Air Charter Service unveils first Time Well Spent itinerary
Air Charter Service has unveiled the first private jet travel itinerary in its Time Well Spent series aimed at travel agents.
The aircraft charter specialist has teamed up with best-selling author and ‘time design’ expert James Wallman to create rewarding travel experiences in short timeframes.
The Journey to the End of the World package takes travellers to bucket-list destinations in South America, including Easter Island, Patagonia, Chile and Bolivia’s salt flats, across two weeks.
The itinerary has been created according to the theories in Wallman’s book, Time And How To Spend It, with private jet travel reportedly saving at least seven days’ worth of travel via alternative modes of transport.
Air Charter Service said private jet travel saves 85% of total travel time on the trip, with 23 hours of travel by private jet versus 163 hours flying by commercial airlines.
“This series of itineraries is based on the STORIES framework from my book, so that travellers will not only take a break from their norm, but will embark on a life-affirming journey that provides them with show-stopping memories,” said Wallman.
“The STORIES checklist stands for Story, Transformation, Outside & Offline, Relationships, Intensity, Extraordinary, and Status & Significance. A trip based on this checklist ensures you are adding to your personal development and avoiding ‘empty’ experiences.
“‘Once in a lifetime’ is a terrible cliché. As is ‘off the beaten track’. But when else will you, and how else could you, take in so much in so little time? Take this trip and you’ll come home with the sort of stories that’ll make your friends’ eyes open wide.”
Gavin Copus, global business development director at Air Charter Service, added: “Magical highlights that are only made possible by private jet include timing the flight between Temuco and Ushaia so that passengers arrive at Ushaia at sunset, observing the Andes Mountains on the portside of the plane in the light of the setting sun.
“Moreover, when travelling from Puerto Natales to Santiago, the schedule is purposefully set through private aviation so that travellers can stop off at the Perito Moreno glacier – a Unesco World Heritage Site that towers over the water. This would usually take 48 hours by scheduled flight and would entail a four to five hour stop at El Calafate.
“Through private aviation and supported by James Wallman’s STORIES time design, we can visit extraordinary destinations in a shorter space of time – but in a more comfortable, direct manner.”
Prices for the Journey to the End of the World itinerary start from £31,000 per person, based on eight people travelling and staying in twin share rooms and departing March 1, 2022.
A second Time Well Spent itinerary, named Across The Top Of The World, will be unveiled shortly.