XOJET Launches New Ad Campaign, Fly Savvy, The Newest Chapter of Our Take Command Story

October 19, 2017  |  Media, XOJET

In time for the busy flying season, we are proud to launch our newest advertising campaign and latest chapter of our Take Command story, Fly Savvy, a campaign which amplifies our relentless focus and commitment to serving the world’s most sophisticated flyers. Fly Savvy reminds our clients of changing times and the rise of the sharing economy, and underlines the importance of continuously evaluating your flying program to select a program that’s designed with you in mind. Fly Savvy communicates our key commercial pillars of personal service, flexible options, and on-demand flying – rarified terms in the private jet industry.

An aerial view of the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

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XOJET’s Guide to the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 17, 2017  |  Events

An aerial view of the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

With its palatial mansions fronting quiet canals, fleets of stately yachts, and miles of stunning white-sand beach, Ft. Lauderdale has come a long way since its 1970s reputation as a spring break destination.

Today, much of the region’s 23 miles of beach have been designated at Blue Wave Beaches, luxury hotels have sprung up along the shoreline, and elegant restaurants beckon. The city has also become known as the yachting capital of the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s estimated that more than 50,000 yachts and boats make their home in this South Florida city, where they can easily take advantage of the region’s 300 miles of navigable canals, waterways and, thanks to two wide, deep inlets, Atlantic shoreline.

From November 1st through 5th, all nautical eyes will be on the city as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) returns for its 58th year. Just 13 vessels were on display for the inaugural show in 1959, which was produced entirely by volunteers. This year’s event will feature more than a billion dollars in boats displayed over three million square feet of space, all connected by a land and water-based transportation network. It’s a chance to not only tour vessels that are for sale, but some of the world’s most sought-after charter yachts as well. It’s the largest in-water boat show in the world.

Fly XOJET into the airport of your choice—Ft. Lauderdale International (FLL), Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Pompano Beach Airport (PMP), or Boca Raton Airport (BCT)—and settle in for a weekend of state-of-the-art superyachts, cutting-edge sports cars, and the city’s most exclusive experiences.

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Seven Iconic Runways Accessible by XOJET

October 6, 2017  |  Aviation

XOJET taking flight

While smaller airports are ultimately built for convenience, there’s a certain romance to them that adds to the charm of flying private. Exclusive in nature yet simple by design, all that matters is your flight, your jet, and the seamless access to wherever it is you are headed with XOJET.

“There is a real lost-in-time feel to these small airports,” says Brad Stewart, XOJET’s President and CEO. “In Napa Valley you look down at a narrow runway cut into a hilltop—so simple, and to me truly beautiful. These remote places are part of what makes private aviation special.”

In that spirit, below are some of our favorite runways that epitomize the beauty of private air travel. All are accessible to XOJET clients, whether through our own fleet—often bound for U.S. airports—or larger jets like the Bombardier Global 5000 and Gulfstream G650 within our Preferred Partner Network. Meeting industry-leading safety standards, our long-range partner jets open this list to several international destinations with scenery simply too iconic to overlook.

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Comparing Private Aviation Models: On-Demand Charter vs. Fractional Ownership vs. Jet Cards

October 4, 2017  |  Aviation, Private Aviation

After an unprecedented decade of growth and innovation, private aviation is far more accessible today than ever before. Yet for all its modern flexibility, convenience, and choice, flying private still carries a reputation for being too complex and hard to navigate—in particular for first-time private flyers deciding which model best suits their personal travel preferences and daily schedules.

To simplify what isn’t actually such a convoluted process, we have created a comprehensive guide to the three main flight program models travelers should consider when flying private: on-demand charter, fractional ownership, and jet cards. Complete with honest insights about each model’s primary benefits, this should help you identify a program that not only works with your personal schedule, but also makes sense financially.

XOJET Challenger 300 Plane Flying On-Demand Charter

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Introducing XOJET’s New Partnership: An Interview with Canyon Ranch COO Thomas Klein

September 29, 2017  |  XOJET Partnerships

Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona

In its longstanding commitment to put clients first, XOJET places special emphasis on values like high-touch service, customized experiences, and personal well-being.

The same can be said of luxury wellness leader Canyon Ranch, a distinguished brand of integrative wellness resorts which we are proud to announce as XOJET’s newest official partner.

Known for its world-renowned destinations in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts—plus state-of-the-art Spa Club facilities in Las Vegas and at sea—Canyon Ranch is based on founder Mel Zuckerman’s original vision from 1978: Create a holistic, mind-body-and-soul retreat that fosters a long-lasting commitment to healthy living. Together with XOJET, today it provides travelers with seamless experiences across every stage of their wellness journey. (The partnership’s exclusive benefits, available to our Preferred and Elite Access members, can be found here).

We sat down with Canyon Ranch’s COO, seasoned hospitality leader Thomas Klein, to find out more about the brand, why it’s so special, and his thoughts on the new partnership with XOJET.

