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FlyPrivate to Super Bowl 50!

Super Bowl 50
Photos courtesy of Gulfstream.com and NBCbayarea.com

Are you heading to Super Bowl 50? Let FlyPrivate arrange all of your private aviation to the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara,
California where the best two teams in the NFL will compete for the coveted Super Bowl Championship.

If you’re planning to attend Super Bowl 50, please keep these tips in mind when booking your private jet charter:
  • Book early. Availability of private jets flying to the
    biggest sporting event of the year is limited and jets will book rapidly.
  • Do your homework up front. Many first-time fliers will be waiting on tickets and accommodations.
    Knowing costs and availability ahead of time will save you the hassle later and allow you to book swiftly when you are ready.
  • Avoid game-day travel. If you can avoid flying in and out of Bay Area airports on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2016, traveling will be a lot less challenging. The host airport is generally closed to private jets on Super Bowl Sunday due to lack of ramp space. Additional
    aircraft restrictions are often in effect even after the game. Alternate airports also fill up quickly and a
    reservation system for private jets flying in and out of nearby airports will likely be in effect. Keep in mind that your final destination could be hours away from the stadium, but we will help you to plan accordingly.
  • Plan on the weather.This goes without saying in
    February, but weather can cause unexpected delays. Avoiding game-day travel will help ensure that you don’t miss a minute of the Super Bowl action.
If you’re planning to see the league’s top teams battle it out, consider FlyPrivate to get you there and back with our unique and flexible “pay as you fly” business model. There are no deposits required to join. Find the best
aircraft values through our valued partnerships, all with the top-notch service you deserve.

 

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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.

 

Bombardier Global 7000 & Global 8000: VIP jets Under Development

Global 7000

Photos and article courtesy of GTspirit.com

“The Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 are ultra long-rage high-speed, VIP jets that are currently under development and will compete against the likes of the Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650 and G650ER.

Initially, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 were expected to enter service in 2016 and 2017 respectively, but the launch of the Global 7000 has been delayed till the second-half of 2018 and it’s certain that Global 8000 will not arrive at its expected date. Sixty-two units have already been booked and customers include F1 legend Niki Lauda, VistaJet and NetJets, yet the delay in arrival means that Bombardier Aerospace may lose some share of the market to its competitors…”

Read the full article from GTspirit.com and see more photos at here!

Global 7000

Global 7000

Global 7000

Why Do Successful Executives Settle for Lousy Assistants?

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Jan Jones is the author of “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness”. The book debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Office Management Category. It has received widespread acclaim from executives and executive assistants worldwide. Jan spent 20 years as an esteemed international executive assistant to well-known business people, including personal development icon and author Tony Robbins. Jan is passionate about the executive assistant role and continues to champion the profession through speaking, mentoring and offering timeless, practical advice that is relevant to the day-to-day role of the executive assistant.

Why do successful executives settle for lousy assistants?

I became fascinated with this question when one of my famous CEO clients once again employed an assistant with no experience of
supporting a high-level executive. He’d done the same thing twice before, with disastrous results. Why, I asked myself, would a smart, powerful executive keep repeating this mistake? And he’s not alone. Over the course of my career as a former assistant and now as a business owner, I’m repeatedly bewildered that successful
executives, who otherwise demonstrate good business judgment,
allow themselves to be encumbered by ineffective assistants.

Like my client, many executives (of older and younger generations) harbor outdated ideas about what an assistant is and how they can enhance the executive’s effectiveness. Executives underestimate the requirements of the role and don’t realize that their assistant is their “face” to the world. But it doesn’t have to be this way because there is no shortage of high-quality assistants all over America and all over the world.

In my new book, The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness, I interviewed numerous successful executives such as Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers and real estate mogul, Donald Trump, whose stellar
assistants have been with them well over twenty years.
Entrepreneur Richard Branson’s former assistant was with him over 30 years. In the book, I discuss characteristics that are the hallmarks of exceptional executive assistants. Some assistants may have all these characteristics, some only a handful of them. I show executives what to look for in order to find an exceptional assistant who will be their valuable business partner.

