by Nelima Kerre
Forget March Madness, its May Mayhem season for private charter – and we mean that in a crazy good way!
There are a slew of major happenings in May and if you are looking to hang out with the jet set crowds, here is a nice list based on the events we are currently booking private jet charter for.
Kentucky Derby, May 1
The Kentucky Derby is the most-prestigious American horse race and one of the most famous in the world. It is aptly known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, and is also is also referred to as “The Run for the Roses,” as a lush blanket of 554 roses is awarded to the Derby winner each year. Derby traditions run deep whether we talk about mint juleps, the traditional beverage of the race consisting of bourbon, mint, and a sugar syrup and Derby souvenir glasses, women sporting large elaborate hats, men wearing outlandish suits or the playing of My Old Kentucky Home. The Derby is also the event that racing fans want to attend the most and regularly attracts a crowd of more than 150,000.
Mayweather-Pacquiao Boxing Fight, May 2
This will be the richest and biggest fight in boxing history. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao match up pound for pound, round after round. Crowds are already flocking Vegas for the event and tickets to the MGM Grand arena and closed circuit venues are sold out. Whatever the outcome, the post-fight partying is bound to be epic. After all the years of waiting it’s finally happening. Can you say ‘Bout Time?
Mother’s Day, May 10
There are varying stories as far as the origin of Mother’s Day goes, but the intent is one – this is the day in honor of all mothers worldwide. Many people will be travelling to spend time with their moms. If you are looking for a very special gift ideas? Look no further than the gift of luxury private travel. You can either book a specific private jet charter trip for mom or buy a private jet debit gift card for use at her convenience. Give us a ring and we’ll help with the finer details.
Cannes Film Festival, May 13-24
The Festival de Cannes, or more commonly referred to as the Cannes Film Festival, is the largest international showcase of cinematic art in the world and for 12 days in May, the small city of Cannes in southern France turns into a meeting place for cinema’s elite. This event has launched the careers of many directors and boasts diverse events which include black-tie screenings, spin off awards, fun parties and midnight movies on the beach.
F1 Monaco Grand Prix, May 21-24
The Monaco Grand Prix is a demanding narrow course with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel. The circuit, which covers barely three quarters of a square mile on the coast of the Mediterranean, along the French Riviera, has for decades been called “an exceptional location of glamour and prestige”. Hotel guests and residents watch the race from balconies and dozens of luxury yachts line up where the track runs along the harbor.
May 25: Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States and many people visit cemeteries and attend Memorial Day parades. Because it is regarded as the official start of summer, many people hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend. Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest times to travel in the US, commercial or private, so make sure you book your private jet early.
For advice and help with booking private flights to any of these events feel free to contact us at 1.877.359.1101 or request a quote through our website and one of the members of our Flight Team will be most happy to assist you.