Ever wonder why you haven’t bumped into Bill Gates while catching a flight to Orlando for your yearly family vacation?
The reason is not just because he prefers to opt-out of a seat with the screaming baby and little leg room, but also because there is a better way to fly for the rich and famous.
Luxury private jets can take you anywhere the heart desires with only a handful of other passengers, all whom are accustomed to the finer things in life.
Be swept off your feet.
Being a busy person of means doesn’t leave you a lot of time to dream up the perfect getaway, so private jet tour companies do it for you.
All-inclusive trips designed for the “ultra-luxe” spare no detail, placing the world at your fingertips with no perk undenied.
Having an impromptu trip to Budapest while sitting in Italian leather seats, snacking on caviar will cost you upwards of $100,000 grand a pop.
“But the level of care, the food and beverage offerings and the special amenities and white glove services are top of the line,” boasts Becky Powell, president of Protravel International on CNBC.
The white glove service doesn’t stop at the gate, because the destinations these well-to-do travelers choose boast one-of-a-kind experiences only offered to those of a certain class.
Powell adds, “What really makes these journeys special is the ability to visit many exotic and off-the-beaten track destinations, stay in unique high-end accommodations and have access to curated, insider experiences.”
Enjoy an ultra-luxe field trip.
Do you want action, culture, and education without sacrificing convenience?
Adventure travel company, Embark, has it all with their National Geographic Private Jet Expeditions and Smithsonian Journeys.
Julie Danziger, manager partner at Embark says the high-end clientele are looking for tours that offer more than your typical beach side vacation, “with the big draw being the specialty guides and the people hosting the tours,” reports CNBC.
No waiting in line for these excursions.
Stretch your legs in the Boeing 757 jet on a National Geographic Private Jet Expedition, where the 2×2 configuration gives you a nice break from the sardine box feel of your standard flight.
With trips starting at $78,945 per person, you may need to save a few summers.
But it may be worth it when you see Africa, and Central and South America with an expert tour guide by your side and an expedition chef preparing 5-star meals.
If you are looking for something a little more exotic, take a Smithsonian Journey to Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Samoa, Petra, or Marrakesh.
Flying a private jet to every bucket list destination does come at cost, with journeys wearing a price-tag of $85,950 per person and up.
There is more than one player in the private jet game.
Four Seasons Private Jet Experience takes you to some of the more classic vacation destinations like Budapest, St. Petersburg, and Paris, but in a way that no bargain traveler would ever dream of.
Retired lawyer Michael Petrina and his wife got an email from the luxury travel service describing the private jet experience, explains CNBC.
The lavish accommodations seemed “ridiculously extravagant and crazy,” recalled Petrina upon first hearing of them.
Now, he is preparing for his fourth Four Seasons private jet tour, being sold on “the opportunity to see remote places you wouldn’t go on your own and in a very comfortable fashion.”
Petrina admits that, “it’s definitely an investment” to travel with the ultra-luxe, but sees it to be worth every penny.
And many pennies it is, with this brand starting at $163,000 per person for a 21-24 day all-inclusive trip on a Boeing 757 jet with 52 Italian leather flatbed seats.
The company is also looking to debut an Airbus A321 with 48 seats with a social space for workshops and classes in 2021.
So, start saving now and catch a ride with the world’s elite on an experience that runs deeper than your pocket book…or so they say.
Private jets are only becoming more popular as tourism begins to rise, leaving the rich and famous to seek out remote destinations and experiences that aren’t overrun with cameras and fanny packs.
Please let us know in the comments section what you think about the private jet tours and if you think it would be worth the investment.