Out of Control
It's finally happened. Orthomom has read something that left her speechless. Read and weep:
The city's youngest high-fliers are pampered campers whose parents are paying big bucks to jet them off in style to their summer vacations.
In some cases, parents are spending thousands to save kids a bus ride of less than an hour.
The charter company Revolution Air has assigned more than 20 private jets to fly children to summer camp at the end of June, at a cost of about $8,000 a flight.
To cater to their young clients, the company has developed a special menu, including peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches, chicken fingers and ice-cream sundaes.
Property developer and mother of three Robin O'Hara is sending her 8-year-old, Danielle, on a 30-minute flight to Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Honesdale, Pa.
"The bus takes 31/2 hours. It is crowded, and it's always a very dramatic scene," said O'Hara, of Great Neck, L.I.
"This year, she is not going with her [older] sisters, so we want to make it a special, unique experience for her.
"It's a trend. A lot of my friends do it," O'Hara said. "They play videos, they serve kids' food, sometimes, we'll have a manicurist on board."