Some of us romanticize the ‘Golden Age of Flight’; a time when flying boats took passengers in what was, and often still is, un-surpassed luxury. Security was non-existent; no probing questions or invasive luggage searches, cabins were big; decked in leather and walnut and attentive service was truly ‘silver’. How does this image compare to today’s business travel? This post takes a look and shows that we don’t have it so bad after all.
Flying in style was never cheap. In the days before private jets, the elite took their time and thus business travel had to be luxurious. The image of bygone-luxury often brushes over many of the non-luxuries that are today taken for granted. Travel has become faster, even in coach you still get to the other side of the world within 24 hours. This was simply not possible earlier; 4 days on a luxury flying boat was still 4 days not doing something else.
Aircraft have become quieter, safer and ever more innovative in their search for luxury. Emirates Air now offers first class passengers in-flight showers as luxurious as any you might find in a spa hotel. Lufthansa even provides separate beds for its highest paying customers. We are seeing segregated areas on modern airliners that are big enough for small meeting and offer total privacy. This compares favorably to the previous generation of airliners.
Flight attendants are as elegant and well dressed as ever and the catering standard, when viewed critically, is probably as good as ever, first class customers are now offered a bigger choice than ever on flights.
Communication has also made significant leaps forward when compared to previous offerings. While on earlier flights it was maybe only the President that had the possibility, as a passenger, to communicate with his ground-based staff, it is now routine for all passengers on a flight to have access to the internet, offering real time worldwide communication.
CEO Transportation caters for business and private travelers’ luxury ground transportation requirements, while we have a soft spot for the golden age of flight, our modern limousine fleet beats anything you might have found throughout the ages on wheels. Our end-to-end service ensures that our customers’ every need is attended to in a timely and unobtrusive manner. We know that absolute luxury requires devotion and that’s why we’re proud of our chauffeurs, who have undergone training and education to reach this point.
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