It’s that time of year again! The Abaco Islands are about to become a hotspot for fishing enthusiasts looking to duke it out to become the winner of the 2019 Abaco Black Diamond Series. This event is a three-part fishing series that kicks off on April 10th and runs through June 1st. Even though the tournament starts in just a few weeks, there is still time to book a flight to Marsh Harbour with Air Unlimited.
The White Marlin Roundup, which is the first leg of the series, begins on April 10th with a cocktail party and dinner. The real fun, however, starts on April 11th when all competitors depart from the Abaco Beach Resort marina for the first day of fishing. This leg takes place during the transition from sailfish to blue marlin season.
Between the first and second leg of the Black Diamond Series, the most elite teams of the sporting boats community are invited to compete in the Custom Shootout Invitational. This event runs from April 29th to May 4th and raises money for charities such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, IGFA, and Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital.
The Shootout: Production vs Custom (P vs C), is the second leg of the competition, which begins on May 15th and runs through May 18th.on May 15th and running through May 18th. During this leg, production and custom boats will compete in a billfish tournament to settle the age-old debate over which type of boat is the best for sport fishing. The final leg, the Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Tournament, which begins on May 29th, allows participants to finally hook their lures into one of the largest fish the Bahamas has to offer, the Blue Marlin.
Throughout the competition, there will be live scoring available through links on the Skip’s Tournaments website, and participants who compete in all three legs of the series will qualify to win cash prizes and custom championship rings. There are also various cash prizes up for grabs during each leg of the tournament.
If you’re planning to attend this year’s tournament, our flights are the perfect hassle-free way to travel. You’ll feel well-rested and ready to start fishing as soon as you arrive. You can book a flight to Marsh Harbour with Air Unlimited and feel at ease knowing that you (and your gear!) will arrive quickly and safely in the Abacos. During our peak summer season, we’ll be extending our flight options to offer up to five flights per day, providing guests with more flexibility than ever. Book online today!
There are so many reasons to book a flight to the Abacos, where warm sun, white sand, and turquoise waters await. Here at Air Unlimited, we fly directly to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, two leading destinations in the Abaco Islands that offer top-notch resorts, food, and entertainment. That being said, the neighboring islands and towns of the Abacos are easily accessible and worth exploring too. One of these destinations, Hope Town, is a quaint village on the island of Elbow Cay – just a short ferry ride away from Marsh Harbour.
To help plan your next trip to the Abacos, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots in Hope Town below.
Things to Do
Because of Hope Town’s rich history and gorgeous waters, there are plenty of things to do on the island. We recommend:
- The Hope Town Lighthouse – This candy-striped landmark is one of the last manually operated lighthouses in the world. Climb up more than 100 lighthouse steps for a quick workout and some spectacular views of the surrounding area.
- The Wyannnie Malone Museum – History buffs will get a glimpse into the pirates, Lucayan Indians, rum-runners and wreckers of yesteryear. Guests will see Hope Town’s history come alive among the displays of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, hurricanes and torpedoed freighters.
- Froggies Out Island Adventures -Visitors interested in exploring the water should check out scheduled snorkeling and dive trips. Half-day and full-day tours are offered for snorkelers and certified divers, as well as lessons.
Where to Eat
After a day of exploring, we know you’ll be starving. Lucky for you there are plenty of mouth-watering choices. Here are some of our recommendations for places to eat in Hope Town:
- Firefly Bar & Grill – This restaurant is perfect for those looking for a date night destination. The terrace is a great place to catch the sunset over the Sea of Abaco, a beautiful saltwater lagoon while enjoying a delicious meal of fresh fish and local cuisine. Firefly also has a full-service bar and a featured wine list.
- Cap’n Jack’s – This dive bar is nestled in the marina and is the perfect casual spot to grab some local grub, fresh fish or a burger. If you happen to visit on Thursday nights, you can even take part in Trivia Night and interact with the locals.
Where to Stay
So, you know what to do in Hope Town and where to eat, but where should you stay? Allow us to make a couple of suggestions:
- Hope Town Inn and Marina – This relaxed resort is perfect for both couples and families. The inn offers plenty of space and amenities, such as boat rides to the beach, a swim-up pool bar and patio and complimentary kayak and paddleboard rentals.
- Firefly Sunset Resort – This up-scale and pet-friendly resort has seven fully-equipped cottages and villas to choose from. Amenities include golf cart and boat rentals, errand services, excursion planning services and on-location visits from masseuses and nail technicians.
The Abaco Islands are filled with hidden gems like Hope Town, so book a flight to the Abacos at www.flyairunlimited.com and start exploring.
