24 May Manchester to Grosetto
Falcona organised a family private jet charter flight on a Cessna Citation XLS+ from Manchester to Grosetto in Italy for a few days of wine tasting for a regular client.
Can I get a quote from you for the following, it’s not as straightforward as my normal booking for 2 passengers
Wednesday 15th May – AM departure from Manchester to Cambridge to pick up 2 additional passengers and then onward to Siena airport in Italy
Return on Sunday 19th May – pm departure- we will be in a different part of Tuscany so would like to depart from Grossetto Airport into Cambridge to drop off and then on to Manchester
As you know, we normally travel in a CJ2 or equivalent but I just want to make you aware that one of our guests is very tall – might that be an issue for a CJ2?
I would also be grateful if you could give me a price for the trip omitting the pick up and drop off in Cambridge so I can get a feel and comparison against our normal trip.
We don’t want to fly into Florence– the traffic there is a nightmare and it would be about 2 hours travelling to our destination as we’re not staying in Siena but thought that airport nearest. Have you any other suggestions? It might be easier to go in and out of Grossetto Let me know your thoughts.
As I have transport and timings to arrange at my end I would be grateful if could forward me today a schedule of timings for departure and arrival, call sign for the plane(s) and contact details for crew and handling agents at all airports As you will recall I want to depart Manchester at 8am local time next Wednesday
Also I would like to confirm catering arrangements on board – sorry to be so prescriptive but get fed up getting on board and being given weird things like sandwiches for breakfast!!
Outbound to Cambridge/ Italy
Croissants ( no chocolate) Danish pastry, fresh fruit, tea coffee, fresh milk ( not long life) orange juice, coke
Champagne and water
Newspapers- Times, Telegraph, FT, Daily Mail
Inbound to UK
Sandwiches on brown bread! Preference for plain eg ham, chicken, egg mayonnaise, poached salmon – no salad on sandwiches!!
White Wine ( we prefer Chablis, Mersault, Puligny Montrachet) please ask them to chill it too! Red wine – happy with French or Italian
Beer – Budweiser
Selection of soft drinks
Appreciate you will probably not get English newspapers but don’t want motoring magazines!!
Falcona searched the charter marketplace for appropriate aircraft. Once we had found suitable aircraft we sent our client three quotes on aircraft to perform the flight that they requested.
As a charter broker we always aim to get the most suitable aircraft for the flight, whereby the client has a memorable experience. Regardless of budget we always perform due diligence at all times to ensure that our clients get the safest and best aircraft for their flight.
Aircraft: Cessna Citation XLS+
Manchester Airport – Cambridge Airport – Grosseto Airport
Grossetto Airport – Stansted – Manchester
Handling Agent: Signature Flight Support
Handling Agent: Execujet Europe
Handling Agent: Seam Spa
Handling Agent: Inflite The Jet Centre
Standard VIP Catering suitable to the time of day will be provided.
About the aircraft
A customer favourite, the Citation XLS+ can accommodate up to eight passengers. With its’ spacious standing cabin and large leather seats, the aircraft has a reputation for comfort. The XLS+ also offers class-leading baggage space. Skiing or golfing or other sporting equipment comfortably fits in the large hold beside regular luggage.
We enjoyed the flight out, but however the catering wasn’t up to the standard we had expected and we were disappointed in that aspect of it. Everything else was great.”