There are people around with so much money that they don’t know how to spend it, although I can’t say any is my circle of friends. I don’t count among my circle of friends Arab sheiks who own the oil wells, hedge fund managers and software moguls. With so much money around, it’s natural that somebody will dream up ways to help these people part with their funds.
In the past, I’ve written about the National Geographic Society’s expensive travel offering, “Around the World by Private Jet.” Nat Geo is offering it again for those who don’t have to count their pennies.
This time around, there are a few changes – the big one is the price – escalated to $68,950 per person this time around. May we count you in?
Before you reject the offer out of hand, consider that you’ll spend 24 days traversing the globe, starting in Orlando, Fla., or Washington, D.C., aboard a specially-outfitted private Boeing 757 jet. There will be no economy seats – they’ll all be first class accommodations – seats that turn into beds, etc. So that works out to just $2,873 per day. Such a deal.
The flight will have room for only 77 paying passengers, so don’t dilly-dally. There actually are three scheduled flights – Feb. 19 to March 14 of 2013, Oct. 8 through 31, and then Dec. 27 of next year running until Jan. 19, 2014.