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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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.

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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…