There was time when first class air travel on a commercial airline was a real treat – but an international wave of consolidation, cost cutting and security have made the allure of Pan Am or TWA a distant memory. Certainly, flying private can be more expensive, but it’s luxurious amenities and convenience create a viable travel alternative for many. New escape locations are very exclusive – so much so that commercial flights have not kept up. So getting to that private Pacific island might take four flights on a commercial airline. A private flight can get you there directly, fly you where you want to go, and continue the vacation throughout your journey in the comfortable and spacious cabin.
One of the most luxurious ways to travel is flying privately. I had the unique opportunity to interview the Chief Operating Officer of Privé Jets, Andres Arboleda on how the company started and understand his entrepreneurial story. With the risks involved, this is one remarkable feat.