A birthday card like no other

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Buying a gift is always a difficult thing to do because despite all your best efforts, you never know if the person you’re buying it for will like it. In fact, gift giving is an art and people who have got bored of giving the same old watches, pens, mobile phones, cars, houses or diamonds, are now looking for something a bit novel to present to that someone special.

So if you’re one of those people who are worried about what to give to someone who already has everything in life, then how about giving them freedom?

 Yes, you read right, freedom. Freedom to go to any part of the world, at any time, with anyone they want! All you have to do is dial 800.698.JETS and order a Holiday DreamCard and it’s done.

The rest will be taken care of by Halcyon Jets, a US-based company that provides on-demand private charter aircraft services to people around the world.

Greg Cohen, founder of Halcyon Jets told Emirates Business: “What do you get the person in your life that has everything? It’s not an easy decision to make.

So get a little adventurous and gift them The Holiday DreamCard from Halcyon Jets that not only provides an extravagant private aviation experience, but gives the gift of time by helping the recipient avoid countless hours dealing with crowded airports, long lines, non-direct itineraries and packed flights.

“Anyone from anywhere in the world can order a DreamCard by calling 800.698.JETS. Halcyon is a private jet brokerage, and can arrange for any plane at any time to be flown anywhere.”

Priced at $5 million (Dh18.25m) the Holiday DreamCard can be used for one-way or round-trip travel, and it can also be used for a single flight or multiple trips.

The card includes concierge service to book reservations in hotels. The DreamCard does not limit the number of passengers in your party. However, the size of your party will dictate the size of the plan necessary to escort you to your destination and will be reflected in the cost.

Giving details of the luxuries that your loved one can experience aboard the aircraft, Greg Cohen said: “Each flight experience is a blank canvas that we customise for each traveller. DreamCard recipients, like all Halcyon clients, are assigned their own Halcyon certified Private Aviation Specialist (PAS) and personal concierge to assist them with travel.

“Recently, a hungry client requested we fly some of NYC’s famous bagels to him in Florida. If you can dream it, we can arrange it. We have arranged a poker tour en-route to Europe, hosted bachelor parties, flown pets without passengers and even had a violinist and a harpist onboard.

“Many of our clients choose the popular DreamSpa package which comes with in-flight pampering including a Swedish massages, aromatherapy, deep tissue or hydrating wraps, among others.

Clients can also choose a new hair style, airbrush tan, manicure, pedicure and freshly applied makeup. You can walk off the aircraft looking better than you did walking on.”

But how did the idea of gifting a luxury flight to anywhere in the world come about?

Cohen said: “It came from the responses we got from people who flew with us. When we launched the DreamCard many of them were purchased by existing clients who want to give the same experience to friends and family.”


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