Cheap private jet flights: 11 big mistakes private flight buyers make

cheap private jets

Don’t believe that technology is lowering private jet prices. Promises of cheap private jet travel are often based on press releases and lack of knowledge

Cheap private jet flights based on technology that lowers private jet costs is a common theme of the private aviation segment’s coverage by uniformed lifestyle media. The articles are wrong. Apps don’t impact how much you will pay. But it’s easier to pay more than you have to. It’s also easy to make big mistakes when buying private flights. With COVID-19 causing more consumers to shop for private aviation options, if you are serious, buyer beware.

Flexjet Europe readies expansion with first Praetor 600

Flexjet Praetor 600

Flexjet officially launches its fractional share program in Europe by taking delivery of its first super-midsize Embraer Praetor 600

Flexjet’s European arm has officially launched its fractional ownership program there. This week it is taking delivery of its first Praetor 600 super-midsize private jet. It is part of a US $1.4 billion order for Embraer Executive Jets that was announced in October 2019.

A look back at who received CARES Act Payroll Support Payments

CARES Act private aviation recipients

The Payroll Support Program under Division A, Title IV, Subtitle B of the CARES Act provided payroll support to passenger air carriers, cargo air carriers, and certain contractors for the continuation of payment of employee wages, salaries, and benefits. Here’s who got how much

It’s uncertain when there will be more government for the airline industry, and if so, will it extend to the private aviation side?

While the CARES Act payments have been widely credited for helping business jet operators get back on their feet quickly, they also have detractors, including NetJets, the largest private jets operator.

Private flyers want supersonic business jets over jet sharing

Flexjet Aerion AS2

Breaking the speed of sound is the top desire for private jet travelers surveyed by Business Jet Traveler

Respondents to Business Jet Traveler’s Readers’ Choice 2020 Survey want to break the sound barrier.

In the publication’s annual poll, 29% of respondents said they are most interested in supersonic business jets. That could bode well for Flexjet, the launch fleet customer of Aerion’s supersonic private jet, currently under development.

Private jets are weathering Lockdown 2.0 but it’s a mixed bag

WingX global weekly private jet flight tracker

Charter and jet card flights are powering private aviation through a new wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, according to WingX

Global business aviation activity is trending down by 19% this November compared to last November, slightly weaker than the October YOY trend, according to WingX.

This month’s trend is in line with the overall decline in the last six months. Private aviation is still holding up much better than scheduled airlines where the activity is down by 62% YOY for the same period.

Private Jets Services Group partners with Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Private Jet Services Group

Clients of jet card and charter broker PJS Group will now get benefits at Viceroy’s luxury hotels and resorts

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts announced it had signed an official partnership with Private Jet Services (PJS) Group to commemorate the hotel group’s 20th anniversary. The alliance covers its properties in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, D.C., Snowmass, Mexico, and St. Lucia, as well as forthcoming locations in Serbia, Portugal, and Panama.

Air Charter Services offers a post-lockdown private jet escape to Sweden

private jet charter to Sweden

Jet card and private jet charter broker Air Charter Service is promoting a post-lockdown getaway for Londoners

U.K. private jet and jet card broker Air Charter Service launched new Swedish Lapland travel packages for post-lockdown getaways. In partnership with Discover The World, families, friends, and couples can now enjoy tailor-made two to seven-night trips, including a private jet ‘travel bubble’ to and from Luleå, Sweden.

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