Category Archives: Why Choose FlyPrivate?

The Road Show

Photo credits: Gulfstream Aerospace

Sooner or later you need to be in several places at the same time. In fact these visits maybe overdue; Portfolio company, plant and branch location site visits, investor and M&A discussions are just a few of the reasons you may need to schedule a road trip, we can help you do it  SAFELY. 

Why fly privately? There are many reasons to FlyPrivate.
Here are the most compelling:

1. Health

Even before COVID-19, anyone who spends a prolonged period of time on the road can attest, traveling comes with inherent health concerns. Commercial airliners, terminal lavatories, armrests,
drinking fountains, and escalators handrails consistently rank as some of the most germ infested public areas. Using private aviation will reduce your exposure to contagious health risks. 

2. Save time…AND make money. 

We routinely take 5-day commercial itineraries and reduce them to 2 or 3 days. This not only saves time but adds back days of
productivity. The value of your time or an executive team’s can easily exceed $19,000 per day. This savings of travel time, replaced with
increased days of productivity, more than pays for the investment in a private charter.

3. Privacy and Security

Most M&A, IPO, and other investor discussions have a need for
privacy. It can pay big dividends to move as invisibly as possible. Use of a private unmarked aircraft to a private airfield will not broadcast your arrival and departure. The private aircraft itself can be used as a secure conference room allowing for additional planning and preparation. If you need enroute, pre or post-meeting
communication, ask about aircraft with Wi-Fi capability.

4. Schedule Flexibility

Some of the most critical elements to your trip are highly
unpredictable. Whether it is last minute news, availability of a
principal, lab results, or the development of a prototype, meeting times can change. Use of private aviation allows you to revise an
itinerary to suit your agenda. This type of adaptability could be the added measure to achieve success.

At FlyPrivate we are roadshow experts. Benefit from our national aircraft options and logistical experience and make your next road trip pay big dividends.

Our service is “pay as you fly”, there is no membership to join.

Please contact us with the details for your next potential road trip.

Flight Request

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Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Where Are You Headed This Fall?

It’s that time again…The leaves are beginning to change, the
temperature is getting cooler, and many of you are planning your fall migration to your winter homes and holiday vacation trips.

We are ready and at your service for your next trip and strongly
encourage you to contact us now for your best flight options and pricing. Private aviation is very popular at this time of year
(especially this year) and we want to make sure you get the aircraft you need, when you need it. If you have already booked your fall flights with us, thank you! We greatly appreciate your business.

If you have tentative dates, please contact us and we can begin to provide you with options with the best pricing.

Flight Quote Request

For those new to private aviation, FlyPrivate has many benefits to you, your family and/or fellow travelers.

  • Significantly reduce your door to door travel time.
  • Experience the unmatched comfort and luxury of private jet
    charter, especially ideal for anyone who travel has become more difficult for due to mobility, pets, baggage or other matters.
  • See how our unique business model sets us apart from the rest. Here are 15 Reasons to FlyPrivate.

Please call or email our Client Services team right away so we can provide you with the best flight options and quotes to suit your trip.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on:

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

15 Reasons to FlyPrivate

Photo credits: Bombardier

What we do for you every day:

  • Provide you “ownership” type service for personal or business travel
  • 24/7 Client Service Support
  • Bring you the best aircraft values through our trusted
    relationships
  • Deliver the best one-way options
  • Deliver discounted round trip options
  • Realize substantial long term savings with our flexible “pay as you fly” business model
  • Provide pre-trip, “hard number” all inclusive pricing
  • Pre-paid discount program
  • Offer the FlyPrivate Mobile App for easy booking
  • Provide International Service 
  • Capitalize on 20 years of experience to creatively keep trip costs down and improve value
  • Act as your trusted partner in private aviation
  • Provide a hassle free shopping process – we do the shopping for you
  • Track weather and other flight operational elements
  • Treat your trip as if it was our own

Please consider using FlyPrivate® for your future private travel.

Contact us for more information. 

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on:

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Season’s Greetings & Happy Holidays!

During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We appreciate working with you and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success.

