The Four Seasons Private Jet Is Flying To Antarctica!

The Four Seasons Private Jet Is Flying To Antarctica!

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This sounds like quite a vacation…

Four Seasons’ “Unchartered Discovery” itinerary

Four Seasons is known for its world class hotels, but fewer people are familiar with Four Seasons private jet itineraries. Essentially Four Seasons has a jet that it flies to destinations around the world for multi-week itineraries. As you’d expect, guests mostly stay at Four Seasons properties while not flying.

Historically the airline has used a Boeing 757-200 for these flights, but soon Four Seasons will start flying an Airbus A321LR, featuring just 48 fully flat seats, along with an onboard bar.

The Airbus A321LR Four Seasons private jet


The Airbus A321LR Four Seasons private jet

While these itineraries are always awesome, there’s one particularly noteworthy itinerary that Four Seasons has just added to its schedule. From November 28 through December 18, 2022, Four Seasons will offer the “Unchartered Discovery” journey, which will see the Four Seasons jet touching down in Antarctica for the first time.

Here’s how this 21 day journey is structured, with flights operated by the Four Seasons Private Jet:

  • To start, guests will spend a night at the new Four Seasons New Orleans
  • Next, guests will fly to Costa Rica, where they’ll spend three nights at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica
  • Next, guests will fly to Peru, where they’ll spend three nights at Explora Valle Sagrado
  • Next, guests will fly to Argentina, where they’ll spend three nights at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, including a day trip to Iguazú Falls
  • Next, guests will fly over the Drake Passage to Antarctica and land at King George Island, before boarding a luxury polar ship for four nights (it’s not stated which ship will be used, though I’m sure we could figure this out by looking at which ship has a schedule gap around those dates)
  • Next, guests will fly to Colombia, where they’ll spend three nights at the Four Seasons Bogota
  • Lastly, guests will fly to the Bahamas, where they’ll spend two nights at the Four Seasons Ocean Club Resort

How much does this “air cruise” cost?

For those foaming at the mouth at this itinerary, how much will it set you back? A cool $190,000 per person, based on double occupancy. So a couple traveling together would pay $380,000.

On the plus side, this includes more than just your hotel room and flights. Four Seasons private jet experiences include:

  • All meals, including on the ground and in the air
  • All beverages on the jet, as well as beverages with meals on the ground
  • Many tours, which are generally in groups of six to eight people
  • The highest category deluxe rooms at each hotel, with the option to further upgrade at a cost
  • Being accompanied by a Four Seasons concierge, journey manager, assistant journey manager, private chef, physician, and a 14-person cabin and flight crew, including three pilots
  • Emergency medical assistance, including coverage for up to $100,000 in medical evacuation and coverage for up to $50,000 in medical expenses for covered reasons

Four Seasons is headed to Antarctica!

This is awesome, but…

It’s really cool to see a Four Seasons private jet itinerary that involves travel to Antarctica. While these “air cruises” are usually global, adding in Antarctica really takes it to the next level, and that’s great to see.

I think it’s important to acknowledge that if you’re really into visiting Antarctica, there are ways to see it more in-depth. With this itinerary you’ll just be spending four nights in Antarctica, while there are Antartica cruises that are anywhere from two to four weeks.

Obviously this itinerary is designed for someone who just wants a taste of Antarctica (and lots of other cool places), while also being able to skip sailing through the Drake Passage, which can be extremely rough.

Ultimately what makes these Four Seasons private jet experiences so popular is how seamless the experience is. Four Seasons is known for great service and for just being an easy company to deal with, and these private jet experiences allow you to basically just show up, and have all the other details dealt with.

Of course there are cheaper and more independent options out there, so these most definitely aren’t for everyone.

Bottom line

Four Seasons has published its latest private jet itinerary, which will see the luxury hotel group offering a journey to Antarctica. The 21 day journey goes from New Orleans, to Costa Rica, to Machu Picchu, to Buenos Aires, to Antarctica, to Bogota, to the Bahamas.

How cool is that?!

Want to book a Four Seasons private jet experience with a Four Seasons expert? Contact [email protected] for more details.
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  1. Mecca

    Is u can afford it why not life is worth living

  2. Steven Greenberg

    I'm reading some people's responses witch they say its a waste of money!! They the persons who stated its a waste of $ its obvious they do NOT have or belong to the 9 digit club,to break that down to common folk they have 10's of millions n beyond!! So when u have everything $ can buy the 380k is chump change!! So let's do this im makin some calls later today n book a reservation!!

