So I ended up booking a jet through the local operator I referred to earlier. I didn’t use any empty legs and have chartered it outright. The service so far has been fantastic and I’ve been able to tailor every aspect of the flight from catering right through entertainment through to having a rental car waiting at the FBO upon arrival.
I won’t divulge how much it is, suffice to say it’s not cheap. But this is a one off and I’ve been very fortunate work wise recently so it’s a bit of a treat for the family. Some people buy expensive cars, watches etc… my big weakness is travel!
And as much as I’d like to say I’m travelling on 737BBJ or Airbus equivalent, I’m not. It’s a far less glamorous Citation but excited nevertheless.
Thanks again for your advice and guidance.