To our valued customers, we appreciate you choosing FlyPrivate for your business and personal travel throughout the year. Please
contact us
to discuss your 2020 travel plans. The New Year is the perfect time to experience the FlyPrivate difference.

Happy Holidays!

Stop Shopping Yourself in Circles

Stop shopping yourself in circles.

At FlyPrivate we act as your agent to “shop” and provide you the best options for your trip.  We have developed the most valuable and easiest to use charter program in the country.

Congratulations on accumulating the means to use private aviation, it is a very exclusive club. You are deserving of an equally
accomplished service partner to provide your aviation service.

For the past 18 years we have completed thousands of trips and saved our customers millions of dollars with our National “Pay as you Fly” Service.

During those 18 years, we have gained the experience to navigate a very fluid and complex marketplace filled with multiple variables.

When you attempt to do your own charter shopping online, through an app that claims to make the process easier, or engage multiple brokers, you can seriously do yourself a disservice. Our experience has shown that in the long run you will not only realize a better
value, but you will save yourself many valuable hours when you
“surrender” and leave the “shopping” to us. When you work with us, you will make the final choices, but you are protected from the following:

  1. The more you shop, the less the charter operators care about your trip. The charter community is very small. When you engage multiple people to “shop” for your trip, the entire market knows it, and therefore become less likely to negotiate on price. This is especially true if they are getting several requests for the same trip. Charter operators are also less likely to absorb after trip costs such as hangar, catering and de-icing fees when you shop and squeeze every nickel out of a trip. You also unwittingly
    expose your trip to being the first trip to be cancelled by an
    operator when there is a crew or scheduling issue. Brokers who are known to operators as having trips that are “heavily shopped” do not develop strong relationships with the operators and do not receive top tier treatment. Many will see an itinerary and not even quote it. Is it worth it? We don’t think so.
  2. You don’t know all the planes.  There is a secondary
    market of aircraft  (unknown to most charter brokers and programs). Knowledge of this market produces better aircraft, at better price than you will get on your own.
  3. Know exactly who you are working with. If either the charter brokerage management or their experience is not easily
    obtainable on their website or app, what are they hiding? Is it a part-time operation? You should know who is responsible for the sourcing, service and ultimate delivery of your charter trip and experience.
  4. Jet charter is not a commodity. Despite billions of dollars of
    investment and many attempts, the air charter business cannot be commoditized due to these 4 uncontrollable variables:

    1. There is a limited supply of aircraft.
    2.  Weather has an effect on supply and schedule.
    3.  Maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled) interrupt the
      supply and performance capability of aircraft.
    4. Private jets are operated by human pilots, who have regulated availability, unforeseen unavailability and are subject to supply limitation.

In short, to fully realize the value and freedom you have earned with your ability to use private aviation, you should leave the shopping and service delivery to professionals. You will be happy you did.

At FlyPrivate, our best customers are experienced private fliers who have owned aircraft or been members in other jet charter programs. What they have learned is that they need quality aircraft, run by an excellent crew, delivered by a trusted and experienced team, with clear upfront pricing.

When is your next trip?

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and
Instagram for the latest FlyPrivate news and information.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Understanding Hourly Rates

Understanding ambiguous membership fees

In order to operate a national jet charter program with a fixed hourly rate structure, you must devise an hourly rate that can provide a profitable operation, which accounts for the use of all the
members/card holders. For example, customers based in Seattle, WA, Santa Fe, NM, or Birmingham, AL (where there are not as many private fliers) would pay the same rate as someone who lives in the Northeast, Midwest or Florida where there are more private fliers.

In constructing an hourly rate, these private aviation companies have to forecast what a customer might do, not what they actually do. In other words, if you live in an area with heavier traffic, you
subsidize the travel of those who live in less populated areas.

Unfortunately, upfront memberships with fixed hourly rate
programs are not profitable and the fixed hourly rates associated with them have plenty of gray areas in which to bill you more hours than needed.

How do membership programs do this?

