The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted travel of all kinds this year which has resulted in many people who love to travel being unable to, due to safety or travel restrictions. While restrictions and quarantine guidelines differ from country to country there may be an opportunity for those who would like to travel in the last quarter of 2020 or into 2021. For decades private aviation has allowed passengers to use smaller airports and fly in a smaller cabin, therefore eliminating the many social interactions you would usually have to navigate flying commercial. We have worked tirelessly this year to ensure our partners in aviation, hospitality, transport and leisure activities all have proper safety precautions in place for travel in 2021 and beyond. It is our mission that you enjoy safe, luxury travel within your own private bubble while adhering to health and safety regulations.
The Journey to the Airport
Our Luxury Travel Consultants will organise premium ground transportation to pick you up directly from your house and transfer you to the airport. These professional drivers adhere to strict safety regulations to ensure minimal interaction with passengers whilst delivering first class service.
Arrive at the Private Jet Terminal
Passengers will spend very little time at the private jet terminal usually going directly to their aircraft on arrival. Security and immigration checks are in place of course however there are no queues and limited foot traffic which results in a fast and secure experience. Where possible, private terminals are allowing passengers to stay in their car and drive around to the ramp, to board their aircraft directly. This procedure is possible in certain situations, depending on the aircraft, airport and route. Security checks can be carried out while the passengers remain in their transportation.
Boarding your Private Jet
Before the pandemic the pilots would have met the passengers in the private jet terminal and accompanied them to the aircraft. Now, the captain will greet the passengers outside their jet at a distance. Inside the cabin and during the flight, crew members will remain at a distance, wherever possible. To limit the number of people on board, flight attendants are now only recommended on flights if they are necessary for passenger safety, or upon request. PPE and hand sanitiser are available onboard for both passenger and crew use.
Catering is prepared and delivered to the aircraft by specialist premium catering suppliers, who have enhanced their already-rigorous hygiene measures. This is waiting on the aircraft when the passengers arrive so catering staff are not interacting with crew and passengers any longer than necessary.
During the flight, the passengers now usually serve themselves to food and drinks. Some passengers might prefer no catering on short flights, or even to bring their own food onboard.
Arriving at Your Destination
After landing, passengers pass quickly through the necessary checks at the private jet terminal at their arrival airport or, where possible can be collected by car on the ramp, after stepping off the aircraft.
Some countries are imposing COVID-19 screening and a minority have quarantine for international passengers arriving into the country, which involves some additional procedures and paperwork on arrival. But in most cases, passengers can now move freely onto their destination in a private luxury vehicle. For more information please
Luxury hotels the world over have been putting more rigorous cleaning routines into place to ensure the highest standards of hygiene. Cleaning and sanitising will be carried out with an emphasis on high contact areas such as desks, chairs, phones, remote controls, thermostats, doors and doorknobs, windows, lights and lighting controls, clothes hangers, doors and safe key pads. Bathroom drains will be disinfected after each departure. Glasses, mugs and spoons will all be removed and washed after each departure, regardless of whether or not they have been used. All linen and towels will be removed from departure rooms, whether or not they have been used.
Rules for golf can differ slightly from country to country however as of today on-course activity can continue with up to four players from four different households. Clubhouses will require staff and visitors to wear face coverings while moving around inside the building such as entering or exiting and when going to the restrooms and access to locker rooms may be restricted in certain clubs. Overall, Golf remains vastly unchanged, bunker rakes have been removed, pins should be left in the hole and avoided being touched where possible and an elbow bump is now the preferred alternative to a post round handshake.
Due to government guidelines issued to ensure public health during the current global pandemic, restaurants are unable to accommodate any groups bigger than 6 guests, from a maximum of 2 different households, dining together in bars and restaurants. To ensure the safety of all valued guests and staff, eating establishments are kindly asking that physical distancing and current government guidelines are adhered to in our public spaces, restaurants and bars at all times.
Travel During Your Stay
The luxury chauffeur drive companies we work with have increased their hygiene protocols due to the pandemic. Vehicles will be cleaned before and after each use and will be limited to no more than 4 guests per SUV or 2 guests per saloon. Masks will be offered to guests should they not have their own. Drivers will wear masks to reduce contact with guests.
Should you prefer we can also offer luxury self-drive vehicles including but not limited to; Bentley, Aston Martin, Range Rover and Mercedes.
If you have any questions or concerns over travel in the coming year, please ask a member of our team. You can contact email@example.com or call on +44 (0) 1786 832244.
*Above information regarding government guidelines is valid as of 1st October 2020