Climb promised to revolutionize private aviation. JetBlue and Breeze founder David Neeleman is an advisor. It already suspended operations
David Neeleman is best known as the founder of JetBlue and now Breeze. He’s credited with starting five airlines and bringing multiple innovations. He and his family members have been advising Utah-based Climb Inc, which promises to disrupt private aviation. Months after its initial launch, Climb has already suspended operations, although it is promising to return.
It’s unsure of the objective for the owner of the AccorJets website. It was promoting a financial scheme to buy shares in private jets that would produce immediate returns. Ostensibly, it was offering charter flights on its claimed fleet of private jets. It said it was owned by the Accor group of hotels and part of Directional Aviation, owner of Flexjet and Sentient Jet. It liberally used images of Flexjet aircraft in its marketing materials.
The website for Central Jet Charter whose CEO Paul Alexander was arrested for allegedly trying to sell sex with underage girls to an undercover agent is no longer functioning
The website for Central Jet Charter is no longer functioning and has been offline since late last week. Paul Alexander, the CEO of the private jet charter broker, was arrested earlier this month. He was charged with allegedly trying to sell sex with underage girls to an undercover agent.
Don’t believe articles that technology is lowering private jet prices. Promises of cheap private jet travel are often based on misleading press releases and a lack of knowledge
Promises of cheap private jet flights invoking Uber analogies and claiming technology breakthroughs that lower charter costs are common themes of uninformed coverage. The articles are wrong. Apps don’t impact how much you will pay. In fact, most online pricing tools for private jets don’t even give you hard quotes. They are simply tools to capture your contact information so sales reps can follow-up.
Much of the charter rates you see online are estimates. And for every slick app, you’ll find if you aren’t familiar with the industry’s ins and outs, it’s 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.