Quincy-based Magellan Jets is offering luxury flights in private planes to the Super Bowl in New Orleans Feb. 3. Flying private is a great way to go – if you’ve got the money, and enough friends to share the cost. Out of New York, for example, the five-hour flight to The Big Easy runs $52,748 on a 12-seater. Magellan officials say the Super Bowl is one of the biggest demand events for private jets throughout the year: Last year, more than 1,100 private planes flew to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, almost double what flew into Dallas the year before.
The biggest draw of flying private is skipping delays at airports, flying to a private airport in New Orleans, picking your own arrival and departure times and going direct from wherever you are. Magellan also has flights from Maryland for $44,642 and San Francisco for $81,117. Magellan is also hosting a dinner with their clients Friday night, open to anyone who flies Magellan to the event. The company is offering membership rates for the Super Bowl, a fixed price offering only to members. The plane used is a G-450 12-seat aircraft.
Magellan is a growing company. Last fall, it bought California-based SkyBridge Private Air, and opened an office in San Francisco, which company CEO Joshua Hebert said "is an exciting development for Magellan, which has traditionally catered to executives doing business trips and road shows," and that a West Coast presence will put the company "closer to the growing number of tech companies in Silicon Valley."
Hebert said the company also gives back to the community. Last fall, its "Experience to Excel" program gave a trip to a Boston-area family, a trip on a private jet to Albany for a four-day vacation at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park, with Magellan picking up the tab, and ground transportation donated by Prism Livery. Magellan has also donated annual private jet trips for The Beckett Bowl, a charity bowling event hosted by The Josh Beckett Foundation, where most proceeds go to Boston Children's Hospital.