Crystal AirCruises’ Crystal Skye—the luxury, privately owned Boeing 777-200LR aircraft—took off from Montevideo Carrasco International Airport in Uruguay on June 9 carrying the Uruguay National Football Association to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On board were the players, coaches and members of the team, on their way to compete on the world’s stage in Russia. In all, the aircraft was full, accommodating 88 guests in 180-degree lie-flat seats for the 15-and-a-half-hour flight, with Crystal’s crew of 20 attending to the team’s needs along the way.
Crystal Skye’s pilots and team of Skye Attendants accommodated the team. Just prior to departing the runway in Uruguay, the captain connected the aircraft’s PA radio communications directly to the flight tower, allowing Air Traffic Control officials to wish the team good luck and farewell. In flight, the team and their crew used the integrated entertainment library and streaming options on the HDTVs at each seat in between team meetings and socializing in Crystal Skye’s dedicated lounge.
Every part of the Crystal Skye charter experience can be customized, from the itinerary length, locales and land experiences, to the customizable onboard food menu prepared by the executive chef. Onboard, passengers can enjoy luxury seating. Crystal Exclusive Class Seats were specially designed for Crystal AirCruises by Zodiac Seating, with ergonomic comfort in mind. The lie-flat seating is configured to afford travelers restful sleep during overnight flights, with staggered placement to allows for window views in every direction during the day. Each seat is equipped with a 26-inch HDTV and a full library of media and live broadcasts, as well as personal USB and power outlets and complimentary global Wi-Fi.
Uruguay’s team won both matches 1-0—against Egypt on June 15 and Saudi Arabia on June 20. The team plans to return home aboard Crystal Skye once the tournament has concluded.
This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.