A first step in securing the right assistant is for executives to get clear on what they need from an assistant. In addition to skills and experience, Richard Branson told me because of the close working relationship and the amount of time he and his assistant spend
traveling the world on business, it’s important that they can also be friends. Donald Trump told me it’s important that “someone is on your wavelength – and it also saves time.” Indeed. The exceptional assistant understands that giving back time to their boss is a vital role they play. They do so by handling any and all matters that would be distractions keeping the boss from focusing on the strategic side of the business. Juggling numerous tasks and opening up more hours in the day are just the beginning of the value accomplished
assistants like John Chambers’ assistant Debbie Gross, or Liz Gregersen, assistant to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, can bring to an
executive.

If an executive is ready for a high-quality assistant who executes well, here’s a sampling of the characteristics they should look for in choosing their valuable “right arm”:

•Someone Who Thinks & Plans Ahead: The exceptional assistant handles the nitty-gritty for their executive. They remove
uncertainty. Using good judgment, these self-starters are constantly looking ahead in order to take care of their boss’ needs. They don’t require constant supervision or direction. Once you give them the “big picture” you can get out of the way and let them do their job.

• Someone Who is Resourceful: Being resourceful is a vital asset for an exceptional assistant. Full of initiative and drive, an exceptional assistant knows how to get the job done. They know when and how to take appropriate action. They are courageous and move speedily to avert a crisis without making the boss responsible for problems they can handle.

• Someone Who Makes Their Executive Look Good: The assistant is the executive’s “face” and “voice” to the world. An assistant must know what image the boss wants to project and make sure they are successfully projecting that image. They must, at all times, present themselves in a manner that reflects the boss’ values and priorities.

• Someone with Top-Notch Communication Skills: Because an
assistant frequently speaks on behalf of the boss, they must
communicate with clarity, exhibit a professional demeanor and
convey sincerity and respectfulness in their communications.

• Someone Who is Detail Oriented: Whether it is impeccable
presentations, spelling, planning travel, or meetings and events,
everything is accurate and organized down to the last detail.

• Someone with High Levels of Integrity & Discretion: An
exceptional assistant shows excellent discretion in all
communication regarding their boss and their firm. They don’t
indulge in gossip, show disloyalty, or betray a confidence. They
follow through on promises and always keep their word.

In addition to acting as the executive’s face to the world, an
exceptional executive assistant functions as the executive’s “eyes and ears”, keeping them in touch and in tune with the wider
organization, contributing to the direct effectiveness of the
executive and the overall effectiveness of the company. A strong business partner in the form of an exceptional assistant is half the battle in an executive’s day-to-day productivity. I guarantee you, once you’ve had the experience of working with this special breed of assistant, you can never again settle for anything less.

Author: Jan Jones

Jan Jones Worldwide

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

Visit Amazon to purchase Jan Jones’ new book!

The CEO’s Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness

Jan Jones

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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.

 

We Want to Take You Out to the Ball Game

baseball-field

Are you planning to see your favorite sports team in action this
season? With Collegiate football season and the NFL
season
already underway, MLB playoffs and the NHL and NBA
regular season games starting in October, now is the
perfect time to book your private jet flights to an upcoming game.

When you choose to FlyPrivate to your event, you will experience our industry leading service and “pay as you fly” business model, firsthand. We will work with you to eliminate unnecessary travel time to and from your event, avoiding costly delays and allowing you, your family, friends or colleagues, more time to enjoy your flight. Fly with us and relax in comfort, as you take a luxury ride to your favorite sporting events.

football-stadium

Photos credits to www.boston.com

Whether you’re flying alone or with a group, across the country or abroad, we’ll treat your trip as if it were our own. Leave the details to us – we have over 15 years of experience providing luxury travel to customers just like you. Many premier sporting events come with
many logistical challenges, but we will make sure you have the
greatest trip possible. Please contact us to benefit from our
experience.

We look forward to working with you!

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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.

How One Private Flier Got Started.

 

Tony RobbinsPhoto courtesy of Jeff Christensen / AP

Tony Robbins, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, sat down with Farnoosh Torabi for his So Money podcast to discuss the one thing he buys to make his life easier.

