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Embraer Introduces Next Generation Praetor Jets

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. At NBAA-BACE in Orlando, Florida, two new game-changing business jets, the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, were introduced by Embraer. Instead of creating new models, they are the next-generation versions of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 jets. Both feature incredible technology and the utmost creature comforts for wherever […]

Why Wine Tastes Different on Airplanes

By Andy Hayler

The readers of Elite Traveler spend a lot of time in the sky, so may have noticed that a fine vintage can taste completely different at altitude. I recently spent some time chatting with Tom Harrow, a well-known wine consultant and writer, to find out why wine tastes different on airplanes. Tom first explored the effect of altitude on the […]

Wine on Airplanes

First Flight: Experiencing the Icon A5

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. No runway? No problem. With a sense of adventure, the only limit to the all-new Icon A5 light-sport aircraft is the amount of free time you have to explore. Approaching the tiny plane on the tarmac at Westchester Airport, I had to wonder if I’d gone too far.Was I […]

Signature Flight Support Announces Latest Developments

By Lauren Hill

The global FBO network, Signature Flight Support, has just announced a series of new developments, from a new partnership with international hospitality real estate development company Nexus Luxury Collection to improvements in efficiency and access in the EMEA region. In partnership with the real estate company founded by Joe Lewis and his Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Justin […]

The Luxury Collaboration Elevating Fine Dining at Altitude

By Lauren Hill

When executive in-flight concierge On Air Dining, leader in luxury wine and spirits Moët Hennessy and private jet charter marketplace Victor collaborate the result is the ultimate in fine dining at altitude. In a brand new partnership, these three luxury brands are creating a new ‘personal flying experience’ for private fliers. Bringing culinary finesse together with fine produce and expertise […]

Family-Friendly Jets to Invest In

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. As the holiday season is fast approaching, there’s no better time to invest in a family-friendly jet. Whether you’re flying between states to visit relatives or going on a further-flung vacation, these aircrafts can get you there. HondaJet Elite At this year’s EBACE in Geneva, HondaJet revealed significant upgrades […]

VistaJet Launches Adventures in the Sky

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Traveling with children can be challenging. They’re most likely hyperexcited about going on a trip and in need of entertainment, whereas you’re looking to relax or catch up on paperwork. Nannies do their best to keep them amused, but options can be limited when you’re 40,000ft in the air. […]

Magellan Jets and St. Barth Properties Launch Partnership

By Lauren Hill

Following the damage caused on St. Barth by Hurricane Irma and subsequent efforts to bring the island back to its former state, Magellan Jets and luxury villa specialist St. Barth Properties have come together to welcome guests back to the island with the ultra-luxury St. Barth Jetaway package. The private jet provider, which is marking its 10th anniversary this year, […]

Portside: The Software Solution for Jet Owners

By Theodora Halstead

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. If you have ever wondered if your jet is efficient enough, or if you are overspending on fuel or maintenance, you’re not alone. Now, Portside is entering the market, billing itself as a CFO for your aircraft and offering a data-driven solution. Its sophisticated software has already earned it […]

Anthony Tivnan on the Past 10 Years of Private Aviation

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Magellan Jets’ co-founder and CEO examines the trends that the private jet market has experienced over the past decade, and looks to the future as the industry shifts to attract and retain new customers. It’s hard to imagine, looking back 10 years from today, that the US was on […]