Earlier this month I wrote about my experience flying with Surf Air to Zurich. Surf Air is an American membership based private jet company which expanded to Europe this Summer. It is run by Simon Talling-Smith, a former BA executive.
The current network includes flights from London to Ibiza and Zurich, with the Zurich flights being a daily weekday service from 13th November (click picture to enlarge).
Surf Air membership
European membership is currently £1,750 plus a £1,000 sign up fee for unlimited flights within Europe up to 600 km. Unfortunately, from London, there are no flights up to 600 km. You are therefore looking at the higher rate of £3,150 per month which covers Zurich, Ibiza and all other future European destinations as well as flights within their US network.
Surf Air Gold campaign
Surf Air has launched a promotion giving frequent flyers the chance to try the private jet lifestyle for free.
If you have top tier frequent flyer status with any European airline (British Airways Gold, Virgin Atlantic Gold, Air France Platinum etc.) you can fly to Zurich on a Surf Air private jet for free. No catches. Except, presumably, they will be keen to sign you up afterwards.
How do I claim my free flight?
Just prove that you have top tier status and give Surf Air some information about yourself and your preferred route.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- copy of your Gold (or top-tier) frequent flyer card, from a European airline, and Photo ID (to confirm your name)
- potential date of travel
- Preferred route (currently Surf Air flies Luton-Ibiza, Luton-Cannes, and Luton-Zurich)
- Home airport (closest airport)
- Frequent routes you travel
- Whether you want to fly one-way or return (a return flight can be booked at 50% off)
- Full postal address
- Contact phone number
This is an excellent opportunity to give private jet travel a try if you’ve never done it. You’ll also get to visit the Signature Flight Support private jet terminal at Luton.
You can find out more about Surf Air on their website here. There is no information on this offer on their site, but they have provided us with all the details above.