Magellan Jets is offering a 10 hour jet card to help parents and children see prospective campuses before making their college decisions. Pricing starts at $43,500 and comes with a selection of services to help make the trip smooth and productive.
This is the second year Magellan has offered the package. Eighteen people bought the package in 2014, and the company expects about 50 buyers this year.
As with any private jet, the idea is to get you closer to your destination, so that you can fit in multiple stops on one trip.
"We take care of everything," explains Anthony Tivnan President of Magellan. "Many commercial airlines don't have direct flights into airports near the universities, making it difficult to see multiple colleges in one day.
This Magellan jet card package includes:
- Tell Magellan the college (or colleges) you'd like to visit and their flight support team will help with the logistics
- They will organize a seamless itinerary based on your schools and tour dates
- They will arrange all pick up and drop off car services
- Will provide college notepads to keep track of likes and dislikes from each campus
- College admissions reference guide from college admissions experts at Top Tier Admissions
"Dozens of families are taking advantage of the convenience by visiting colleges this way." Said Anthony Tivnan.
"The biggest thing for these guys, obviously their time is money," said Greg Belezerian, vice president of Magellan Jets. "So when students and their family decide to go on a tour and see (schools) ... they don't have four weekends to do this kind of stuff."
Greg gave an example of a family that visited Syracuse, Northwestern, and Duke universities all the same day. "They can appropriate one weekend to that, but three other weekends to helping their company grow, or they may be in the middle of a deal and so they get it done faster. Their lives are based on efficiency" he added.
Just to top things off, once the college hopeful chooses a school, Magellan sends them a gift basket filled with branded items from their institution.