Heathrow Airport Opens Grey Goose Loft

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Virgin Atlantic have announced the opening of the Grey Goose Loft at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow. Guests are offered an amuse-bouche on arrival at the bar, with professional mixologists creating tailor-made Grey Goose cocktails. Over the coming months Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers will see a series … Continued

Heathrow’s VIP suites revealed for the first time

VIP suites which were previously the preserve of royalty, heads of state and visiting diplomats are now open to passengers at Heathrow for the first time. The Heathrow by Invitation (HBI) service offers exclusive VIP suites away from the gaze of the media and members of the public.

Pay a fee to speed through security with Jetblue

Flyers with US budget carrier JetBlue can now buy themselves speedy access through security lines, an idea which could catch on further afield. At select airports, passengers who purchase the “even more speed” package will be able to use dedicated lanes, or those reserved for premium passengers, to ensure they pass through security checkpoints faster … Continued

Airline lounges – who has the best?

Last week, Hong Kong-flag carrier Cathay Pacific unveiled its new lounge at Hong Kong International airport, promising a “new level of comfort and convenience.” “The Cabin” is spread across 1,339 square meters and designed by Foster and Partners to be “contemporary, refreshing and dynamic.” Passengers can choose between 5 zones designed for different purposes, including … Continued

The world’s duty free shopping hotspots

Dubai’s duty free shops remain the busiest duty free outlets in the world, according to figures released this week by the Dubai Duty Free and Generation Research. Consumers spent a staggering $1.14 billion at Dubai’s duty free outlets in 200, over 5 percent of money spent at airports around the world. Dubai’s sales put it … Continued

Beijing Airport overtakes Heathrow as second-largest

Beijing International Airport has overtaken London Heathrow as the world’s second busiest, in a sign of China’s growing dominance of international travel. In terms of seat capacity, Beijing International is now second only to Atlanta Hartsfield in the US, according to a July 6 report by aviation analyst OAG. Beijing’s business has been boosted by … Continued

Madonna and her 25 pieces of luggage

Madonna flew into London’s Heathrow airport yesterday along with more than 25 pieces of luggage. The 51-year-old star looked pale and tired as she stepped off the plane from New York with her two adopted kids, David Banda, four, and Mercy James, also four. However, the two porters who had to move the enormous pile … Continued

Dalmore Releases £10,000 Malt Whisky

Dalmore distillery has announced the launch of one of its most prized whiskies – the Sirius – with a price of £10,000 per bottle. Sirius will only be available to private buyers and through a limited network of World Duty Free (WDF) stores. The Dalmore’s 1951 Sirius Vintage is a single-cask, single malt whisky, with … Continued

Delta’s New Heathrow Lounge

If you’re traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport aboard Delta Air Lines or one of its SkyTeam partners, you’ll soon be able to take advantage of this futuristic and luxurious new lounge. The lounge is open to international first and business class passengers as well as SkyTeam Elite Plus passengers. The two-level minimalist styled lounge features … Continued

New Limited Edition Watches For Heathrow’s Terminal 5

GIORGIO ARMANI is among the designers who will be launching limited edition watches to celebrate the opening of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 later this month. Designed exclusively for the launch, the designer is unveiling three new designs that will be sold at the terminal’s World Duty Free store. The designs, which include an Emporio Armani Gentleman’s … Continued