It’s no secret that we strive for perfection at Air Unlimited, and a big part of our success rests in the hands of our world-class pilots. Our pilots know that each passenger expects the very best when booking a luxury flight experience. Because of this, they go out of their way to offer exceptional service and treat every passenger like part of the family.
You may wonder why our pilots enjoy going above and beyond for our passengers, and the answer is simple: they truly love what they do. Co-founders, Mark Neubauer, and Chick Gregg, are both pilots that appreciate aviation and all it has to offer. By sharing their expertise and passion for aviation with the rest of the crew, Mark and Chick lead by example, helping the entire team feel inspired.
Outside of work, many of Air Unlimited’s pilots enjoy flying in their free time, keeping their skills sharp for our passengers. For some, this love of flying started at a young age. In fact, Pilots Todd Sickle, Ron Bernard, and Ed Moon discovered the wonders of flight as children. Ed decided he wanted to be a pilot at only 14 years old. As a child, Ron was fascinated with model airplanes, and nowadays he’s fascinated by the real thing. Similarly, Todd grew up next to the Orlando International Airport and began watching planes take-off and land early on. After 21 years of flying experience, he continues to enjoy frequent flights and getting to know the passengers.
For other Air Unlimited pilots, flying is in their blood – at least that’s what our Pilot Greg Rupp says! Pilots Dave Owen, Alan Griffin, Chick Gregg, and Mark Neubauer also had fathers or grandfathers who were pilots. Hearing their family stories of aviation helped spark an interest in flying.
Chief Pilot, Josh Stover, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where his passion for aviation expanded as he learned all about flight. Interested in passing on his knowledge of aviation, Josh became a flight instructor at the school, before ultimately joining the Air Unlimited crew.
Realizing that passion is developed early in life, our pilots are now dedicated to inspiring children through our Junior Pilot Program, which allows kids to get an up close and personal look at life as a pilot. Children are invited into the co-pilot seat on a flight to the Abacos, where they can witness spectacular views, see how the equipment works, and ask our pilots questions about aviation. Through this program, we hope to spark the next generation of pilots.
We can tell you about our pilots’ passions and skills, and our great services and programs, but why not show you instead? Next time you plan a trip to the Abaco Islands, let us do the flying. We promise you’ll be in good hands and will enjoy a luxury flight experience with Air Unlimited. Book online at www.flyairunlimited.com.
While we push through these last few months of colder weather, many of us are already dreaming of the sun and are looking ahead to spring break. We all know about the typical spring break destinations, but a trip to the Abacos is perfect for those of us craving a more unique and off-the-beaten-path experience. The Abacos offers something for every traveler, whether you’re looking for a destination with exciting nightlife or somewhere to relax and unwind with your family.
For people looking for ultimate relaxation, your days can be spent with your toes resting in the powdery sand or floating in the turquoise waters. The Abacos are also home to many luxurious spas, such as the Island Spirit Day Spa in Treasure Cay and the exclusive spa available at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay in Marsh Harbour.
Couples who want a romantic getaway will appreciate that the Abacos feel more private. Days can be spent enjoying the amenities at any of the high-end resorts, and once the sun goes down, evenings can be spent with a drink in hand and a delicious meal at any of the restaurants on the islands. Some restaurant and nightlife recommendations include The Bae in Marsh Harbour and the Treasure Sands Club or Coco Beach Bar and Grill in Treasure Cay.
Families and adventurers will be happy to know that fewer crowds make booking excursions easier than ever. With so many great options, the hardest part will be choosing which ones to do. Some family-friendly activities worth exploring include Cruise Abaco, which offers both charter services and day sails where guests can visit surrounding islands, and Dive Abaco for snorkeling and underwater adventures. Additionally, for those interested in art, Little Harbour is the perfect place to visit, housing a small artist colony.
On the days you don’t have an excursion booked, there is still plenty to see. Each island is home to world-class beaches, native wildlife, spectacular landmarks, such as the Hope Town Lighthouse, and quaint towns full of history. Explorers young and old can spend their trip embracing the island life, learning about the Bahamas and interacting with locals.
The Abacos have something for everyone to enjoy, and the journey there can be just as special with Air Unlimited. To experience a unique spring break this year, consider flying to the hidden islands of the Bahamas in one of our luxury aircraft and arrive at your destination in style. By booking through Air Unlimited at www.airunlimited.com, you can have an unforgettable trip and be the envy of all your friends.
Air Unlimited is pleased to announce a new arrival gate at the Orlando Sanford International Airport, which is dedicated to helping our passengers breeze through airport customs after a relaxing, island getaway.
