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Qatar Airways Announces New Chicago Route

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

As a major hub for business and leisure travelers, Chicago is a city that will greatly benefit from the announcement from Qatar Airways that the city will be included in its USA route expansion. The carrier already operates out of Chicago twice... Read More

British Airways Celebrates Olympics With Sport-Themed Entertainment

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

British Airways will be showing a selection of the best sports films as voted by Team GB for customers flying during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The athletes nominated more than 30 titles, including their favorite, Coach Carter, a basketball film featuring Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Cool Runnings, which took second place. Oliver Stone's... Read More

Virgin America Introduces New Uniforms by Banana Republic

Jul 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The flying experience in the 60's and 70's was one of high fashion, featuring flight attendants wearing designer dresses and neck scarves, and Virgin America airlines plans on bringing that back. With the help of Banana Republic, the airline has created a new uniform line to bring a sense of luxury style to their flight attendants and crew.... Read More

Results of the 2012 Leading Edge Awards From Executive Travel Magazine

Jul 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Jumeirah ranks No.1 hotel overall, Hertz is named best car-rental company, and Virgin America was rated the top domestic carrier for its frequent flyer program in the Executive Travel 2012 Leading Edge Awards, announced in late June. The winners in 30 categories, ranged from best international airline to the top hotel group for business travelers and are selected by the readers of Executive Travel.... Read More

Air France Gets a New Luxury Lounge

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

While airport lounges can be notoriously dreary places to wait for your flight, Air France has introduced a new business class lounge and satellite building at Paris-Charles de Gaul airport, which promises to help get outside of the usual airport rut.... Read More

Chefs Raising Haute Cuisine to New Levels in Airline Food

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  3 Comments

The quality of airline food, regardless of the class of service in which you are sitting, is a great debate starter. Comments on websites, chat rooms, blogs and other spleen-venting outlets range from the snide and desperate, to “You’re on an airplane. Can your fancy restaurant get you across the country in four hours?” to “The [name of dish] was the best I’ve ever had and I now serve it at home”. The hubbub stems not from the food, but from the airplane environment.... Read More

Flexjet Introduces New Management Members to Company Team

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Private, luxury aircraft company Flexjet has announced that a second addition will join its executive-management team in June with the appointment of Darren Blackett as the new Pacific Northwest regional sales director.

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Gourmet Dining at Australia Airport Lounges a Tasteful Upgrade

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Airport lounges across Australia owned by Emirates airlines will soon serve gourmet dishes designed by Chef Anston Fivaz, the executive gourmet chef of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. The new menu selections for the lounges will be the same Australian dishes as those offered at the renowned luxury resort and spa. Emirates-owned airport lounges in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney will feature the new selections.... Read More

Emirates Airlines Opens Gateway Between Dubai and Washington, DC

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Emirates, winner of the Air Transport World “2011 Airline of the Year,” announced that it will offer nonstop flights between Dubai and Washington, DC beginning on September 12, 2012. The new gateway will ease... Read More

Alaska Airlines Announces Nonstop Flight Option for San Diego Travelers

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Travelers rejoice! Alaska Airlines announced that beginning on October 11th a nonstop flight will be available between San Diego and Orlando, Florida. The popular luxury travel destinations had no such option until the recent amendment. Once October rolls around, travelers can fly from San Diego to Orlando... Read More

Facebook Makes Flying A Social Affair

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Just when you thought Facebook couldn’t make sharing any bigger, the social media giant is now extending its reaches into the world of flying. In conjunction with Facebook, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Malaysia are launching Meet & Seat and MHbuddy, respectively— a socially savvy attempt to make flying an interactive experience. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ Meet & Seat allows travelers who have... Read More

Got Klout? Gain Access to Cathay Pacific's VIP Lounge

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Social media tracker Klout, a web-based service that rewards users for its online activities with luxury electronics such as Window phones and other goods, recently announced its partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways. Now, individuals with an enabled Klout iPhone app and a Klout score of 40 will have access to the VIP Cathay Pacific lounge at San Francisco’s International Airport.... Read More

iPad Technology Powers New Bombardier Aviation System

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Since its launch, the Apple iPad has become an incredible tool, not only for those browsing the web or listening to music, but for doctors, engineers, and designers in technical headquarters worldwide. Now the iPad, which is considered one of the world's best ultimate electronics, is reaching its grasp even further as Bombardier, the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains, announces its plan to unveil an iPad supported Bombardier Flight Deck application. The company hopes the new iPad app will significantly lighten the paperload required of pilots.... Read More

Fly Year-Round in a Private Jet For the Price of A Mercedes

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Invision Air, a private jet charter company based out of India, has recently launched its own Jet Card membership program that will allow frequent flyers with a taste for luxury and an eye for the best airlines, the ability to practically own their own jet without the maintenance costs. Founder Vinit Phatak said, ““Using a Jet Card provides all the primary benefits of owning a jet without the high investment and headaches. We have structured our programs at a price point similar to a 3-series BMW/C-Class Mercedes, 5 series BMW/E-Class Mercedes, and a 7-series BMW/S-Class Mercedes; so if you can afford to buy one of these cars, you can afford to fly in a private jet.”... Read More

A Mile-High Wine Tasting Experience on Board Air France

May 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

France is one of, if not the, most famous wine-making countries in the world with vintages that fetch some of the globe’s highest prices. So while on a trip from the U.S. to Paris aboard Air France, we decided to try some of the grands vins the airline pours for its premium passengers.... Read More

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