Better technology, including the availability of mobile weather and other apps for pilots, is a contributing factor in a drop in fatalities in private plane crashes. Assuredly there are other factors behind the decline but getting better apps into the hands of pilots and co-pilots, and reducing paperwork so they can concentrate on flying the plane, is definitely a positive development.
A private jet vacation is a convenient way for the luxury traveler who has seen it all to experience an array of diverse destinations during a single trip.
Private Jet service as a complement to VIP commercial flights is not a new concept, but what makes this unique is Etihad's choice of Victor, which has a strong network of operator partners and uses a booking app that is similar to a well-know ride sharing app.
Should local authorities use government monies to ensure Kim Kardashian's private jet doesn't have to circle Ibiza airport too many times waiting for a landing slot or to beautify public places? To some degree, such is the balance that lots of destinations need to determine between tourism and the locals.
If you make these guys you make some very important people mad.
You'll never not make an elite flyer happy by sending her or him by private jet.
With private jet services, the question remains whether there's a market big enough to match the startups' ambitions.
The danger in this program is that business and first class on Delta will never be the same.
Some of these new breed of startup airlines have a real chance of making it because they are filling a need that larger airlines have ignored or squandered.
There is an opening for moderately priced and nonstop private jet services for business travelers in cities that the larger airlines have abandoned.