How To Get Airline Elite Status

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One of the goals for many travellers is to reach elite status in an airline frequent flyer program. If you fly on a regular basis then having status can come in handy. In this article we discuss various ways on how to accelerate yourself into elite status. Airline elite status comes with a number of perks. This can include mileage...

A Guide to Status Matching

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For years status matching of elite level frequent flyers has been common practice in the airline industry. Let’s say you have elite frequent flyer status with airline A. Status matching is where you apply to an airline B to see if it can offer you complimentary equivalent status in its loyalty program. Such status can give you benefits such as...

AirAsia X – Budget long-haul airline guide

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AirAsia X is a long-haul budget airline based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is listed on the Malaysian stock exchange as AirAsia X Berhad (MYX: 5238) and is a sister comany to Air Asia. Air Asia X was launched to much fanfare with the promise of incredibly cheap flights between London and Australia. Its first flight route was Kuala Lumpur...

How much does a long-range Gulfstream jet cost?

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Gulfstream Aerospace produces a number of long range corporate jets such as the G450, G550 and G650. These can fly on intercontinental routes such as London to Los Angeles or Dubai to Tokyo. The G500 and G600 are new additions to the range and are expected to enter service in the next years. Let's take a look at each Gulfstream...

Boeing Business Jets vs Airbus Corporate Jets

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Long range business jet airliners from Boeing and Airbus are the largest private aircraft on the market. Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) is a joint venture between Boeing and General Electric. It sells narrow-body VIP aircraft based on the reliable Boeing 737 series; it also sells wide-body VIP aircraft derived from the Boeing 777 (200LR and 300ER), the Boeing 787 (-8...

How to buy a private jet

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Buying your own private jet aircraft is a big investment for either an organisation or high-net-worth individual. It is thought that an aircraft purchase will only be cost-effective if you need to fly more than 400 hours per year - which averages at about 8 hours per week. For anything under 400 hours you would probably be better off considering...