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- Private jet charter company Victor is used to catering to its wealthy clients’ wild demands.
- A spokesman for Victor told Business Insider that they once decorated a jet with tinsel and stockings and served a full Christmas dinner for a family on a trip to Lapland.
- Bizarre requests come year-round – a businessman once required pickled onion Monster Munch crisps on a flight from Eastern Europe.
- Meanwhile, the company’s “Pets on Jets” service has flown five falcons, nine identical pugs, and 10 bunny rabbits for clients all on separate trips.
Private jet charters are known to cater to their wealthy clients’ every need, such as a red carpet arrival, concierge, and plenty of free flowing Champagne. But that’s apparently not enough for some super-rich passengers.
Business Insider asked Victor, an on-demand private jet hire service, for the most extravagant requests they’ve received around the Christmas period, and some were rather fun.
A spokesman for Victor told Business Insider: “One customer requested the Christmas decoration of their jet charter to Lapland, Finland, for the benefit of their children.”
Understandably, they wanted the full festive works, including:
1. Christmas canapés, mulled wine, and mince pies.
2. A DJ playing classic Christmas number ones on the way out…
3. …And a Christmas film – Miracle On 34th Street, naturally – for the way home.
4. Full Christmas decor, including tinsel and stockings with sweets which were hung on the back of seats.
5. Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. “There was roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pigs-in-blankets, and brussels sprouts, which we arranged via our in-flight catering contacts,” according to Victor.
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6. A Christmas doggie bowl. “There was even a Christmas doggie bowl of treats for the family pet and, of course, strategically-placed mistletoe in the cabin’s various doorways,” the company added.
And it’s not just during the Christmas period that the company gets bizarre requests.
“We’ve allowed the redecoration of a jet cabin for a wedding – complete with balloon arches, buffet tables, cake stands, and DJ booth,” the spokesman said.
The jet charter has also had some unusual catering demands. Victor said it works with On Air Dining, an in-flight catering company, to provide “all manner of sky-high fine dining” experiences for clients.
“However, catering requests often extend far beyond this and our team will help facilitate them down to the smallest detail.
“We’ve previously arranged sushi from Sumosan in London for a party of 80 and separately crabs from Joe’s Crab Shack in Florida for a flight to the Caribbean, and a subsequent ‘VIP BBQ.’
He addded: “At short notice we once had to source pickled onion Monster Munch crisps for a major businessman on a flight from Eastern Europe.”
Victor also offers a “Pets on Jets” service which allows dogs – and many other species – to fly with their owners.
And they’ve certainly had some bizarre requests from their animal-mad clients.
“One member once asked to take 10 cases of gourmet dog food on board with them, just so that their pooch had an entire menu of tailored,” according to Victor.
“We’ve also flown five falcons on a Dassault Falcon 7X jet, and another customer once flew Victor with nine identical pugs.
“We’ve also previously flown an 80kg Leonberger dog from London to France, and, separately, 10 small bunny rabbits on a flight from London to central Europe.”