Guests flying with Air Unlimited will continue to depart from our private hangar, which is offset from the main terminal to offer a more exclusive and luxury experience. Here, guests can valet their cars for free, experience a smooth check-in and relax in a comfortable waiting lounge. However, flights returning to Sanford will now utilize customs at the main terminal to streamline and expedite security checks, providing our passengers with a hassle-free experience at the end of vacation. Using the main terminal for customs allows baggage to quickly pass through X-ray scanners, instead of relying on hand-checked security. It also allows our guests to use Global Entry for faster clearance.
Additionally, we’re excited to introduce a new Global Entry process to help our travelers receive this earned security status after flying with us. Passengers interested in Global Entry can simply apply online and schedule their screening interview to take place after their next Air Unlimited trip, conveniently meeting enrollment officers in customs upon their return. This avoids the need to schedule an appointment outside of planned travel. Applicants that receive Global Entry will take this accreditation with them for future travel with any air carrier.
After a quick stop at the main terminal for customs, we invite our guests to re-board the plane for a short ride down the tarmac to our private hangar. This way guests are swiftly reunited with their cars and are able to by-pass the typical baggage claim and passenger pick-up areas of the main airport. Passengers needing access to car rentals will be able to leave directly from customs, eliminating the need to find transportation from Air Unlimited’s private hangar to the rental car facilities.
At Air Unlimited, we’re always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience. That’s why we worked with Orlando Sanford International Airport to rethink customs and simplify the process for our passengers, offering exceptional services to all of our valued customers. We hope you can join us on a trip soon to enjoy hassle-free flying and tropical destinations.
Right now, many travel enthusiasts are planning ahead and booking vacations for later in 2019. For example, January through March are the most popular months to book a tropical cruise, inspiring the travel industry to dub this time of year as ‘wave season’. However, for those of us who deal with sea sickness or simply want to have a more unique travel experience this year, there is another option to consider: choosing a boutique airline. Air Unlimited offers exclusive island flights that are luxurious, intimate, and best of all, affordable.
Flying in a lavish aircraft instead of taking a cruise is not only more spectacular, but it’s also faster, allowing travelers to spend more time on vacation, and less time worrying about getting there. Break out from the traditional cruise activities to discover the hidden gems of the Bahamas, where you’ll arrive after a quick flight feeling ready to explore everything the local cultures have to offer. With our nonstop flights to paradise, you’ll have more time than ever to enjoy new and exciting activities with your loved ones.
At Air Unlimited, we prefer quaint destinations to typical tourist hubs, which is why we offer daily flights to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, located in Abaco, Bahamas. These islands are perfect for someone who is looking for a range of activities but don’t want to fight the crowds. While visiting the Abacos, vacationers can go snorkeling, diving, and boating, or relax at high-end resorts and beaches.
While the Caribbean draws in tourists with beautiful ocean views and thrilling excursions, we understand that getting there is half the fun, too. Our crew focuses on elevating the guest experience to make each trip enjoyable and efficient. Arrive at our private hangar, valet your car for free and open the doors to our friendly staff, quick-check in desk and private waiting lounge. You’ll board the plane in no time, walking into the cabin to nine standalone seats, each situated to provide passengers with window views, plenty of legroom and adequate aisle space for ultimate comfort.
From the time you leave for vacation to the memories made in each destination, choosing a boutique airline over a cruise won’t disappoint. This year, book with Air Unlimited to experience a better way to travel and more vacation time – at affordable rates. Schedule a flight to the Abacos with us at www.flyairunlimited.com.
Bahamas’ Out Islands, which are escapes from the traditional tourism hubs of Nassau and Grand Bahama, have seen a 20 percent growth in visitor arrivals. This may surprise the average traveler, but at Air Unlimited, we completely understand why more people are forgoing the traditional idea of a Bahamian vacation and are choosing to book a flight to the Abaco Islands instead.
The Abaco Islands provide travelers with a more private and quaint vacation spot than the typical tourist hubs of the Bahamas. The Abacos boast quaint towns, boutique hotels, and gorgeous white sand beaches. The best part? Even with the recent increase in visitors, travelers are always able to find a beach chair. If you’re intrigued by this, the good news is that Air Unlimited flies directly to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, two beautiful destinations in the Abacos. Our crew can get you to paradise in little over an hour.
Marsh Harbour is the perfect destination for travelers looking to blend a relaxing beach vacation with the nightlife of a Bahamian city. Here, visitors will find plenty of restaurants, hotels, and bars to entertain them during their trip. In the day, visitors can head to one of many full-service marinas and rent a boat for a day on the water.
Treasure Cay is the perfect spot for scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports, or even a round of golf. If water sports and golf aren’t your things, feel free to check out Little Harbour, a protected bay known for its small artist colony, or spend the day relaxing on the sandy beaches instead.
