Reviewing the Wheels Up private jet booking app

Wheels Up app

Wheels Up recently opened its private jet charter app to non-members. Here’s our review

Move over Costco. When I read in Wheels Up’s merger filings that it quietly began allowing non-members to access its app, I decided to check it out. Until then, you had to pay $2,950 for the privilege. Allowing non-members to book on the app at less favorable terms seems a no-brainer.

NetJets highlights the fragmented nature of U.S. private aviation market, online bookings, and more

NetJets

In a wide-ranging interview with Corporate Jet Investor, NetJets’ president Patrick Gallagher highlights key private aviation issues and trends

“It’s clear owners still want to talk to our teams in person despite having online accessibility”

Recently Corporate Jet Investor featured one of the best overall interviews I’ve read about inside NetJets, and as the market leader, its perspective on the industry

PrivateFly releases 2019 Private Jet Charter Trends report

private jet charter trends

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.

Should you charter a private jet online?

private jet rental

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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