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Jaunted Originals: Inside Three Airport Arrival Lounges

February 25, 2013 at 10:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

What's that saying? Ah yes, "the best camera is the one you have on you." Since we're never without a camera and hardly ever not traveling, we've managed to capture a serious collection of travel photos in our numerous Photo Galleries.

To start the week off right, let's venture behind the tight doors of the Arrival Lounges of three airlines: Lufthansa at Frankfurt Airport, Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong Airport and Delta at London-Heathrow. We say "tight doors" because typically entrance to these lounges—lounges which sit outside security on the Arrivals level—only admit international travelers coming off their flights, holding tickets for Business or First Class.

The spaces may be small, but the comfort of Arrivals lounges are large. You can count on a private shower, breakfast, cozy chairs, free WiFi, and a quiet corner to read the day's paper before heading into the city for a meeting or while awaiting your ride.

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Jaunted Originals: An Ode to Economy Class

September 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

As much as travelers love to daydream about flying First Class, the facts of life are such that not everyone can afford to sit up front and, well, somebody's got to sit in the back. You still get to where you're going and, if you're lucky, maybe even with a new friend or two thanks to the coziness of Economy Class' close quarters.

We're talking about real Economy—not Premium Economy or even emergency exit rows. This is the basic, last-row-middle-probably-next-to-a-crying-baby Economy, and these photo galleries of our own economy experiences are our little ode to it.

Enjoy:

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Jaunted Originals: Inside Five Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses

August 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

What's that saying? Ah yes, "the best camera is the one you have on you." Since we're never without a camera and hardly ever not traveling, we've managed to capture a serious collection of travel photos in our numerous Photo Galleries.

Here at Jaunted, we devote a lot of enthusiasm to exploring the the premium airline lounges of the world, but time and time again we're asked about what behind the doors of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses. Must be the mystique, or you know— the fact that their cocktail list is legendary.

Now is as perfect a time as ever to share their interiors with you—the ones we've been inside, at least. That includes the Clubhouses of London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, San Francisco, Newark-Liberty and the very spicy, very new digs at New York-JFK. Just keep in mind that, coming this October, the Newark lounge reopens with a completely renovated design, with the aim of evoking Manhattan's downtown vibe.

Without further ado:

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Photos and Video: Up, Up and Over Wisconsin in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor Airplane

August 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

It has always been said that the state of Ohio is the "birthplace of aviation" (it also happens to the birthplace of your intrepid editor. Coincidence? I think not). Still, head some 40 minutes north of the state line and up into Michigan, and you'll hit a town that serves as the birthplace of the automotive industry.

It's Dearborn, MI, the international home of the Ford Motor Company and former location of Ford Airport, site of many firsts: first U.S. airport hotel, first concrete runway, first U.S. scheduled passenger service, first contracted airmail service, first radio control for a commercial flight and first U.S. passenger terminal. Though the airfield is no more, the planes that earned their wings on it are, somewhat miraculously, still flying.

Around 18 of the 199 Ford Tri-Motors originally produced still have the sun glinting off their corrugated metal wings, the wind through their three radial engines. And two of these 18 were present at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, offering rides for $80 per person this past weekend. You know we had to.

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Jaunted at Oshkosh: Inside One Crazy Day at 'Aviation's Greatest Celebration'

July 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

Oshkosh, Wisconsin's Wittman Regional Airport has no regularly scheduled flights. And yet it manages to rack up over 90,000 landings every year. It has no impressive passenger terminal. And yet it counts visitors in the millions. What OSH does have, you see, is EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, a massive aviation celebration that swamps the tiny town for one week every summer.

At 8am this past Saturday we landed right in the thick of things, arriving on one of Southwest Airlines' newest, shiniest Boeing 737-700s after a quickie flight up from Chicago-Midway International. Here we could type a slew of fawning adjectives to describe our day (not even a full day!) spent zipping from the expansive cockpits of military transports to reclining in the slim leather seats of private props, but luckily a simple word—a word we maybe whispered and shouted a thousand times at OSH—sums it up: awesome.

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Jaunted Originals: The Helicopter Departure Lounges of Peninsula Hotels

July 17, 2012 at 2:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

What's that saying? Ah yes, "the best camera is the one you have on you." Since we're never without a camera and hardly ever not traveling, we've managed to capture a serious collection of travel photos in our numerous Photo Galleries.

Here at Jaunted, we devote a lot of enthusiasm to exploring the the premium airline lounges of the world, but we can't forget that other forms of air travel also warrant fancy-schmance lounges too. Like helicopters.

Peninsula Hotels are particularly well known for their devotion to having heliports and offering helicopter transfers and tours. Each of their properties with a helipad also has a departure lounge, and we've been fortunate enough to visit three of these luxurious helilounges, in Hong Kong (the flagship, named China Clipper), Tokyo (The Seven Seas) and Bangkok (Paribatra). Please enjoy our exclusive photo galleries of their interiors, chock-full of historical Pacific aviation memorabilia:

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Jaunted Originals: The Street Art of Four World Cities

July 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

What's that saying? Ah yes, "the best camera is the one you have on you." Since we're never without a camera and hardly ever not traveling, we've managed to capture a serious collection of travel photos in our numerous Photo Galleries.

Walking around a modern city, it'd be almost too odd not to find a street or two alive with artwork. Pasted, graffitied or stenciled, the individual artworks and tags add that certain something...something which also usually means the most interesting district is right around the corner. We've hit many of these areas in our travels, so we continue to round up our favorite photo galleries once a week, pulled together by a theme.

Today, we're spending time strolling through some of our favorite districts with funky street art, in Santiago, Chile; Stavanger, Norway; Milan, Italy; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jaunted Originals: Inside Airline Headquarters Around the World

June 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM | by | Comments (0)


What's that saying? Ah yes, "the best camera is the one you have on you." Since we're never without a camera and hardly ever not traveling, we've managed to capture a serious collection of travel photos in our numerous Photo Galleries.

We have so many good shots from inside and outside so many airplanes, airports, ships, trains, and well...basically if it moves, we've photographed it or will soon. It's getting hard to keep track of all of them. So from now on, we'll be rounding up our favorite photo galleries once a week, pulled together by a theme.

Today, we're spending time in a few of our favorite airline headquarters, before taking you inside yet another one next week...

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