We hope our insight into why more people are choosing the Abacos has you thinking about your next trip. If so, Air Unlimited offers a luxury flight to the Abaco Islands in our commuter planes, which comfortably seat up to nine passengers. Fly with us and enjoy free valet parking and by-passed security lines as well. Book your getaway now at www.flyairunlimited.com and experience a new kind of Bahamian vacation.
For most people, February is all about love, cartoon hearts and Valentine’s Day. For others, including countless hospital teams and organ donors, this month focuses on a different kind of heart, as people recognize American Heart Month and National Organ Donor Day (Feb.14). This celebrates the many doctors, patients, and donors that keep our hearts strong. For Air Unlimited, we like to do our part by offering organ transportation flights throughout the year, and today, we’d like to share how you can get involved too.
You may not realize it, but you can make a difference for the thousands of people waiting for lifesaving transplants. About 95 percent of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 54 percent are actually signed up as donors. This is a disappointing gap when you take into account that one donor can contribute eight lifesaving organs, and there are nearly 120,000 people waiting for organ transplants.
So, what can you do? One simple step is to become an organ donor, which can easily be done online through your DMV. You can also volunteer with donation and transplant organizations, such as Donate Life America, and help organizations with social media advocacy and fundraising.
Something that many people forget is that organ donation isn’t just for the deceased. There are a few organs you can donate while you are alive that can make a huge difference, such as kidneys and parts of the liver, lungs, and pancreas. You can find information on the living donor process here. Even something as simple as donating blood or plasma can be a huge help too.
It may be American Heart Month, but Air Unlimited is honored to be part of the organ donation process throughout the year. Many of our pilots are ready to volunteer in transporting organs, welcoming the doctors along for the ride, no matter what hour of the day it is. We all can play a part in saving someone’s life, and that’s something to be proud of.
The Air Unlimited team is excited to share a sneak peek of our latest efforts to support youth in aviation: Aerospace and Aviation Day. This event takes place tomorrow at the Orlando Sanford International Airport and is designed to inspire Seminole County children to consider careers in aviation. We are thrilled to be participating this year and can be found interacting with students from Seminole County Public Schools from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at booth #28.
Several of our pilots at Air Unlimited became fascinated with flight at an early age, making them eager to share their aviation knowledge and passion with today’s youth. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals, and we’re excited to join Aerospace and Aviation Day in making an impact on our community. In fact, last year’s event inspired so many children to pursue careers in aviation that Seminole County Public Schools has since created an Aviation Academy at Seminole High School.
To further nurture interest in aviation, we are planning pilot meet-and-greets, so students can get up-close and personal with the people that make this industry special. Outside of our booth, children and their families can enjoy the event’s featured speakers from the industry, exciting aerobatics displays, free plane rides with EAA Young Eagles, and various giveaways.
If you cannot attend Aerospace and Aviation Day tomorrow, you can always have your little one participate in our Junior Pilot Program. This program allows your child to have the rare experience of learning about air travel from our chief pilot while enjoying spectacular views from the cockpit of the plane. At the end of the flight, your little co-pilot will receive a certificate with a commemorative photo, a souvenir, and most importantly, their pilot wings. You can call our team to learn more about our Junior Pilot Program at (407) 585-4300. Hope to see you and your family soon!
It sounds like a dream: whisking your loved one away on a luxury plane to a tropical island and spending Valentine’s Day with your feet in the sand. This dream can become a reality, thanks to our boutique airline, which offers daily flights to the Abacos at affordable prices.
No one wants to be fighting for a beach chair on what is supposed to be a relaxing and romantic vacation, which is why the Abaco Islands are the perfect destination for any couple looking to get away this Valentine’s Day. It’s warm and tropical, without the crowds you’d expect in the Bahamas, so you and your loved one can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful weekend together.
The Abaco Islands are known for having dozens of breathtaking destinations, which are easily accessible by boat or ferry. A couple of the most popular destinations include Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, and Hope Town. Marsh Harbour is the perfect place for anyone looking for city-like amenities in a small town. Treasure Cay is known for its powdery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters, while Hope Town boasts quaint and historic cottages, winding village paths, and plenty of tropical greenery.
Adventurous couples can book exciting island excursions, such as boating, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. On the other hand, couples looking for a more relaxed getaway can spend the day soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches with a mimosa in hand. As the sun goes down, couples can spend romantic evenings watching the sunset and dining at their resort with champagne and chocolates.
Remember that luxury plane we mentioned? By flying Air Unlimited, couples can have an intimate, one-hour flight to the Abacos on one of our luxury, commuter planes that comfortably seat up to nine passengers. Couples will have a top-notch, romantic experience from the moment they arrive at our private hangar, greeted with free valet parking and by-passed security lines. We’ll have you boarding the plane within minutes of arrival. The best part: this private and luxurious experience costs about the same as flying commercial first class!
