Playing and working on your phone, tablet or laptop is one of the only things that can help alleviate the stress of flying, but a poor internet connection can ruin your day. Thanks to tests from RottenWiFi.com, passengers will now know which airport has the best Wi-Fi.
What are the best First Class airline beds to get a great night’s sleep? While there’s plenty of buzz and discussion around which airline serves which champagne and which type of caviar; the showers aboard Emirates First Class and Etihad First Apartments on the A380; the bars aboard Emirates, Etihad, Virgin Atlantic, Korean; which airlines you can pre-order your meal; the best first class amenity kits and the best first class airline pajamas, I think all of this is beside the point for those long 12-16 hour flights when you NEED above all to get a good night’s sleep.
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Well this is new. We’ve heard of helicopter parents, and now there are private jet college tour parents. That’s right, an increasing number of parents are spending as much as $150,000 to take junior and juniorette to visit the colleges he or she is interested in attending. No more do the kids of the one percent have to endure grueling five plus hour road trips from Las Vegas to the University of San Diego or Philadelphia to Oberlin. Just hop on a private jet and knock out five to nine colleges in a handful of days all in the luxury of a Gulfstream.
Have you ever been upgraded to first class? It can be bittersweet because once you’ve had the pleasure, it is very difficult to really enjoy flying again… at least until you can afford to pay top dollar.
At the end of a 10-hour flight, you shuffle from your seat in economy and are channelled through the first-class section before disembarking, almost as a cruel gesture from the airline to show you what you could have had. These final steps before leaving the aircraft are made all the more painful if you’ve not had any sleep, or have been upgraded before and know full well what you have missed out on.
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Is the thrill of flying gone? For most people these days, a commercial flight seems like a nightmare. You question whether the bags are getting better treatment than the passengers. While airlines are cutting back on amenities for coach travelers, they are shelling out big bucks to upgrade their first-class service. There are new seats with more entertainment options and larger lounges as airports try to pamper customers who pay top dollar for their flights.
Cathay Pacific just opened a new lounge in Hong Kong called “The Cabin” that has an ultra-modern design. Its “IT Zone” is equipped with high-speed internet access, plenty of PCs and Macs, iPads and even a video-conference room.
Dubai Airports has confirmed that its US$ 1.2 billion investment in new and upgraded facilities for the over 110 international airlines that operate from Dubai
International’s Terminals 1 and 2 will deliver a significantly enhanced customer experience when construction and testing is completed.
Concourse D, when it opens later this year, will become the new US$517 million home to nearly 100 airlines that currently occupy Concourse C.
It will feature 21 contact stands, of which four will be able to accommodate Airbus A380 or Boeing 747 aircraft, and 11 remote stands.
As a child she imagined flying amongst the stars, thousands of miles above the earth’s surface, and today Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal is one of eight female pilots to ever fly the U-2 and the only black female pilot during the aircraft’s history.
A Bronx, N.Y. native, Tengesdal is a U-2 pilot and 9th Reconnaissance Wing inspector general who was recently selected for promotion to the rank of colonel.
“I have seen the curvature of the earth,” Tengesdal said. “I have seen sights most people will never see. Flying at more than 70,000 feet is really beautiful and peaceful. I enjoy the quiet, hearing myself breathing, and the hum of the engine. I never take it for granted.”
Aug. 1, 2015, will mark the 60th anniversary of the U-2; making it one of the few aircraft to operate in the U.S. Air Force for more than 50 years.
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In October, the Federal Aviation Administration certified Embraer’s first midsize jet, the Legacy 500, and the company says it expects to deliver as many as six of the airplanes by year’s end. The clean-sheet design features fly-by-wire controls, which enable the crew to maneuver the jet using computer signals instead of mechanical linkages. In the cabin, passengers find a space 6 feet tall and 6 feet 10 inches wide, with a flat floor and eight ergonomic seats that convert to fully flat berths.