Corporate Jet Owners Don’t Want to Be Tracked Either – Surprised?

Not long ago, I was talking to a wannabe private investigator and she was dead set on going after corporate criminals. Of course private investigators try to use all the tools at their disposal, and some of them who are less than scrupulous do not always follow the code of conduct known to private eyes. Nevertheless, these days there is a ton of information online, and big data can take care of the rest. We shouldn’t be so surprising that corporate executives don’t much like being tracked, but let’s go ahead and discusses we might.

Obviously, many citizens and Internet users of social networking websites are quite concerned with all of the data tracking these days. They are worried that wherever they go with their cell phones they are being GPS’ed and tracked perhaps for reasons of marketing and advertising, but that doesn’t make it any more ethical. Many of these corporate executives, and the wealthy 1% don’t much appreciate having their corporate jet flights tracked either. Oh, you didn’t hear about that?

Well, there was an interesting article in this long debate and saga which was published in the Wall Street Journal way back on April 19, 2013 titled; “Why Jet Owners Don’t Want to Be Tracked,” by Mark Maremont and Tom McGinty. The article noted that many activists were tracking oil company executives, and we’ve also read in the past where investors were tracking corporate executives to see which cities they went to. Perhaps they might have flown to a city where there are many corporate headquarters, and this might give the investors or stock market players an idea of which companies they might be investing in.

This of course gives the stock investors an unfair advantage because whatever the target merger and acquisition might be, their stock might rise drastically. There’s money to be made there. Then there are also challenges with terrorism, and kidnappings. If a corporate jet from General Motors, General Electric, Boeing, Dow chemicals, or any of the oil companies is going to a specific airport in a specific country, those arrival times would be known because they would file a flight plan with the Federal Aviation Administration. If all of that was made public record, the terrorists or kidnappers could be waiting to kidnap the corporate executives and hold them for ransom.

Interestingly enough, you and I are more worried about someone tracking us to sell us advertising or doing a little marketing, or perhaps the future of the Gestapo where government becomes more like the visions portrayed in the movie 1984. Everyone has different reasons for not wishing to be tracked. Many movie stars, sports athletes, and even racecar drivers (as the article pointed out) are quite worried about the overzealous paparazzi and fans trying to get autographs or impede their travels.

It’s serious business, especially when it comes to corporate jet and private jet itineraries. No wonder the aviation sector is up in arms about allowing all of this information to become public. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Female Paramedics For Treatments Along Journey With Vedanta Air Ambulance In Guwahati And Chennai

Vedanta Air Rehabilitation from Guwahati resolves a 24-hour crisis, providing medical services to cope with the 24-hour crisis with sophisticated anxiety and comfort to transfer the needy to the needy due to excessive anxiety and support of specific medical teams. This service is one of the well-known and well-served service providers across India, with both medical supports along with evacuation via private and commercial airlines. In Guwahati, this air ambulance always gets in crisis and anyone can put the book charted air service in difficulty through call and email. In essence, we offer stress-free booking and costly procedures, which not only take time but also provide patients faster, faster, safely from Guwahati to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and another major city of India Makes it very hassle-free to move in. This is one of the trusted and most excellent service providers for any injured and sick patient.

This company now avails emergency and ambulance services in Guwahati with the reasonable and reasonably priced, now you can easily take your needy patients from one bed to another and easily to medical charters from Guwahati and Chennai. And can book commercial jets. In this country and also outside India Vedanta also offers full high-tech Air Evacuation Service in Ranchi; Medical life care clearance facility is available for full and serious patient transport from one location to another destination in India, and then the expert MD doctor and expert Para graphical staff Wherever you work in surveillance and anytime in India.

You can easily rent the best Air Restoration here. Now, it is available to help those who are suffering from a serious illness or an emergency case, who need a transfer for the best treatment. If you are one of those you want to move from your city. And if so, you can easily rent an Air Ambulance in Guwahati. But do you know what the best medical light is? If you are confused then you can book a medical flight here. Vedanta is one of them and it is cost-effective. Why is this cost-effective? Do you want to know?

Air Support can be hired at a lower cost because it is helping people who are facing great difficulty and have a problem with money. You can also adjust your time. Suppose if you are in Kolkata, you can rent Vedanta Air Ambulance Services and if you are in Guwahati, you can rent us too. This is the facility of this Medical Air Rehabilitation which provides you with a solution. To move quickly you will not have to face problems in the emergency.

Now if you are waiting for a quick solution or are looking for it, you can easily arrange the Air Ambulance in Chennai and also the booking of Sky Rehabilitation services. We provide the best way to take advantage of Emergency Medical Rehabilitation. You can book your service today and make a call independently.

Medical Transportation: What Are The Best Options?

Every day all over the world people are in need of medical assistance. Doctors and caregivers work relentlessly to both save and improve lives. Often though, the unsung heroes of the hour are the teams of people who run the medical transportation services. These are the people who quite literally stand in the divide between life and death.

But which form of this crucial transportation is considered “the best”?

Ambulance

Most people are familiar with ambulances. They can be seen in countries around the world, answering emergency calls and transporting those in need to the nearest hospital or medical centers quite literally from one bedside to another. The paramedics on an ambulance are trained to help people both at the scene and during transportation. It is the combination of the dedicated teams and extensive training that saves countless lives every day. In short, the ambulance is the number one way to move a patient by road in an emergency.

Air ambulance

The reason these are used is often to take people to a hospital that is further away, maybe hundreds of miles away or even in another country in the case of international medical evacuations. Much the same as the other form of ambulance, there will be paramedics on board who make it their concern to do everything they can to make their patients comfortable and ready to receive the necessary treatment at the other end of the journey. These special ambulances also come in handy for the daredevils who place themselves in tricky situations up the side of mountains and other unobtainable places throughout the world!

Non-emergency transport

Now not every patient needs urgent assistance thank goodness. However, there are patients who need to get to a medical center or hospital for an appointment but who are not able to use the normal methods of transport due to an ongoing medical condition (blindness for example). In cases such as these, patients are not simply left to “work things out on their own”. There are commercial and non-profit groups who arrange transport for such patients. In a sense, they are like a taxi service for those who are not able to help themselves. Again this is a door-to-door service, like the ambulance, but frees up limited resources to assist those who have an emergency.

Commercial airline grants

Some people may not know that there are grants that allow commercial airline carriers, which are responsible for taking people on holiday, to offer free tickets to those who need medical assistance and their caregivers. Now, this may seem like a good way to get a cheap holiday, but as would be expected; not everyone would be eligible. The grants are given to hospitals which operate in a non-profit way and who may not be otherwise able to afford such transportation. Each hospital that is selected for such a grant then chooses how to administer the airline tickets. This is a hugely popular idea which has been welcomed by many hospitals and charitable organizations for the great work it does in ensuring people get the medical help they need, no matter what their bank balance says.

So there it is. There are many different types of transport to and from hospitals around the world. Each one has its own little niche where it stands out from the others in specific situations. Realistically there is no “best” option as they all do outstanding work and the world would be a much worse place if any one of these vital modes of transport were to disappear.

The Phenom 100

If you are a small business owner and need to travel short distances for conferences, meetings and the like, the Phenom 100 but be just the business jet you are looking for. It is built by Brazilian brand Embraer, one of the largest airplane manufacturers in the world, and although it is small, it is also mighty.

