The time to talk to your broker, operator or jet card provider about COVID-19 related cancellations is before you sign the contract
One problem in life is most consumers don’t read the fine print in contracts they sign until there’s a problem. That was a key point from panelists, including a private jet charter operator, a major charter broker, and executives of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), during a webinar yesterday.
FXAIR is the new premium ad hoc charter brand from Directional Aviation and will replace PrivateFly in the U.S.
17 Flexjet Bombardier Challenger 300s and Global Express XRSs will provide the backbone for the new private aviation provider
FXAIR is the new private aviation brand from OneSky Flight, LLC. The new on-demand charter broker promises a premium experience and perks not generally associated with ad hoc private jet rentals.
As private jet travel attracts price-sensitive newcomers, illegal charters with unqualified pilots and aircraft are creating new dangers
“We’ve just got done with a case..The PIC (Pilot-in-Charge) was not typed in the aircraft and the SIC (Second Officer-in-Charge) was a student pilot with less than 50 hours. That’s one of the most unsafe things I’ve seen. This stuff goes on. It happens.”
– FAA Inspector
Back in 2016, I was visiting the headquarters of Jet Linx Aviation in Omaha, Nebraska. Walking with its CEO Jamie Walker between a series of meetings, he suggested I write about illegal charters. He said it was a subject he didn’t think was getting enough attention.
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Ad hoc charters can be a pain. Every trip calling a couple of brokers to get quotes, and then comparing the terms, including cancelation policies. And of course, it’s always, plus, plus, plus. And then what happens if there is the operator cancels because of a mechanical or sick pilot? Last-minute re-quotes can be expensive.
The jet card broker has added the luxury villa rental agency as a preferred partner
With demand for private jets increasing as consumers seek to avoid COVID-19 exposure, Air Charter Service has partnered with Villas of Distinction.