Four Seasons’ new Private Jet Experience itineraries take high flyers on whirlwind world tours from the comfort of a custom plane. Olivia Palamountain reports
Four Seasons has announced new additions to its roster of small-group Private Jet Experiences, a portfolio of exclusive round-the-world journeys on a customised Boeing 757 that cost upwards of US$142,000 per person.
The focus of the private jet trips is on highly personalised experiences that celebrate each locale’s culture, complemented by stays at Four Seasons hotels and a menu of tailored, one-of-a-kind adventures.
Designed to be the ultimate in pampered jet-setting, each Four Seasons Private Jet Experience itinerary “delivers the luxury of worry-free travel and the peace of mind that every step of the journey has been seamlessly planned from start to finish”. There is even an onboard physician, and a lounge for in-air master classes.New itineraries for 2025 include the US$148,000 (based on double occupancy) “African Wonders” package (December 29, 2024 to January 20, 2025) and US$124,000 “Asia Unveiled” package (March 3 to March 18, 2025).
The offering for 2025 also includes updated itineraries for the popular “Ancient Explorer”, “International Intrigue” and “Timeless Encounters” trips (all US$208K per person).
“Ancient Explorer” now spans destinations including Miami, Mexico, Easter Island and Bora Bora, while “International Intrigue” takes in Kyoto, the Serengeti and Budapest.
“Timeless Encounters” features beach escapes in Bora Bora, jungle treks in Chiang Mai and urban delights from Dubai to Prague.
Upon booking, a private jet guest services manager is assigned to each traveller, and with the help of a Four Seasons concierge, guests can customise their itineraries with alternative experiences such as a trip to the waterfalls while in Kona, Hawaii, or a tasting of authentic Cuban food in Little Havana in Miami, Florida.
New destinations pegged to Globetrender’s “Limelight Locations” trend have also joined the line-up. These include the San Domenico Palace, Taormina in Sicily, featured in The White Lotus, and the iconic Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera, as seen in Emily in Paris (read more about Emily in Paris-inspired trips here).“All of our Private Jet Experience itineraries are developed to celebrate the distinctive character and local culture of each destination. The guest remains at the core of our decision-making, and we continue to innovate our itineraries and programming, both onboard and on the ground, based on their unique needs and wishes.
“This is how we consistently deliver curated experiences that are both personalised and authentic, in a way only possible with Four Seasons,” says Alejandro Reynal, president and CEO, Four Seasons.
Four Seasons’ customised Boeing 757 jet has been crafted to evoke “the bygone glamour of air travel coupled with thoughtful, guest-centric design”.
It accommodates 48-52 travellers in spacious, luxurious, white leather seats that recline to fully flat, complemented by Four Seasons’ legendary service and hospitality.
While onboard the jet, which has 48 seats, food is crafted by executive chef Kerry Sears, with menus featuring “destination-inspired meals that celebrate the diverse flavours of each region”.
Also onboard will be interactive experiences that inspire and enlighten – think masterclasses from Four Seasons craftspeople, educational demonstrations and culinary surprises.
Is anyone actually booking these trips? Four Seasons cites strong continued interest, with some guests booking as many as six Private Jet itineraries so far.
Demonstrating that the trends Globetrender has identified for “Private Jet-cations” and “100K Holidays” are taking off, Four Seasons is one of a number of luxury hotel brands whisking their clients into the air.
At the beginning of this year, Aman partnered with Remote Lands to take a small group of clients on a tour of Aman hotels across the US, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and the Dominican Republic.
Lasting 14 nights, the “Adventures in the Americas” journey took place aboard a specially chartered Global Express 6000 jet for 14 passengers. Along the way, guests stayed in five Aman properties – one in each destination.