PrivateFly Acquires U.S. Private Jet Broker Bird Dog Jet

The move comes as Wheels Up, VistaJet, JetSmarter, JetSuite and Victor have all announced new funding to power expansion

 

U.S.-based Bird Dog Jet has been acquired by U.K. PrivateFly, according to an email from the latter. “I wanted to share some exciting news with you about our continued expansion. 2017 has been a record-breaking year for us, showing another plus 50% growth rate. We’ve been busy arranging more flights, for more customers, than ever before. And I’m now delighted to be able to announce PrivateFly’s takeover of Bird Dog Jet, a US charter broker. They will join our existing US team based in Fort Lauderdale, to enable us to fly more clients within North America, the Caribbean and further afield,” wrote Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly in an email to customers.

2016 Was The Safest Year For General Aviation In Half A Century

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Flying by private jet has never been safer, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

 

For the first time in half a century, the 2016 accident rate in general aviation dropped below one fatal accident per 100,000 flight hours. General aviation deaths decreased slightly, from 416 in 2015 to 412 in 2016, according to the NTSB. Some 94 percent of the 379 deaths occurred in general aviation accidents. Twenty-five people died in accidents in commuter and on-demand aircraft, including charter, air taxi, air tours, and medical services, operating under Part 135. The General Aviation decrease occurred while other forms of transport — cars, trains, and boats — all showed increases. 

Victor Launches Cyber Monday Private Jet Charter Sale

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The jet charter broker is offering special holiday sale charter prices this week starting at $3,990

 

On-demand charter broker Victor is offering a Cyber Monday Sale, released on Travel Tuesday and valid until Friday, December 1, 2017. “Private Flight Deals for Victor’s Cyber Week” expire at midnight Friday. According to an email, the promotion is valid on trips occurring between December 4, 2017 and March 30, 2018. 

How To Find Your True Hourly Rate When Choosing A Jet Card Program

Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work

You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79. 

How Much Does It Cost To Charter A Private Jet?

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With the holidays coming, Private Jet Card Comparisons checked out the lowest charter prices to Miami, Aspen, Maui and Jackson Hole

 

Jet card or on-demand charter? Many private aviation travelers have multiple solutions, and while jet cards offer convenience and you are assured by the safety standards of the jet card program you buy into, the siren song of lower prices from charter brokers calls at least some of us. With the holidays coming up, we took a quick look at online charter broker Stratajet to see the best prices they could come up with.

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