Crystal’s New 777 Is a Cruise Ship You Can Fly

The latest aircraft pick from Crystal AirCruises isn’t your average Boeing 777-200LR. Rather, it’s a modern luxury cruise liner for the sky — emphasis on luxury. In fall 2017, Crystal, which is known for its super-luxe cruises, will launch its exclusive AirCruise for passengers to use as their mode of transportation between remote destinations. The 77L will hold just…

You Can Now Fly Private with JetSmarter Between New York and London

Update 9/29/16: Effective today, it’s no longer possible to receive flight credits using code “THEPOINTSGUY.” For any frequent flyer or avgeek, flying private is a different and unique experience, often with a level of service that you’re unlikely to get on any commercial plane. As TPG says, you might not want to start flying private because the minute…

Review: JetSuiteX Embraer 135 Economy — Burbank to Las Vegas

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently flew one-way on JetSuiteX’s Embraer 135 during a Memorial Day Monday afternoon commute from Burbank (BUR) to Las Vegas (LAS) — for $77. Read on for his impressions of the experience. While private jets are not uncommon between Southern California and Las Vegas, booking a seat for $77 on one of them is. Thanks to…

5 Ways BLADEone Is Bringing Back the Golden Age of Travel

Earn a $100 discount on your first flight when you enter THEPOINTSGUY promo code in the Blade app.  Private jet service has been becoming increasingly more accessible, thanks to Uber-like jet-sharing services that dramatically reduce the cost of flying on a private jet versus chartering your own. The newest is BLADEone, which is the first jet…

Etihad Now Lets You Pair a Private Jet with Your Residence or Apartment Booking

In May 2014, Etihad announced the launch of its new, ultra luxurious Residence and Apartment suites on board its A380 aircraft. And in November, TPG himself bought a $32,000 one-way ticket and flew the inaugural Residence route from New York-JFK to Abu Dhabi – a total over-the-top experience, even though the airline forgot to load his bag. And back in…

New Super First Class Cabins on Etihad and Emirates and How to Use Points to Book Them

This past weekend, Etihad Airways announced the December 2014 launch of their new A380 Residence Class suite – which appears to be absolutely stunning – and Emirates has just followed up with (remarkably non-specific) news that they’ll soon unveil plans for a similar product. These announcements are part of a luxurious airline trend that’s taking the onboard experience an exclusive…

Ultimate Wish List: Flying Around the World On The Four Seasons Private Jet

Thanks to a mention on HotelChatter, I heard about a travel experience that’s so amazing, it might just convince me to reconsider my policy about not accepting industry comps (wink wink): Four Seasons Hotels now has its own 757 jet, and they’re taking guests for rides around the world (or to see the artistic highlights of Europe) –…

Hurry Up: Magellan Private Jet “Sale” at Ruelala.com!

Dust off your Platinum/Centurion/Titanium/Palladium/Whatever cards and pray these charges go through: Ruelala.com (one of my favorite discount online luxury good retailers) is selling “discount” packages on Magellan private jets. Unfortunately, these were a bit out of my price range, but it was interesting to see how much jet rental costs. To see for yourself you…