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The answer is probably no for all practical purposes. In most countries, landing a helicopter on a vessel is a matter of agreement between those responsible for the vessel (e.g. owner and captain), and the aircraft. In addition, there may be flag state requirements on the vessel for manning of the helicopter landing deck with appropriately trained crew and ...


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There are no luxury train services in the United States. The two long-distance services, Amtrak and the Alaska Railroad, do offer premium services on their regular routes with greater comfort and privacy and a higher level of service than coach. You can even buy multiple bedrooms on Amtrak and have them merged ensuite for more space, or buy out a whole car, ...


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There's the improved probability of a seat during rush hour and (in my opinion) the likelihood of quieter, or indeed absent, companions outside of rush hour. That's pretty much it; there's no difference in the hard product, and there's no soft product to speak of. This is now counterbalanced by the very small first class section, which means if you have a ...


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It's not. Here's what I see if I go to book a flight on Icelandair's website: The premium cabin is sold as "Saga Premium," as also shown on their services page. Their fleet pages depict "Saga Premium" and "Economy" classes, not business. Which strikes me as fair. It's clearly a premium service as compared to economy, even if there aren't all the benefits ...


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The answer is yes you can and no you may not. Like another answer states, it is about permission and capabilities. They probably have the capabilities for the sake of emergencies. They don’t allow it for the sake of practicality. Cruise ships contain a lot of guest. A lot of paying guests. A lot of paying guests who don’t own helicopters. Helicopters are ...


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There are going to be problems here Immigration Canada says that: People employed in a personal capacity, for example, as a domestic servant, personal assistant or nanny (caregiver), on a full-time basis by short-term temporary residents generally meet the business visitor criteria in paragraphs R187(3)(a) and (b) and may enter as business visitors. ...


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Note that first class and business definitions vary throughout the world. I flew '1st class' on Delta once and it afforded me an orange juice where the rest of the plane got none. Go figure. However, one of the best is Emirates - business and first, and they fly their A380 between Sydney and Auckland, and Sydney and Christchurch (and Melbourne and Auckland?...


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This page sets out the different fare classes. The difference between economy flex and saga premium: Free headset Free meals Free alcoholic beverages Free champagne Free hot towels 2 32 KG checked baggage vs 1 23 KG checked baggage 2 - 2 vs 3 - 3 seating Plug socket Priority check-in Lounge access 3400 miles points for flights within Europe vs 2550 4800 ...


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This Grand Canyon train tour is the only luxury one with which I am familiar. The Train Texas and Colorado also have a couple that sound interesting. Texas State Railroad Colorado Scenic Rails There are others in Texas. They are more nostalgic than luxury.


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While not exactly a train cruise, if you acquire your own personal rail car, you can get Amtrak to transport you. Amtrak provides the ability for rail/train car owners to have their privately-owned rail/train cars attached to our trains between specified locations to see North America in an extraordinary way. We also provide many services, including 480v ...


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I don't know if there's a comprehensive resource, but it's going to be a pretty limited list, so here's a community wiki for it. For inclusion, the hotel must both have their own helipad (flights nearby don't count) and offer regular, bookable helicopter transfer services (unused/emergency-only helipads don't count): The Peninsula, Hong Kong. If the Rolls ...


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Technically helicopters can land (well, almost), but Viking Line says that In more serious cases we can use helicopter transport or evacuation boat.


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What criteria do Google Flights use to classify different products across airlines? The airlines themselves provide the definition. It is not up to the travel agents (online or otherwise) to redefine the cabin classes. I imagine such re-interpretations would be a violation of a TA's agency agreement with the airline: the travel agent is an agent for the ...


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A Canadian visit visa costs C$100. Information about eligibility and how to apply is available here https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eligibility.html Processing times for applications submitted from the UAE are currently 36 days, excluding the time needed to give biometrics https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-...


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The Man in Seat 61 has a guide to Italy's railway. The photo in the question appears to be from the Frecciarossa 1000. Frecciarossa trains have four classes. The highest "Executive Class" is described as follows: Executive class consists of just 8 super-comfortable leather reclining seats at one end of the train with their own dedicated steward or ...


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It's no big deal to have a chopper on a cruise ship, example: http://travelweekly.com/Blogs/Dispatch/Riding-the-helicopter-on-the-Scenic-Eclipse ($400 a flight) It's unlikely that the specific cruise brand asked about would have this service, or, it would be widely advertised. Like the other answerers, I have no factual information on whether the specific ...


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The important external thing (for naming a booking class "Business class") is whether airports recognize it as business class (and get the appropriate fees for those passengers) and hence honor their business class services to those ticket holders. Then the airline can call a ticket business-class. What happens inside the airplane is really the airline's ...


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at a cheaper rate than they'd normally be offered? Hard to tell. There is not really a "normal" price for hotels in urban areas any more and the prices fluctuate a lot depending a lot on supply & demand. Before the pandemic, pricing was extremely dynamic and it was not unusual to see room prices go up or down by a factor 3-4 in matter of days. One night ...


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Some. I've promoted some on beatthatflight.com.au (my site) and on the FB page when applicable (I usually tend to focus on flights but there have been some amazing ones). For example, the 5-Star Hyatt Regency Sydney from $179 for a King Room, with Free Cancellation at New Years and on weekends at Christmas period, was/is a great price.


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In Italy the main train companies are two: Italo and Trenitalia. Trenitalia covers quite 100% of italian stations and have different kind of trains. regionale and intercity are the two less expensive that covers both long legs and short distances (about long legs: are cheaper but takes like forever because stops quite in every station, for istance venice-...


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