Archive for May, 2012

The XOJET 10: Pauline Brown

May 24, 2012  |  XOJET 10

Over the past 20 years, Pauline Brown’s positions have included vice president of corporate strategy and new business development for the Estee Lauder Companies, senior vice president of corporate strategy and global business development at Avon, and managing director of The Carlyle Group, where she sat on the boards of directors of two of Carlyle’s most successful buyouts: beauty brand Philosophy and Italian sportswear company Moncler. Now an independent investor and advisor, she’s also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, working to develop community-spirited leaders. Balancing private equity…

The XOJET 10: Jason Beckley

May 18, 2012  |  XOJET 10

As the global marketing director for Alfred Dunhill, one of the oldest and most prestigious British men’s luxury brands, Jason Beckley’s travels over the years have taken him from apprenticing with a master craftsman shoemaker in Malaysia to collaborating with augmented reality software companies in California. Whether he’s in London, Shanghai or Dubai, Beckley oversees every aspect of production, from the design of handmade leather goods to bespoke iPhone apps. Always joking, always curious, and always working but never taking himself too seriously, Beckley thrives on a year-round travel schedule…

Tips for Booking Private Jet Travel to the Summer Olympics

May 16, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Planning to book a private jet to the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer? If we could give you one piece of advice, it would be this: Don’t wait until the last minute to book your trip. Commercial airlines expect an additional 500,000 visitors; British authorities are expecting 3,000 more private aviation flights than usual during July and August. Here’s what it means for you.

Reservations Required

The UK government will impose major airspace restrictions from July 14 through September 12, during both the Olympic Games and the Paralympics. We’ve…

XOJET’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

May 11, 2012  |  XOJET

XOJET kids had a fun-filled day during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 26. More than 35 kids visited our San Francisco headquarters in Brisbane and the Sacramento Operations Center. Here’s a brief overview of the day’s activities and some of the best photos. To see the full album, visit the XOJET Facebook page.

San Francisco Headquarters

The San Francisco group started off the day taking a tour of an XOJET Challenger 300 jet at the Signature FBO at the San Francisco airport. There they received ID badges…

The XOJET 10: Katy Donoghue

May 4, 2012  |  XOJET 10

Welcome to The XOJET 10, a new Q&A series in which interesting, notable people from the worlds of business, travel and luxury products discuss their travel experiences, tips and insights. Our first profile: Katy Donoghue, editor-in-chief of Whitewall, a New York-based luxury lifestyle magazine.

Katy Donoghue spent almost 100 days traveling for business last year. In addition to profiling world-renowned artists, designers, curators and collectors for Whitewall, Donoghue also attends a variety of international events, including major art fairs, gallery openings, brand launches, special events, charity events and, occasionally, even last-minute…

Booking and Flying Large-Cabin Private Jets

May 2, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

By Bill Papariela, President and Co-Founder, Jet Edge International, a member of the XOJET Preferred Partner Network

Heading overseas this summer? When it comes to flying private jet charter for larger groups or longer distances, you’ll find extra comfort and capabilities in large-cabin aircraft. Typically, these jets can seat up to 18 passengers and have a range of 3,550 to 6,400 nautical miles (4,027 to 7,365 statute miles or 6,575 to 11,853 kilometers), which will carry you from New York to London or from Los Angeles to Tokyo.

Performance and Size
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