Traveling to a destination is an exciting experience, regardless if it’s for business or pleasure. Of course, preparing for your trip, traveling to your destination, and even while you’re in another city or country, can (at times) become stressful. But it doesn’t always have to be so because there are travel apps and gadgets to help make all of our lives easier.
From organizational packs, comfortable clothing, and gear for your electronic devices—we’ve got the list of the top five trending travel gadgets you must get your hands on before you embark on your next journey.
After almost 50 years, this jumbo jet will soon be a part of aviation history.
When it first took flight in 1970, the Boeing 747 was the number one aircraft that airlines couldn’t wait to get their hands on, thanks to its comfort and large space. However, as we head further and further into the 21st Century, carriers are weeding out these large jets from their fleet due to the cost of fuel and efficiency that the Boeing 747’s can no longer compete with. And because of this, we are seeing the end of an era for this massive airplane many of us have flown on for several decades.
Thai Airways has just released a brand new, and very first Dreamliner, allowing the airline to fly longer distances and to new destinations directly from Thailand.
But this aircraft, nicknamed “Phatthana Nikhom” (which is the name of the district of Lopburi Province in central Thailand), has much more to offer, including the new Zodiac Cirrus seat. If you have flown in business class on Qatar Airways, then you are probably familiar with this reverse herringbone design, providing more space and direct aisle access thanks to the favorable 1-2-1 configuration.
Air cabins that look nothing like they do today has been in the works, but we have yet to see it become a reality until now.
A³ by Airbus Group is an innovative company whose mission is to build the future of flight, now. Recently, A³ has revealed their latest project called “Transpose”, focusing on the development of a new interior arrangement of an airplane, and we’re pretty excited about it—here’s why.
Virgin Australia’s new Hong Kong lounge—Club Autus—just got a complete makeover, and we’re loving it.
Located in the Midfield Concourse on the seventh floor, this stunning new lounge has been separated into various zones for you to relax, eat and catch up with work. It has been expanded to comfortably accommodate up to 225 passengers, from the business folks all the way to those of you who like to unwind before the flight. But there’s just the brink of it—here’s what you can expect when you step inside:
The new iPhone X is all the rage these days, and it hasn’t even made its way into stores. With so many new and interesting features—one of the most advanced being facial recognition—it will be interesting to see how apps will evolve and integrate certain ones into their own systems.
But the part we’re most excited about is how the new iPhone X will impact travel. According to Jim Peters, the CTO of SITA (a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry), Apple’s new 3D technology is about to take travel to the next level.
Welcome aboard Air Canada’s newest business class cabin available on their Dreamliners. These seats are comfortable yet modern, offering you luxury at every level.
With entertainment screens that are easily accessible, seats that lie completely flat, electrical outlets for all your devices, and dishes to keep you full and satisfied, Business Class on Air Canada’s brand new 787 Dreamliner is a complete game-changer.
Here’s what you can expect the next time you book a seat on this splendid carrier.
Flying in business or first class has many perks—priority seating, exclusive check-in, high-end kits to help you relax, amazing seats, and of course complimentary/ inclusive services you can enjoy in the airline’s reserved lounges. However, as you may well know, not all lounges offer the same amenities. Some are more basic than others, while some are unforgettable such as Dubai’s Champagne Lounge, or Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge in Istanbul.
Aside from offering mouth-watering dishes in the dining area, premium wines and liquors at the bar, and comfortable spaces to catch up with work, airlines take it up a notch by providing spa services to premium ticket holders. From free massages and facials, to full-spa services like haircuts and nail care, carriers strive to give their business and first class passengers amenities that will win them over.
Travel technology is advancing like never before, and quicker than we can even keep track of. Every day, we find ourselves engulfed in newer high-tech programs that make our lives easier—from being able to check in early, and booking flights and hotels in just a few clicks, to tracking our luggage via an app.
But that is just the brink of it. A company called De La Rue, which produces most of the passports in the world, started testing out a new type of technology last year—a digital passport. So how would that work? And, is it safe?
Qantas, the award-winning airline, is set to begin renovations for its business class lounge located in Melbourne Airport, with a completion date set for the end of 2018 (possibly early 2019).
The new lounge, designed by Woods Bagot, promises about 40 percent more space that will sit 350 passengers. It will also feature a bonus section for all to enjoy —a noodle bar that expresses the local Asian culture in Australia.
But don’t worry, that’s not all to enjoy in this modern lounge. From fine dining and large drink selections, to more work space and area to move around in, the new Qantas lounge in Melbourne Airport will become a new hot spot for all premium travelers.