Now through July 31, 2010, Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club and Sentient Jet are offering a chance to experience the convenience and ease of private jet travel, as well as vacationing at the clubs private homes. For a one-time payment of $55,000, you will receive 10 nights in the Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club along with a $50,000 Sentient Jet Membership Plus Card.
With 10 nights to stay in the residences of the Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, you and your family have plenty of time to visit two or three Club homes, complete with the service of a dedicated Global Experience Manager to organize all the aspects of your trips. You have a choice of 15 luxury residences across North America, Mexico or the Caribbean, including Hawaii, Turks & Caicos, Aspen, Deer Valley and Scottsdale. The clubs European hotels, European villas, and the New York City residence and Kiawah, South Carolina residence are not eligible for these trial reservations.
The stays at the club homes can be taken through July 31, 2011. For up to thirty days after this trial membership travel experience, a credit of $8,000 can be applied toward the price of a full Equity Membership in the A&K Residence Club.Getting There - The Planes
Sentient Jet Membership Plus Members can choose from three of the most popular private jets in the market today - the Hawker 400XP, Citation Excel or Citation X - or from four size categories. Hourly rates for these three jet models are 10-15% below fractional jet ownership programs and you also receive 10% off published hourly rates for the standard program when booking by jet size category.
As an example the hourly cost for a Hawker 400XP is $4,595 plus fuel surcharges and taxes. It provides seating for a recommended 5 passengers and has a range of about 1,400 miles.
Sentient offers guaranteed availability 365 days per year, with as little as 10 hours notice. The normal initial deposit on a Jet Membership Plus is $150,000, so this offer with A&K is a good way to try out the Sentient service and the destination clubs homes. The Sentient funds are valid for two years from the date of purchase.
The larger destination clubs have partnerships with private aircraft companies. Ultimate Escapes has partnered with Bombardier and Exclusive Resorts works with MarquisJet, to offer special deals to their members. Some of the more exclusive private residence clubs also work with private jet companies to provide similar special offerings.