Abercrombie & Kent First in the Air with Lie-Flat Seats on Private Jet Journeys
New Wonders of the World by Private Jet Itinerary for 2015
Abercrombie & Kent will be the first to operate luxury private jet journeys featuring fully lie-flat seats beginning in the fall of 2014. All of A&K’s private jet journeys will now feature a privately chartered Icelandair Boeing 757-200ER with 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, and more than 6.5 feet of legroom (79” pitch). Additional seating enables each guest to socialize in comfort with their travel companions, while a full privacy screen and extra-high seat back provide undisturbed rest.
“I truly believe – in fact I built Abercrombie & Kent on the belief – that we can provide our guests with an unexpected level of comfort,” says A&K founder, chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent. “So I’m thrilled that our guests will be the first to experience completely lie-flat, first class seats on our private jet journey around the world this fall. This level of comfort was unimaginable when we introduced the first Royal Air Tour circling the globe in 1989.”
While on board, guests will enjoy a fully stocked, open bar featuring top-shelf wine and spirits, in addition to an on-board chef who provides personalized, first class meal service. Completing this best-in-class in-flight experience is a flight crew who travels with the group throughout, learning personal preferences and helping to make the private aircraft a familiar and inviting home away from home.
NEW FOR 2015: Wonders of the World by Private Jet
In the fall of 2015, travellers will have another opportunity to experience this extraordinary plane on Wonders of the World by Private Jet, which will whisk guests from Machu Picchu to Easter Island, Angkor Wat and Istanbul. Under ordinary circumstances these places would be difficult – perhaps impossible – to visit on a single itinerary. But this state-of-the-art Boeing 757 brings all of these inspiring experiences within reach, while the small group size allows for an itinerary packed with exclusive, invitation-only events.
This journey embodies what makes private jet travel so rewarding: the utmost in convenience, luxury and inspiring insider access experiences.
Wonders of the World by Private Jet
September 17 – October 10, 2015
- Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train on an exclusive charter to Machu Picchu, the ancient citadel of the Incas, located on a narrow peninsula high above the Urubamba River.
- Walk through the volcanic quarry on Easter Island where hundreds of giant stone moai were laboriously carved — and some abandoned in varying stages of completion.
- Unwind in the tropical paradise of Samoa.
- Enjoy dinner at the Sydney Opera House, a modern wonder and icon, and attend a private performance.
- Explore Angkor Wat with a preservation specialist who explains the struggle to protect this remarkable complex of temples, palaces and terraces amidst two decades of civil unrest
- Experience the power of the Taj Mahal, a monument to love that no photograph can fully capture.
- Explore Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern when they are closed to the public.
- Sleep under the stars in the Sahara Desert & discover Marrakech with Geoffrey Kent as your host.
Unrivalled Experience on the Ground
Over the last five decades, Abercrombie & Kent has perfected the art of delivering unexpected luxury in the most remote places. Deep roots and long-established relationships — as well as 50 offices around the world — allow A&K to offer unique encounters and inspiring experiences not available to others.
Leading every Private Jet Journey is a Tour Director chosen from the ranks of A&K’s international coterie of professionals, who oversees everything from start to finish, relying on a lifetime’s worth of knowledge to reveal sights only locals know. A team of exceptional Tour Managers guarantee seamless service, while expert local guides lend additional insight. A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy® service collects luggage from each room and ensures it is waiting at the next hotel.
Meals are more than just a chance to dine at the end of the day — they are a feast for the senses, with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops. Dine by the light of torches under a starry sky in the remote Sahara Desert. Enjoy a gala dinner accompanied by Ottoman Court musicians in a private hall of the Çirağan Palace in Istanbul.
Abercrombie & Kent is one of the most experienced companies in the luxury private jet business, having designed and operated dozens of private jet programs on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations around the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for families and private groups. To learn more about Wonders of the World by Private Jet (24 days, from $108,000 per person, double occupancy) contact your travel professional, go to http://www.abercrombiekent.com/privatejet or call 800 554 7094 to speak to a Travel Consultant.# # #
Video of Private Jet preview with Geoffrey Kent available at: http://youtu.be/P_hQCllLwHA
Images of new private jet lie-flat seats available for download: http://portfolio.abercrombiekent.com/res/sites/PR_Private_Jet_Seats
Images of Wonders of the World by Private Jet available at: http://portfolio.abercrombiekent.com/res/sites/PR_Private_Jet_Wonders
About Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent pioneered luxury adventure travel with our first African safaris in 1962, and today our award-winning travel services extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. A&K’s custom itineraries and small-group journeys offer one-of-a-kind inspiring experiences, while our 50 on-site offices ensure invitation-only access to the people and places that make every travel destination unique. Join the world of A&K by following us on Facebook and Twitter: @AKTravel_USA.