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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

America’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Airline Meals

Jan 12, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

With the help of a Montreal-based company called Food with a Conscience, Air Canada's in-flight offerings are top-notch in the nutrition department - they even named their food "Air Canada NutriCuisine." Instead of just pretzels, enjoy cashews or celery and carrot sticks. And the vegetarian sandwich - just 390 calories - is not just for vegetarians.... Read More

America’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Airline Meals

Jan 12, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Let's face it: Airplanes are traumatic environments — the turbulence, the terrorists, the 2-year-olds — and we travelers are left to eat our way to comfort. (When else in life would you voluntarily eat sugar-dusted pretzels washed down with two cans of bloody mary mix?) And though we passengers tend to enjoy eating at regular intervals, airline meals often come at too high a caloric price.

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JetBlue Launches New Direct Service from Boston to USVI

Jan 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

As international air travel gets both more expensive and more onerous, exotic destinations that are within reach, and especially those that are part of U.S. territory, increase in appeal.

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Thai Airways Wins Best Airline in Southeast Asia

Dec 8, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On December 1, 2011, Thai Airways International (THAI) accepted the award as the Best Airline in Southeast Asia at Global Traveler Magazine’s 2011 GT Tested Awards. For the eighth consecutive year, Global Traveler Magazine conducted its GT Tested Reader Survey, asking frequent business and luxury travelers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories. More than 36,000 people responded. "It is a great honor to be given this award and to be recognized by our customers as the Best Airline in Southeast Asia. Our goal is to provide excellent service and to continue to find ways to enhance customer experience,” said Thai Airways’ General Manager, USA, Central and South America, Mr. Sutsveta... Read More

Premium Brand Partnerships Liven up Airport Lounges

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With most American-based airlines cutting corners everywhere they can, many business and first class lounges are starting to look shabbier every week. Gone are the free drinks, wireless Internet access and even the tiny shrink-wrapped sandwiches. It’s all fluorescent lights, bad coffee, and disappointed Up in the Air types wondering what ever happened to life’s little pleasures.... Read More

iPad Apps Take to the Air | How Apple's Tablet is Taking Over the Airlines

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The introduction of the Apple iPad has revolutionized many industries, with the latest paperless overhaul coming from the airlines. In 2010, Delta and JFK Airport in New York City ushered in the use of this innovative new technology by providing iPads to flyers awaiting departure in the terminal. The iPads are set up on tables throughout the gate area, and aside from checking weather and flight or Facebook statuses, Delta customers can order food from restaurants near their gates, like Croque Madame and Bar Brace, right from the iPad. ... Read More

Life on the World’s Best Airline

Jul 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Made Man

The citizens of Qatar, like the New York Yankees, live by a simple creed: “Good things happen more often than not when you have tons of money.” The Persian Gulf nation — spin your globe to Saudi Arabia and scan the eastern border — is slightly smaller in area than Connecticut with less than half the population (just 1.5 million people, three quarters of whom are temporary guest workers). Unlike Connecticut, however, Qatar shrewdly decided to be located on massive oil and gas reserves. Its per capita GDP is $69,754, while America’s is a peasant-like $44,872.... Read More

Foods You Can't Bring into the U.S. (Plus Treats You Should)

Jul 8, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Bringing a taste of your travels home with you is a noble pursuit. Leaving behind the sumptuous cheeses you sampled in France or the wine you tasted in Italy can be heart-wrenching to say the least. So what should you try to bring back stateside? What does the U.S. allow you to enjoy post-vacation and what should you leave behind to enjoy on a follow up trip?... Read More

Paris Air Show Reveals Asia's Growing Prowess and Progress

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Robb Young

While aircraft manufacturing executives made deals, discussed the price of crude oil and traded stats on fuel efficiency, luxury travel purveyors were busy in Paris-Le Bourget checking out the latest innovations and improvements made to business and first class cabins. Wrapping up yesterday, the six-day Paris Air Show hosted 140 aircraft, 2100 exhibitors and 138,000 professional visitors from around the world, yielding record-breaking sales.... Read More

Thai Ranked 5th Best Airline in the World

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Thai Airways International (THAI) placed 5th worldwide in the World’s Best Airlines category at the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards, moving up from 9th place last year. In addition, THAI also won titles for Best Economy Class Cabin Seats and Best Economy Class Onboard Catering.... Read More

TSA Slammed by Forbes

Jun 2, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A commentary piece in Forbes magazine has posed the question of whether TSA should be abolished after proving the system is only an inconvenience to flyers and not a deterrent to terrorists. Accusing TSA of "invasive assaults at airports” that are... Read More

Pippa a Breath of Fresh Air for Britain

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The world’s newest, and favorite, royal in-law may be just what the doctor ordered for wounded British tourism. After taking a lashing from Lonely Planet, who panned the country when it was announced that attractions are "overpriced or lacking in... Read More

Boeing is Bringing Back the Magic

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In Seattle, designers and engineers are bringing back the days when travel was stylish. The new sleek and smart Boeing Sky Interior is going to be the standard for the new 737s, which American Airlines is purchasing. With new overhead luggage... Read More

Hip Hotelier Andre Balazs Launches StndAir

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

He dated Uma Thurman, appeared in ads for Louis Vuitton, made the International Best Dressed List and brought the famed Chateau Marmont back to life. Now hip hotelier Andre Balazs has launched his own airline, StndAIR.... Read More

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