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Duty-Free Shopping Must-Haves: Airline Exclusives

September 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're anything like us, you probably think that the in-flight duty-free shopping catalog can eat up a good chunk of time on long-haul international flights and provide a few giggles or unique gift ideas. This week, we'll dive into the pages of some favorite airline shopping magazines and highlight our picks for the just-can't-live-without items.

Most airlines have a thorough understanding that including some exclusive merchandise in their duty-free catalog will prompt passengers to hand over their cards in exchange for the unique products. In our travels, we have come across a number of items that we had to take a second to think if we actually needed it or had enough room in our carry on. Here are some highlights from our mile high shopping.

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Duty-Free Shopping Must-Haves: Child's Play

September 20, 2012 at 1:58 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're anything like us, you probably think that the in-flight duty-free shopping catalog can eat up a good chunk of time on long-haul international flights and provide a few giggles or unique gift ideas. This week, we'll dive into the pages of some favorite airline shopping magazines and highlight our picks for the just-can't-live-without items.

Next time your are on an international flight, don't forget about the littlest frequent flyers on your souvenir list. Most duty-free trollies have enough plush animals and plane toys to stock a Toys-R-Us. Long live the days when children were happy with with a set of plastic wings and a visit to the cockpit. Here's some of our favorite options:

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Duty-Free Shopping Must-Haves: Souvenirs and Keepsakes

September 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're anything like us, you probably think that the in-flight duty-free shopping catalog can eat up a good chunk of time on long-haul international flights and provide a few giggles or unique gift ideas. This week, we'll dive into the pages of some favorite airline shopping magazines and highlight our picks for the just-can't-live-without items.

When browsing an in-flight shopping magazine and flipping past all of the pages of meh watches and perfumes, you may be missing plenty of amazing finds that make for great souvenirs (if only to show that you were actually thinking of your friends and family while away). Many catalogs actually have some items that rival what can be found in typical tourist shops, so let's explore a few:

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Duty-Free Shopping Must-Haves: Ways To Ease Your Arrival

September 18, 2012 at 2:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're anything like us, you probably think that the in-flight duty-free shopping catalog can eat up a good chunk of time on long-haul international flights and provide a few giggles or unique gift ideas. This week, we'll dive into the pages of some favorite airline shopping magazines and highlight our picks for the just-can't-live-without items.

Today, we bring you our recommendations from in-flight catalogs around the world that ease the pressures of traveling to a new land. No matter how many times you get your passport stamped, it is just a little stressful waiting in immigration lines, collecting luggage and getting to your hotel as quickly as possible. Some airlines will help you relieve some of the stress and all you need is a quick browse of their duty-free magazine.

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Duty-Free Shopping Must-Haves: In-Flight Comforts

September 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're anything like us, you probably think that the in-flight duty-free shopping catalog can eat up a good chunk of time on long-haul international flights and provide a few giggles or unique gift ideas. This week, we'll dive into the pages of some favorite airline shopping magazines and highlight our picks for the just-can't-live-without items.

Today we bring you items that can be purchased on board to use while in-flight. Whether you're using them to make the travel experience a whole lot more comfy or to burn up a few hours before the initial decent into your destination, this is our short list of stuff to keep an eye out while thumbing the pages on your next flight:

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Special-Edition Luxury Items for Some Special Airplanes

Where: Germany
May 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

You know that famous saying, "every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings?" Well, we swear that every time a new passenger aircraft type is produced, luxury goods companies roll out limited-edition items.

This month, the highlight falls on the two superjumbo-est of the superjumbos: both the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8. You might need to get a towel to mop up your drool before you keep reading...

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Red Hot Virgin Lips: Virgin Atlantic Launches a Flight Attendant Lip Color for Everyone

March 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've already told you how to get red hot shoes like the flight attendants of Virgin Atlantic, but now you can have red hot lips like them too.

The airline has partnered with bareMinerals to create a Pretty Amazing™ Lipcolor in a hue named "Upper Class Red." It's not a lipstick, but more of a highly pigmented gloss which will become part of the official flight attendant uniform.

And, in a stroke of genius, Virgin Atlantic is also opening up the special edition lip color to Virgin Atlantic travelers, who this spring can buy it for £15 through the Retail Therapy onboard shopping magazine as well as at Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses at London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick and New York-JFK airports. Much later this year, the color will actually hit bareMinerals stockists.

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Heathrow Airport Will Give You the Valentine's Card You Didn't Want to Buy

February 13, 2012 at 3:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

If ever you needed proof that Valentine’s Day is over-commercialized, a trip to London-Heathrow Airport will set you right. Flying out from Terminal 5 this weekend, the Duty Free shop was on high V-Day alert, with mini gift brochures, screens telling us what perfumes would make a great present, and—the icing on the cake—a free Valentine’s card with every purchase.

The cards, at least, were a cute touch...unlike the brochure, which read:

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For Those Who Don't Bose, There's Always the Duty Free Headphones

February 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM | by | Comment (1)

Whatever class you're in, however spiffy you look, airline headphones suck. But if, like us, you're one of those people who class Bose as too expensive/ostentatious, we have a solution for you.

Recently, flying London-Heathrow to Vegas on British Airways, we were handed standard terrible economy headphones. We were trying to lipread Bridesmaids. It was bad. Then, after a couple of drinks and some flicking through the Duty Free catalogue, we saw these: Jivo rosewood noise reducing headphones, for £28. We were tipsy, liked the sound of rosewood, and bought them, still assuming they'd be pretty rubbish, what with them costing a fraction of Bose prices.

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