Romantic flights for Valentine’s Day
When it comes to impressive gestures for Valentine’s Day, being whisked away by private jet charter takes some beating. With February 14th fast approaching, here’s a look back at some of the romantic private flights we’ve arranged over the years.
Las Vegas anniversary descent
One of our clients came to us wanting to fly her husband to Las Vegas for a surprise weekend away, to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary. The couple, who live in New York, had met there almost 10 years beforehand, but hadn’t been back together since. So she wanted to make it an extra special occasion.
Having a twilight view of Las Vegas as they came into land was very important to her, so the Flight Team worked out the optimum flight times to make that happen, and briefed the crew to make sure they had the best possible view.
The team also helped to suggest some hotels in the area and organised a luxury chauffeur driven car to be waiting for them at Las Vegas McCarran airport. And as an extra surprise for them both, we arranged for champagne and a special anniversary cake to be waiting onboard when they boarded the aircraft at New York’s Teterboro airport.
The couple were both thrilled and had a magical weekend away, with a clear view of the lights of Las Vegas as they came into land. We’re looking forward to flying them there again in another five years!
The ultimate Italian lunch date
We were delighted to be able to help arrange a romantic spring lunch date. As a surprise for his wife’s 30th birthday, the client – based just outside Edinburgh – wanted to fly her to her favourite restaurant in the Italian Lakes for lunch and return again that evening.
On the outbound flight from Edinburgh Airport we had flowers and a champagne breakfast waiting. After landing at Milan Linate, a chauffeur-driven car whisked them to the famously-beautiful restaurant, overlooking Lake Como.
After lunch, he had arranged a speedboat tour around the lake, before their sunset flight home, with birthday cake onboard.
London helicopter proposal
Getting down on bended knee is a big moment, and we have helped many nervous clients to create an extra-memorable way of doing it. One client contacted us with an exciting plan, to take his partner on a scenic flight, culminating in popping the question.
We arranged a helicopter sightseeing flight, over the iconic sights of London, and as they came into land, their names were written in a heart on the grass below. After they exited the aircraft, he got down on bended to propose.
Everything ran smoothly and efficiently, he managed to keep the surprise and remembered the ring, and we took care of the rest. Most importantly she said yes!
Memories in Marrakesh
We once flew two couples on a Citation XLS private jet, from their home city of Paris to Marrakesh for a special romantic flight.
Not such an unusual route. But the reason for their flight was quite extraordinary: The couples, now retired, had met there in 1955, while the gentlemen were serving in the French Air Force, and their wives-to-be were both working for a French news agency.
The couples have remained close friends since, and the nostalgic celebration trip by private jet was arranged for one of the group’s 80th birthdays.
A private flight can also be a wonderfully romantic way to start married life. For one couple, we arranged their getaway after a beach wedding in Sweden, and decorated the aircraft with ribbons, balloons and a ‘Just Married’ sign.