It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofan engines and has a takeoff thrust of 1,695 lbs. Because of its size it can take off and land on runways as short as 3,125 ft. (953m) so it can take you to smaller airports with ease. The Phenom 100 can fly up to 1,178 nautical miles and can achieve a cruising altitude of 37,000 feet, perfect for those short range flights where you want to arrive on your schedule, not that of the commercial airline giants.

In addition to its next generation technology, this business jet also boasts the largest cabin windows in its class, allowing tons of natural light to benefit its passengers, the largest cabin door complete with a unique staircase and the largest baggage compartment in its class as a full 70 cubic feet so passengers don’t have to leave anything behind on that all important trip. The cabin is comprised of four comfortable leather seats complete with arm rests, power outlets and multiple finger tip controls. The rest of the cabin is appointed in a wood finish with clean lines and the wonderful feeling of space, even is such a small plane. As for configuration, the Phenom 100 allows four passengers to sit facing each other in a two across from two pattern which is convenient for in-flight meetings and any other work that needs to be finished before you land at your destination. It can also hold an additional two passengers for a total of six, with the pilot the lone crew member.

This very light jet measures only 42′ 1″ from nose to tail and has a wingspan of just 40′ 4″. The cabin measures 11′ long, 4′ 11″ high and 5′ 1″ wide. While it may be small, this business jet can get you where you want to be cheaply and efficiently without the hassle of big busy airports and commercial plane schedules.

If you have a small business that needs to travel short distances to events why not look into the affordable and efficient Phenom 100 for your next charter experience?

Imagine a Super Sonic Business Jet, But Don’t Wait Too Long for That Thought – Almost Here

Supersonic transportation has come a long way since the 1970s. The SST and Concorde were ahead of their time, but were a logical next step. It takes a lot of energy to overcome the coefficients of drag to reach supersonic speeds, and it also takes a superior aerospace design, one which also takes advantage of the changes in both high and low speeds. Is it possible to build a supersonic business jet? Absolutely, the question is; is it possible to build an efficient one? Gulfstream believes the answer is yes, and they are rapidly making that happen.

In fact, Flight Global Magazine noted at the NBAA Convention (October 30, 2012) that the future of Business and Corporate Aviation will be supersonic in an article titled “NBAA: Gulfstream “very close” to supersonic business jet design,” by Stephan Trimble out of Orlando. The article stated;

“Due to R&D Technology done at Gulfstream and NASA, the engineers and designers as Gulfstream now can decrease sonic booms and supersonic shockwaves,” and they have also stated that they have the power plant technology to operate these aircraft without limitation.”

Does this mean the 1% crowd can get to their destinations even faster? Yes, and although a supersonic business jet will cost quite a bit of money, it will also save a huge amount of time. It means that traveling across the pond, or very large distances, such as halfway around the world can easily be done in the same business day without missing a beat. Although Gulfstream has not announced what the price might be, they have proven that it is feasible, and that they can do it.

Most of the individuals in the market for a supersonic business jet are probably not so concerned with the price as they are all about saving time – because in their world time is money. That’s how it works in the business world, especially at the upper levels. Although most CFOs of large companies might disagree these aircraft are a worthy investment, those who are the movers and shakers in the global dynamic will see them as indispensable business tools.

It’s good to see that these will be made in the United States, utilizing US technology, and will not be sacrificing the public peace, as they will remain quiet even as they accelerate to supersonic speeds to cruising altitude and to then off to their intended destination. I have no doubt whatsoever that once these become available there will be waiting lists to buy them. Maybe this next generation of high-performance supersonic corporate business jets is just what the US aviation sector needs. Please consider all this and think on it.

Why Jet Charter is Smarter When Traveling With Pets

Many pet lovers know all too well that traveling by air with pets can be a serious challenge in today’s world of commercial aviation. In fact, the Humane Society of the United States recommends that you DO NOT transport your pet by commercial air unless absolutely necessary! Why? There are a myriad of reasons, which include the sad fact that there are countless documented incidents of beloved pets suffering through commercial air flights, getting sick, dehydrated, accidentally injured, even some otherwise healthy animals not even surviving the flight.

However, for travelers to know that is an alternative to flying commercial with your beloved pets. Jet charter is smarter when it comes to air travel with our four-legged friends! Here are a few reasons that the small monetary investment in flying charter pays a huge dividend in your pet’s health, happiness and safety, and your peace of mind.

Often, when you fly charter, you can travel with your pet in your arms or at your side on the jet. There are pet-friendly aircraft and charter companies world-wide, and you can find a jet that will meet your travel needs easily and conveniently. You need not be separated from your pet for a single moment, and never have to worry about your pet even being allowed on board, loaded into the cargo hold, getting lost or delayed if you have connecting flights, or your flight is cancelled.

You may need to worry about pet carriers, if one comfortable for your pet, and approved by the airlines. If you fly commercial, and your pet is small enough, you may be allowed to bring them on board with an additional fee, depending upon the commercial airlines rules. However, they are not allowed out of the carrier, and there are anecdotal instances of travelers arriving with small pets to carry on and being denied as commercial airlines have limitations on the number of carry on pets they allow per flight! If you are allowed to carry on your pet, pets can become quite agitated in such confined surroundings, and without being able to comfort them, it can be nerve-wracking for you!

Furthermore, larger pets of a certain size may have to be checked into the cargo hold, which may or may not be climate-controlled. With cold weather upon us, this could be dangerous, if not life-threatening, for a pet to be confined in a carrier in a icy cold cargo hold. Even if you are traveling to a warm weather destination, the same caution is issued: that cargo hold can easily become excessively and dangerously hot. Your pet is stuck without food, water, or any “creature comforts”, while you have to worry about any flight delays due to adverse winter weather conditions. The bottom line: the commercial airlines technically consider your pet to be checked luggage. A jet charter company considers your pet to be a client.

You can ensure that your pet stays comfortable, content, fed and hydrated. Some jet charter companies offer their clients traveling with pets special treats, toys and other little travel luxuries. Even some FBOs have pet-friendly accommodations for your waiting period prior to or after your flight. Give yourself the special Holiday gift of knowing that your furry friend is safely traveling in your arms or by your side AND being pampered in the manner they deserve!

It truly is Smarter to Fly Charter with your pets this holiday season, or any time of the year! Join the Pet Jet Set and keep your pet safe and sound to enjoy the holidays with you and your family.

The Simple Truth About Private Jet Charter

In the current economic climate you may need that extra few thousand and I know that as you look to make savings on you private jet travel it may be worth your while looking at why some companies are taking you for an expensive ride. Consider some of the limitations with spending around €200,000 EUR on a 25 hr block program from a leading shared ownership private jet company compared to spending up to €180,000 EUR or indeed less on similar aircraft with much more flexibility when using adhoc private jet charter.

With some companies you pay for all the little changes that you make, like upgrading or downgrading to a different size aircraft, fuel surcharges, landing fees, airport surcharges, parking charges on some aircraft, and catering on larger aircraft is also not included. You are also locked into a fixed contract that expires, so if you don’t fly you lose your money and within a year it disappears. If you are looking at charter on an adhoc basis it certainly a cheaper and more flexible option.

The price that you are quoted is the price you pay, catering is included and you have the ability to match the aircraft for the specific need that you have. For example you may want to fly from London to Nice with your wife for the weekend, you would use a light jet which will take you there in supreme comfort. Then during the week you require a business jet to take 9 passengers from London to Moscow, you would use a heavy jet with more space and additional range. With adhoc charter you only pay for what you use. And as you pay as you fly. Your cash can be in your control making interest for you not in someone else’s account making interest for them.

