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  |  2 Comments

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

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

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