Air Unlimited’s boutique airline is ready to help create an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for you and your partner. Ready to score major brownie points? Book your getaway now at www.flyairunlimited.com. Your partner is sure to feel special with a memorable gift like a trip to the Abacos!
Just in time for National Dress Up Your Dog Day, we’re featuring our crew’s favorite “Pilot Dog”, Bria, who belongs to our very own Co-founder, Chick Gregg. Bria loves to put on her co-pilot hat and join the crew for a quick flight to the Abacos whenever she gets the chance, and she’s not the only dog with her head in the clouds. In fact, dozens of dogs have taken trips with us, thanks to our pet-friendly flight policies.
Most commercial airlines make flying with pets hard, charging expensive fees, requiring piles of paperwork and demanding weeks-to-months of advance notice. Often times, registering your pet for a commercial flight also means flying separately from them. Alternatively, finding the perfect pet sitter or boarding facility isn’t any easier for pet owners looking to vacation. That’s why we decided to offer pet-friendly flights that allow you to bring your pet directly in-cabin with you.
At Air Unlimited, you don’t have to worry about your pets traveling in the cargo hold and being separated from you during the flight. Instead, you can relax knowing that they are safely seated with you. We’re even open to flying unique pets, as long as they meet the Bahamas’ guidelines for clearing customs and meet all the necessary safety regulations.
Our policies allow up to two pets per flight, prioritizing emotional support and service animals first. If you’re interested in bringing your furry friend on your next trip, be sure to call to confirm that a spot is open for them. Our team will make sure that other passengers are aware of the pet joining the flight and that there are no allergy concerns among guests. Pet owners are required to provide official documents concerning vaccinations and proof of good health. For travel to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, an import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade & Industry, and certain restrictions do apply. From there, pet travel is easy!
On board, trained pets are welcome to relax in the cabin space next to you, and more energetic pets are invited to fly with you on a close harness or in-carrier with their favorite toy. Either way, you’ll be able to watch over your pet every second of the way.
The next time you plan to book a flight to the Abacos, consider bringing your pet along for the ride. The process is simple, and you’ll land in paradise with your pet ready to join in on all the fun. Call us today for more information at (407) 585-4300.
We’re kicking off the New Year with a new service: small parcel delivery! Now, customers looking to ship packages to the Abacos can conveniently use Air Unlimited’s private plane delivery services, which fly daily. Our parcel services start at $50, making it the latest and greatest affordable shipping option for sending packages to the Bahamas.
Through Air Unlimited shipping, customers can easily send parcels up to 50 lbs. from Sanford, FL to the Abaco Islands. Shipping typically takes 4 – 7 days from receipt of parcel, but expedited shipping may also be available upon request for an additional charge.
Customers interested in sending a package can visit our new landing page at www.shipairunlimited.com. Here, you will find a quick online form to fill out, and a member of our team will get in touch shortly to confirm shipping details. You can also read more about our Terms & Conditions and view a complete list of permitted/prohibited items for air shipment.
Our team is proud to announce this new delivery system, as we continue to expand our unique private plane offerings to better serve our fantastic customers. Air Unlimited’s full list of services now includes daily island flights, custom charters, organ transportation flights, and small parcel delivery to the Abacos islands.
This year marked some exciting news for Air Unlimited, including notable company growth, added flight perks and a new program for youth passengers. Every decision we made in 2018 aimed to better serve our guests and local communities through our private plane services – from scheduled island flights and custom charters to organ transportation flights. Now, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of these key moments, and how we were able to spread the news along the way.
Earlier this year, we announced that Air Unlimited had doubled its annual passenger count and hangar space, added a new plane to its fleet, and opened a new check-in desk at Marsh Harbour. This marked a major milestone for our company, and we enjoyed celebrating with our staff, passengers and the community. Excitingly, our growth story was highlighted across local news, such as the Orlando Business Journal (Article 1 and Article 2) and FOX 35.
Through firsthand flight experiences, Amy West Travel, Osceola News Gazette, and Central Florida Lifestyle also shared stories around our growing airline and its unique travel perks. This was a great way to start off 2018, and it set the stage for a fantastic year ahead!
This summer, we introduced our Junior Pilot Program, which offers youth passengers the chance to ride in the cockpit and receive their own set of pilot wings. Some of the first families to try out the Junior Pilot Program wrote about their experiences online, including About a Mom, The Suburban Mom, and Sonni Abatta. It was rewarding to see the excitement on each of our Junior Pilots’ faces, as they graduated from the program and received their certificates. We’re so excited to include this new service for years to come.
