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Four Seasons wants to take you on the ultimate private plane trip — starting at $130,000

Aug. 17, 2022
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It's one thing to take a business-class flight to one of the world's most popular hotels. But it's an entirely different experience to take the private plane of one of the world's most popular luxury hotel brands and crisscross the world staying at its best resorts.

Well, not for Four Seasons — and not for those with tens of thousands of dollars to drop on what, for most people, would be considered beyond the realm of even a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

If you're wondering what I'm talking about, let me introduce you to one the most aspirational trips 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 back in 2015 it took the concept to new heights, literally, when the Canada-based hotel company started curating ultra-luxury regional and around-the-world trips to its various properties on board a private jet. Guests on these trips travel together to world-famous destinations but each individual traveler or group can have elements specifically tailored to their needs and desires. Four Seasons tosses in "a few surprises along the way."

Since the program launched, hundreds of travelers with very, very deep pockets joined Four Seasons for "exclusive, often life-changing experiences" that include flights between each hotel or resort on the jet, accommodations at a Four Seasons hotel or resort (or luxury accommodations selected by the Four Seasons team in more remote locations).

The luxe experience also includes door-to-door luggage handling, assistance with visas and travel forms alongside expedited customs and security (when available), an onboard doctor for any health issues or emergencies, a dedicated guest service manager to help with any and every need (trust me, you're paying for it!) and even an onboard executive chef, Kerry Sear, to serve world-class meals 40,000 feet in the sky.

What is the Four Seasons plane like?

The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience takes place on a custom Airbus A321LRneo. The plane has 48 lie-flat seats with 6 1/2 feet of personal space and a plush ottoman on the opposite side for extra legroom or a convenient seat for a fellow traveler to stop by and chill for a bit.

The chairs also have fold-out trays for meals from chef Sear or to use as a handy workspace while in flight.

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While traveling between destinations, guests can visit the onboard lounge for "intimate workshops, educational demonstrations or culinary surprises" hosted by Four Seasons "craftspeople" to help pass the time. (And wouldn't you rather learn how to craft a perfect mojito instead of watching "Harry Potter" for the 47th time anyway?)

The plane has a one-to-six crew-to-passenger ratio with the inflight team having trained at Four Seasons University to master the art of service so your favorite drinks and snacks will be waiting for you as soon as you get on board.

If that's not enough, Four Seasons designed the plane with "champagne and caviar" as its 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 operates each journey 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?

(Photo courtesy of Four Seasons)

The real question is where doesn't the Four Seasons Experience go? And then there's the bigger question: How much can this possibly cost? Let's me just say these trips aren't cheap and each experience is priced differently — but each per-person price could easily buy you a couple of average-price cars (and probably a pretty OK house where I grew up in Texas).

Each year, the company releases a set of itineraries that literally span the globe, from around-the-world trips that hit 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.

(Photo courtesy of Four Seasons)

Now, we know what Four Seasons has in store for guests from the end of 2023 through mid-2024.

  • African Wonders, Dec. 28, 2023-Jan. 9, 2024 ($135,000 per adult based on double occupancy).
  • Athens, Greece; Pyramids at Giza, Egypt; Serengeti, Tanzania; Mauritius; Rwanda; Victoria Falls, Zambia; Johannesburg.
  • Asia Unveiled, Jan. 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-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-May 10, 2024 ($215,000 per person based on double occupancy).
  • Seattle; Kyoto, Japan; Bali; Seychelles; Rwanda; Marrakech, Morocco; Bogota, Colombia; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Fort Lauderdale.

More itineraries for 2024 will be released at a later date.

If you do have the funds and are desperate to get on this one-of-a-kind plane ASAP, check out the 2023 trips to see if there's any availability left for a chance to see a whole lot of the world in ultimate luxury.

Featured image by (Photo courtesy of Four Seasons)
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  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
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  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
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