Holiday birthday presents to you
Celebrate with a cut-price trip on a private jet
Celebrating isn’t just about the destination; here we look at birthday treats you can give to yourself when heading off on your special trip.
Cabin upgrade: Airlines rarely give away free upgrades these days, but many offer an online bidding system where you can get great deals on upgrades. Here’s the info.
Bid for a posh seat
More then 20 airlines – including Etihad, KLM and Virgin Atlantic – auction upgrades to unsold premium seats on their websites. Typically, the auctions happen three days before the flight. Simply place your bid and wait to see if it’s successful. Get lucky and save hundreds.
Bid here for Virgin Atlantic upgrades
Bid here for Lufthansa upgrades
Bid here for Cathay Pacific upgrades
Bid here for Qantas upagrades
Bid here for Etihad upgrades
Bid here for Air New Zealand upgrades
Bid here for South African Airways upgrades
Supercar hire: Forget the Citroen Berlingo, your birthday bash hire car needs to suit the occasion. Make it a trip to remember by hiring yourself a bona fide supercar. Companies such as Hertz offer the service across Europe, with anything from Ferraris to Bentleys up for grabs. Here are some options you might like to consider to help embellish your birthday trip…
McLaren MP4-12C Spyder
Porsche 991 Carrera S Cabriolet: From £720 per day
Ferrari California: From £1,020 per day
Bentley GT Cabriolet W12: From £1,250 per day
McLaren MP4-12C Spyder: From £1,095 per day
Porsche 911 Coupé or Convertible: From £340 per day
Rolls Royce Ghost: From £1,095 per day
Hiring a private jet can be cheaper than scheduled flights: image credit
Take a private jet: Think that a private jet is out of reach? Not with an empty leg flight it’s not. These flights are heavily discounted to help soak-up some of the cost incurred when private jets return to base after dropping off their full fare-paying super-rich client. Deals such as a nine-seater private jet to Venice, costing your party just £361 per person compared with the £3,000+ full price fare. The ultimate birthday gift.
Check out empty leg flights here
And don’t forget the little things that matter…
Meet and greet parking: What better way to start the festivities than sidestepping the transfer bus and treating yourself to arrive-and-fly air travel with your very own chauffeur meeting you at the terminal – allowing you to head to the check-in desks while your car is parked for you. It’s a great value way to start the trip in true VIP style.
Get a meet and greet parking quote here
Airport lounge: Another VIP perk for your birthday treat, but one that comes at a seriously down-to-earth price. Leave the hordes fighting for a seat in the burger bar as you dine on your complementary meal in relaxed, spacious surroundings.
Get your airport lounge quote here