For the 2018 football season, we offered exclusive charter flights for hosting the ultimate tailgate in the sky. These specialty flights whisked sports fans away to their favorite games across Florida. News 13 visited the hangar for a tailgate and captured the excitement. Be sure to watch the segment here to see how our tailgating flights are unlike any other football celebration.
All of our flight perks, new and old, came together in a recent story featured by Reader’s Digest and MSN. We’re honored to be recognized by these publications for having a top-notch private airline, and we thank our fantastic guests for helping drive our continued success.
Looking ahead, our goal is to continue growing and improving our private flight services to provide guests with extraordinary experiences. To stay up-to-date with all of our latest news, check in with our blog, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Let’s face it, flying during the holidays can be extremely stressful. The hassles of parking, long lines, and busy terminals are enough to make you dread your upcoming holiday vacation. We’re here to tell you that a private flight is the best option to avoid all those stressors. We encourage you and your family to experience the Air Unlimited way. Free valet parking, fast check-in, and free luggage up to 40 pounds are just a few of the perks of flying with us! We believe the start of any vacation should begin with the ease and comfort of getting there.
Don’t just take it from us – These family bloggers are excited about the perks of flying private too:
The Suburban Mom lives in Central Florida and recently shared her awesome experience with Air Unlimited with all of her blog followers. She said, “(Flying Air Unlimited) is easier and less expensive than you imagine, but it is just as glamorous and as exciting as it sounds.” This mother-of-three breaks down the advantages of flying private with a family, including easy parking, friendly staff, and quick boarding. Read about these perks and more in her full review, available here.
About a Mom is another family blogger that wrote about her firsthand experience with Air Unlimited. In her review, she shares the story of her daughter trying out our new Junior Pilot Program, which gives youth the chance to fly in the cockpit and earn their own pilot wings. Read all about it here, and consider signing up your child for this u program before your next flight!
Sonni Abatta loves producing videos around Florida and recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at Air Unlimited’s family-friendly airline. Watching her video, you’ll hear from our very own Chief Pilot, Josh Stover, in an interview around our King Air 200 aircraft and exciting private flight experiences. You can view it here.
We’re so grateful for guests like these, who remind us that each flight is a chance to create impactful memories for families and aircrew alike. Our team is proud to provide an atmosphere that fosters these types of unique travel experiences and welcomes youth into the fascinating world of aviation.
The perks of flying private are not only helpful during the peak holiday season, when you especially want to avoid crowded airports, but are also great year-round. A private flight can make your next family trip more relaxed and enjoyable. Whether you’re looking to charter a custom flight to any destination, or you’re planning to vacation in the beautiful Abacos, Air Unlimited can get you there stress-free.
You’re more than likely familiar with Air Unlimited’s famed flights to the Abacos and custom charter services, but did you know Air Unlimited also does organ transportation flights. These trips save lives by rapidly getting doctors and organs where they need to go. In fact, our pilots have quickly and carefully completed countless life-saving missions, often alongside the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute.
When an organ transportation flight is requested, our team immediately begins making arrangements to find a crew that can fly the organ and medical team between hospitals. This can happen at any moment, so many of our pilots are ready to volunteer at the oddest hours of day or night. The crew also understands that every transportation flight is different than the next. Sometimes, our team transports the organ itself packed in a cooler with ice. Other times, we’re flying a team of doctors to harvest an organ at another hospital and bringing it back home for transplant.
Although this is very different than our typical flight to the Bahamas, it’s a rewarding experience to offer such an important and unique service.
In fact, nearly 120,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants, and more than 5,000 of them are located right in our backyard, here in Florida. Unfortunately, every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list, and 21 people die every day while waiting for their turn. So, when a match is made, we know that every second counts.
Even though we’ll never meet these patients, we feel honored to help them through our organ transportation flights. If you’d like to make a difference too, we invite you to consider becoming an organ donor. Only 54 percent of Americans are organ donors, yet one donor can single-handedly save and heal more than 75 lives! To learn more about the process or to sign up to be a donor, visit https://www.organdonor.gov/register.html.
Some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions involve eating healthier, losing weight and being happier. In 2019, step out of the norm and resolve to travel more instead – starting with a flight to the Abacos! Booking a trip to this tropical destination can help jump-start your 2019 travel plans and check off resolutions, such as:
- Create New Memories
- Traveling creates memories that last a lifetime, making it time well spent. You can take solo trips throughout the year for creating more personal memories and group trips to share memories with loved ones. When reflecting on all of your special memories at the end of the year, you’ll be glad that you made traveling a New Year’s resolution.
- Explore ‘Hidden Gems’
- This travel resolution will help you adventure to more quaint places, like the islands of the Abacos. These types of destinations often end up feeling extra special to guests, who feel like they discovered one of the world’s best-kept secrets.
