Private aviation may be the way to go for those looking (or needing) to travel during the coronavirus era, due to heightened safety concerns and social distancing. Magellan Jets (which offers charters out of HPN) is making this traditionally highly exclusive form of travel more accessible to all, with its new jet membership program, Altitude, which offers members access to four categories of aircraft, with guaranteed lock-in rates every day of the year. Membership perks include: a 2007-or-newer aircraft with a 12-hour call-out time, complimentary catering and 10 high-volume days per year, and access to multiple aircrafts per day.
Membership initiation fees start at $8,500. Additionally, aimed at more seasoned private flyers, Magellan’s new Build-a-Card jet card amps up the customization, allowing card owners to build in 25-plus-hour increments on a specific aircraft. Additional benefits offered are carbon offsets, de-icing insurance, complimentary upgrades, flight attendants, and premium catering.