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Photo: Telluride Ski Resort | Brett Schreckengost
There are many reasons to fly private, but one of our favorites is the easy access it offers to destinations that are often considered difficult to reach.
Like Telluride, Colorado.
Set within a glacier-carved box canyon 360 miles from Denver, Telluride gives us everything we want in an alpine destination: dramatic scenery, tremendous skiing with no lift lines, a walkable downtown, and a sprinkling of celebrities, all wrapped up within the rocky peaks of the San Juan Mountains.
Here’s how we spend three perfect days in this winter wonderland.
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.
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.
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.)
If there’s a common thread to the destinations on this list – ten great golf courses only accessible (or more easily accessible) by private jet – it’s probably this: An inviting, middle-of-nowhere flavor, safely removed from civilization as we know it.
I’ve covered nearly 40 major championships over the years, and countless other big events, and idle chatter among tour pros and writers often veers toward tantalizing golf escapes. The design of the course matters – it takes a deft touch to seamlessly carve a challenging layout into the land – and so does the environment, ideally a mix of invigorating scenery and welcome tranquility.
Today, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort, the luxury collection of Vail Resorts, as the official private aviation partner.
Our best-in-class partnership pertains specifically to Signature Club Guests of Vail and Beaver Creek Resort and XOJET’s Preferred Access™ and Elite Access™ clients. For the former, the partnership will make the getting there an experience in itself—”the jet as a living room,” as Gregg Slow, Executive Vice President of XOJET Sales and Client Services, puts it—and for the latter, it will up the luxury quotient of being there.
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…
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…
It’s not every day an XOJET plane makes it into an action-packed, blockbuster film. But when it does, ever wonder what it takes? Catch our plane in exciting scenes of the upcoming release of “Runner Runner,” the result of nearly 5 weeks of planning, support from 30 aviation experts, and a $21+ Million Dollar XOJET Bombardier Challenger 300. Read on as we take you into our own behind the scenes:
Conversations kicked off between XOJET and 20th Century Fox a month before the big shoot. To make it all happen, industry…
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…
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…