1. Membership programs bill you for actual flight time. This may sound like a great idea, but when you are vectored around for weather, or experience headwinds, you are billed for more hours. Occasionally, you may win with an extreme tail wind, but not too
often. Another little known secret is that there is NO way to verify accurate billing. Even the FAA flight feeds are inaccurate and
operators calculate flight time entirely differently than how
customers are billed. The customer books and flies and the cost is debited directly from their account. The customer doesn’t see the actual cost until well after the trip. Most times the person who is
responsible for payment of the trip did not fly on the aircraft, so they have no idea if the information is accurate. The result is a seemingly low hourly rate, compensated by a higher flight time.

2. Membership programs add fuel surcharges into their billing. Most jet cards or programs discovered the fuel surcharge as a convenient way to add to the cost of a flight. They did this by adding the “fuel surcharge” to the “actual flight time” to increase company
profitability. There was no relationship between fuel costs and the surcharge. Over time customers got wise to this because fuel
surcharges never went away, even when prices went down. Today, the providers of the Jet Cards now include the fuel surcharges in the hourly rate, and many will fix the prices for the year. However, there are huge disparities between the cost of jet fuel throughout the United States. In an inverse relationship to hourly rates, people who live in areas with low fuel costs subsidize those in areas with high fuel costs.

The Deposit or Pre-Payment

Each card program requires a deposit in order for you to “lock in” the previously discussed “hourly rate”. They need your funds to run their operation. These funds go towards advertising and sales
commissions, and the lump sum deposits go a long way towards
easing cash flow. It is not free to put your company name on a
professional golfer’s hat. The large sum of deposits help to cover up operational losses but sooner or later, the bills come due. These
programs are either sold (if there is enough cash on hand to make it attractive to another “investor”) or the company is forced to fold. Many have no choice but to fold and there are no refunds. We are very pleased to tell you that there is a better alternative.

What do we do? How does our service benefit our customers?

1. We will never ask you to pay a deposit to access our service. With FlyPrivate, you will pay as you fly for each trip. You may use 25 or 50 hours, or you may go over. Our service allows you to control the use and flow of your capital.

2. We quote by the trip, not by the hour. At FlyPrivate, we offer all-inclusive “fixed pricing”, pre-trip. You know what you’re paying for and how much you will be spending before the trip, not after. There are no additional flight charges after the fact. You will also benefit from our round trip pricing, which often makes your trip more cost effective. Most jet cards have done away with round trip pricing and bill at one-way costs all the time.

3. At FlyPrivate, we also offer multiple aircraft options on each trip. Choose from Turboprops, VLJs, Light, Midsize, Super Midsize, and Heavy jets. You can use any class of jet anytime, without
complicated interchanges or other arrangements having to be made.

4. You also benefit from the leverage we employ on behalf of our customers. For 18+ years we have worked with hundreds of FAA safety audited operators and their aircraft. These relationships
provide exceptional opportunities for all of our customers.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Giving Thanks

This time of year it is important to take a moment to think about all the things we’re grateful for. Here’s what we came up with:

  • Our Family
  • Our Friends
  • Our Business AND (last but certainly not least)…
  • Our Customers!

We may have told you this before, but without you, we don’t have a business. You are the reason we have the company we do. You are the reason we are passionate about private aviation. It’s because of you that we enjoy coming to work every day.

And, because of that, we are determined to:

– Make every trip with FlyPrivate an superior experience
Exceed your expectations
– Provide you with unmatched service and pricing

Thank you for your continued patronage throughout the year. If we can provide you with a flight quote for your next trip, please contact us. We always look forward to working with you and wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Jet Puzzle? Solved!

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When it comes to reoccurring use of a private jet, there are many options. You can own the entire jet with full control, you can purchase fractional ownership, you can secure a fixed number of hours in a single aircraft or join an access membership.

All options sound easy but all require that you tie up substantial
capital to forecast (an inexact science) future use.

What if you fly more or less? What if you need a different size jet in a different part of the country? What if you have a round trip? What if you have a one-way? Now it is not so simple, now it is a puzzle!

