What it’s like flying British Airways A380 Club World

Flying aboard British Airways A380 in Club World (Business Class), is comfortable and spacious with great service and mouth-watering meals inspired by some of the world’s top chefs. The airline has dedicated time and effort to allow passengers in Business Class to enjoy a smooth ride to their next destination without having to worry about anything except relaxing and arriving refreshed and fed.

If you are looking to fly Club World, here’s what you can expect from check-in until you arrive at your final destination.

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Johannesburg’s best kept secrets

Johannesburg's best-kept secrets

Jo’burg or Jozi, as many call Johannesburg, was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold, rebuilt four times, and is now the largest city in South Africa.

Home to over 4.4 million people, the city is a go-to destination for the art lovers and culture seekers. Its growth in galleries, new-age restaurants and cafes are now at the top of tourist attractions aside from Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill.

So to help you discover a new side of Jozi, here are the city’s best kept secrets we’re willing to share to make your experience even more memorable.

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Visiting Shanghai for the first time off the beaten path

Shanghai

According to official sources from the government, Shanghai first became a city in 1291 during the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), and is now China’s—and the world’s—biggest city. In addition to being called home by 24.1 million people, the city welcomes millions of tourist every year (in 2015 over 270 million people visited Shanghai). It’s the perfect destination for fashionistas, business men and women, partiers, explorers and adventurers—Shanghai is a city that has everything for everyone.

But if you’re looking to have a unique experience outside of the usual places such as The Bund, Oriental Perl TV Tower or even the City God Temple, then we have just what you need.

Here are our favorite spots for those of you who want to experience a different side of Shanghai, a.k.a., The Pearl of Asia.

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Paris: an insider’s guide to the city of love

paris

Paris is more than just a lover’s paradise—it’s a city full of adventure, iconic buildings, beautiful art and architecture, and a deep history dating back to the 3rd century BC. It wasn’t until the 12th century, when it became the largest city in the western world that flourished into modernity, hidden behind beautiful fronts.

And for those who love to travel, and have yet to really experience the real Paris, here are our favorite hidden secrets beyond the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées. From artsy streets and shops, to local cafes and bars, Paris has everything to offer every type of traveler, whether you’re there for a few days or a week.

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Lufthansa’s private jet cabin takes luxury and style to the next level

Lufthansa Private Jet Cabi

Lufthansa’s all new VIP Airbus A350 private jet is remarkable, and reminds us of a mini apartment above the clouds. But their Mercedes-Benz partnership is just out of this world—it’s so futuristic it looks like it should be in a Sci-Fi film 100 years from now.

This private jet can hold up to 150 passengers, but is designed to fit 16 guests comfortably. So if you’re looking to take a vacation (and then some) with family and friends, this is definitely one way to do it!

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London’s non-touristy sites loved by the locals

london

London, established as a civilian town by the Romans in 43 AD, is a melting pot of ethnic groups and cultures from all over the world. With plenty of sites to see and to experiences to remember for a lifetime, it’s no wonder that London is ranked the second most visited city in the world, right behind Bangkok. As of 2015, over 31 million tourists came in from all over the world.

But if you’ve already made your way through the touristy spots such as Piccadilly Square, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abby, and are looking to see places that are less-visited but still loved by the locals, then we recommend you check out Maltby Market, Camden Market, Tooley Street, Secret Cinema and St. James’s.

And, thanks to Brexit, you can eat more, see more and do more, now that the Dollar is strong against the British Pound.

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Flying first class versus business class. What’s the difference?

singapore airlines first class seat

Oftentimes, people ask what are the biggest differences when flying in first class versus business on international flights. For some airlines, they are not as drastic, while other carriers such as Emirates, Etihad and Singapore Airlines are on a completely different level. How you arrive to the airport, the lounge you get free access to, and the seat, service and food you get to devour on your flight are the main distinctions you will experience while flying in first class versus business (and visa versa).

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What you should know when booking a discounted business or first class ticket for the first time

booking discounted business class ticket

If you’re relatively new to the consolidator ticket industry, then you may have several questions in regards to booking a ticket from a consolidator like us. So to help you with the process, we’ve compiled a guide that will make it easier for you to decide, plan and purchase a discounted business or first class airfare.

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How travelers used to fly first class for free

first class for free

You may already know what it was like to travel in a Boeing 747 in the 70s—all glamour with plenty of space to walk around, drink, eat and socialize—especially for those flying in first class. Back then, flying first class was reserved for VIPs and celebrities, and would cost about $550 US from New York to London, which today would equal to about $3,200 US. And free upgrades? Those were almost non-existent, but that didn’t last.

In 1981, when American Airlines launched its frequent flyer program—rewarding their travelers with free upgrades and discounts on future flights—racking up miles for a bump up to first or business started to become “a thing”.

And here are the stories that made those programs boom and ultimately bust due to select individuals taking advantage of the system.

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