As the nation’s #1 life and business strategist, Tony is constantly traveling to consult with everyone from presidents and Fortune 500 CEOs to entertainers and world-class athletes. So what is the one thing Tony can’t live and work without?

“Private jets. Private flight. Extraordinary,” he said. “There’s nothing that changes quality of life when you travel as much as I do, as that.”

In fact, he was persuaded to give private flights a try after a 13-hour lost-luggage, delayed-flight ordeal between San Diego and Aspen, where he was visiting a billionaire friend for Christmas. He told Torabi how his friend explained the value of bypassing commercial flights:

I said, “Dude, I’m not a billionaire like you.” He goes, “You don’t have to be a billionaire. You have to start thinking that you’re worth it.”

He said, “But, I’m gonna tell you something, if you just take a budget and you just say, ‘For the year I’m gonna spend this, but I can go when I want, where I want, wherever I want, in the middle of the night, with my own food. I can sleep in the middle of the night ’cause I’ve got a bed on the plane.'”

He said, “It will change your productivity more than anything on earth.” And it sounded insane. So he said, “Start with a small amount. Pick a number, and just say you’re gonna charter. Don’t be stupid and buy a jet. That doesn’t make any sense.” He goes, “Just go charter.”

Read the full article from Business Insider to see why Tony decided flying private was the only way to go.

Did you know an executive’s time is worth $19,000 per day? For 12 years FlyPrivate has saved companies millions of dollars in private aviation costs while increasing utilization with our innovative
programs.

Have a trip coming up? Give us the details. Our service is free to join and you pay as you fly. It couldn’t be easier.

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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.

Why Do Our Customers Use FlyPrivate?

Falcon 50 Interior

See what our customers are saying about their experience with
FlyPrivate, and contact us for your flight quote. We look forward to speaking with you and handling all of your private aviation needs.

Have a testimonial you’d like to share? Please post it to our
Facebook page and you could be featured in our next email or on our website!

“I think they are fantastic. My boss is in the air all the time. All I do is pick up the phone and call it’s very easy.”

They do what they say they will do. Our passengers are perfectly happy. It is a seamless experience.”

“All seven executives were bowled over by the service.”

“One of my friends who uses another private aviation company said, ‘We don’t get this sort of treatment!’

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ 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.

 

Medical Travel Contingency Planning

WorldClinic

Health may not be the first thing you consider when making travel plans for business or pleasure, but it is probably one of the most
important things you should consider. What if you get sick the night before a big presentation or on vacation? And while the risk is low, what if there is a true medical emergency? Do you know what to do?

According to Dr. Dan Carlin, CEO and Lead Physician of WorldClinic, the major issues that put you at risk are dramatically increased in a time sensitive health crisis. “The Golden Hour represents the time
delay between the onset of a crisis and the start of effective
treatment. The longer care is delayed during the Golden Hour, the greater the opportunity for something serious to turn truly
dangerous or deadly,” he advises. Dr. Carlin suggests a travel plan of action and intelligence.

  1. Know who to call for help.  Every country has a 911 equivalent: http://www.worldclinic.com/emergency-numbers-abroad/
  2. Know where the reliable doctors and hospitals are.  Resources include the local consulate or embassy, travel assistance number on the back of your credit card, or your hotel concierge–call them to find out how they have dealt with emergencies in the past. Try to verify the information; there should be concordance between resources.
  3. Check real time reports on where you are going.  Do this well
    before your travel date. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/Travel
  4. Carry a prescription medical kit and know how to use it.  This is your frontline defense against the Golden Hour.

If you are traveling abroad, acquire the knowledge and a make plan. WorldClinic Members receive a travel brief that outlines all local risks, health resources and other pertinent information for each
destination. WorldClinic members have direct access to the on call ER physician who has secure access to their medical records and through the use of the Prescription Medical Kit can diagnose and treat via telemedicine. Medevac is included in membership.

Let us help you travel safely.

For more information call 603-526-9003 or go to
www.worldclinic.com.

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We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Google+ 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.

