Tag: in-flight catering
Located in the Portuguese territory of the Azores, between the U.S. and Africa, Santa Maria (LPAZ) is a great tech stop for general aviation (GA) operators. This location is frequently used by operators traveling between South America and Europe and between the Caribbean and Middle…
The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow is the leading business aviation exhibition in the Middle East for business aviation professionals. For general aviation (GA) operators planning to attend MEBAA 2016 December 6-8, there are a number of planning…
When operating your business aircraft to a remote location, there will likely be cases where you will be handled by agents unfamiliar with the specific needs of general aviation (GA). Often service standards can be minimal, or at least of a lower standard than you’re accustomed to…
Additional trip planning, permit, and day of flight considerations are recommended when operating wide-body or large general aviation (GA) aircraft. If you’re flying a Boeing 777 rather than a Gulfstream G550, for example, there are particular planning and logistical challenges to be aware of in order to ensure smooth operations to international destinations. The following […]
Paris Fall Fashion Week 2016 runs Sep 27 – Oct 5 and takes place at multiple venues in central Paris. The Spring (Feb/Mar) and Fall (Sept/Oct) Fashion Week periods are always a busy period in Paris for business and leisure travel. During this time, you can expect preferred options for…
Fuel uplifts and arrangements for additional support services in Ethiopia usually go smoothly when using a supervisory agent. However, credit arrangements can be a concern in this region if not adequately addressed in advance. Your supervisory agent will assist with coordinating all credit arrangements…
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), an annual conference dedicated to economic and business issues, is expected to attract over 7000 political and business leaders this June. For business aircraft operators planning to fly in during this high-traffic event, we recommend confirming airport slots…
Landing permits procedures and lead time for Russia are relatively straight-forward, and airport slots will be available for general aviation (GA) operations to Sochi (URSS) during the Russian Grand Prix period (April 27 – May 2). However, be mindful that approved slots may not be at the time you request and revising a slot time may be challenging…
While handling costs and airport fees in Japan are higher compared to many other destinations, services are reliable, predictable, and of top quality. Advance cost quotes are available upon request…
For business aircraft operations to Japan, full services and ground handling are readily available throughout the country. Still, there are lead time considerations to be mindful of and service limitations to consider when operating to smaller domestic airfields.
When operating business aircraft to the U.S., there are key considerations that should be planned for from the in-flight catering perspective. Understanding all regulatory nuances and best practice procedures helps avoid potential issues on arrival in the U.S. and/or when operating within the U.S.
The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, consists of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic about 850 miles west of continental Portugal and 1200 miles southeast of Newfoundland. For many trans-Atlantic general aviation (GA) flights, the Azores is a preferred tech stop.
When operating to Hong Kong (VHHH), the general aviation terminal (GAT) provides complete and full aircraft handling and support services. This is a one-stop-shopping option with a single invoice at the end of the experience. While costs are high at this location, services provided are among the best you’ll find anywhere.
When you operate to India, your ground handler will orchestrate all additional service requirements and credit arrangements with advance notification. At smaller and more remote airport locations, however, it’s best to plan on additional lead time for ground handling requests. This is particularly true if you need…
Last week, I covered selecting the right dessert. Now let’s talk about in-flight preparation. It’s very important to first be mindful of available flight and service times to avoid challenging yourself with a complex dessert presentation that may not be best for a short flight […]
Choosing just the right dessert can help take the passenger flight experience to the next level. Keep in mind, however, that dessert preferences vary depending on what part of the world you’re in, as well as on dietary and religious requirements of your passengers.
While a seemingly mundane consideration, coffee and tea services aloft are an important part of the overall in-flight passenger experience. It’s always best to offer a range of different coffee/tea options and to consider creative options, in terms of beverage preparation and service aloft […]
For business aircraft operations to Aruba (TNCA), consider additional lead times when making arrangements for in-flight catering and ground transport. Also, there are additional lead times and restrictions associated with bringing pets and/or weapons into the country […]
While Singapore is a welcoming and efficient destination for General Aviation (GA) operations, there are certain requirements/procedures to keep at the top of your mind when operating to WSSL […]
It’s important to be mindful of documentation and procedural requirements impacting business aircraft operations to Costa Rica. Something as simple as dealing with airport departure tax last minute has the potential to delay your flight.
Flying into Nigeria certainly presents a challenge for most corporate flight attendants due to issues such as cultural differences and language issues. Therefore, being prepared ahead of time and knowing what to expect with regards to vaccinations, safety and security […]
No matter what time of day you’re taking off, or where in the world you’re headed, there are creative beverage options (and departures from the "norm") to consider. Passenger preferences, time of day, and region of the world will all influence onboard drink choices […]
While in-flight catering pre-planning usually focuses on food selection, it’s important to note that beverage options are also very important considerations in terms of enhancing the overall in-flight experience. Current trends in beverage mixology are all about making beverage options […]
Within corporate flight departments, schedulers and dispatchers continue to assume more and more responsibility. Route and documentation planning, access to airspace and airports, and managing risk in disruptive weather situations are just some of the critical flight department functions requiring scheduler and dispatcher oversight. Also, as the regulatory environment becomes increasingly complex, and safety and […]
From the passenger’s perspective, catering can make or break a trip in a business aircraft. However, it’s not always easy orchestrating all the various elements of a successful in-flight catering experience. Some level of pre-planning is essential, particularly for more elaborate protein […]
Essential Onboard Catering Supplies for Flight Attendants – Part 2: Checklists and Emergency Backup Plans
For business aircraft operators, catering is an essential element of any flight mission and one that’s “highly visible” from the passenger perspective. While catering issues and malfunctions are inevitable from time to time, these challenges can usually be addressed and rectified creatively […]
Business aviation aircraft operate all over the world. Whether your destination is a remote location or a major international hotspot, you can expect catering issues to arise from time to time. In the interest of being as self-sufficient as possible – and to deal with any catering error that may arise […]
Tianjin (ZBTJ) is the preferred alternate airport for Beijing (ZBAA). It’s a good place to reposition if you require longer-term parking and additional operating flexibility. As ZBAA becomes more and more congested and restrictive, the ZBTJ option has been growing in popularity with many international business aircraft operators. The following is an overview of what you need to know when operating to ZBTJ.
When things go wrong with sauces at altitude, it’s not the end of the world. Effective solutions are available, and many creative means exist to fix a “broken” sauce that may have been re-heated incorrectly. Be aware that certain types of sauces are more […]
Eating caviar is common among owners of private jets and business aviation passengers. As this luxury food item is quite expensive, corporate flight attendants should know how to store, prepare, and serve caviar with the correct utensils, corresponding accompaniments […]