PrivateFly sets “Taylor and Burton” private jet getaway

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Directional Aviation’s on-demand private jet charter broker PrivateFly is again partnering with Casa Kimberly, a luxury boutique hotel built from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s longtime home in Puerto Vallarta.

The itinerary includes round-trip private jet flights to Puerto Vallarta via PrivateFly; a three-night stay in the Elizabeth Taylor Suite at Casa Kimberly; a sunset champagne sail; spa treatments for two; five-star dining experiences and more.

Jet Edge acquires Jet Select marking more consolidation

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Jet Edge’s deal for JetSelect brings an 85 strong fleet mainly focused on large-cabin and super-midsize private jets

The merger may mean better terms for large cabin and super-midsize jet card offerings

The old year ended with Delta Air Lines announcing it was merging Delta Private Jets into Wheels Up. When the deal closes, it becomes Wheels Up’s largest shareholder creating a fleet of over 180 aircraft, mainly King Air, light and midsize aircraft.

The new year begins with Jet Edge International, a major player in large-cabin private jets, acquiring JetSelect Aviation. The deal creates a fleet of 85 aircraft.

Last February, Jet Edge announced it had raised $60 million to fund expansion and acquisitions.

Should you charter a private jet online?

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After years of claims about Uber for private jets instant booking technology, it’s finally arriving. Should you book a private jet online?

After years of claims about Uber for private jets instant booking technology, it’s finally arriving. But should you use it?

Many of the broker websites and apps promising online bookings were nothing more than electronic request forms.

But that’s changing, and increasingly, you may find yourself able to rent a private jet or turboprop digitally from a broker or platform, and without much human oversight, or at least human oversight looking after your interests.

Private Jet Card Comparisons publishes A to Z list of Part 135 charter operators

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There are 1,929 operators of private jets, turboprops, piston aircraft, and helicopters authorized by the FAA to conduct commercial flights for hire under Part 135

How do you ensure that the operator who is flying you is authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct charter flights for hire?

Private Jet Card Comparisons has published the most recent list from the FAA in an easy-to-scan A to Z format.

You can view the list here.

JetSuite’s JSX sets group private jet charter partnership

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Charter broker Air Planning is marketing JSX’s 30-seat Embraer EMB-135/145s for large group private charters on the West Coast

JSX, sister of jet card and on-demand charter operator JetSuite, operates scheduled short-haul shuttles along the West Coast.

By using private aviation terminals, it cuts total travel time in half. Customers to avoid airport crowds and long lines.

The JSX fleet Embraer EMB-135/45s are configured to accommodate 30 passengers with 36 inches of legroom and WiFi.

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