Battery-Powered Electric Plane Takes Off First Flight in Australia

January 18th, 2018

Electro.Aero

The world seems all set to transcend into the future of all-electric vehicles (EVs), and it would only seem plausible that EVs would be featured in aeroplanes. In this context, startup Electro.Aero and Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel have recently started a battery-powered electric plane test flight in Perth, Australia. The test flight recently marked the first electric light-sport aircraft and was also certified in the country.

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Air Travel Commended Safe By International Air Transport Association

January 9th, 2018
Boeing 747

Boeing 747

Air Travel is shaping up as a safe mode of journeying around, and this has been reiterated by airline safety groups and by the International Air Transport Association. In fact, according to sources, 2017 has been the safest on record for airline passengers. Read the rest of this entry »

Things To Know When Flying For The First Time

December 26th, 2017

Airport

First-time flying is an exhilarating experience and there’s so much excitement as you want to cherish each memory. However, with excitement also comes fear, maybe the fear of flying or not knowing what to expect. Here’s all you need to know about first-time flying.

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Private Jet Etiquette Tips for First Timers

December 13th, 2017

Private Jets

Imagine flying in an eye-catching private jet featured with ultra-modern amenities. As a first-time flyer, you must be thrilled to be a part of this experience. Maybe, you are feeling slightly nervy about the rules that need to be followed while onboard. Are you wondering about the jet etiquettes (politesse) that need to be followed while flying a private jet? Then, here are some tips that can help you enjoy your flying experience with composure.

1. Dressing chic

It feels good to be mindful of the way you present yourself. And, dressing appropriately for the private flying is appreciated. Flying for business? Then, dressing formally may help.

2. Arrive on time and park appropriately

A commercial flight has rules like arriving around two hours early. And, flying on a private jet this is reduced to around 30 minutes. In the context of time, some private jets may extend flexibility, but arriving on time is valued. Also, remember to use the designated parking area for parking cars.

3. Packing light

Private jets have luggage weight restrictions. So, travel light, pack absolute essentials and bring only one bag (as specified).

4. Carry identification

Flyers do not have to stand in long security clearance lines, but it is necessary to carry identification including a valid ID, or a passport (whilst flying internationally).

5. Drink and eat responsibly

Excited about the food and beverages on board? Treat yourself with food and beverages on the flight, but also be mindful against overindulgence. In case, you are allergic to specific food or have some diet restrictions, intimate the crew in advance.

6. Capture photos respecting privacy

Be discreet while videotaping or photo-shooting your aviation experience, respecting the privacy of fellow travelers.

7. Follow Pet-iquettes

Want to fly with your adorable pets? Then, focus on aspects like grooming of your furry friend, and carrying the necessary documents.

Enjoy In-Flight Celebrations On Planes With Secret Services

December 8th, 2017

Birthday

Who wouldn’t love celebration cakes, candles, and champagne service, on their special day? It could be a birthday, an anniversary, or a honeymoon, and flying on a special day should remain as exciting. Imagine the glow when you see your loved one enjoy the customized surprise. If that’s exciting, then remember that some airlines offer secret services to enhance the journey. The services may differ between the airlines and also depend on the class being flown in.

Myriad airlines offer a multitude of in-flight services. Emirates airlines offer a cake and champagne service, and the cake can be customized depending on the occasion. Is it free for the economy class? At times airlines charge additionally for the service for the economy class, while the business class may get the service for free. Also, flyers need to note that the service needs to be requested for, 24 hours before departure.

Cathay Pacific reportedly has the cake service (that can be customized), which needs to be pre-ordered and is written on their website at a cost of £30. And, Singapore Airlines extends delightful treats like fresh cream cake, champagne, or souvenir teddies, as a part of celebrations on the special occasion.

Some other airlines offer additional services including food, drinks, or a happy birthday song. And, some travelers have been reported to have received a free upgrade for their birthday, depending on the space on the aircraft.

Researching on the services offered by airlines can help with the little something extra, which can not only make the day special but make flying a whole lot more exciting.

Flight Secrets Revealed – A Hidden Handle Used For Emergencies

November 29th, 2017

Planes

Safety on flights is paramount. What is the emergency evacuation time? It is set at 90 seconds, and planes must evacuate in an emergency in the slated timings. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reportedly dictates and allows those airlines who can clear this timing.

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An Inside Look of the World’s Largest Private Jet

November 20th, 2017

The Bombardier Global 7000 aircraft is reigning as the largest purpose-built business jet in the high-flying community featured with four living spaces and a permanent crew rest area. The new aircraft worth £55m ($73m) reportedly extends around 39m and can fly up to 19 passengers at a speed of Mach 0.925. Read the rest of this entry »

Affordable Private Jets – Top Reasons Why

November 8th, 2017

Private Jets

Air travel has always been dreamt of as one of the most luxurious modes of travel. Whether it is first class or economy, the very fact that we can manage a seat in the exclusive flying club keeps our heart at ease. Read the rest of this entry »

Self Flying Planes – A way to the Future

October 25th, 2017

Credit: Public Domain

While the increase in the technological innovations has seen a dramatic change in both our homes and vehicles, it should come as no surprise that air travel is also slowly evolving. Whether it is the safety of the passengers on a flight, or the technological advances, but the aeroplane sector is slowly shifting towards making air travel completely automated.

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The World’s Most Luxurious Private Jet Crystal Skye Takes Off

October 11th, 2017
Crystal Cruises

Credit: Crystal Cruises

The world’s most luxurious commercial jet, Crystal Skye, a privately-owned converted Boeing 777-200LR made its inaugural run from Hong Kong recently. The luxury jet that can reportedly accommodate 88 passengers, boasts of an opulent dining area, seats that can be converted into spacious beds, and has a mixologist on board. Read the rest of this entry »