How to get Cheap Private FlightsGetting cheap private flights
Fly with a private plane is simpler (and cheaper) than ever before.
When you want to take a private flight - and who wouldn't, if you take a look at the state of your flights these few nights? Consider this a mix of private flying and business flying, with regular flights and personal ticket making, but with an atmosphere nearer a Gulf Stream than a congested 737.
Fly out of a private kiosk, which even if it's a Boston-Logan or L.A.'s Burbank business aerodrome, means you can jump over congested safety checks even though you're being checked. You rub your knuckles with Lear Jet owners, not tourist crowds - and you can show up 30 min before your plane leaves and still make your trip.
"JetSuite Private Air Transport for the Public," says one JetSuite corporate describing the wave that is destroying the dominant belief that private plane transportation is reserved for the "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" audience. JetSuiteX, the company's latest project, recently began with working day flights between L.A. and the Bay Area and weekends to Las Vegas at fares of $109 to $300 on 30-seater aircraft with free Wi-Fi and complimentary airplanes.
There will also be flights between San Jose and Bozeman, Colorado, this sommer. Although not a novice, Connecticut-based Tradewind Aviation now sells individual airline tickets on flights from White Plains, about 30 min from Manhattan, to Stowe, Vermont, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard on a seasonally priced eight-seater propeller aircraft at one-way fares of $350 and $695 plus taxes, respectively.
JetSmarter, a three-year Florida-based airline whose creator, Sergey Petrossov, developed the idea of a three-year lease application with VIPs such as Kim Kardashian as a permanent customer, also provides a "shuttle" on its private flights on highly frequented itineraries such as New York-Florida. The carpool is an effective carpooling option with far lower fares than the US$2,000 per passenger per private aircraft for the same itinerary.
Members get a free ticket on JetShuttle services in the USA, Europe and the Middle East and can purchase additional tickets for non-members. Supposedly starting the business three years ago with flights to San Diego, L.A. and San Francisco, Surf Air has now expanded to seven western US destinations and recently commenced operations in Europe.
Pilatus PC-12 turbo-prop planes, not smart private planes capable of carrying up to nine people. Ubair said he would make "calling" a private plane as "easy as typing an app"? Surf Air's founding partner, Wade Éyerly, has now joined Wheels Up, which has created a speciality for itself with a member programme for flights with a portfolio of turbo-props and mid-size planes - more humble alternative to a low-cost deluxe one.
With a one-off introductory charge of $17,500 and $8,500 per year from the second year onwards, passengers will have 24-hour flight priority. These aircraft are located in major metropolitan areas in the USA, such as New York and Chicago, and the airline has recently established a shuttleservice to Nantucket, with flights from New York and Boston at around $795 per passenger, just in time for the upcoming season.
The Wheels Up also has a cheaper $5,950 to join plus $5,950 per year to get entry to the same pool subject to uptime.