How long have you been with Canyon Ranch and how do you resonate with its mission?

I joined Canyon Ranch about 18 months ago after 35 years in the hospitality business. I was looking for a new chapter where I could join a company with tremendous growth potential as well as the potential to impact the lives of other people. Canyon Ranch has almost forty years of experience in the wellness field and it’s truly an inspiring company to be a part of.

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How XOJET Delivers

September 28, 2017  |  Private Jet Charter, XOJET

Our goal at XOET goes far beyond delivering passengers from Point A to Point B.

It’s about delivering on the fundamental promise of private aviation: a service that is, in the words of our Chairman & CEO Brad Stewart, “creative and innovative […] excellent all the time […] and a trusted choice for sophisticated consumers.”

This is how we do just that:

1. Placing Our Passengers First

A room overlooking the city at Mandarin New York

From top to bottom, XOJET’s operations specialists, maintenance controllers, and flight captains all share the same job description: Pursue the client’s best interest above all else. Regardless of the scenario or challenge, everything we do funnels back to our all-encompassing, client-centric business model. All XOJET clients are assigned their own Private Aviation Advisor, whose one job is to stress over all the little things so you don’t have to. Customized flight programs, luxurious in-cabin service, and a dedicated team of schedulers to ensure flights operate smoothly and efficiently: It’s all tailored specifically for you, without locking you into options you neither want nor need.

To further assist in this mission, XOJET collaborates with like-minded partners to provide clients with the most seamless aviation experience possible. Recently we have joined forces with esteemed travel brands like Mandarin Oriental, The Private Suite at LAX, and Vail Mountain & Beaver Creek Resort, ensuring clients receive the same level of hospitality before and after their experience aboard XOJET. We also partnered with artificial intelligence provider Noodle Analytics—also part of the TPG portfolio of companies—to leverage predictive analytics to better understand our revenue structure and confidently provide our clients with the industry’s lowest rates.

It’s simple: If we can deliver a private flight solution that makes sense for you—and not us—only then are we satisfied.

Photo: Mandarin Oriental New York

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Sacramento Business Journal Names XOJET A Best Places to Work 2017 Finalist

September 21, 2017  |  XOJET

XOJET was recently nominated for an award that adds to their portfolio of accolades.

Sacramento Business Journal nominated XOJET as a finalist for their annual Best Places to Work awards which recognizes companies that excel in fostering a culture that is focused on its employees and their well-being.

What makes this nomination so special is that it is a direct reflection of what the company and culture stands for. XOJET’s core values of advice and service are not only applicable to the work they do with their clients every day, but applicable to how they engage with their people. XOJET is about people – their people, and their clients.

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#XOxUPLIFTSERIES: Seasoned Pilots, Prized Possessions, & Spectacular Photos

#XOxUPLIFTSERIES | Seasoned Pilots, Prized Possessions & Spectacular Photos

Our latest edition of the #XOxUPLIFTSERIES features Captain Kurt and First Officer Jim, two of our over 170 talented and world-class pilots. These two individuals make their way onto the XOJET Blog for winning our latest pilot photo contest, an internal competition designed to bring you more behind-the-scenes content of our people and the beautiful destinations we frequent.

Captain Kurt, an 11-year XOJET veteran, and First Officer Jim, a newly-inducted XOJET pilot, share a few things in common: capturing spectacular photos, valuing their most prized possessions, and their love of XOJET.

Read on to meet Captain Kurt and First Officer Jim.

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Glimpse of Total Solar Eclipse at 34,000 Feet

Hours before the total solar eclipse, the XOJET team had the pleasure of joining Captain Jonathan and First Officer Austin in our spacious Challenger 300 for a special trip to Redmond, Oregon to bring our fans a first-hand glimpse of this special show. Here’s what we experienced:

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The Winemaker’s Guide to Napa Valley Harvest Season

August 24, 2017  |  Wine

Harvest season in Napa Valley

Fall is as busy a time as ever on the XOJET event radar, but it’s not just because of primetime sporting events like the U.S. Open of tennis or World Series of baseball. Chief among private charter destinations is the annual spectacle of wine happening not far from our operations command center in Northern California, namely harvest season in Napa Valley and Sonoma.

September—and sometimes early October—is the vintage climax, and judging by the comments from the winemakers we interviewed for this article, it could very well be a ‘hang-time vintage.’ There was a lot of rain in the spring, a lot of heat this summer, and now the grapes are in the clubhouse turn. Below are five wineries on which you can place your bets, with firsthand vintage evaluations from the owners and winemakers, in addition to their favorite places to hang out when they’re off-duty.

As for getting there, XOJET can touch down at any suitable airport of your choice and arrange direct service to your final destination. We recommend landing at either Napa County Airport or Sonoma County Airport, both of which are conveniently located near the region’s finest hotels and, of course, the vineyards themselves.

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