  3. Emily

    My sis and her fiancé will be on this itinerary with Four Seasons for their honeymoon celebration. I think it’s a waste of funds but they are the bling type, who enjoy the decor on the Emirates F on the 380. The convenience is attractive to them.

  4. ChicagoBen

    Oof, the comments section here is especially rough. In the words of the great American philosopher Taylor Swift, “you need to calm down / you’re being too loud”.

    But seriously, stop worrying about how other people spend their money. I’d wager that a fair number of commenters (myself included) here pay extra to fly Delta. Why do we do this? We can say that it’s about it’s about OTP or something. But Delta has...

    Oof, the comments section here is especially rough. In the words of the great American philosopher Taylor Swift, “you need to calm down / you’re being too loud”.

    But seriously, stop worrying about how other people spend their money. I’d wager that a fair number of commenters (myself included) here pay extra to fly Delta. Why do we do this? We can say that it’s about it’s about OTP or something. But Delta has older planes and a worse mileage program than Alaska, American, or United. At the end of the day, we enjoy flying Delta because other people who “know airlines” are willing to pay the Delta Premium. We all have a better flight when we fly with other people who know which bags will fit in the overhead bin and who know not to clap when the plane lands.

    I imagine something similar is happening here, but with multi-millionaires. They know that they’ll have a really interesting trip rubbing shoulders with other multi-millionaires. Who knows which mergers or job opportunities might come to the super rich here?

    Meanwhile, I’ll just wish “Is it worth it to spend $300,000 on this vacation” were my problem. And until it isn’t, I’ll see you at the JFK SkyClub

  5. BOBA

    Always have been curious how popular these packages actually are. If I had that much money to spend, I wouldn't want to travel with strangers for 3+ weeks. I've done tours that were a week and I'm never doing that again.

  6. bob

    @david
    I don't think you would want to be on a plane claiming to be able to land in Antarctica. lol.
    The "cruise" ride will be enough to empty your stomach.

    I have to agree that attacking people who would spend this kind of money is stupid. Why? Because it's all perspective. We think its outrageous people spend $200K on a vacation. There are folks who thinks you are a total moron for...

    @david
    I don't think you would want to be on a plane claiming to be able to land in Antarctica. lol.
    The "cruise" ride will be enough to empty your stomach.

    I have to agree that attacking people who would spend this kind of money is stupid. Why? Because it's all perspective. We think its outrageous people spend $200K on a vacation. There are folks who thinks you are a total moron for spending $4 on coffee. There are folks who thinks you are flaunting your wealth on a $20K car or $30 on a T-shirt. So think about that for a moment.

    Since this group is all about travel, I'm sure many of you have been to poorer country where the locals would think you are wasting money on a taxi. I remember seeing the taxi line in Malaysia and nobody was in the 2nd line because that tax was an extra $3usd. I'm betting when I got on that line people had not so nice thoughts about me.

  7. Colton

    Man, I envy the pilots who scored that job!

  8. derek

    @snic is wrong, wrong, wrong. The 1% cannot afford it. An attack on the 1% is an attack on ordinary Americans. What snic is talking about is the 1% of the 1%. That group doesn't take tours with strangers.

    On any given flight (pre-pandemic) of a Boeing 777, there are likely around 10 people in the 1%. Some flights way more (like the Swissair MD-11 that crashed in Nova Scotia on a JFK-GVA flight). Of...

    @snic is wrong, wrong, wrong. The 1% cannot afford it. An attack on the 1% is an attack on ordinary Americans. What snic is talking about is the 1% of the 1%. That group doesn't take tours with strangers.

    On any given flight (pre-pandemic) of a Boeing 777, there are likely around 10 people in the 1%. Some flights way more (like the Swissair MD-11 that crashed in Nova Scotia on a JFK-GVA flight). Of those 10 people, NONE are flying private.

    These attacks on the 1% has got to stop. The 1% are like you or me. It's the 1% of the 1% that are what people think the 1% are (0.01%). There are over 3 million 1% in the US. They are not billionaires.

  9. snic

    "what makes these Four Seasons private jet experiences so popular"

    Uhh, I'm guessing that any vacation package that costs $190,000 per person is not "popular." Because 99% of the world's population can't afford it, and of the remaining 1%, 99% don't take tours with strangers.