There are some benefits of using per hour programs including that they guarantee availability from your home base. As they guarantee availability at short notice but if they are experiencing heavy bookings they may have to fly a plane in from a different location to do the flight. This does not cost the end client but indeed some per hour companies are forced to make a loss due to their contractual agreement.this occurs on some flights due to the relocation costing more than the actual billed amount. Considering that the planes are involved in fractional ownership and the shareholder owns the aircraft to a large extent. It may be of concern to the to some members of these programs that the company runs a model that does not seem to be able to provide a return on investment.

All in all per hour block programs seem to have a decent market share of the Private Jet market, but at what cost to their members? It would appear that adhoc charter is more flexible and cheaper with the only downside being that it takes a little more involvement to book a flight. But that can simply be fixed by employing the right broker that you trust. They can arrange all your needs with a simple email or phone call.

Guide for Selecting an Aircraft Charter and Management Specialist

Aircraft Charter and Management is a highly regulated, highly specialized business. The relationship between an aircraft owner and their management company is unique; it is closer to a partnership then a traditional supplier/customer relationship. When it comes to selecting a company for aircraft management, most owners like to hire a company with deep experience, top safety ratings and one which understands and is aligned with the owner’s air travel requirements. In this post, we will discuss key areas that are differentiators when choosing and ACM company.

– Experience is one of the most important factors. When you are looking for an aircraft charter and management specialist, you have to consider their experience. This is extremely vital because it largely determines the kind of services you can expect from them. If required, ask the prospective company to offer references of past customers with similar aircraft and mission profiles.

– Consider their safety ratings. There are well known and respected organizations such as Argus, Wyvern, IS-BAO and the Air Charter Safety Foundation which rate ACM companies based upon their safety record. Ask potential management company for its ratings from these organizations.

– Who are their clients? While many organizations and individual aircraft owners prefer confidentiality, some may be available for use as reference. At a minimum an ACM operator should be able to provide a profile of their clients on a “blind” basis for review.

– What’s their expertise? A prospective management company should be able to provide you a summary of their Operations Specifications, or OPSPECS, so you can better understand their capabilities. This is especially important for owners who plan to travel outside of the U.S.

– How do they measure success? Another way of saying this is what type of reporting will you receive? Most owners of managed aircraft receive a monthly summary detailing every flight, every maintenance transaction, etc. As an owner, you have every right to receive whatever information you want, in whatever format you want it. If you are used to reviewing performance reports a certain way, you should be able to tailor your aircraft activity reporting this way as well. If desired, you can even have an automated data interface set up to electronically transfer this information to you as well.

Finally, you have to understand the value proposition. Not all companies can deal with management requirements efficiently, and it can only add to your overall costs. The whole purpose of hiring an aviation management company is to keep a tight control on the operations and increase efficiency and transparency. Unless the management company can meet your expectations in these areas, it is unlikely that you can expect good returns as far as customer service and delivery of execution are concerned.

Please consider these areas as your diligence aircraft charter and management companies for your potential use. If you would rather use a third part consultant, that can also provide the comfort you are seeking that the potential ACM companies have been properly vetted to meet your needs.

Everything You Need To Know About Private Ambulance Services

We all are living in an era where we give the least preference for our health. The healthy lifestyle that once we used to have is now reduced to almost nothing. This can be seen in the form in the rise of so many emergencies and hospital cases in the major cities of the world. Medical emergencies can actually come anywhere and anytime. And at that point in time, bringing an ambulance at the correct and critical time can make a lot of difference to many lives. But many times the ambulances don’t come in time and are unable to reach the patient quickly. This results in a riskier situation for the victim as well. But private ambulances are one way to remedy this situation.

Private ambulances are a good viable option for this purpose. Private ambulances actually are not under the government or government-related units. They are actually having their own helplines to call too, and are more flexible with the date and time, making them great options for patients and hospitals to have around. It may seem to cost a few more bucks, but it’s one of the fastest and the best ground transport that a medical patient can get.

Features of a Private Ambulance

A private ambulance is just like an ordinary ambulance. Although these are always equipped with one of the finest medical equipment and medical technicians to provide medical transport services in a streamlined way. An ambulance is really important for the patient as it can help sustain the patient’s life. There are many other forms of facilities in and around the world, but usually, they don’t contain intensive care equipment or major life-sustaining things. This makes many customers to actually take private ambulances as their option. The private ambulance is on a roll actually, by providing some medical coverage for example at large events etcetera. The ambulance is full of important tools and things which are always kept with the proper check-up by a technician. A private ambulance in many countries has a separate legal status on the road. The status does not just affect the law but is more of a norm that is in the minds of people all around.

Types of Private ambulance

The most common type of ambulance vehicles which are seen are the road machines. Also, there are lots of people that can also afford air ambulances. Air ambulances are actually the fastest in terms of other delivery of patients. An air ambulance is actually an aircraft that is made and customized to fit specialized medical equipment and medical personnel to accompany the patient. An air ambulance actually is helpful but is quite expensive as well. The way we see it, an air ambulance is actually quite common nowadays. Especially in organ transplants where it is necessary for the organ to reach the destination, in time and also without any damage.

With Jet Charter Aircraft You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

In this fast-moving age, time is money and the person who learns to unlock the secret of time management is a millionaire. Charter flight is an excellent tool to manage your time in an effective manner and boost up your daily productivity. If you book a jet you can accomplish a lot more in a single day than you would normally do with other means of transportation. Hence, with Jet Charter Aircraft you can have your cake and eat it too!

Charter Flight- an Introduction

The air charter is a business of renting an entire aircraft to visit a specific place. It is different from commercial flights because in the latter you just purchase a single seat in the aircraft. The jet charter business is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for safety concerns. The flights usually transpire outside the regular air schedules. So, you can fly anyplace and back at your time and convenience without being held down by delayed or cancelled flights. Air charter is specifically convenient for visiting places that need several layovers or connections. Charter flight works at your beck and call and even flies to places not covered by commercial flights. You can easily book seats on a charter through tour operators or charter companies.

Schedule Your Own Departure and Arrival

Jet charter aircraft provides you the freedom to schedule your own departure and arrival. As previously mentioned, you can travel to a number of destinations in a single day at your pace and convenience. You would break free from the constraint of time and do not have to hurry from one place to another just so that you can reach the airport on time and not miss on the next connecting flight. Private jets are faster and easier and you can wrap up a greater number of things with its help. This provides you an enhanced utility and saves you from unnecessary tension and rush.

Enjoy Privacy and Peace

A private jet provides you lot more privacy and peace that a regular commercial flight. You do not have to spend time at a crowded airport waiting to undergo screening but can directly drive your car to the hired jet and board from a private terminal. The jets provide you with the ultimate comfort with your choice of meal, a variety of entertainment options, and your preferred companions. Here you can engage in any activity you want to without being exposed to unwanted company or noises. You get enough room-space to spread your legs and get entertained through wi-fi and high-end sound system. Pet lovers can easily have their pets by their sides. The relaxing atmosphere takes away your stress and rejuvenates you for the next meeting or challenge. In fact, you can also have a meeting inside the comfortable confines of the air charter and sign that important business deal.

Social Distancing

The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the forefront the importance of social distancing. Conveyance is a requirement of the time and people need to move from one place to another due to varied reasons. Senior citizens need to go back to their home town but they are refused tickets on commercial flights. A person may suddenly need to go home due to an emergency but would not be able to get space on any flight or train. A young mother may need to return back to her workplace along with her infant child but be wary of the airport rush. In such cases, chartered flights act as godsend and allows people to travel to their preferred destination with the least amount of hassle. The best part of private jets is that they maintain social distancing. Hence, you can easily relocate from one place to another without being worried of contacting any ailments.

