Winter in Florida
Escape the cold and book a Private Jet Charter
While there may be polar vortexes in the rest of the country, the waters are warm and the beaches are pristine in South Florida. The winter weather in Florida is about the best you can expect to experience anywhere in the US. Most days you won’t need heat or air conditioning. Now that winter is approaching, many people are heading to Florida to stay for a few months. But Florida is not only an attractive destination for Americans, the Sunshine State is also a favorite destination among our Canadian neighbors.
Privaira offers Canadian snowbirds the possibility to escape the cold and book a Private Jet Charter and fly directly from Canada to their favorite destination in Florida. The perfect way to travel without long lines, delayed flights and overcrowded airports instead enjoy the comfort, convenience and flexibility of private air travel.
Golf clubs? Extra luggage? No problem. There’s no extra charge for your golf clubs or other equipment. We will be happy to load our planes with your luggage and you won’t spend the flight wondering whether your gear is lost or broken.
On our private charters, your pet travels with you. No need to worry about your pet travelling in the cargo hold of a commercial jet. Your flight coordinator can also ensure you have the right documentation for your destination, such as your pet’s vaccination record and ownership documents. It’s always a good idea to take some time well before you plan to depart to look at the websites of the departments that oversee importing pets to the U.S. You will be subject to the same health requirements even though you are not actually importing your pets permanently. The website you will want to check out is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). You can find pet import regulations on the USDA website here. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website also has pet importing requirements on their website here.
Having mobility issues? Enjoy a streamlined check-in, customs and security experience. No waiting, no embarrassing pat-downs at customs in front of the other travelers, and no extra fees.
The Canadian Snowbirds Act
The Canadian Snowbirds Act would allow Canadian citizens to spend up to eight months in the United States, two more than the current limit, as long as they were older than 50 and owned or rented a residence in Florida. If passed, the Snowbird Act would allow qualified Canadian citizens to remain here for up to 240 days each year. The bill bans those visitors from working for American employers or seeking public assistance while in the United States.
Cannabis and Alcohol Considerations When Flying to Canada
Although cannabis is legal in Canada, and some operators may be flying from a point of origin in the U.S. where it has also been legalized, it remains illegal under U.S. federal laws.
This means it is still illegal to transport cannabis and products containing cannabis – including edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals – across the Canadian border. Even if you are authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes in any form, including cannabidiol (CBD)
Business aircraft travelers flying into Canada should also be aware of the country’s strict immigration policy regarding U.S. citizens entering the country who have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DWI and DUI), which is a felony in Canada.
Since 2018 those traveling into Canada need to get a Canadian pardon, regardless of whether it was a misdemeanor or felony offense. If you plan to fly to Canada and have or had a DWI or DIU, it may be smart to consider hiring a lawyer to prepare an application for Criminal Rehabilitation and/or a Temporary Resident Permit to avoid the risk of getting denied at the airport. For more information click here
Heading for Florida to spend the winter? Or looking for a flight back home? Call today to book one of our luxurious aircraft at the best rate available 1.844.778.2472 or click here for an online quote.