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“It’s less about the decadence, more about the timesaving,” insists Jet Edge president Bill Papariella, adding that the tour costs the customer around $80,000. But as The NY Post reports, while most high school seniors complete the dreaded college circuit in a rental car or their folks’ worn-out station wagon, an increasing number of parents are spending tens of thousands of dollars on private jets to ferry their privileged kids to college campuses.
“It’s becoming a bigger part of our business,” says Anthony Tivnan, president of leading private-jet charter company Magellan Jets, which organized the 12-leg, $150,000 trans-America tour for the son of a California-based financier and his relatives in August 2014.
“Dozens of families are taking advantage of the convenience by visiting colleges this way.”
The service is so popular, last month Magellan launched a special package for “budget-minded” college-goers. The National Bank of Mom and Dad can now buy 10 hours of flight time aboard a Magellan jet for a bargain price of $43,500.
The deal includes varsity wear for the entire family emblazoned with the letters and emblems of each college — Princeton hoodies for everyone! — plus matching notebooks, and pointers from an independent admissions adviser.
Magellan even goes so far as to offer introductions to “high-profile alumni,” such as athletes and successful businesspeople, either in person or by phone.
“We take care of everything,” explains Tivnan. “Many commercial airlines don’t have direct flights into airports near the universities, making it difficult to see multiple colleges in one day.
“Fly privately and you can visit as many as five or six colleges in the space of two or three days.”
originally posted by: ShayneJUK
meh its all relative if i was in that position i would probably do the same however Eaton Oxford and Cambridge
are all within an hours drive of me there are not many establishments that can better them in Europe.
originally posted by: MRuss
a reply to: crazyewok
I'm fascinated by your response and wish you would elaborate a little more. (Of course, without giving anything away.)
You say you're a one-percenter. Truly?
And that the way you acquired your money wasn't on the up and up?
What do you think of the NWO?
What's it like way up there in the clouds?