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Roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and awkward after-dinner conversations with the family – some Thanksgiving traditions are just too good to pass up. That doesn’t mean that you’re forced to resort to the same tried and tested Thanksgiving celebrations every year, though, as you can still experience the old favourites even while elevating your experience to the next level.

What better way to make the most of this iconic American holiday than by turning it into a luxury escape? While picking a destination, deciding how you’ll get there, and knowing how to make it extra special for all the family might sound daunting, it’s easier than you’d think – especially when you’ll have this guide to help you every step of the way!

That said, let’s get into how you can turn your Thanksgiving from a routine meal into an indulgent escape.

Travel in Style

Before you decide where you’re going, it’s a good idea to think about how you might get there: 16-hour road trip? Jam-packed economy flight? Hardly. Thanksgiving travel can be hectic, and the best way to avoid the chaos on the roads and in the air is to keep it private. Air charter services keep you above – quite literally – the mayhem of the holiday season at ground-level, leaving you free of the logistical nightmare that awaits your fellow travellers.

Not only are private jet charter services the sound choice logistically, but they also offer a luxury experience like no other. After all, if you’re set on elevating your Thanksgiving feast by turning it into an elite escape this year, it’s more than just the bottom line that determines your choice of refined travel solution.

A holiday jet combines the best of both worlds for you and your family when travelling on an exclusive journey this Thanksgiving. On the one hand, you get unmatched luxury that only refined travel via jet charter can provide. On the other, there’s the peace of mind afforded by professional charter brokers like Skyllence, who stake their reputation on their ability to cut out downtime and stress, getting you where you need to be exactly when you want to be there.

Where exactly is that, though?

Pick the Right Destination

The traditional option

Plymouth, Massachusetts is, in Thanksgiving terms, where it all began. The original landing point of the first pilgrims to call America home, this small coastal town offers holiday visitors the chance to see what they’re commemorating, and provides great educational opportunities for adults and children alike.

Not only is this a place of heritage and tradition, but there are also significant modern attractions that draw in visitors year-round, from wine-tasting tours to sailing experiences. The combination of heritage and luxury activities make an intriguing mix for private jet arrivals, with visitors of all kinds certain to find something of interest. If this sounds like your cup of egg nog, heading into nearby Boston via private jet luxury travel is the best choice come Thanksgiving day.

The family heritage option

Most Americans are keenly aware of their roots. Whether European, African, South American or elsewhere, where our ancestors hailed from plays a huge part in our identities. Given that the nature of the Thanksgiving celebration is about bringing together generations and strengthening familial bonds, this is a great opportunity to dive into the past.

Using private charter jet leasing to explore the land of your forebears – perhaps even with the next generation in tow – is the perfect Thanksgiving celebration, and can be made even more special with elite gourmet experiences. Whether you sample local cuisine as a change from the traditional turkey or request a Thanksgiving meal in a country far from home, a lavish feast on the day itself is the ideal way to round the whole experience off.

The exotic option

Whilst not traditional, it doesn’t actually say anywhere that you can’t just charter a private jet and soak up some sun on Thanksgiving. Think about it: this is the holiday season, why not go on holiday? Jet-setting off to exotic destinations doesn’t have to be limited to the summer months, and spending Thanksgiving on a beach somewhere is a unique experience that everyone should be part of at least once.

For specific ideas of locations, the world’s your oyster – from the Caribbean to the Canary Islands, there are any number of exclusive luxury destinations that would welcome you with open arms at this time of year. Chartering a private jet and heading off on a majestic Thanksgiving escape has never been easier, so what’s holding you back?

The all-American option

America does Thanksgiving in a big way. If you want to keep it stateside this holiday season and are interested more in the fanfare that surrounds this event than the history of the occasion, there are any number of destinations that you might direct your premium charter service towards. Take New York, for example, and the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving parade – a full-bodied celebration of the nation’s love for this treasured festivity.

There are similar parades in cities across the country, such as Detroit’s annual turkey trot or the famous parade in Chicago, leaving you plenty of options for the holiday season. Failing that, there’s also the Mall of America, where you can snag as many Black Friday deals as possible without having to worry about fitting them in your carry-on baggage – on your private jet, you’re in control after all!

Customize Your Journey

The beauty of private jet rental (other than the untold luxury, incredible convenience, and hassle-free nature of it all, of course) is that you’re the boss. Whatever your whim, aircraft charter service providers are only too happy to oblige you. For those not used to chartering private jet travel, this can be a little overwhelming at first, but you soon come to realise that this is the domain of exclusive luxury, where no demand is too inconvenient.

What this means for the elite Thanksgiving escape is that you can tailor the experience to fit your exact requirements. Let’s say you fly home the day after Thanksgiving, but it’s your tradition that you always eat leftover turkey sandwiches for lunch. You might feel silly explaining it to someone else, but these cherished family traditions are what makes the event so special. How does this fit with a gourmet experience at a Michelin-starred restaurant the night before?

The simple answer is that you leave it with your air charter broker. Telling Skyllence that you want leftover turkey sandwiches at 37,000 feet might feel weird at the time, but the smiles on your family’s faces as they tuck in will quickly wash away any embarrassment. After all, luxury isn’t just about expensive materials and beautiful interiors, it’s about having exactly what you want exactly when and where you want it – what could be more luxurious than that?

Turkey Time?

You’re almost ready for Thanksgiving, but there’s just one more thing to take care of. You have a rough idea (hopefully, at least) of where you’re going, you know how you’re getting there – all that’s left is to set the wheels (or jet engines) in motion by contacting Skyllence. Their bespoke air charter service will accommodate any need, ensuring a smooth flight for you and your family this holiday season.

Their attention to detail guarantees luxury and peace of mind for adults and allows for a flight experience that, for once, won’t cause turkey time tantrums for the little ones. They’ll iron out the finer details of your trip, leaving you free to plan where you’re going and browse last-minute recipes – or, better yet, plan your restaurant order and put your feet up!

The task of catering for Thanksgiving trips on board a private jet might seem difficult – and it is, of course! That’s what makes Skyllence such a unique air charter broker, as Skyllence CEO, Vilma Vaitiekunaite told us.

“Putting together trips like this is no mean feat, but we’re proud of our team and the experiences that we provide for our clients. Bringing together an often-diverse range of requirements can pose difficulties, but that’s what drives us day-to-day: the chance to exceed expectations and provide dream journeys. We can’t wait to hear from you and help craft your perfect Thanksgiving getaway, wherever you’re heading this holiday season.”