- Experience Different Cultures
- Anytime you travel somewhere new, you have the opportunity to experience the local community’s culture. Enjoying everything the region has to offer from foods and entertainment to dialect and traditions that can teach you about other ways of life. Make it part of your travel resolutions to embrace every new culture you meet in 2019.
- Slow Down and Relax
- Rushing through crowded airports, jumping from city to city too quickly and jam-packing your schedule at every destination can make traveling stressful. In 2019, aim to slow down and relax during your trips. Choose hassle-free options whenever possible, such as choosing Air Unlimited’s private flights over commercial carriers. During your trip, plan time to rejuvenate at a local beach, park or spa – you’ll be happy you did.
- Be Adventurous
- Balancing relaxation with adventure helps keep your trips refreshing and exciting at the same time. Don’t be afraid to try something new, book a spontaneous excursion or switch up your usual plans. 2019 is the year for being more adventurous!
Take the first step toward a travel-filled year by booking a flight to the Abacos today, where you’ll start the year off by relaxing in one of the most beautiful settings. You can save on tickets by purchasing our limited-time coupon book, available in 6 and 10 round-trip ticket options. Click here for more information.
One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season is to travel with friends and family to a festive destination, such as the Abacos. These quaint and charming islands host a variety of holiday events throughout the season, welcoming guests to celebrate with the local community. Book a trip to the Abacos for the holidays, and you’ll share unforgettable memories with your loved ones while mingling old traditions with new-found ones.
Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, and Hope Town are a few hotspots in the Abacos that are offering exciting ways to celebrate the holidays in paradise this year. Each island is known for its breathtaking beaches, bustling shops, and friendly people. If you’re looking to travel to one of these tropical destinations this month, here are some of the holiday events that await you:
- 13th Annual Abaco Christmas Festival
- Date: December 4th
- Location: Baic Park in Marsh Harbour
- Details: This festival kicks off the holiday season with an arts and crafts bazaar, food court, and performances, all starting at noon.
- ‘Tis the Season in Treasure Cay
- Date: December 8th
- Location: Clipper Park in Treasure Cay
- Details: Enjoy a golf cart parade at 6:30 p.m., a tree lighting and caroling ceremony at 7:30 p.m., and delightful shopping and food throughout the evening.
- The Christmas Village
- Date: December 16 – 18th
- Location: Hope Town
- Details: From 6 – 9 p.m. each evening, enjoy seasonal treats, carolers, food, and entertainment, amongst the decorated marketplace.
- Decorated Boat Parade
- Date: December 20th
- Location: Treasure Cay Marina
- Details: Starting at 6:30 p.m., dazzling boats will cruise the marina with holiday lights and cheer.
- New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade
- Date: January 1st, 2019
- Location: New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay
- Details: Starting at noon and lasting all day, listen to the sounds of island music and enjoy the display of colorful costumes and parades to celebrate the New Year. Regular transfers by the Green Turtle Ferry from Treasure Cay will be available throughout the day.
These events, and more invite you to experience the holidays in a new and spectacular way. Book a trip to the Abacos with Air Unlimited and your relaxing vacation will start the moment you arrive at our private hangar. We offer the luxury of free parking, quick check-in, free luggage up to 40 pounds and spacious seating with window views, so there’s no need to stress during your travel to paradise.
Just in time for holiday booking, Air Unlimited is offering a coupon book, available in 6 and 10 round-trip ticket options. You can purchase online today!
We’re only a few weeks away from The Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival, a spectacular songwriter festival held each year in Hope Town, Bahamas to support local charities. Book a flight to the Abacos for this fun-filled event, taking place December 7 – 12, and delight in top musical talent with a tropical view. Best of all, know that your participation helps give back to this wonderful island community.
Friends and families heading to the event can expect to enjoy an assortment of music, food, and fun while overlooking the gorgeous island scenery. Celebrating its fifth year running, the festival has attracted an impressive line-up of songwriters since its establishment in 2013. In fact, this talented line-up has collectively written over 150 #1 hit singles! Each day special performances will take place in various island hotspots, including:
- Friday, December 7: Hope Town Harbour Lodge at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 8: Harbour’s Edge at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 9: Abaco Inn at 1 p.m.
- Sunday, December 9: Hope Town Inn & Marina at 8 p.m.
In addition to enjoying the festival, island visitors are invited to try all of the outstanding beaches, restaurants, shops and excursions that Hope Town has to offer. Most destinations around the island are easily accessible by foot, but for those looking for faster transportation, Hope Town Cart Rentals offers reliable cart services. There are also ferries available for island hopping.
