Flying an actress home from London to Los Angeles for an urgent appointment
In April 2020, an actress’ personal assistant asked Air Charter Service to help fly the star and her pet dog home from London to Los Angeles for an urgent appointment.
Scheduled flights were disrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic and the actress wanted to avoid airport crowds, busy check-in desks and travel within a secure bubble, so a private charter was the best solution.
Route: London > Los Angeles
Aircraft: Dassault Falcon 7X
The initial brief was to fly the actress and a companion to Charlotte in North Carolina before continuing on to California. This was a time-critical charter as the client needed to get back to Los Angeles in time for an urgent appointment, so we sourced several quotes within hours of receiving the inquiry. The actress’ personal assistant then informed us the second passenger was no longer travelling so the brief was now to fly direct to L.A., allowing her to sleep and use Wi-Fi onboard.
We chartered a Dassault Falcon 7X and scheduled the flight to depart from Luton, the nearest airport to the actress’ home. Our expert team ensured we met all Covid-19 requirements before the charter went ahead, giving her peace of mind that she would be travelling within a Covid-secure environment onboard the aircraft. We also worked closely with her agency to make sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish.
The Finer Details
Rapid Response: Time was of the essence and due our strong operator relationships and established global contact networks, ACS was able to secure a highly competitive offer for the mission.
Extra Touches: Ahead of the charter we ensured the client’s dog’s favourite pet food was stocked on-board the aircraft, along with some of her favourite films; a thoughtful gesture that really impressed the actress and her talent agency.
Personalised Service: Our account manager worked closely with the actresses’ talent agency to expedite payment and provide real-time updates on aircraft positioning, arrival and departure times.