Recently booked a jet for 11 people from my organization to continue operations during hurricane Irma. As business owners know, operations do not cease during a disaster and customers must continue to be served. Stratos Jet Charters booked the aircraft we needed within an hour of reaching out. Our team was able to continue business operations in NYC seamlessly. Much appreciation to Joel and his team for fast action!
Built on the widest and tallest cabin that is already the cornerstone of the family’s success around the world, NEO corporate jets capitalise on two new engine choices offered for the modern A320 Family – Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM and the CFM International LEAP-1A – as well as Sharklet wingtip devices and improvements in cabin comfort and fuel capacity.
Of course, the cheapest way to fly privately is to have a friend who invites you on their flight. Then there are the semi-private charters like JetSmarter, JetSuiteX and JetClass where you can buy a seat on a scheduled private jet and corporate shuttle flight sharing it with strangers, much like if you were on a commercial airline. You can buy tickets on these flights for under $200 and you do avoid those crowded main airport terminals. However, if you want to have the real deal experience, chartering your own private jet, you are looking at something between $5,000 and up to $20,000 per hour depending on the size of aircraft and routing.
We had quite a number of issues booking this trip, which resulted in add'l work and follow up for me. As broker these issues should have been handled / caught prior to making a proposal. I believe I had to sign 4 different revised quote sheets for this trip! Also the final signed sheet stated we would land in LFMD on the return leg. Hence we booked transportation for pick up at LFMD. However flight landed in LFMN. This caused add'l stress and expense for no reason. I have only now seen that the last itinerary link showed an arrival at LFMN - but I never opened this one since all previous ones, including the contract reconfirmation showed LFMD. As for the aircraft itself: it was one of the oldest ones I have ever flown. The door / separation to the toilet / luggage area was broken (not the lock but the entire frame!) and the toilet was not accessible due to a lot of "stuff" (amenities, water bottles, etc.) being thrown in / stored in the area. Overall cleanliness was not superb either. Finally, the catering we requested was not available / not complete. Breakfast (eggwhite and sausage!!) was cold and wet and the fruitplatter had molded grapes; no ice bucket, nor champagne glasses were present. On the return leg, fruitplatter was nice but again no ice bucket nor champagne glasses were present. As a matter of fact, the soft drink container was not even replenished w new ice!! So overall - yes, we flew from A to B but the service experience was disappointing.
Autre tendance : la location. Les entreprises passent par des loueurs d’avions-taxis, comme NetJets ou Dassault Falcon Service. Plus besoin d’assurer la maintenance ou de salarier le personnel : l’avion est toujours prêt à décoller. D’autres sociétés de location proposent aux investisseurs de tirer profit de leur avion quand ils ne l’utilisent pas, exactement comme OuiCar ou Drivy pour la voiture. "Ces locations permettent de réaliser des vols pour un nombre précis de passagers sur des liaisons qui n’existent pas forcément ou de faire facilement des tournées de différentes villes sur une ou deux journées", commente Vincent, pilote pour une société d’avions-taxis.
Nous disposons d’une très large flotte de jets allant des 4 places, comme le Citation Mustang ou le Citation Jet CJ2, aux plus de 30 places comme le Boeing Business Jet et le Fokker 100 VIP en passant par les 16 places comme le Gulfstream G550 ou le Bombardier Global Express. Si vous avez besoin de transporter en plus de passagers, vous pouvez nous contacter directement (Sujet à disponibilité, nous avons accès à un certain nombre d’avions de lignes convertis)