Competition winner Tequila Avión to its cocktail offerings in the award-winning Delta Sky Clubs, offering another benefit to Delta customers.... Read More

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