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.

Plan…

Traveling on a private jet: What to pack…What to pack?

February 14, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Boarding the XOJET Challenger 300

Once you book your flight with XOJET, there’s always the issue of what and how to pack. Even experienced flyers know that different private jets feature different ways to handle luggage. As for the what to pack, that’s a personal choice that often results in many sleepless nights and hours of discussions that include, “We’re only going for three days…”

For the how to pack, we recommend soft-sided luggage. It gives us greater flexibility to load significantly more baggage on the aircraft. However, the amount of luggage…

Insider Tips for Flying at Peak Times

February 7, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

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 days.”

Matt Rehm, XOJET’s Director of Charter Sales, has four simple tips to getting the private flight you want at peak times.

1. Book your flight in advance.

This tip seems like a no-brainer, but Rehm says, “You’d be surprised at how many people…

Booking Private Jet Flights for Ski Season

January 31, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Flying into mountain airports for the ski season takes a little bit of planning. Here are three tips for making sure you get safely to and from the slopes.

XOJET Citation X in Aspen, CO.
Image courtesy of XOJET pilot Brinton Johnson.

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, Colorado, offers this type of approach. If you need to arrive in…