Jet Charter Aircraft in India

India is witnessing a steady rise in the jet charter segment. The flexibility of time and space is attracting many entrepreneurs and business tycoons to avail from this growing market.

Growth of Air Charter Services in India

India is the ninth-largest in the global segment of civil aviation. Currently, it is reported to be worth over 16 billion US dollars. Market analysts predict that the industry is all set to become the third largest aviation market in the next four years, and will be the largest in the world in 2030.

So what made this possible? It is owing to the growth of air charter companies in India. They offer a range of services like planning the itinerary, ground handling facilities at the airport, arranging accommodation for passengers and their transportation and many other added services.

Air charter companies support operators of both passenger and freight scheduled flights on domestic and international routes.

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the world is fixed on Indian aviation, and the credit goes to all stakeholders in the Indian aviation industry. These include operators of charter flight services as well.

Charter companies say that they don’t face some of the problems the general airlines have to tackle. This according to them is because they don’t have equally high payments and operational costs.

For e.g. they only fly after getting the full payment for the flight. On the other hand, a commercial airline has to fly to its designated routes even if many seats are not filled. This will end up in high operational costs and low returns.

The passenger traffic within the country surged by 19.2% and reached 20.3 million in the second quarter of 2015. During the previous year it was 17 million. For e.g if the passenger traffic in June, 2014, was 7.8 million, in June, 2015, it was 8.8 million. That means there was a 13% growth.

In the segment of freight transportation, it was 211,590 tonnes in June, 2014. In June, 2015, it was 222,990 tonnes.

The movement of aircraft across all the Indian airports was 8% higher in June, 2015, when compared to June, 2014. And the credit for this growth goes to the air charter companies in India. They played a crucial role to make this happen.

A New Delhi-based chartered operator transported ISRO Satellites from Bangalore to Cayenne in French Guiana. That’s not all. It also transported life saving drugs and relief material during natural calamities.

This growth curve proves that India, no doubt, is well placed to become the focal point of aviation for the world nations in the years to come.

Long Island MacArthur Airport: The Frontier Years

Promise to Ronkonkoma-located Long Island MacArthur Airport, operating in the shadows of Manhattan-proximity La Guardia and JFK International airports, always came in the form of new airline serve, which attempted to achieve profitability and replace that which the discontinued ones failed to. Several ultimately unsuccessful low-cost and upstart carriers left little more than a fading imprint during the past half-decade.

Alaska-based PenAir, for example, seeking to replace the popular, multiple-daily Saab S-340 flights once operated by Business Express and later American Eagle between Long Island and Boston, forged tis own link in July of 2013 with two daily roundtrips operated by the same 34-passenger turboprop. But poor load factors led to its discontinuation a year later.

“We were losing money,” according to David Hall, PenAir’s Chief Operation Officer. “We just weren’t able to get to a consistent operating profit. Unfortunately, it’s a business and that’s how it works.”

Another attempt was made by low-cost, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, which inaugurated two weekly roundtrips to Punta Gorda, Florida, in December of 2013. Because their winter sun-seeking draw diminished in the spring, they were discontinued on May 26 of the following year and were intended to be reinstated in December. They never were.

Still another Islip entrant was Elite Airways. Founded, as reflected by its name, in 2016 by airline veterans wishing to establish a higher-quality airline that deviated from the proliferation of no-frills ones, it was certified as a US Part 121 air carrier that offered charter and scheduled service, initially transporting professional and college sports teams, company executives, heads of state, White House press corps, and VIP tour groups. Headquartered in Portland, Maine, but concentrating its maintenance, crew training, sales, and marketing in Melbourne, Florida, it operated charter flights for the first six years of its existence before transitioning to scheduled ones with a minuscule route system, including Melbourne-Portland, Naples (Florida)-Newark, Naples-Portland, Vero Beach (Florida)-Newark, and Rockford (Illinois)-Fort Collins (Colorado) sectors. Its 11-strong Bombardier Region Jet fleet consisted of a single CRJ-100, five CRJ-200s, and five CRJ-700s.

Seeking incentives, such as reduced or waved landing fees, underserved airports with its 50- and 70-seat aircraft, It intended to offer sunbirds air links between New England and Florida, very much the way Northeast had with its 727 “Yellowbirds” in the early-1970s before Delta acquired the carrier. Because of its airline veteran founders, who additionally endeavored to resurrect the higher quality inflight service of the full-fare legacy carriers, it bore similarities with no-longer existent KIWI Airways.

Elite touted itself as “Melbourne’s hometown airline.”

Catalyst to the Long Island MacArthur service was passenger request.

“The funniest thing is that if it wasn’t for people who are originally from Long Island, we wouldn’t be here,” according to Elite Airways president John Pearsall. “On our route we’re presently flying between Newark and Vero Beach… we’ve had more people asking for Islip, Long Island, than any other destination we fly to.”

Twice-weekly service, on Friday and Sunday, to Portland, Maine; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Melbourne, Florida, on which $99.00, $139.00, and $149.00 introductory fares were respectively charged, began on June 17, 2016, amid the typically upbeat comments from Pearsall, who said that he expected “passenger demand to be strong for these new routes” and Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, who commented, “I am thrilled that the Town of Islip is entering into a partnership with Elite Airways. The addition of Elite to the Long Island MacArthur Airport family will offer both residents and those living in Nassau and Suffolk counties the opportunity to travel to some of the most desirable vacation destinations along the east coast… “

The Portland route continued to Bar Harbor, while that to Melbourne was envisioned as being extended to St. Croix, the US Virgin Islands.

Because of Elite’s presence in Rockford, Illinois, it also contemplated connecting Islip with that Chicago-alternative destination.

“We will be announcing additional destinations as we get more and more familiar with the market here,” Pearsall said.

Another route then under consideration was that to Newport News, Virginia, slated for a March 13, 2017 inauguration. But it was forced to postpone it because of a pending investigation concerning the $3.55 million state funding, intended for infrastructure improvement that was allegedly used to guarantee a loan for a low cost carrier.

Although the controversy did not involve Elite itself, it found it prudent to avoid the airport.

“The Peninsula Airport Commission has been informed that Elite Airways has chosen to temporarily suspend service from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (to Newark) due to the continuing negative and inaccurate headlines, which are preventing the introduction of this brand new property to our community,” according to a statement. “The commission and Elite Airways have a great working relationship as well as support for one another. We look forward to setting a new launch date over the next few months. We feel certain that Elite will find success out of the market, and that our community will enjoy their ‘Elite Class’ of service.”

“It was a difficult decision to postpone the start of service… ,” Pearsall said, “as the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport has been a great partner to work with. We strongly believe in the market and want to give this service the best possible climate to start in. Postponing the start date will allow both the airline and the airport to be more successful in launching new air service to meet the needs of the community.”

It never did. Nor did it to Rockford. And existing Islip service, considered seasonal, was suspended between January 15 and February 16, 2017, before it was reinstated and severed a second time at the end of April. Although a second reintroduction was slated for July, it was never implemented.

While the service duration of these carriers was brief, one, National Airlines, never even touched down on Long Island soil.

