Eight Things You May Not Know About Flying Private

September 8, 2016  |  Private Aviation, Travel Booking and Tips

From flexible flight routes to overall travel convenience, the premise of private aviation is as simple as it is obvious. Now let’s look at some of its lesser-known private flying essentials—all great reminders before your next flight with XOJET.

1. Ten times more airports than commercial.

San Francisco Private Flying Airport Map

One reason private jets are seldom delayed is because they have over 5,000 private airports to choose from in the U.S., compared to just 500 for commercial flights. (Plus, private airports and airfields don’t have to account for as many air traffic delays.)

Top 10 Most Popular Caribbean Destinations

February 11, 2015  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Every day, XOJET clients explore the most beautiful destinations around the world for business and leisure. And from what we hear, it feels good to enjoy all that the world has to offer. But, year-after-year, there’s one region that continuously tops every XOJET flyers list of go-to hideaways: the Caribbean Islands.

Throughout the winter months, there’s no place to relax and unwind quite like the beautiful Caribbean Islands. In 2014, the Caribbean accounted for nearly 20% of our flight activity – and with good reason. From unparalleled beaches to international fare, have a…

Fly Smart this Summer from San Francisco

June 10, 2014  |  Travel Booking and Tips

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) runway closure is now in full effect, with two of four runways under construction until a planned September 2014 re-opening. Construction on the federally mandated updates began the weekend of May 17 and expected to impact Summer operations in and out of the San Francisco-Bay Area.

With our hometown airport under major construction, our Aviation Advisor team and operations center continue to closely monitor the operational changes and plan for ways to minimize impact onto our clients. We offer clients simple solutions with trip planning to…

Be Prepared for FAA Operation Changes for Mountain Flying

November 13, 2013  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Written by Albert Hsieh on Tuesday November 12th 2013

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains at nearly 8,000 feet high, Aspen, Colorado offers year round cultural and natural beauty particularly during ski season. It’s no surprise a favorite spot for XOJET fliers to spend quality time with friends and family celebrating the holidays. However, what makes this destination a true jet-set kind of town isn’t the walk down Main Street or its slopes. In fact, it’s the memorable flying experience into the city, which many believe is half the…

3 Tips on Booking a Private Jet Charter Flight to Mountain Airports

December 12, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

As ski season approaches, XOJET flights to and from mountain airports are booking fast. Because flying into mountain airports requires a bit more planning than your average private jet charter flight, we’re re-posting the tips we gave last season so you can spend less time planning and more time on the slopes.

1. Make sure you arrive before sunset.

In order to provide you with the highest level of safety, XOJET doesn’t operate into mountain airports at night unless they can provide electronic precision course guidance. Currently, only the airport in Rifle,…

International Private Jet Flights with Minors

November 15, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

As the holidays approach, many of you will be travelling with kids. If your family travel plans include international flight on an XOJET private jet, there’s one document that could spell the difference between a blissful vacation and a grounded flight–but it’s not a passport (although you and your kids will certainly need that).

“If a minor child is traveling with just one parent or guardian, that adult will need to provide an up-to-date notarized parental consent form from the ‘absent’ parent authorizing the child to leave the country,” says Renee Aivaliklis, XOJET’s…

A Five-Star Concierge’s Top 6 Tips for Visiting the London 2012 Olympics

June 26, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

A few weeks ago, the XOJET Blog posted tips for booking private jet travel to the London 2012 Olympics. Once you’re there, what’s the best way to get around? We chatted with Alan Noone, head concierge of five-star luxury hotel The Berkeley, to get his recommendations for making your stay in London this summer a great one. His 6 top tips:

Women’s Singles at Wimbledon
Photo credit: Blogee

1. Plan ahead—for everything, not just the Games.

It’s not just your flight and event-specific tickets you should buy in advance. Book everything—your lodging, restaurant reservations…

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…

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
I generally…

5 Tips for Booking A Private Jet Flight for Your European Vacation

April 6, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Where will your vacation take you this summer? London? Paris? The French Riviera? If you want to fly by private jet, it’s not to early too start planning. Booking a private jet flight to Europe requires very special expertise. There are dozens of fees, permits and other considerations that you or your travel consultant need to know about to ensure a successful trip.
The XOJET Blog spoke with Clayton Smith, senior charter sales representative, to compile a list of five tips to ensure a smooth flight experience and a great vacation.