Since the pandemic, avid-travelers have had to compromise plans and come up with new ways to scratch the itch of adventure; sometimes meaning just out-right staying home. However, this created a new niche in the flight business that CEO Jeff Potter of private jet club, Manifest, is fulfilling.
With custom curated adventures, door-to-door black car service, and private air travel for weekend getaways, Manifest is changing the game when it comes to the ultimate travelling experience. As a member, Manifest promises hassle-free airport security and all-inclusive trips on two-hour flights from your home city.
Members of the club pay $2,500 in annual dues that gives you three guests on any trip and immediate access to every getaway in Manifest’s portfolio. If you have something else in mind, Manifest’s personal travel team can create a custom itinerary for you.
Potter mentions that while it still isn't particularly cheap and costs about the same as a first-class ticket, Manifest has lowered costs by around 25% and hopes to bring it down to 40%.
"Private aviation is aspirational for 90-95% of the population and a reality for the other five, so we had to dig in because what I didn't want to do was create a company that was solely focused on ultra-high net worth individuals," Potter said in an article. "Part of our goal is not only to deliver experiences to our members, (but) it's also to expand the audience."
Where can you go? Here’s a recent list of featured weekend getaways leaving Houston:
- Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa located in Big Bend
- A Sonoran Desert Ranch Weekend in Sonora, Texas
- Telluride Skiing, in Telluride Colorado
- Taos Arts and Culture in Taos, New Mexico
- Crested Butte Skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado
According to Manifest, there are only 175 memberships available per city. The club will be opening 50 new chapters across the U.S. over the next several years.