What if there was a way not to tie up your money in some type of jet access or with some kind of long term commitment and only get a jet when you need a jet? What if there was a way to have access to hundreds of different types of jets? What if you only paid when you used a jet, with no long term financial commitment or no required money to spend before you need a jet?

Well here’s some good news – there is! I don’t know your situation but I do know this. You CAN have it allNo long term commitment. No paying the overhead associated programs. Get the jet you need, only when you need it. What could be better than that?

My name is Don Smith, COO of FlyPrivate – I’d love to tell you more about what we do differently so you can decide if it makes sense to explore what we do further.

Don’t worry – no sales pitch on my end. Just some basic information you might want to consider and I’ll be happy to share more
information about a new way to fly that has revolutionized private jet use for customers like you.

If you’re a bit intrigued, pick up the phone and give me a call at (800) 641-5387 or send me an e-mail at dsmith@flyprivate.com.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Best,

Don Smith
Chief Operating Officer
FlyPrivate
www.flyprivate.com
fly@flyprivate.com
1-800-641-5387

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

FlyPrivate Abroad

Rome, Italy

Photo courtesy of www.visitrome.com

Since FlyPrivate was born in 2002, we have developed a unique process for managing the complexities of air carrier logistics both domestically and internationally, with unmatched service for our clients.

We can arrange private jet charter to and from the United States,
inter-European travel, and/or international travel abroad. Whether you need a flight from New York to Paris, London to Madrid, or choose to fly commercial into Germany and use private charter for a “sandwich trip” to Italy, we can get you there. Our flight operations personnel are trained in the use of our systems to secure the best positioned aircraft for all of our clients’ flight needs.

FlyPrivate also has highly trained and experienced client services staff, who are dedicated to making all aspects of your experience with us seamless from start to finish. Understand your options and discover what makes FlyPrivate unique in the private aviation
industry.

Let us help you plan your next trip abroad. Contact us at 800-641-JETS or fly@flyprivate.com for a complimentary flight quote for your next international trip and leave the details to us. We look forward to serving you!

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Don’t Let These Things Happen to You

Hawker 400XP

Jet Cards are a dime a dozen these days. It can be very difficult to weed through them all and even harder to distinguish one from
another. One question you should ask is “Why does this company need to hold on to my money?” As people who have been in this
business for more than 17 years, we can tell you. They hold your money because many of them need you to fund their company. You don’t need to look hard on Google to find the following tales of woe:

1. I sent my jet card company $200K and now they’re out of
business. The bad news is that you’ve lost your money. The worse news is that you can’t get it back. Most jet cards’ customers are nothing more than general creditors of the company. If they go out of business or get sued, etc., your money is gone, plain and simple. Why put yourself in this position and take the risk?

2. I booked a flight with my jet card company, the aircraft had a
mechanical, and my jet card company left me stranded. We hear this frequently. Of course, it’s a fact of life in our business that jets are machines and machines break from time to time. However, it’s not what happens to you in life that makes the difference, rather it’s how you react to what happens to you. There’s nobody in the industry who recovers faster than us when there’s an issue with an aircraft. We’ve never stranded anyone.

3. My jet card company advertises a low hourly rate but my flights are costing more than I had anticipated. This is the classic “bait and switch” jet card two-step and we see it daily. They bring people into their program with promises of low hourly rates and guaranteed pricing. The advertised prices are too low for them to make money so they add on things like fuel surcharges, taxi fees, positioning charges, bloated and inflated flight times and on and on. The
problem here is that the company is holding your money so you
typically don’t find out what you’re really being charged until well
after the flight. Don’t fall for this dishonesty.

4. My jet card company doesn’t tell me what kind of aircraft I’m
going to be getting. Again, when such low hourly rates are
advertised, the only way for these companies to make money is to put you in the cheapest aircraft possible. Our customers typically like to know what type of aircraft they’re getting prior to the trip. We tell our customers the type, the year of manufacture, and any other information they need to know. If your jet card company won’t give you this information, there’s probably good reason.

Don’t fall victim to the Jet Card game. FlyPrivate and let us take care of all your private aviation needs without the hassle and red tape.

Flight Request

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.