General Electric Is Reducing Its Fleet Of Private Jets. What Does It Mean To You?

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GE’s Move To Cut Back Its Own Private Jets May Spur Innovation In The Charter Market

 

The King is dead. Long live the King. Jeffrey Immelt’s 16-year reign at General Electric is over and new CEO John Flannery will be shepherding a new $2 billion cost-cutting plan. One of the casualties will be GE’s corporate flight department. 

XOJET Confirms Ongoing Interior Fleet Updates

The private jet operator is updating leathers, fabrics and finishes on it Challenger 300s and Citation Xs

 

XOJET has confirmed an ongoing fleet update program covering aircraft in its fleet of 41 Challenger 300s and Citation Xs. Chief Commercial Officer James Henderson tells Private Jet Card Comparisons, “XOJET is committed to a proactive program of refurbishing and maintaining the fleet.”

Exclusive: Surf Air To Launch California And Las Vegas Weekend Escapes Program

Private aviation provider Surf Air is offering a new program targeting weekend leisure travelers with a $2,500 annual membership fee.

 

Surf Air is planning to launch a new product next month called “Escapes” that is aimed at the leisure traveler. It’s a hybrid approach to the company’s monthly membership “all-you-can-fly” model. The program was soft-launched last weekend. 

Toronto-based Air Broker Jettly Introduces No Commission Private Jet Charter

Jettly members pay a monthly or annual membership, but no commission on their charter flights

 

Start-up private aviation charter broker Jettly this week launched a new, no-commission model for selling on-demand charter flights. The six-person operation is headed by Internet entrepreneur Justin Crabbe, and he says, by stripping out the commission, he hopes to make buying private jet charters easier. Right now, he says, with the amount of markup or commission brokers tack onto the price from operators, consumers are inclined to call multiple brokers in an attempt to “get the same airplane for less money.” 

Inside Tom Price’s $25,000 Jet. You Might Be Surprised

One of the private jets used by HHS Secretary Tom Price is not what you would expect

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is under the spotlight for his use of private jets. It comes after Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin got heat for using a U.S. Government Gulfstream to view the eclipse from the roof of Fort Knox. The trip came into the spotlight when his wife, actress Louise Linton, made an Instagram post that could have been had the hashtag #RichKidsOfInstagram as she called out the various designer labels she was wearing (below). 

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