  10. Simon

    You could say this is the 'tip of the iceberg' for tourism in Antarctica. *insert sound effect for pun joke*

  11. EC2

    @ Kent ... the ones that don’t care about value aren’t reading this blog. They pay for it and aren’t concerned about earning points or status. They just want convenience and can afford it. A physician is on the whole trip. There are many that wouldn’t independently travel due to medical concerns and this is worth it to them on that perk alone. But good for everyone that wants to get value for what they are paying.

  12. Gomez

    I love everyone complaining about how other people spend their money. What a joke, im sure everyone who can afford this will find some of your spending habits laughable too.

  13. derek

    I think Ben has a business that helps with travel bookings. If so, Ben could put together a far better package to South America. The couple spending $380,000 could also have their personal assistant come along to help.

    Even better, but more than $380,000, would be to have an entirely private jet flying on the traveler's schedule.

  14. Kent

    @EC2 - it’s not about cost, it’s about value for money. Many of us have luxury toys worth more than that but at least I still care about the value for many regardless of the cost of the item. I am sure there are enough people willing to pay that value but it don’t add up for me. Also I don’t consider the prices of four seasons properties to be out of reach, especially of many who frequent this blog.

  15. JohnC

    @random Icelandic Air has landed one of their 757's in the Antarctica previously. It is not that difficult to land a jet their.

  16. EC2

    To all that are critical of this trip. It’s not meant to be just a trip to the Antarctic. It’s trip thru Central and South America with a stop for Antarctica. As far as the cost obviously it way out of the reach of even those that can eek out a few nights here and there at a Four Seasons. They are targeting the clientele that cares not about their rates and doesn’t care whether...

    To all that are critical of this trip. It’s not meant to be just a trip to the Antarctic. It’s trip thru Central and South America with a stop for Antarctica. As far as the cost obviously it way out of the reach of even those that can eek out a few nights here and there at a Four Seasons. They are targeting the clientele that cares not about their rates and doesn’t care whether or not there is a resort fee tacked on. Overpriced to the vast majority and a rounding error in the checkbook for the rest.

  17. Endre

    380,000 per couple and then you stay in deluxe rooms. Great…

  18. random

    i went on an air cruise to Antarctica in Feb 2020 right before the world closed down. A 757 could not land on King George Island. The runway at TNM is super short and gravel only 4,239 feet. I flew a BAE 146-200 down there which is designed for short runway takeoffs and landings.

  19. Jared

    As someone who has been on multiple tours and expeditions to Antarctica, this sounds rather underwhelming, especially at the cost stated.

  20. Joey

    My understanding from reading the itinerary is the Four Seasons private jet will fly from Buenos Aires to Punta Arenas. Thereafter there is a separate charter flight to King George Island (meaning the private jet will remain in Punta Arenas and won’t fly to Antarctica.)

  21. Jake

    Does anyone know what’s going on with the actual aircraft four seasons will be using? Apparently, the a321neo (G-XATW) that is now being used as UK government VIP aircraft (operated by titan airways) was originally destined to br used for Four Seasons and even had an all black livery before being repainted into the ‘vespina’ livery…

  22. Steven E

    They’d want to be taking care of everything for that sort of money

  23. Michael

    I think I‘d pass and rather spend it on a Rolls Royce. When it comes to Antarctica part of the deal is the ordeal to get there, throwing up days in a row as the ship makes its way through the storm. That’s a trip to Antarctica you can proudly tell about to your grandchildren. You can’t say that about being coddled to Antarctica by Four Seasons.

  24. Paolo

    It’s appalling; the carbon footprint of this is scandalous, and to add insult to injury, they’re doing it in one of the few pristine places on earth, and one of the most vulnerable. They contribute ZERO to ecological preservation, do not spend one cent to the advantage of the wildlife or environment. Just rich bloodsuckers after another tick on the bucket list/ photo op. Totally disgraceful.

  25. Gene

    @ Ben -- Colossal waste of money.

  26. david

    Your headline is misleading. You say "The Four Seasons Private Jet Is Flying To Antarctica!"

    But if you read the link, it states:
    Experience the ultra-remote landscapes and remarkable wildlife of the seventh continent on a four-night cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard a luxurious polar ship.

    Seems to me the plane will land in South America, not Antarctica, and then the guests will be transferred to a ship.

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Mecca

Is u can afford it why not life is worth living

Steven Greenberg

I'm reading some people's responses witch they say its a waste of money!! They the persons who stated its a waste of $ its obvious they do NOT have or belong to the 9 digit club,to break that down to common folk they have 10's of millions n beyond!! So when u have everything $ can buy the 380k is chump change!! So let's do this im makin some calls later today n book a reservation!!

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