Many travelers fail to take into account the leap in time zones and the toll it can take on your body’s internal clock. Flying from the US to Europe, East Coast to West Coast or vise versa can switch your wristwatch three to nine hours. Your body says, "Hey, what's going on here?" Jet lag can cause some very unpleasant effects such as fatigue, insomnia, poor concentration, confusion, hunger at inappropriate times or lack of appetite, and general malaise and irritability.
Here are some tips to help you avoid jet lag and enjoy your time once you’ve stepped off your private jet:
Charter a Private Jet-
Of course the first step to help avoid jet lag is to fly on a private plane. Unlike commercial airline travel, private jets allow passengers to consume food on the time zone of their destination. Flying privately also provides passengers plenty of legroom to stretch out in the cabin and move about freely—keeping the blood flow circulating helps to avoid jet lag. Another benefit to private jets is that many of them feature 100 percent fresh air in their air circulation systems. Having fresh air in your cabin will allow for better sleep and all around better experience.
Stay hydrated throughout the flight by drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine and alcohol, which can disrupt sleeping schedules and further dehydrate your body. Dehydration can intensify the effects of jet lag.
Set Your Watch to Local Time-
As soon as the cabin doors shut, you should set your watch to local time of your destination. It is very important to internalize the time and regardless of what time it is where you are, focus on what time it is where you are going and live according to that time. (Example- if it is 1am where you are going - sleep, if its 1 pm work, watch tv, read) Private aircraft are equipped with reclining, spacious seats; depending on aircraft type, many have staterooms and queen beds. Giving you the ability to comfortably rest your eyes if the time zone calls for it.
Always Bring Something Comfortable to Wear-
Some tracksuit pants, sport socks, anything that looks like pajamas. You can always change on the plane right before you land. Avoid
wearing anything that will cut off your circulation. Luckily on a private aircraft you have the ability to move around and even do some yoga moves! That will also help keep your blood flowing.
Spring is upon us which means the summer tourism season is nearly here. For elite travelers, it is not a question of when but a question of where you want to spend two weeks (or more) away from the hustle and bustle of reality. Perhaps you have over-stayed your welcome in the Caribbean or played one too many rounds of golf in south Florida this past winter. Now is the perfect time to plan a spectacular summer vacation that will afford you the opportunity to see new places, experience different cultures, and most importantly, take some time to relax. Where can all three of these activities occur in one place? Europe is the ultimate summer vacation destination poised a short hop across the pond and offering a diversified vacation experience. Swimming the brilliantly blue waters of the French Riviera, looking out from your balcony at the stunning snow-capped Swiss Alps, or enjoying a round at the birthplace of golf in Scotland is all possible with a multi-destination itinerary arranged by Magellan Jets.
Europe’s accessibility is part of the reason why it makes sense to vacation there during the summer. Drastically different landscapes, cultures or things to do are never more than a two hour flight away from any corner of Europe. This affords tourists to experience everything Europe has to offer during their stay. What’s more, 25 of Europe’s most popular countries are members of the Schengen Agreement. This allows tourists to clear customs in one of the member countries and travel freely amongst the rest of the countries in the agreement. Europe’s flexibility is expanded tenfold when travelling with a private jet because there is simply not a more efficient way to get from place to place. When you charter a jet to Europe with Magellan Jets, your very own aircraft will wisp you across the Atlantic and wherever else within the continent once you’re there.
Our extensive network of reliable, proven and safe aircraft in Europe coupled with our international charter expertise will ensure all of your worries are left behind. Our 24/7/365 concierge department will happily accommodate any request you have while vacationing in Europe, private travel related or not. Reservations to an exclusive restaurant in Tuscany, a tee-time at St. Andrew’s, or tickets to an Olympic sporting event in London are just a few examples of what we can arrange for you. Europe truly is the ultimate elite traveler destination offering an abundance of recreational opportunity. Travel there this summer on the wings of Magellan Jets’ expertise and let your journey begin.
Magellan Jets is proud to announce their partnership with Polo Club Saint Tropez. Polo Club Saint-Tropez is located in Gassin, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Gassin is located between Saint-Tropez and Pampelonne beaches. Annually, between the months of April and September, 14 international tournaments of different handicap level take place, as well as practice and exhibition matches. For each tournament, the Polo Club Saint-Tropez organizes beautiful events and dinner parties. For the 2011 season, the English team SEZZ has kept their title for the 2nd consecutive year by winning the Gold Cup against the newcomers of the Thai Polo Club. It was a very close match, with a final score of 5 to 5. This year, the polo season has ended with the traditional Gold Cup dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of all participants. The players have been offered a variety of prizes, designer clothing and watches, champagne bottles by Taittinger, a membership card by Nota Bene, some Introspective Glass trophies, a technical hat by Raceline and of course the Silver and Gold Cups. The best playing Team Patron of the Silver and Gold Cups, Roderick Vere Nicoll, received a voucher for a stay at La Messardière hotel. In addition to the polo matches, the Polo Club Saint-Tropez hosts private and corporate events, such as gala dinners, weddings, product launches and seminars. Due to this, it is fair to say that it is one of the top attractions in the South of France. Magellan Jets looks forward to collaborating with the Polo Club Saint-Tropez on future events, both in the United States and abroad.
European group Eurocopter recently unveiled the X3 hybrid helicraft. The hybrid helicraft combines forward-facing propellers astride two short aircraft wings with the familiar overhead rotor blades seen on a regular helicopter. By combining the advantages of a fixed-wing aircraft with those of a standard helicopter, the half-plane, half-helicopter design can fly at impressive forward speeds of 220 knots (400 kph). Normal helicopters usually cruise at a maximum speed of 130-140 knots.
The X3 hoverplane, sporting black-and-white striped propellers, had its first flight on September 6
th at a European military base. Eurocopter chief executive Lutz Bertling said, “We just wanted a place where we knew we were alone, no plane spotters.” The X3 was unveiled following months of secrecy to counter U.S. based rival Sikorsky.
The objective of the X3 helicraft is to deliver more speed without losing efficiency. Typically the faster a helicopter flies, the less efficient it is when hovering and vice-versa. Helicopter manufacturers have devoted years of research to solving this problem. The X3, for now, is a concept helicopter but if successful will be sold in the usual helicopter form or with X3-type wings. Eurocopter refused to publicly announce development costs or future market potential. They did mention that such a helicopter might cost 20-25 percent more and go 50 percent faster than most normal helicopters. Check out the video below to learn more: