Posts Tagged ‘private aviation’

Comparing Private Aviation Models: On-Demand Charter vs. Fractional Ownership vs. Jet Cards

October 4, 2017  |  Aviation, Private Aviation

After an unprecedented decade of growth and innovation, private aviation is far more accessible today than ever before. Yet for all its modern flexibility, convenience, and choice, flying private still carries a reputation for being too complex and hard to navigate—in particular for first-time private flyers deciding which model best suits their personal travel preferences and daily schedules.

To simplify what isn’t actually such a convoluted process, we have created a comprehensive guide to the three main flight program models travelers should consider when flying private: on-demand charter, fractional ownership, and jet cards. Complete with honest insights about each model’s primary benefits, this should help you identify a program that not only works with your personal schedule, but also makes sense financially.

XOJET Challenger 300 Plane Flying On-Demand Charter

How XOJET Delivers

September 28, 2017  |  Private Jet Charter, XOJET

Our goal at XOET goes far beyond delivering passengers from Point A to Point B.

It’s about delivering on the fundamental promise of private aviation: a service that is, in the words of our Chairman & CEO Brad Stewart, “creative and innovative […] excellent all the time […] and a trusted choice for sophisticated consumers.”

This is how we do just that:

1. Placing Our Passengers First

A room overlooking the city at Mandarin New York

From top to bottom, XOJET’s operations specialists, maintenance controllers, and flight captains all share the same job description: Pursue the client’s best interest above all else. Regardless of the scenario or challenge, everything we do funnels back to our all-encompassing, client-centric business model. All XOJET clients are assigned their own Private Aviation Advisor, whose one job is to stress over all the little things so you don’t have to. Customized flight programs, luxurious in-cabin service, and a dedicated team of schedulers to ensure flights operate smoothly and efficiently: It’s all tailored specifically for you, without locking you into options you neither want nor need.

To further assist in this mission, XOJET collaborates with like-minded partners to provide clients with the most seamless aviation experience possible. Recently we have joined forces with esteemed travel brands like Mandarin Oriental, The Private Suite at LAX, and Vail Mountain & Beaver Creek Resort, ensuring clients receive the same level of hospitality before and after their experience aboard XOJET. We also partnered with artificial intelligence provider Noodle Analytics—also part of the TPG portfolio of companies—to leverage predictive analytics to better understand our revenue structure and confidently provide our clients with the industry’s lowest rates.

It’s simple: If we can deliver a private flight solution that makes sense for you—and not us—only then are we satisfied.

Photo: Mandarin Oriental New York

Glimpse of Total Solar Eclipse at 34,000 Feet

Hours before the total solar eclipse, the XOJET team had the pleasure of joining Captain Jonathan and First Officer Austin in our spacious Challenger 300 for a special trip to Redmond, Oregon to bring our fans a first-hand glimpse of this special show. Here’s what we experienced:

XOJET Expands Office to Palm Beach, Covering All Four Corners of the United States

August 18, 2017  |  Media, Private Aviation, XOJET

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Across the company, 2017 is proving to be a year of many proud milestones. In May, we operated our 200,000th flight, a true testament to our people. In July, we launched our latest product offering called Access Solutions, a newly minted suite of membership programs. And on August 1st, we proudly welcomed our 5th office located in Palm Beach, Florida.

XOJET Celebrates 200,000 Flights

July 12, 2017  |  Events, XOJET

In May, XOJET operated its 200,000th flight in the company’s 11-year history. This is a significant milestone in our company history and a true testament to our people and vision.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Jet for Your Mission

One of the primary advantages of flying XOJET (and flying smart) is the complete control our clients have over aircraft selection. Unlike fractional owners who are locked into one class of aircraft, you as an XOJET client can choose between dozens of modern jets through out Preferred Partner Network—including turboprop, light, mid-size, super mid-size, and heavy jets—specifically tailored to the distance, speed, cabin, and storage space required for your trip.

To help you decide which aircraft is best suited for your missions in 2017, here is our high-level guide to select options available within XOJET’s owned and extended fleet. Welcome aboard.

Turboprops

Suitable Routes:
Los Angeles > Las Vegas
New York > Boston
San Juan > St Barths
San Francisco > Los Angeles

King Air 350

Exterior View of a King Air 350 at an FBO

Range: 2,077 miles
High Cruise Speed: 360 mph
Takeoff Distance: 3,300 feet
Landing Distance: 2,692 feet
Rate of Climb: 2,731 ft/min
Max Operating Altitude: 35,000 feet
Cabin Volume: 416 cubic feet
Cargo Volume: 71 cubic feet

Cabin Highlights: With available seating up to 11, the King Air 350 sets the class standard for comfortable cabins—featuring luxurious seating, noise-dampening ride technology, and luminous natural lighting thanks to large, rounded windows. It’s the cabin you’d expect from a jet aircraft.

What You Need to Know: Though still a turboprop aircraft, the larger King Air 350 is more comparable to light jets than the PC-12. Positioned as such, the 350 offers style, comfort, and small-jet versatility for an operational cost vastly lower than its competitors. A proven classic since its first model in 1974, we recommend it as a more fuel-efficient, economical option for both business commuters and leisure travelers flying short-to-mid-range distances—and those who want a faster, more luxurious aircraft than the PC-12.
To help you decide which aircraft is best suited for your missions in 2017, here is our high-level guide to select options available within XOJET’s fleet. Welcome aboard.

Five Destinations You Can Only Reach by Private Jet

Besides comfort, convenience, and cutting-edge efficiency, flying private opens the gates to a multitude of hard-to-reach destinations.

Below is the crème de la crème of those destinations—not just difficult to reach, but quite literally impossible when flying directly on anything but a private jet or charter. Meaning, if you’re looking for a luxurious destination for your next vacation with XOJET, look no further.

Anguilla

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

Photo Credit: Four Seasons

XOJET and Noodle.ai: Shaping the Future of Dynamic Pricing

“The goal of XOJET is to give power to the passenger,” says Amit Saini, Consulting Partner for Noodle.ai. “We’re helping them do that by giving power to the XOJET pricing analyst.” He’s referring to a concept called enterprise artificial intelligence, the centerpiece for a groundbreaking new partnership with XOJET.

XOJET’s Guide to the 2016 World Series

October 24, 2016  |  Events, Gary Walther, Ron Kroichick

Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio - World Series

No matter who wins this year’s World Series, it’s going to be one rollicking party.

Baseball’s annual Fall Classic drips with a distinctive brand of history in 2016. The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians share a common bond, through decades of ineptitude – all forgiven now, because they both stand one step from the mountaintop.

But those long years of losing offer context to this year’s Series, starting October 25th in Cleveland. These are two of the sport’s oldest franchises, dating to 1876 for the Cubs (when they were known as the Chicago White Stockings) and 1901 for the Indians (then the Cleveland Blues). All this history, so little joy – that explains why Chicago and Cleveland are bursting at their seams in excitement.

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.)