Today, we are embarking on a private-commercial partnership that breaks new ground for ultra-high-net-worth flyers traveling internationally from leading private jet brand to leading international airline, Etihad Airways.
Every year at the beginning of December, a new swarm of fashionable jetsetters descends on the city of Miami. We’re not just talking of sun-starved beachgoers fleeing winter for South Beach, but instead the thousands of art world insiders, collectors, and artists who flock to Miami for Art Basel, one of the most important art fairs of the year.
Art Basel is always quite the feast for the eyes, and the art isn’t half-bad either. However, just as entertaining—and inspiring—as the masterpieces on the wall, are those walking about the fair and sipping Champagne at the after-parties. So now the challenge, if you’re flying XOJET in the direction of Miami Beach, is what to wear?
While you’ll certainly want to blend in with those well-dressed hordes, you’ll also want to stay relatively comfortable. We spoke with three Basel-bound style experts, including artist Jenna Pietrobon, stylist Ian Bradley, and gallerist Leila Greiche, for tips on how to pull off the ultimate Basel look.
What to Wear…for the Preview Day
At XOJET we aim to provide clients with the best in private jet solutions, and it is that core value that led us to JetSmarter, the world’s largest mobile marketplace for private jets and a company that shares our mission.
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with JetSmarter, which strategically combines XOJET’s fleet of super mid-size jets and exceptional service with JetSmarter’s digital distribution channel to provide an unmatched suite of private jet solutions.
Find yourself admiring the jewel of Central America, waking up to the exotic sights and sounds of its pristine jungles – immersing you deep in its natural playground. This special country will not fail to charm you after a visit to Volcan Arenal, a relaxing dip in Tabacon hot springs, and 18-holes at a Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course—all surrounded by lush landscapes and beach towns. Where to next? With our luxury partner Butterfield & Robinson, we are heading to Costa Rica this travel season starting with our favorite…
In honor of the 2013 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog has been running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. We recently spoke with Nora Jacobsen, who stopped by XOJET’s booth at the 2012 conference and ended up joining us in July 2012—a month after retiring from a 20-year career as a U.S. Navy pilot. She’s now a co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300 super-mid-size jet.
XOJET Blog: Talk about your role at XOJET and what your responsibilities are.
Nora: I’m a co-pilot…
As is the case with most innovations, it was the desire to make life easier that inspired former XOJET captain Joe Dickinson to create one of the most comprehensive aviation iPad/iPhone applications on the market: the Aviation Pilot Duty & Performance Calculator.
Commercial pilots must follow strict guidelines for determining—down to the minute—whether reached the on-duty flight time allowed by FAA regulations.
“We fly a lot and we often have 14-hour work days,” said Dickinson. “It can feel hard to muster the brainpower to do calculations when you’re hungry and tired.”
Aviation was a theme in Brad Stewart’s life even before he was born: His parents met on a charter jet flight—he was a professional hockey player, she was a flight attendant. When Stewart’s father retired from hockey, the family settled first in Cleveland—where Stewart was born on the U.S. bicentennial, July 4, 1976—and then in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where Stewart grew up. He took his first flying lessons at the age of 19 and has been an aviation enthusiast ever since.
Stewart pursued a successful career in management consulting and private…
As we move into the holiday season—which is also XOJET’s season of highest demand—we thought it would be useful to re-post this article from February. So, here again are our top tips for getting the XOJET flight you want during peak times.
Holidays are a great time to get away. But they’re also when we see the heaviest demand for private jet charter. That’s why XOJET and most other private aviation providers consider the days before and after a holiday or a major event (such as the Super Bowl) as “peak…