Founded in 2008, the Orlando-based airline operated passenger and cargo flights with Boeing 747-400BCFs as National Air Cargo, but upgraded to public charter service on June 11, 2016 under Department of Transportation (DOT) PC#16-038, whose flights were sold by FlyBranson Travel LLC dba (doing business as) Branson Air Express and operated by National Air Cargo Group, Inc., which itself did business as National Airlines.. Its fleet, a pair of Rolls Royce 40,200 thrust-pound RB.211-535E4-powered Boeing 757-200s configured for 170 (26 first class and 144 coach) and 184 (22 first class and 162 coach) passengers, was intended for a six-destination route system, encompassing Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Islip, New York; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Sanford-Orlando, Florida; St. John’s, Newfoundland; and Windsor, Ontario.

“At National Airlines we provide an enhanced passenger travel experience air mile after air mile,” it described itself. “Our uncompromising quality, unrelenting service, and unmatched agility set us apart as one of the market’s most elite passenger airlines. We travel farther, move faster, and arrive on time with a focused commitment to safe performance. From the runway to the horizon, National provides a world-class flight experience.

“National is committed to customer care. We believe our passengers are the most precious cargo that an aircraft can carry, and therefore we treat each individual as an elite global VIP. From the dedicated service of our inflight crew to the undeniable beauty of our aircraft, we focus on the details.”

Planned were two weekly departures to Aguadilla as Flight N8 273 on Monday and Friday and four to San Juan as Flight N8 231 on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from Islip. All were scheduled to leave at 0900.

“The city of Islip is a wonderful and engaging community.” according to Edward Davidson, National’s president and CEO, “and Long Island MacArthur Airport offers both outstanding service and convenience for our customers. National Airlines believes there is demand for our unique brand of exclusive service of inclusive fares between Islip, San Juan, and Aguadilla.”

“There is a vibrant Puerto Rican community in and around Islip and the entire New York City region,” he continued, “and we believe travelers will find our combination of convenient location and inclusive service very attractive.”

Although it would have constituted the first nonstop service to the Caribbean from the Long Island airport, a lack of suitable equipment precluded its inauguration, resulting in a six-month delay and prompting passenger refunds.

“National has experienced challenges acquiring the very popular Boeing 757 aircraft,” according to a statement issued by Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Regretfully, this has prompted National to postpone the June 1 launch from Long Island MacArthur Airport to Puerto Rico. However, the Town remains very enthusiastic in welcoming National Airlines t to our airport family.”

It was never given the opportunity to do so.

The airport fared far better with the next carrier to touchdown on its runways, ultra-low-cost, Denver-based Frontier. Announcing nonstop service to Orlando in May of 2017, the airline, an Airbus A320 operator, placed itself in competition with incumbent Southwest to that destination and Florida in general, offering unbundled, $39.00 introductory fares, with additional fees for checked baggage, early boarding, drinks, snacks, and refundability. Based upon advanced bookings, it became the threshold to a significant Islip presence that would entail more nonstop flights and to further destinations than Southwest itself and (then) Elite had offered.

As part of 21 cities it was adding to its existing 61, it was considered the first step in an expansion that would double its size in the next five years.

“Islip is going to be part of the largest expansion in Frontier’s history,” said Scott Fisher, the carrier’s senior director, at a MacArthur news conference.

Because of airport facility availability, a lack of congestion, and the reconstruction of La Guardia, which it also served, Fisher labeled it an “easy airport experience” in the otherwise competitive New York market. “This became a no-brainer in terms of a partnership,” he said.

“We thank you for your confidence in what we know is truly a treasure that has been untapped,” Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter said to Fisher at the news conference. “This is really going to reap a tremendous amount of rewards for everybody.”

Touching down at 0936 after an inbound ferry flight from Orlando on August 16 and given a water cannon salute from MacArthur Airport Fire-Rescue, the single-class Frontier A320-200, designated Flight F9 1779, became the inaugural departure, pushed back from the gate at 1045. It would return as Flight F9 1778 at 2155 that evening.

It became the first in a dual-phase expansion at MacArthur, with service to Fort Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, and West Palm Beach beginning on October 5, and that to Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis the following April 9, 2018. Atlanta and Chicago constituted two of the airport’s once-served, but subsequently lost destinations. They remained the two still most-requested ones.

Yet, because deregulation facilitated the rapid entry and exit of markets, and very low-fare carriers such as Frontier, by necessity, were forced to adopt hairpin triggers when revenue fell below expectations, a significant portion of its Islip route system was modified shortly after disappointing load factors dictated the need to do so.

The first destination to be eliminated, on March 5, was New Orleans.

“We constantly evaluate route performance,” according to Frontier spokesman Richard Oliver III. “Unfortunately, this capacity was better… redeployed elsewhere in our route network.”

Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken echoed this reality.

“Unfortunately, one of (Frontier’s) ten routes-New Orleans-did not perform as was anticipated, and therefore adjustments to the schedule are being made to ensure the carrier continues to be successful in the market.”

Like the first in a string of falling dominoes, however, it knocked down Miami and Fort Myers on April 8.

“They just weren’t meeting our expectations,” Oliver III said.

Two more dominoes fell on July 5-namely, Detroit and Minneapolis.

“We haven’t seen the level of demand that we need to see for the routes,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s Vice President of Commercial Operations.

Myrtle Beach and San Juan replaced two of the original destinations, and Fort Myers, Miami, and West Palm Beach were being considered for reinstatement during the winter 2018-2019 season.

Despite the cancellations, Frontier remained committed to Islip, provided load factors ensured adequate profitability.

“We’ve been working together with the airport and they’ve done a good job promoting service,” said Shurz.

Although American Eagle and Southwest remained the long-time anchor tenants, they made tiny adjustments themselves. The former upgraded its 37-passenger de Havilland of Canada DHC-8-100 turboprop to American’s Philadelphia hub to a 45-passenger Embraer ERJ-145 pure-jet, representing a 31-percent capacity increase, while the latter inaugurated one-stop, single-aircraft service to Raleigh/Durham, via Baltimore, facilitating same-day return business travel.

Long Island MacArthur continued its perpetual search for airlines, while the airliners themselves continued their search for passengers and profitability in the shadow of the New York airports, as evidenced by the latest round of carrier entries and exits. Yet, despite losses between 2011 and 2014, with the $2 million one its largest in 2012, it ended 2017 with an almost $3 million surplus.

In the fiscal year from February 2017 to February of 2018, it recorded 6,473 aircraft departures, a 10.67-percent increase, 694,000 arriving passengers, a 17.28-percent increase, and 697,000 departing passengers, a 17.43-percent increase, according to DOT statistics. The number of nonstops served more than doubled, from seven to 15.

Like American Airlines in the 1970s, Northeastern International in the 1980s, and Southwest in the 1990s, Frontier could serve as the catalyst to the airport’s next development cycle, provided it can determine the markets that ensure its profitability and long-term presence.

The History of Lauda Air

Lauda Air, the second carrier after Austrian Airlines itself to establish a presence in Vienna, had a history of both competition and cooperation with it.

Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda, the son of a paper factory owner, who forged a very different path than his father when he won the first of three Formula One world racing championships at 26-years-old, capitalized on his notoriety and invested his wealth in an airline that bore his name, Lauda Air Luftfahrt AG.

Acquiring Alpair Vienna’s charter license for ATS 5 million in April of 1979, he commenced charter and air taxi service in cooperation with Austrian Airlines with two Fokker F.27 Friendships.

It quickly became apparent, however, that it could not coexist with incumbent Austrian in such a small home market, and the F.27s were consequently leased to Egyptair.

