PrivateFly releases 2019 Private Jet Charter Trends report

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Despite one charter from booking to take off in 16 minutes, lead time for private jet charter flights actually increased

Private jet rental broker PrivateFly has updated its quarterly reports with an annual recap of trends and milestones for 2019.

Of note, it recorded its fastest-ever ‘go now’ flight – just 16 minutes from inquiry to take-off for a client flying from New York to Nashville.

Victor Alto members gain private jet charter discounts from car rentals, luxury travel and menswear purchases

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The U.K.-based charter broker is expanding its private jet frequent flyer program enabling members to earn points from new lifestyle partners

Online led private jet charter broker Victor has launched Alto Partners with a collection of lifestyle brand partners.

The new alliances enable you to gain discounts on private jet flights when you book car rentals, luxury vacations, and purchase high-end menswear.

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.

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