It’s one thing to fly business class to one of the most popular hotels in the world. But it’s a totally different experience to take a private plane from one of the world’s most popular luxury hotel brands and criss-cross the globe staying at its best resorts.
Well, not for Four Seasons — and not for those with tens of thousands of dollars to spend on what, to most people, would be considered beyond even the realm of a one-time vacation.
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, let me introduce you to one of the most ambitious journeys a person living on this planet can take: the Four Seasons Private Jet experience.
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What is the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience?
Four Seasons knows luxury – and in 2015 the concept reached new heights, literally, when the Canada-based hospitality company began organizing ultra-luxury regional and global trips to its various properties aboard a private jet. . Guests on these trips travel together to world-famous destinations, but each traveler or group can have items specifically tailored to their needs and desires. Four Seasons launches “a few surprises along the way”.
Since the program’s launch, hundreds of travelers with very, very deep pockets have joined Four Seasons for “exclusive, often life-changing experiences” that include flights between every hotel or resort on the jet, accommodation in a Four Seasons hotel or resort (or luxury hotel accommodations selected by the Four Seasons team in more remote locations).
The luxury experience also includes door-to-door baggage handling, assistance with visas and travel forms as well as expedited customs and security (if applicable), on-board doctor for any health issues health or emergency, a dedicated customer service manager to help you in any case. need (trust me, you pay for it!) and even an onboard executive chef, Kerry Sear, to serve world-class meals 40,000 feet in the sky.
How is the Four Seasons plane?
The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience takes place on a customized Airbus A321LRneo. The plane has 48 elongated seats with 6 1/2 feet of personal space and a plush ottoman on the opposite side for extra leg room or a convenient seat for a fellow traveler to pull up and relax a bit.
The chairs also have fold-down trays for Chef Sear meals or to use as a handy workspace during the flight.
When traveling between destinations, passengers can visit the onboard lounge for “intimate workshops, educational demonstrations, or culinary surprises” led by Four Seasons “artisans” to pass the time. (And wouldn’t you rather learn how to make the perfect mojito than watch “Harry Potter” for the 47th time anyway?)
The aircraft has a one-to-six-passenger-to-crew ratio, with the in-flight crew trained at Four Seasons University to master the art of service so your favorite drinks and snacks are waiting for you as soon as you step on board. .
If that’s not enough, Four Seasons designed the plane with “champagne and caviar” as inspiration.
And of course, there’s a bathroom on the plane with a full-length mirror, leather bench, luxury amenities, and (probably) the softest toilet paper in the sky.
TCS World Travel sells and manages each trip on behalf of Four Seasons and the flights are operated by Titan Airways Limited.
Where does the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience go and how much does it cost?
The real question is where doesn’t the Four Seasons Experience to go? And then there’s the bigger question: how much can it cost? Let’s just say these trips aren’t cheap and each experience has a different price – but each price per person could easily buy you a few mid-priced cars (and probably a nice decent house where I grew up in Texas).
Each year, the company releases a set of itineraries that literally span the globe, ranging from trips around the world that cross multiple continents to themed itineraries that visit ancient sites like Petra and the Pyramids of Giza or adventurous destinations like Machu Picchu and even Antarctica. on the same trip.
Now we know what Four Seasons has in store for guests from late 2023 to mid-2024.
- African Wonders, 28 Dec. 2023-Jan. February 9, 2024 ($135,000 per adult based on double occupancy).
- Athens, Greece; Pyramids of Giza, Egypt; Serengeti, Tanzania; Mauritius; Rwanda; Victoria Falls, Zambia; Johannesburg.
- Asia Unveiled, January 11-26, 2024 ($135,000 per person based on double occupancy).
- Tokyo; Bali, Indonesia; Maldives; Hoi An, Vietnam; Bhutan; Angkor Wat, Cambodia; Bangkok.
- Timeless Encounters, March 23 to April 15, 2024 ($198,000 per person based on double occupancy).
- Oahu, Hawaii; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Sydney; Bali; Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Thailand; Taj Mahal, India; Dubai; Prague; London.
- World of Adventures, April 17 to May 10, 2024 ($215,000 per person based on double occupancy).
- Seattle; Kyoto, Japan; Bali; Seychelles; Rwanda; Marrakech, Morocco ; Bogotá – Colombia; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Fort Lauderdale.
Other routes for 2024 will be published later.
If you have the funds and are desperate to get on this one-of-a-kind aircraft as soon as possible, check out 2023 trips to see if there’s still availability for the chance to see much of the world in ultimate luxury. .