Entering a partnership with Greek financier Basile Varvaressos, owner of the ITAS travel agency, six years later, he leased two BAC-111-500s, a British twin-jet not unlike the SE.210 Caravelle and Douglas DC-9 in size, range, and design, from Tarom Romanian Airlines, increasing his fleet capacity to 208 seats in the process and operating them on charter and inclusive-tour (IT) services to Greece and other European destinations.

So high did demand become, however, that it soon exceeded capacity and a larger 737-200, this time acquired from Transavia Holland, replaced one of the BAC-111s. Still later, both types were superseded by two even higher-capacity 737-300s, which were operated on a steadily growing charter route network.

In May of 1986, Lauda Air applied to the Austrian Ministry of Transport for a license to operate scheduled international service for the first time. Approved in November of the following year, it signaled the end of Austrian Airlines’ long-held monopoly and a subsequently obtained, 235-passenger Boeing 767-300ER, featuring both business and economy class cabins, facilitated long-range, intercontinental flights. The first, occurring on May 7, 1988, consisted of a single weekly frequency from Vienna to Hong Kong via Bangkok. It was later supplemented by a Vienna-Bangkok-Sydney sector.

Inextricably tied to the management of the airline that bore his name and frequently taking the left seat of his aircraft as the pilot that he was, he sought to differentiate it and hence attract passengers with quality, offering “Amadeus,” instead of simply “business,” class; catering his flights with cuisine from the highly esteemed DO & CO restaurant in downtown Vienna; featuring triangular shaped, porcelain plates during their in-flight service; and toting it all with the slogan, “Service is our success.” It was.

But his signature style was expressed in several other ways, including high expectations of his employees, uniforms that included the red baseball caps and blue jeans he himself wore, a mandatory flight attendant retirement age of 38, and aircraft named after movie stars, singers, and artists, such as Bob Marley, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Elvis Preseley, Janis Joplin, Greta Garbo, Gregory Peck, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. One, reflecting his own passion, naturally bore the designation “Enzo Ferrari.”

Flamboyant, charismatic, and a racing hero who had also won 26 Grand Prix championships, he was perhaps the Austrian equivalent of Richard Branson.

Filling the need for lower-fare, long-haul, leisure-oriented travel, Lauda Air grew rapidly. In 1985, for instance, it carried 95,768 passengers and flew 2,522 flight hours with 67 employees, while in the first ten months of 1987, it carried 236,730 passengers and undertook 5,364 flight hours with 169 employees, a 147-percent passenger increase.

By 1990, its fleet consisted of five aircraft–three 146-passenger 737-300s and two 235-passenger 767-300ERs–all of which were operated on charter services to Europe, Africa, and the Middle and Far East. The scheduled routes remained those between Vienna, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Sydney.

Subsequently earning its license for European scheduled flights on August 23, 1990–a right thus far only held by flag carrier Austrian–Lauda Air inaugurated service between Vienna and London-Gatwick with five weekly 737-300 frequencies. But growth attracted more than passengers. It also attracted other airlines.

Because Lufthansa saw its growing presence in the Austrian market and its East European route access as potentially lucrative assets, it announced a marketing cooperation with Lauda Air in July of 1992, (which was initially envisioned as an offensive move against the aborted Austrian Airlines, KLM, SAS, and Swissair Alcazar Alliance), sealing the agreement the following January with a 26.5-percent capital increase, by means of its Condor charter carrier, shortly after which the two airlines inaugurated a quad-weekly 767-300ER service to Los Angeles. “Partner of Lufthansa,” advertising the arrangement, appeared on Lauda’s aircraft.

The fledgling Austrian carrier, no longer just a shadow of Austrian Airlines, was now aligned with a company far larger than itself and its initial, dual-aircraft fleet quickly quadrupled, now encompassing four narrow body 737s and four widebody 767s, operating between Munich, Miami, and Los Angeles with Condor equipment.

Painfully aware of competition from Austrian Airlines on scheduled inter-European routes, Lauda circumvented what would have resulted in low 737 load factors by ordering six 50-passenger Canadair CRJ-100 Regional Jets in October of 1993 to operate them.

Deployed to Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Geneva, Manchester, and Stockholm, they marked the start of the summer timetable, which became effective on March 27, 1994. Singapore, which replaced Bangkok in November of that year, served as its new “bridge” between Vienna and Sydney/Melbourne, and the weekly 767 service was doubled. By the fall it served 11 scheduled and 42 charter destinations.

On March 26 of the following year, Lauda Air established a second European hub, Milan-Malpensa, in cooperation with Lufthansa, which now held a 39.7-percent stake in the fledgling carrier, basing three of its six CRJ-100s there and operating them to Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Manchester, Paris, and Vienna. The Canadair Regional Jets, along with an increasing number of 737s, became the backbone of its European fleet.

Its statistics were hardly embarrassments. Indeed, it carried 1.5 million passengers in 1995, a significant percentage of whom provided business class yield, and employed 1,200 by the following year.

It soon become apparent, however, that pending European deregulation was not likely to tolerate dozen-aircraft airlines unless they served very small, specific market niches. Lauda Air had been unable to survive in the face of competition from Austrian Airlines once before. Because both operated medium- and long-range, twin-engine aircraft from bases in Vienna and offered considerable passenger service quality, cooperation between the two became inevitable.

Not surprisingly, it had already been partially consummated in June of 1996, when Austrian Airlines and Lauda Air operated single-aircraft, dual-code flights to Nice, Milan, and Rome with the Regional Jet for the first time.

On March 12, 1997, however, this was expanded, when the tri-carrier Austrian Airlines Group, comprised of Austrian Airlines itself, Lauda Air, and Tyrolean Airways, was formed, each operating within its own niche, based upon its experience, strengths, and aircraft types. The former, for example, remained the flag carrier on scheduled medium- and long-range sectors, while Tyrolean served domestic and regional markets with turboprop and pure-jet airliners. Lauda Air, although initially retaining its scheduled Asian and Australian flights, now primarily focused on leisure-oriented charter destinations.

Nevertheless, on September 24 of that year, it took delivery of its second widebody aircraft type, the 777-200, which it inaugurated into service on the Vienna-Singapore-Sydney-Melbourne route the following month, replacing the venerable 767.

Two years later, all three Austrian Airlines Group carriers announced their intention of joining the Star Alliance as a collective whole and this became effective on March 26, 2000 at which time Niki Lauda relinquished his role as chief executive officer.

As the lower-cost arm within the three-airline group, Lauda provided medium- and long-range scheduled and charter service on leisure-oriented routes with a four-type, 22-aircraft fleet, maintaining its own identity.

But in 2004, the first steps toward integration with the Austrian Airlines brand occurred with the ratification of a joint Austrian-Lauda Air cockpit crew contract, and aircraft OE-LAE become the first of four 767-300s to be repainted in Austrian Airlines livery, introducing a new interior color scheme and a 24-seat business and 230-seat economy class configuration. Lauda Air itself reverted to a single-class, high-density charter carrier within the group, operating a narrow body fleet of Boeing 737s and Airbus A-320s.

Throughout its history, it had operated five basic pure-jet aircraft types, including 12 CRJ-100s, which were ultimately operated by or sold to Austrian Arrows, Tyrolean Airways, Lufthansa CityLine, and Air Littoral. It also flew almost all versions of the Boeing 737, inclusive of the single 737-200 leased from Transavia Holland at the beginning of its climb, three 737-300s, three 737-400s, two 737-600s, two 737-700s, and seven 737-800s, often operating certain frequencies to destinations such as London-Heathrow alongside Austrian Airlines’ A-320-200s or A-321-100/200s at other times. It also flew two of the A-320s itself.