This time of year, travel services and accommodations tend to sell-out in the Bahamas for events like The Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival, so it’s important to start booking now to secure a spot. Flying with Air Unlimited, you can arrive in style to celebrate the brilliant songwriters and island activities taking place. Don’t wait until it’s too late, and make sure to book online today!
With daily flights to the Abacos, Air Unlimited offers golf enthusiasts the chance to experience some of the most beautiful golfing destinations, including courses situated on the quaint islands of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Each course is a golfer’s paradise, featuring spectacular oceanfront landscapes that attract players from around the world.
In Marsh Harbour, golfers will delight in the voted #1 golf course in The Bahamas. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay’s direct views of the sea and ideal climate for enjoying the outdoors is a highly sought-after course. In addition to its 18-hole championship golf course, the club features a world-class practice facility, which allows guests to work on their perfect shot and offers instructional programs and private lessons that are led by PGA professional staff. Outside of these golfing venues, the club has created a community fit for the entire family. Locals and guests alike can enjoy luxury spa treatments, fine dining, tennis courts, water sports, travel excursions and long walks on the beach.
At the heart of Treasure Cay, the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort is conveniently situated around local shops, restaurants, and bars for a fun day of golfing and relaxation. Golfing alongside the coastline offers a gorgeous backdrop of tropical trees, a refreshing beach breeze and the scent of salty sea air. Golf carts are available and the course is generally uncrowded, so no tee times are necessary. Stretching nearly 7,000 yards, this golf course invites guests to experience a day of golf unlike any other.
The incoming coastal winds at both of these renown golf resorts present a unique challenge for golfers trying to hit a straight shot, making it a fun test of strategy and precision. Tournaments are periodically held on each island throughout the year for players of all levels.
For golfers looking to book a trip to the Abacos, Air Unlimited can fly you there in style. Our private flights will whisk you away to a golfer’s paradise in just over an hour. You will experience the perks of flying private – including free luggage (up to 40 lbs.), free valet parking and quick check-in – at commercial prices. You can reserve a ticket online today!
There are a range of flight myths circulating, and Air Unlimited is here to debunk four of these common misconceptions:
Myth 1: Planes Can Basically Fly Themselves
The famous “auto-pilot” mode on an airplane is often depicted in movies as a replacement for the real pilot, steering and flying the aircraft seamlessly by itself. In reality, auto-pilot is merely an advanced GPS and support system, so it’s crucial to have a human operating the flight. This is especially true during take-off and landing. Therefore, pilots have a great responsibility in making sure every flight arrives safely. That’s why our pilots at Air Unlimited are certified at the highest level and are available to discuss the flight with travelers before or after a trip.
If you want additional proof that a plane doesn’t fly itself, we invite you to book a trip with us to see our pilots in action. Every seat in our plane has an excellent view of the cockpit, where you can watch the pilot maneuver the aircraft. Upon request, or as part of our Junior Pilot Program, passengers can also book a trip in the co-pilot seat for an up-close and personal flight experience.
Myth 2: Flying Private or First-Class is Too Expensive
Many people think flying private or first-class is reserved for wealthy travelers. Contrary to this belief, many commercial flights offer affordable upgrades and reward programs for earning top-notch seats. Better yet, flying in a private plane doesn’t have to be a fantasy. Air Unlimited offers the perks of flying private for commercial prices through its book-by-the-seat scheduling system. Travelers can affordably book a trip to the Abacos, experiencing Air Unlimited’s hassle-free flights and exploring some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and quaint islands.
Myth 3: Flying is Unsafe
Some travelers have a fear of flying or think airplanes are dangerous when in actuality, it’s safer than ever. In fact, 2017 marked the safest year in air travel history. Nonetheless, research shows that one in six adults have flight anxiety.
If you suffer from flight anxiety, the Air Unlimited team has pulled together some helpful tips and tricks for overcoming your fears, available here. Our aircrew is always dedicated to making each of our guests feel comfortable and confident!
Myth 4: It’s Too Hard to Fly with Pets
Pet owners often struggle with the question of what to do with their pets while they travel. As many people find it hard to bring their pets on commercial flights, they might choose to hire a pet sitter or boarding facility to watch over their furry friends. Yet, this doesn’t always have to be the case. Air Unlimited offers pet-friendly flights, allowing you to bring your pet directly in-cabin with you. You don’t have to worry about them traveling in cargo and being separated from you during the flight. Instead, you can relax knowing that they are safely seated with you.
Overall, there are many misconceptions about air travel that make it hard for travelers to determine fact from fiction. Air Unlimited is always happy to share our knowledge in aviation to shed some light on the truth. To learn more about Air Unlimited or to book a flight, continue clicking through our website, or give our friendly crew a call at 407.585.4300.