A recent survey from Private Jet Card Comparisons, an independent buyer’s guide to private aviation, shows most frequent private jet travelers are positive regarding private aviation in 2020. The survey was conducted using responses from individuals who averaged 111 private jet flight hours in 2019.
The survey found 33 percent of respondents expect private flying to increase over last year. Thirty percent believe flight hours will likely remain flat, while 37 percent anticipate a decrease.
Nearly 80 percent of respondents said they expect more travelers to fly private in the next six months in order to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19. Nearly half expect private aviation passengers to use this service to relocate family members, or travel to a second home in the next three–four months.
Just over a third of respondents expect to use private aviation in the near future for critical business trips, and a similar number say they made additional trips via private aviation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Almost all respondents said they still expect to take a summer vacation.
“The outlook for business aviation may not be as rosy as many reports about big increases in call volume, however core private jet travelers expect to keep flying, even if the reasons are changing,” said Doug Gollan, founder, Private Jet Card Comparisons. “The results of the survey demonstrate the critical role private jet travel plays in both relocating family members and completing critical business trips during this time of uncertainty.”
My husband and I enjoyed outdoor dining with another couple at Suraya in Philadelphia. The Lebanese restaurant makes frequent appearances on many local and national Best Of lists, including being named Best Restaurant in Philadelphia by Philadelphia magazine.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Members of TAP Air Portugal’s TAP Miles&Go loyalty program now have new benefits with Miles4Extras. Mileage points can be used to purchase upgrades, extra baggage or sports equipment; access lounges; or FastTrack services. Customers who travel less frequently or haven’t accumulated enough miles to book flights are also able to choose benefits tailored to their miles.
Cordis Hangzhou, Sci-Tech City opened, joining sister properties in Shanghai, Beijing, Dongqian Lake, Hong Kong and Auckland. Located in Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City, the luxury hotel features 186 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bar, a 24-hour gym and a range of meeting and event spaces. It is also nearby a subway station.
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The What Matters 2021 survey from Agoda found Americans most look forward to spending more quality time with loved ones in 2021, at 34 percent, while also committing to traveling differently this year. Agoda’s digital travel platform offers a global network of more than 2.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide; the survey’s sample size was 16,064 adults, carried out online Dec. 10–16, 2020.
Delta Air Lines recently finalized a partnership with Viasat and took steps to introduce a Delta-developed WiFi access portal to enhance how travelers interact with WiFi. Adding Viasat’s next-generation satellite technology, Ka-Band, will allow the airline to modernize the connection. The new technology is expected onboard in summer 2021 for more than 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft. The Ka-Band, satellite-powered technology includes faster, more consistent connections and an ability to stream all types of entertainment and content to any internet-ready device, gate to gate.
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Curaçao began 2021 on a high note, announcing on Jan. 1 that prior border restrictions have been lifted. U.S. residents from every state will be allowed entry and the 14-day quarantine is lifted as long as visitors adhere to all entry protocols. Every state will be classified as “medium risk” by Curaçao Tourist Board, the Ministry of Public Health, the Environment & Nature and the Ministry of Economic Development.