Of its exclusively Boeing widebody aircraft, it operated up to 11 767-300ERs at one time or another, which bore registrations OE-LAE, -LAS, -LAT, -LAU, -LAV, -LAW, -LAX, -LAY, and -LAZ. Two also sported French registrations. Aircraft OE-LAV was involved in the inexplicable thrust reverser deployment accident over Thailand in 1991, which resulted in the loss of all 213 passengers and ten crew members on board.

Three 777-200ERs were also operated, registered OE-LPA, -LPB, and -LPC. These, along with six 767s, were eventually flown by parent Austrian Airlines in its own colors and replaced its long-range Airbus A-330 and A-340 fleet.

Completely folded into Austrian, however, Lauda Air ceased to exist on July 1, 2012.

Although Niki Lauda himself seemed to have disappeared from the airline scene with his namesake carrier, his hiatus was brief. Forming another low-fare, short- to medium-range, inter-European airline, Fly Niki, he operated seven 112-seat Embraer E-190s, three 150-seat Airbus A-319s (in Air Berlin colors, of which it became a subsidiary), and nine 180-seat Airbus A-320-200s, carrying five million passengers that year and becoming Vienna’s second-largest based operator, once again providing competition and downward yield pressure for incumbent Austrian Airlines.

All things do, indeed, begin again.

Things To See Traveling The US

As summer tours hit their high, and the approaching doom of school and work sits ahead, you may decide to get in a couple quick end trips. Far off locations like Stonehenge in England or The Eiffel Tower in France are usually the first places people think of when they want to do great sightseeing. Not so easy if you live in the U.S. and only have a few days to plan. Believe it or not, right here in the United States you can locate some of the most beautiful natural and man-made attractions in the entire globe. Whether you want to take a car, charter a private jet rental or fly somewhere commercially, you will find some of the most amazing, historic, protected lands and attractions just a few hours away.

When it comes to natural parks and attractions, the United States has some of the most awe-inspiring spots to see. The amazing Niagara Falls is just a quick visit up to the Canadian border. A 167-foot waterfall that pushes 750,000 gallons of water per second is one of the most spectacular sights to be seen. Another beautiful nature adventure as well as a historic place is Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Done in 1941, it is the largest sculpture of its kind of America’s four most inspiring presidents. Just south of the Sierra Nevada Mountains you will find Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The parks are home to miles of gigantic sequoia trees. You can see some of the broadest and oldest living trees in the world, which are as big as 26 story buildings and larger than a city street.

If sites and monuments are more your thing, the U.S. is easily one of the greatest places to find them. People travel from all over the world to see sites that are right in your area. Two of the most popular destinations in the world, The Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty, are in one area alone. A tour to Northern California will have you seeing the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. Built in 1937, it sits 1.7 miles above the San Francisco Bay. An important spot for any visitor is the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. This 555 foot site was made in honor of the country’s first president, and the place of some of the most famous and historic happenings in our country’s time.

Whether you decide to rent a jet streamer, fly private aircraft charter, or hop on a bike, you will see the most amazing attractions without having to go far from home. Historic attractions and beautiful land is waiting to be seen right in your own backyard. Do not let the last days of summer get you down. Make the daily grind worthwhile and plan a quick weekend trip and see something inspiring.

4 Benefits of Air Ambulances

A few decades back, the world population was around 2 to 3 billion. People used to eat organic food. Unlike today’s generation, they were not that likely to fall sick or catch diseases. Therefore, there were not that many instances of medical emergencies. Today, the world population is around 8 billion, which is staggering. With the rise of population, our problems have also gone up. Since we binge on junk food and drive fast, we tend to fall sick and get injured. Therefore, we need emergency medical care. And this gave birth to air ambulances. Let’s find out the benefits of these services.

Nowadays, we have a large number of air ambulances. A few decades back, we didn’t have that many vehicles to deal with emergencies. The reason is that these services offer a huge number of benefits. The regular on-the-road ambulances didn’t offer that many benefits. They are free but don’t offer the benefits that you can enjoy if you go with a private service.

Multiple Features

First of all, these ambulances can help you achieve much more. The reason is that these service providers can provide a lot more features than the EMS. As a matter of fact, the EMS can’t compete with the private air ambulance services. Therefore, more and more people are choosing to opt for a private service as they prefer convenience.

Operates Everywhere

The first benefit of this service is that it can operate anywhere. you don’t have to worry about road conditions or traffic congestions. This is the primary reason most people prefer this service. If there is a lot of traffic, a vehicle may not be able to reach the nearest hospital as soon as possible. On the other hand, an air ambulance can fly to any place in the city in a timely fashion. There will be no delays at all. The main goal of an ambulance is to transport patients to the hospital as soon as possible.

Large Capacity

Another benefit is that these air ambulances have a lot higher capacity than the regular ones. Primarily, the reason is that they are large and can travel long distances in a few minutes, which means a lot of important medical equipment can be put in the ambulance based on the needs of the patient. You can’t enjoy this facility in case of a regular service.

Speed

Lastly, air ambulances are a lot faster, which matters a lot in case of a medical emergency. The aircraft can get you to the desired place within a few minutes as airways are not busy. Therefore, it’s a lot easier to provide service to a lot of people in a short period of time. After all, it’s important to get immediate medical care when your or a loved one’s life is at stake.

In short, you can enjoy a lot of benefits if you choose to hire an air ambulance to deal with an emergency. Aside from the speed, these planes are much more reliable. They can help you reach remote areas without any effort at all.

Aircraft Management Services – You Need the Best

Not all aircraft management services are alike. While most will offer the basic services you will need, there are those who go a bit above and beyond the basics. Before deciding which company to use, find out all you can about them–and if they are able to provide what you want, instead of you having to settle for the standard services they offer. Remember, you have choices. And it is important to explore all of them before signing any agreements.

Things to Keep in Mind as You Search for an Aircraft Management Company

* How long has the company been in business? Startup companies can give you good rates, but they won’t have the experience you may require.

* What services other than the basics do they offer? Some extras will cost a bit more, but if they are important to you to have, it will be a good investment. Aircraft ownership is not inexpensive, to say the least, and pinching pennies when it comes to upkeep and other services makes no sense. Of course, you do want to make sure you are getting a fair rate.

* Make a list of the services and options you would like to have, along with a list of what you will not do without. This can help you narrow down the possibilities when deciding which company to use for your aircraft management needs.

* What are the qualifications of the staff they employ? All employees involved with your plane should be certified for whatever job it is they hold. Any company with less than complete professionals on their staff should not be used.

* What is their safety record? This is important, since the better the safety record, the safer your aircraft will be. Do a little digging and you will not regret it.

For the most part, the companies you are considering should have a record of their current and past clients, and what they have to say about the company in question. Ask for referrals before making your decision to be sure you will have the best experience possible.

Facilities and Services to Consider When Making Your Decision

* Heated hangar space

* Insurance against accident or other problems which may occur at competitive rates

* Supplemental or regular staffing availability such as flight crew that are fully trained and rated

* Dispatch services and flight schedule access for aircraft owners

There may be cases where you will want to make your aircraft available for charter services through the management company. Full accounting disclosure and the highest rate for aircraft owners would be necessary to look for in this endeavor. Choosing an aircraft management service that has fully qualified pilots and flight teams to run the charter flight can actually help to defray the costs of ownership of the aircraft.

