Wheels Up, Jet Linx, and XO: Comparing the private jet sharing options

Shared private jet charters offer big savings. Are they ready to take off? An in-depth comparison of the three major shared flight providers.

Jet Linx says last year it flew 40,000 empty seats; XO says it has sold over 160,000 single seats on shared flights

Sharing half of your flights between New York and South Florida during the winter could save as much as $75,000

Restrictions in jet sharing may mean it’s not right for you

Can you fly for the same price as first-class with the airlines?

Everyone wants to fly privately, says Kenny Dichter, the CEO and co-founder of Wheels Up. And the idea is the cheaper it is to fly privately, the more people who will do it. Dichter says that was his idea using the eight-seat King Air 350i to “democratize” short flight.

In the world of chartering your entire aircraft, he cut the price for a one-hour flight for eight people to around $5,000 compared to a cost of $8,000 to $10,000 for the same trip on a jet. His argument was that there was a minimal time penalty since landings and takeoffs are not at full speed, and often as you get near to your destination airport, airplanes are slowed down to similar speeds.

Settlement Update: JetSmarter Resolution Credits apply to crowd-sourced flights

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JetSmarter can walk away from the proposed Class Action arbitration settlement if more than 10% of members opt out

Last week, in reviewing the 13-page “Notice of Settlement” as the basis for my analysis of JetSmarter’s proposed Class Action settlement, I was struck that there was a seeming lack of detail.

It wasn’t clear which flights you could apply the valuable 50% off Resolution Credits. Not finding anyone willing to answer my questions, I made note of it in my article.

JetSmarter Class Action Settlement Agreement

After I published the story, I was happy to see in my inbox a more detailed 45-page “Settlement Agreement.” There is some good news.

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