The coronavirus pandemic has landed many passenger planes around the world and caused a significant drop in airline revenue.
Some of them have figured out how to increase revenues in these times of crisis. Some carriers offer passengers free tests on COVID-19 before boarding, some have started using passenger planes to transport cargo, and the Australian Qantas recently did a round trip “for nowhere” with a tour of the natural beauty of this country.
American charter carrier Air Charter Service has a new idea. They offer package deals to interested future married couples in which they will fly for two hours to some of their private jets, and as part of that summer, they will be able to get married. The flight is also circular, meaning planes take off and land at the same airport, at the choice of the newlyweds.
Expensive wedding in heaven
Prices for such flying weddings range from $ 18,000 and up. There are two types of jets on offer: the Bombardier Challenger 850, which can carry up to 16 passengers, while the Cessna Citation CJ2 is intended for a slightly more intimate atmosphere, in which only the newlyweds will board.
The wedding ceremony is included in the price, although the one offered by the Air Charter Service in the air is conducted only pro forma, and is in charge of one of the crew members. The newlyweds are told that they will still perform the legal ritual on the ground before boarding the plane.
In addition to the flight and fake ceremony, champagne and sandwiches are provided on the plane for 18 or more thousand dollars. The company says it will try to satisfy other wishes of the newlyweds, which may include decorating the plane with flowers of their choice, choosing a flight route, and free choice of music in the cabin.