Articles tagged “private jets”

Vista Global Buys Uber-Style Private Jet App

Vista Global Buys Uber-Style Private Jet App

Lucca de Paoli and Manus Cranny, Bloomberg

Vista is getting bigger, as more and more companies realize it’s way easier to rent a jet rather than own one outright. Now, this most recent acquisition makes booking seats even easier, but who knows if it will catch on with luxury travelers.

5 months ago

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

How Some Private Jet Operators Try to Cheat the Ultra-Rich

Tom Metcalf, Alex Sazonov and Suzanne Woolley, Bloomberg

Vendors sometimes take advantage of ultra-rich travelers, thinking they won't notice extra charges. If you're in that tax bracket, do us a favor — check your credit card bills.

6 months ago

The Changing Market for Private Jets

The Changing Market for Private Jets

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Booking a seat on a private jet is easier than ever, and there are lots of companies out there thinking more and more people will give it a try. But how low does the price have to go to gain any traction?

1 year ago

The Growth and Democratization of Flying Private

The Growth and Democratization of Flying Private

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Any luxury industry experiencing an uptick in new, affluent young customers has a right to be bullish about growth, but it is a combination of logistics, customer service and branding that will eventually set the winners apart from the other players.

1 year ago

Lack of Used Private Jets Spurs Demand for Newer Aircraft

Lack of Used Private Jets Spurs Demand for Newer Aircraft

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Private jets are catching the eye of wealthy travelers and corporations following a period of soft pricing and reduced depreciation of used planes. For those who can afford it, a $9.7 million jet can be worth avoiding the traditional public aviation experience. They're buying now as prices have begun to creep higher.

1 year ago

The Ultra-Rich Are Telling Their Travel Agents They Want Extreme Personalization

The Ultra-Rich Are Telling Their Travel Agents They Want Extreme Personalization

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Most travel agents won't be able to land many one-percenters as clients who can afford these fantastical trips. The good news is it only takes a few per year to make good money off it.

2 years ago

GE Plans to Get Rid of Its Own Private Jet Fleet, Shocking the Industry

GE Plans to Get Rid of Its Own Private Jet Fleet, Shocking the Industry

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Salespeople for jet-engine maker GE will have a tough sell to customers because the company is gutting its flight department and selling most of its business-aviation jets in a largely symbolic cost-cutting move. Fear not, however: Old habits die hard, and these jets could one day return to GE's fleet.

2 years ago

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

We doubt the eclipse 99 years ago had such a commericial bent. But, hey, why shouldn't aviation businesses try to profit from a natural phenomenon?

2 years ago

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

Yiling Pan, Jing Daily

We have more faith that WeChat will help make on-demand private jet travel happen than any of the other smart-phone centric services we've seen come (and go) in the last few years.

2 years ago

Private Jet Industry Expecting Strong Demand in Trump Era

Private Jet Industry Expecting Strong Demand in Trump Era

Thomas Black and Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

While there may turn out to be strong demand for the purchase of private jets in 2017, new business models could be a factor, as well.

3 years ago

iPad Apps a Factor in Steep Decline in Fatal Private Plane Crashes

iPad Apps a Factor in Steep Decline in Fatal Private Plane Crashes

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

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.

3 years ago

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

4 years ago