Have you ever thought about flying by private jet? You’ve probably entertained the thought, but concluded it was only reserved for the rich and famous. Think again. The private jet industry is experiencing an overhaul.
If you know where to look, private jets can actually be cheaper than flying with commercial airlines. And if you’re willing to be flexible in terms of departure times, you can pick up seats on board a private jet for a little over 100 US dollars a piece.
One company changing the industry in this fashion is private jet charter company JetSuite.
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Formed in 2007 by aviation entrepreneur Alex Wilcox, former co-founder of JetBlue, JetSuite has a fleet of over a dozen four passenger Embraer Phenom 100s planes operating out of 2000 airports in the US.
JetSuite’s vision is to provide the freedom and exhilaration of private air travel to more people than ever.
JetSuite is not your typical private jet company. Most private jet companies make you buy an expensive membership or a fraction of a plane before you can use their planes. On top of that, flight prices are often around $6,000 per hour.
With JetSuite, there are no long term commitments or contracts. JetSuite does offer memberships to bring your costs down, but these memberships are not compulsory.
There are several ways to book a JetSuite plane. If you have very specific travel plans, planes can be hired by the hour, at a cost of around $3,500. This is significantly cheaper than most other private jet companies.
However, the real bargains lie with the daily ‘Suite Deals’. Because clients often book one way flights, when JetSuite has an empty return leg they will offer it as a low priced ‘Suite Deal.’ This is where you can pick up insanely low fares.
Each day JetSuite releases a number of Suite Deals on their website and Facebook page, starting as low as USD $536. That’s for the whole plane! Get three of your friends together quickly and that’s $134 each – incredible value to fly by private jet.
JetSuite has a fleet of over a dozen four passenger Embraer Phenom 100s planes, and they have also recently purchased a new fleet of JetSuite Edition Citation CJ3s.
You’ll have access to wifi on board all flights. While there’s no kitchen aboard the planes, there will be a selection of hot and cold drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Benefits – More Time, Less Hassle
So, why should you fly by private jet? There are several reasons.
One main benefit is the time you’ll save and the hassle you’ll avoid. Instead of going through standard airport security procedures, private jets generally use a FBO (Fixed Base Operator) – basically a small office for private aircraft. With no cumbersome security line, you can go from leaving your car to boarding the plane in mere minutes.
Once you’re on board, the plane leaves, and if you have a car waiting at your destination, it can meet you upon landing. No messing around with baggage claim – you step off the plane and you’re on your way.
If you want to upgrade your flight experience next time and are up for something different, take a look at JetSuite and keep an eye on their daily Suite Deals. Whether you’re looking to start a Vegas trip off in style, take a luxurious romantic getaway or just get to your destination in half the time, JetSuite is a truly amazing service.