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.
Lena Evans is the founder of Jade Phoenix, an award-winning community organization dedicated to providing fundraising and event support as well as promotion services to non-profit organizations. Her philanthropy and cultivation of the spirit of volunteerism have garnered the honor of nominations for the prestigious awards of L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth, San Diego Magazine Woman of the Year, and Longines Women Who Make a Difference. She has been featured in Yahoo’s “Women Who Shine”. She was named San Diego’s “Best Philanthropist/Volunteer” by Ranch & Coast Magazine and recognized for the “Hometown Heroes Award by her community for her service. She is also the mother of two amazing sons.