February 2, 2012 – Magic Jet Group’s CEO Stephanie Brooke Friedman is having a great time being a part of Super Bowl XLVI, transporting groups ranging from two to 14 New York Giants fans to and from Indianapolis for the big game. “It’s going really well. We are having a great time,” said Ms. Friedman. “We love working on themed trips for our clients. That is when we really get to work our magic. We get to be event planners in addition to being the most trusted private jet charter brokerage firm.”
Ms. Friedman was at the White Plains Airport (FBO) when we caught up with her, providing the pilots and flight attendants of the aircraft her company has contracted with NY Giants jerseys, banners, flags, vinyl decals and banners with which to decorate the cabins. Her staff works closely with the local preferred catering companies to accommodate every request beautifully, providing: “a lot of pizza, shrimp cocktail, chicken fingers, sliced beef tenderloin on toast points, jumbo hero sandwiches, burgers, and even vegan and gluten free snacks.'”
When you have large groups of 11-14 people, the price of a heavy jet, like a Challenger, for the round trip (HPN-IND-HPN) becomes about $4,000 per person (including tax), which for some Giants fans is a feasible one-time price to pay for a magical Super Bowl experience supporting their team. A light jet, like a Hawker 400XP, costs $17,200 (includes FET 7.5 % or $1,200) for the round trip and can seat as many as seven comfortably. The amount, when divided by a large number of diehard Giants fans, makes sense for them. They get to have a magical in-Air Pre-Super Bowl XLVI Tailgaiting party, supporting their home team in the utmost of joy. The journey to and from Lucas Oil Stadium becomes a highlight of the celebration instead of a hassle.
Last year, Magic Jet Group announced its Magic Tree Program in which, partnering with the National Forest Foundation, the company plants at least ten trees per trip, in honor of each respective client. Ms. Friedman commented, “Giants Fans working with us receive the most extraordinary service, aircraft selection and pricing, and are also aiding in the restoration and revitalization of these treasured public lands.”
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