Start your new chapter in the sky with Crew Aviation
By Shannon Weidekamp
Photos by Andrea Hutchinson
Whether you are traveling to an exotic destination, a romantic resort or a familiar vacation spot to start a new life together, Crew Aviation can help make it a once in a lifetime experience.
What are the most important things couples should consider when planning their honeymoon?
A great experience starts with knowing your travel budget. But even if you have unlimited cash to spend, it can turn into a travel nightmare if your travel planning doesn’t include understanding the possible restrictions and providing the necessary documents for your trip. If you are traveling outside of the United States, you need to know the current restrictions in your destination. Some countries not only require COVID vaccinations for entry, but other vaccines may be required or strongly recommended. Yellow fever, malaria, typhoid, and other vaccinations are recommended in many countries and can be purchased from your local health department or your GP. A passport is required for travel outside the United States and current turnaround times can be lengthy. So plan accordingly. Most countries have restrictions that your passport cannot be issued within six months of its expiration. If in doubt, check your travel details with your current passport. Travel visas may also be required and there may be longer waiting times. With COVID restrictions changing on a daily basis, it is best to check back regularly to make sure you have all of the necessary documentation. Crew Aviation employees receive updates on travel restrictions, health and wellness and safety several times a day in order to inform our passengers in advance of their planned trip.
What are the advantages of private traveling with a crew for a newlywed couple?
Crew Aviation offers a bespoke experience where the couple can choose flight time, destination, amenities and travel details. There are no TSA lines, no ticket counters, lost luggage or angry passengers. Passengers can travel with their luggage and items that they want to take with them for recreational activities, such as golf clubs, ski equipment, snorkeling or diving equipment, hiking or trekking – really the sky and the luggage space are the limits! On return, most items purchased can be brought on board and secured for the journey home. Many newlyweds buy items to commemorate their trip, and private flights can easily accommodate a wine box, framed artwork, or treasure from an antique or design store that needs to be part of their home. The beginning of a new life together should be relaxing and romantic with the opportunity to make memories.
Which special services are still offered?
Our employees can coordinate a farewell party in our private VIP hangar with family and friends. Special items can be arranged for the flight, such as champagne, a personal wedding or honeymoon cake, a catering menu or the placement of gifts. We have an in-house travel expert who can book an entire trip including hotel, tours, meals, ground transportation and activities. Upon request of individual services, we can book rental cars, chauffeur-driven cars or limousines, island transports, and seaplanes or helicopters. We also have exclusive partners for luxury yachts, sailing boats or other excursions upon arrival at the destination. With a global network of companies and trusted contacts, we can help you plan an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
Can we add a Crew Aviation flight to our honeymoon registration?
Sure! Usually trips can be planned 12 months in advance, leaving enough time to leave gifts for your memorable trip. We can help you plan a registration budget or create an account that allows guests to contribute directly without the fees associated with most online sites. Contact us for restrictions and limitations so that you can decide which method is best for you.
Are there other options when using Crew Aviation?
Yes, we can offer transport to connecting locations. Perhaps your dream honeymoon is a cruise. We can fly you to the destination where your ship departs and return when your adventure is complete. Often times, couples are given airline tickets or airline miles for travel. If you fly commercially to Europe, Hawaii, Australia or Tahiti, we can connect you with direct international flights such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles or Seattle.
Whether we offer round-trip transportation or a connection to your entire honeymoon travel experience, we always offer Stellar service.
Crew Aviation, LLC
1176 Standiford Ave.
Louisville, KY 40213