They've Emptied Out a 757 to Take You to Exotic Lands
SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- They are dream makers, and they cater to people who dream big -- people who dream of exotic destinations such as Easter Island, Bora Bora, Myanmar, Bali and Bhutan. And for whom money is no object when chasing dreams.
Intrav is the dream maker in question, a private jet travel company that launched in April and offers luxury itineraries starting at $99,950 per person.
For that price everything is included -- with that definition depending on the itinerary you choose.
"Timeless Destinations -- A Journey Around the World," for example, circumnavigates the globe and includes stops in iconic destinations such as Rio de Janeiro; Easter Island; Bora Bora; Sydney; Yangon and Bagan, Myanmar; Taj Majal and Jaipur, India; Istanbul; and Marrakech, Morocco.
A simple laundry list of the geographic destinations included on an Intrav trip however, doesn't truly capture "everything."
"When we launched in April, the thing we had to really make clear to people is that everything is included -- everything from the jet, to all ground experiences, to ground transfers, all of your meals, drinks, alcoholic beverages and the staff. You have two to three people who act as your journey concierge and an 11-person flight crew who are with you the whole time," says Taemi Lim, Intrav's director of marketing.
Yes, there are exotic and iconic destinations. But getting there will be half the fun. Maybe more.
The journey takes places on a Boeing 757 that under normal circumstances ferries about 233 passengers, Lim says.
Intrav's jets however, have been completely redesigned. Wipe your mind clean of the packed-like-sardines coach seats with broken footrests and stale pillows. Where once there were 233 seats, there now exists only 50, Lim says.
"We ripped out the interior and reconfigured it with our seats, making it far more spacious," she says.
And far more luxurious.
Flying with Intrav means resting on Italian-designed seats that include in-seat massage and four-way adjustable headrests. And here's another detail worth noting: Unlike other private jet travel operators, Lim says, the seats on Intrav flights convert into beds that are more than 6 feet long.