Should I start a KickStarter campaign to raise the $130,000 for this Four Seasons exclusive experience to travel on a branded 757 jet for a 24-day around the world journey?
Four Seasons has the hotel industry’s first branded jet for guest travel. The 52-passenger black 757 aircraft, emblazoned with white letter Four Seasons on the fuselage and the company’s tree logo on the tail, offers flatbed leather seats, plush carpeting, global wi-fi, flight chefs and a concierge to plan spa treatments and golf tee times at the next Four Seasons Resort.
This is not the first time Four Seasons has offered chartered jet travel around the world trips. In 2012, there was an unbranded 78-passenger jet used for an around the world experience with Four Seasons. But, now with only 52 passengers spending exorbitant amounts of cash for a 24-day, six-figure vacation, my round-the-world trip will be even more exclusive. The new plane configuration ensures guests can exit the plane at least a minute or two more quickly than the previous First Class plane configuration used for the Four Seasons around-the–world excursion.
The 24-day, nine cities itinerary begins in Los Angeles and stops in Bora Bora, Thailand, India, Turkey and London. Luxury hotel accommodations at each destination provided by Four Seasons.
The $130,000 price for solo travel drops to $119,000 for double occupancy. Price includes transportation, lodging, excursions, meals and drinks.
That’s a hefty price tag for a 24-day trip, but if you pledge financial support support to pay my fare (Four Seasons does not take points and miles for this trip), I pledge to readers to blog and share my experience about the cabin comforts and service and post numerous photos of the jet and each Four Seasons hotel I sleep in along the way.
Since Kickstarter did not work for Lucky at One Mile at a Time trying to raise $25,000 to fly a 6-hour flight in the Etihad Residences, I’ll take a new approach and accept your pledges for monetary donations directly through the comments of this post.
And just think what better value I’ll give you for your your money since the Four Seasons Around the World will be 24 days experiencing luxury travel for me rather than just one six-hour flight experience Lucky would have had with Etihad Residences.
Blogger Disclosure: I have never stayed the night in a Four Seasons Hotel, even though I have written about them once or twice before on Loyalty Traveler and I have probably written more about Best Western, Choice and Wyndham Hotels in the past six years than any other travel blogger on the planet.
Source: Bloomberg News
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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