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Private Jet Etiquette Tips for First Timers

Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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.

An Inside Look of the World’s Largest Private Jet

Monday, 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. (more…)

Self Flying Planes – A way to the Future

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

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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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Stratos 714 – A Very Light Jet by Stratos Aircraft

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Stratos Aircraft

Credit: Stratos Aircraft

Stratos Aircraft located at Redmond, Oregon had made an announcement in the month of July 2008 about making of Stratos 714 – a very light jet (VLJ) aircraft. The company had described the aircraft as owner-flown Very Light Personal Jet (VLPJ – A new terminology). They unveiled Stratos 714 at the AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The plane very quickly grabbed the attention of the guests at AirVenture. (more…)

Will Passengers Like to Board Pilot-less Flight With Lower Fare?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

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The airlines have to shell approximately $35bn (£27bn) per annum on the pilot’s salary at present and pilotless commercial flights would directly cut these expenses and in turn, can reduce the airfares substantially. (more…)

US to England in Mere 20 Minutes

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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Due to the advancement in science and technology, now you can travel from the United States to London in less than 20 minutes. And if you are wondering how will that be possible, then we are glad to tell you that the idea of a jet, called the Antipode, has been conceived by Canadian industrial designer Charles Bombardier. (more…)

The Latest Facial Recognition Technology Makes Flying Easy

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Credit: Public Domain/MichaelGaida

Credit: Public Domain/MichaelGaida

Travellers can now board the flight without showing their travel documents multiple times. The facial-recognition technology will serve the purpose. (more…)

Flat Beds Seats Coming to Planes in Economy Class

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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© National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK)

Are you going to be on a long-haul flight in the economy class? The cramped seating has always been a worry and the thrilling experience of flying suddenly is dampened with discomfort and a never-ending ordeal. (more…)

‘Flying bum’, the biggest aircraft Airlander in the World to Hit the Skies Again

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

The largest aircraft in the world, Airlander 10, is all set to take to the skies once again after its test flight crash last summer. A ’Flying bum’ as it is lovingly called due to its shape, measures 92ms and is one part helicopter and part airship. (more…)