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Jan Jones Worldwide

Jan Jones is the author of “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness”. The book debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Office Management Category. It has received widespread acclaim from executives and executive assistants worldwide. Jan spent 20 years as an esteemed international executive assistant to well-known business people, including personal development icon and author Tony Robbins. Jan is passionate about the executive assistant role and continues to champion the profession through speaking, mentoring and offering timeless, practical advice that is relevant to the day-to-day role of the executive assistant.

Jan Jones

Hello and Happy New Year FlyPrivate readers. I’m delighted to lead off the 2015 FlyPrivate blogging series by sharing some tips for how we can stay connected to each other through effective
communication.  Shall we commit to
effective and meaningful communication as one of our New Year’s resolutions at work and at home? I have a new book coming out in the Fall and will share extracts from it with you throughout the year. I look forward to being in touch with you.

I’ve just completed a book for executives, showing them how they can maximize productivity by working effectively with their
assistant. I interviewed many, many dozens of business leaders,
executives and assistants for the book. When I asked assistants what is the one thing the executive can do to help them, without fail, they all responded “communicate”. “Make sure the assistant knows all she needs to know in order to do her job,” said one. “Give me the big
picture and keep me informed of current projects” said another. One young assistant told me “I get stressed because I don’t know what he wants and I keep second guessing myself”. “Let me know your
opinion, which will help me to make better decisions on your behalf”, said the assistant to a high-profile entrepreneur. Fortunately, many assistants shared examples of their executives who were truly great communicators and always kept them informed and in the loop, which really helped their productivity and confidence in getting the job done.

Since communication and the ability to communicate effectively are vital skills, yet challenging for so many, I asked some of the popular speakers represented by my speakers bureau about some of the characteristics a good communicator, particularly one who is
delivering a presentation, must possess.

Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick are the bestselling co-authors of several books, including The Carrot Principle, and their latest work What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work. Chester said: “The speakers who get my attention are first of all, experts in their field. They share real stories of real people in real companies. They aren’t afraid to confront tough issues and make the audience feel a little challenged. But most importantly, they don’t speak in platitudes – they give us real tools we can use immediately to make our
workplaces better.”

Adrian added, “The best communicators are people who are
transparent. These business leaders share even hard truths with their co-workers, employees and clients as soon as they can, and they encourage open debate of ideas and issues, even if it rattles harmony. Others come to trust communicators like this, because they know they will be truthful and direct, and that builds trust and a larger culture of openness.”

Jones Loflin, is a busy speaker who crisscrosses America and the world delivering talks for companies such as FedEx and Microsoft. He told me great communicators have a passion to see people
improve their lives in some way. They should also be willing to be transparent and let people see who they really are. Jones said “I am always seeking better ways to meet audiences where they are, and develop strategies to take them to a place they can’t seem to take themselves.”

What I’m hearing from executives, assistants, successful authors and speakers is that you can develop trust and rapport with your
employees, or your audience, by engaging in direct and honest
communication, being willing to be “real” and helping others to
succeed by sharing knowledge and information so they are well
informed and equipped to get their job done. As Elton & Gostick shared, communication helps organizations build robust cultures where employees are not only productive and profitable, but also engaged and energized.

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We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ 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.

We have some exciting news!

Citation X PlusWe are very excited to announce the relaunch of the FlyPrivate website! Request a quote, learn about our “pay as you go” service, and browse the jets available to you. On our new site you can also meet our management team, browse FlyPrivate merchandise, or contact us to see how we can save you invaluable time and money on your next trip.

While our website and blog are always a work in progress, if there is something else you’d like to learn about, please let us know! Email us at fly@flyprivate or leave us a comment on Facebook, Google+,
Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or directly on our blog. We welcome and appreciate your feedback and suggestions!

 

Traveling during the holidays? If you haven’t booked your
jet charter, now is the time. Availability is limited during this busy time of year. Our Client Services team is here to make your holiday trip a hassle-free, enjoyable experience. Contact us today!

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.

South Shore Living Features FlyPrivate as Editors’ Pick

A big thank you South Shore Living for featuring FlyPrivate as an Editors’ pick for August, 2014! Make sure to pick up your copy today to see who else made the list!

South Shore Living