The Low Down on Luxury Hotels & Private Jet Partnerships

Jun 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Luxury hotel brands and private jet partnerships seem like a natural collaboration, yet the number of high-end properties partnering with aircrafts is pretty slim. Other than Las Vegas which has its fair share of jet alliances (makes complete sense), many of our favorite global brands have yet to jump on the trend.

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Lillium is the Private Aircraft of the Future

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The European Space Agency is dreaming up an aircraft of the future: egg-shaped, electric-powered and able to take off from helipads or runways due to its pivoting engines. In a press release earlier this month, the ESA said the new plane, which would have a range of 300 miles and is called Lillium, “will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018.”

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Sergey Petrossov's JetSmarter Takes Off

May 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Sergey Petrossov is on a one-man mission to change the way we socialize. A natural entrepreneur, he gravitated towards tech at an early age, co-founding his first IT company at 18, which he ran out of his University of Florida dorm room.

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Does First Class Beat Private Jet Travel?

May 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

With commercial airlines scrambling to recapture luxury market share from private jet companies, goalposts in the sky have moved. Flying first class has never been more attractive but the same can be said for flying private, thanks to new technology, charter methods and accessibility.

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Shangri-La Takes to the Skies With New Private Jet Partnership

May 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

While private jet companies partnering with hotel is not a relatively new concept, it has taken awhile for it to really take flight (pun intended) across the globe. Four Seasons has their own private plane which took its first world journey in 2013, BlueStar Jets is in partnership with four different boutique hotels across the US and The Gansevoort Hotel Group selected JetFlite International as their exclusive private aviation provider.

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Qatar Executive Brings On a Second Gulfstream G650ER

Mar 30, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Qatar Executive (Qatar Airways’ private jet division) has taken on a second Gulfstream G650ER in preparation for the influx of travelers in the spring and summer seasons. Able to fly non-stop from the Middle East to North America, the aircraft is one of the top options for international travel among the company’s elite clientele. 

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What it Takes to Deliver Fine Dining at 30,000 Feet

Feb 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Business and First Class cabins are undoubtedly the best way to travel well. As the top airlines get more creative with their premium offerings—spacious lounges, full showers, Champagne bars, private butlers—one thing remains the same: the dining is always top notch. From caviar and lobster to local delicacies and health-conscious options, the chefs behind airline fare are perfecting the art of fine dining 30,000 feet in the sky. 

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Exploring One of the Most Untouched Places in the World

Feb 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

The northern most region of the state of Western Australia, Kimberley, is one of the most remote and sparsely populated regions on earth. It is largely undeveloped and untouched, yet is a bounty of pristine landscapes, archaeologically significant, pre-historic treasures and wild adventures that predate almost anything of their kind around the world. The coast is especially abundant and difficult to access.

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Check Out Jackie Chan's New Private Jet

Feb 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Embraer has just delivered the first Legacy 500 private jet to none other than Jackie Chan. The actor’s relationship with the company dates back to 2012 when he got a Legacy 650 aircraft as China’s launch customer, becoming a brand ambassador. 

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Pioneering High-Altitude Balloon Experiences

Jan 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Residents whom have lived in Tucson for many years know that this southern Arizona city has a wide range of diverse attractions available including the world-renowned Tucson Gem And Mineral Show, an alternative healthcare dimension, two exceptional spas on opposite sides of town and a Wild West identity. It is home to Old Tucson, where many Hollywood westerns were filmed.

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A High-Flying Luxury Hotel in the Sky? Four Seasons Private Jet Opens its Doors

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Almost a year has passed since we first reported on the Four Seasons Private Jet and its around the world trip and now we can finally see what it looks like, inside and out. The Four Seasons has customized a Boeing 757 to be a high-flying luxury hotel designed to give you the same experience 30,000 feet in the air as you get on land. 

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Uber Takes Over Skies With UberJET for Cannes Film Festival

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Taxi drivers already hate Uber for taking their clientele, offering people more personalized and classy ride experiences, and now they're planning on doing the same in the sky for lucky rich kids heading to the Cannes Film Festival this week. Available for a limited time from May 12 to May 18, UberJET was created in partnership with GOODWILL Private Jets and allows you to pull up the app and hop on a private jet to Cannes.

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easyJet Breaks World Record With In-Air Bard Performance to Make National Shakespeare Day a Reality

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The anniversary of Shakespeare's birth (and maybe death) was Wednesday, meaning people all over the world scrambled to dust off their copies of Hamlet so they could show off their Bard knowledge to unsuspecting victims. And yes, we know that there's a general haze around Shakes' exact day of birth and death, but let's just go with it. To celebrate the playwright's 450th birthday, easyJet decided to do things a little differently by putting on a Guinness World Record performance of an abridged version of his most famous works for lucky customers on a flight to Italy. 

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LAN Airlines Announces Master Sommelier-Chosen 2014 Wine List

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Every year, LAN Airlines goes through an extensive wine selection process that whittles down the varietals that will be offered for Premium Business Class flyers. After due diligence and some tough choices between 300 different wines from around Chili and Argentina, the list of 30 has been finalized for 2014 by LAN Airlines' expert wine panel, including the company's Master Sommelier, Hector Vergara.

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Qatar Airways Says Goodbye to Economy With All-Business Class Airbus A319

Feb 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Starting on May 15, Qatar Airways is making some serious changes to their offerings by launching daily, all-business class flights from their hub in Doha to London Heathrow. Eliminating the other classes typically on a flight, their Airbus A319 will be the first of its kind in the Middle East, according to Qatar, and will be full of roomy luxury seats and upscale service. 

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