Since the aircraft itself can be such a large initial investment, it only makes sense to protect that investment with the right aircraft management services for your needs. The corporate owned services may seem like the best option, but for flexibility in working with plane owners, a smaller, dependable company is the best bet.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Airplane Charter Services

Flying services are becoming more and more common, and they are no longer something that only the very upper crust can hire and use. The aviation market has become highly competitive, and some say that some of the companies are running in a loss, and many of these companies have turned to the common person, allowing them to hire their services in a very simple manner.

This has turned out to be a boon for small and big businesses and – even the tourists, as they can have enhance their travelling experience at a fractional increase in their cost. While many companies freely acknowledge that they do not mind the airfare that they pay to ferry their clientele and resources all over the world, many smaller businesses debate about whether the cost of hiring aircraft is worth it. Here is a brief list of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring an airplane charter service.

The first advantage is that you cut down the travelling time to just a few hours. Trips that would earlier take two or three days now would take only a few hours. Hiring planes is a private affair, and are perfect for people who wish to have privacy even during they travel. The comfort that hiring a private plane gives you will be unmatchable by any of the other travel options that you will go in.

By chartering an airplane, you can even cut through the issues like which routes to take, stopovers, etc. Once you charter an airplane, you can direct the airplane anywhere in the world, as long as it is a legal route, you have the required permissions, you have the right resources flying the plane and there is a landing strip available. This is the main reason that many companies prefer chartering planes, as they can then manage the schedule of their employees in a simpler manner.

There are some disadvantages of hiring an aircraft for travelling purposes too. For one, the prices are exponentially higher than taking a train ticket or travelling by road. The prices are not just of the aircraft booked, but also of the hosts, the pilots, the navigators, and everything and everyone who would be necessary to run the aircraft. Secondly, when one hires an aircraft, they have increased responsibility on their shoulders. Right from which route to take to the various licences and approvals, the customer has to ensure that all of them are in place.

These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring aircraft to travel from one place to another. Aircraft handling is much more complicated than handling a vehicle, so one should be careful about which service they are going for. There are a few service providers, and the best way to contact them would be via the Internet, as not many of these have a local presence. Most of these services have websites, which provide you the necessary information required, right from their tariff to the services that they offer.

5 Benefits Of Booking A Private Air Ambulance

If you are in a non-emergency situation, you can consider an air ambulance. This is a type of private jet, which offers the same level of comfort offered by a commercial transport service. This type of service offers a lot of benefits, but in this article, we are going to take a look at 5 of those benefits. Read on to know more.

Discretion

As the name suggests, a private air ambulance offers privacy. So, you can travel and still enjoy complete privacy while you are sick or need some medical attention. Although a commercial flight does provide a privacy curtain, it may not be a good choice if you don’t feel comfortable when other people are around. In this case, we suggest that you consider booking a private air ambulance.

A Myth about Privacy

Some people think that you are alone on a private jet, which is a common misconception. The fact of the matter is that you can take your family with you on the jet. The goal of the service provider is to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. So, they do allow your family member to fly with you.

Whether you are looking to book an air ambulance to get back from a vacation or you want to go to a different location, you can hire this type of service.

Better Schedule

If you choose to use a commercial stretcher, you won’t have much freedom as far as the schedule is concerned. On the other hand, in case of a private jet, you can set a schedule that can best satisfy your needs. You can choose a date to fly as per your needs.

Attention

On an air ambulance, you will enjoy more attention. All of the staff on the plane will be there to serve you, including the pilots and nurses. You can never enjoy this type of experience on a commercial flight. The only person the crew will care about is you. So, you won’t have any problem. You will get whatever you ask for without any delays.

Customized Flight

You can customize your flight on the basis of your needs and wants. Actually, some medical devices are not allowed on a commercial airline. On the other hand, you have almost complete freedom on an air ambulance. On the plane, you will get everything, such as your medicine, IV fluids, and heart monitors, to name a few. The staff will try their level best to make sure you get the best medical care possible. This will help you enjoy your journey.

Long story short, both private and commercial service have their pros and cons. However, if you are on the lookout of the benefits explained this article, we suggest that you consider booking a private air ambulance. Almost all of the service providers offer free quotes, which can give you a pretty good idea of how much the service may cost. Hopefully, the article will help you book the right service to cover your needs.

What Is the Difference Between a Charter Plane and a Commercial Plane?

When you are looking for a faster, more efficient way to handle flying, you need to know what a charter plane is. A charter plane is significantly different than a commercial plane. If you want to get the most out of your flying experience, you need to understand what the differences between a charter plane and a commercial plane actually are.

A commercial plane is restricted to a schedule and is owned by a commercial company. This means that you have to adhere to the schedule that they fly to. This can not only affect your travel plans, but also your business plans. A charter plane is owned by a private company. These companies will be contacted by a private person and instructed with regard to the destination to which that person wishes to fly. The airplane will therefore only operate on the day that it is booked for and fly to the desired destination. This will give you the advantage if you need to get somewhere quickly or if you have an emergency situation that requires immediate attention.

Private planes and companies provide you with a fantastic service that commercial airlines cannot offer you. If you are in a hurry and need to get to a destination quickly, you can call on a charter plane taxi. Just like a taxi you would hail on the side of the road, this service is now available in the sky. Some airplanes for rent provide this fantastic service – all that you need to do is give them a phone call and they will provide you with a plane to take you to and from your destination in a timely fashion.

You can enjoy a far more personal experience when using a charter plane. Commercial flights are designed so as to take as many people as possible to their destinations. This often means a lack of space and, of course, seats that are really only suitable for small children. When looking for a more private flying experience, you need to choose a rental plane. Instead of being forced to climb over people and getting squashed in your tiny seat, you can enjoy a spacious charter plane. A charter plane is smaller than a commercial plane which means that there are less seats. Subsequently, you can sit back and relax in a spacious environment while being attended to by your very own air hostess. Rental planes also fly to destinations that commercial planes cannot get to. This is due to the fact that a rental plane is significantly smaller than a commercial plane and can easily land on a smaller landing strip.

Whether you choose to fly on a commercial plane or a private plane is up to you. Ultimately, you will experience a much more private and individualized service on a charter plane than on a commercial plane. A private plane is the only way to fly in style, with speed and convenience.

Aircraft Detailers – Now Is Your Chance To Dance And Make Some Money Honey

It looks as if the 2016 Presidential Elections are going to turn out to be a Bonanza for the general aviation sector. It seems that all the financial analysts, Flying Magazine, Private Pilot Magazine, EAA President, AOPA, AvWeb, and Aviation Week and Space Technology all agree – 2017 is the year that will break records and set a nice pace for years to come. What does this mean for those of us in the general aviation services sector? It means ‘clear skies ahead’ and profits too.

Apparently, unlike the Obama Administration the Trump Administration doesn’t see aircraft owners as some part of the Evil One Percenters – rather it sees them as winners. This is a good thing. New Business Jet Aircraft Orders are already hitting record highs merely with the anticipation of change with the new administration. Financing for new aircraft is also following suit, while smaller companies are investing in Air-Taxi Memberships, fly-sharing, and fractional jet plans. All of this is making things look rather good for those of us who’d like to get back to making money servicing all these new aircraft.

Aircraft International News had a special report in December of 2016 on the state of Corporate Aircraft Financing which stated;

“Cycles for the U.S. business aircraft fleet this year are expected to approximate the levels last seen in 2003, according to statistics provided by industry analyst JetNet. At that time, there were 9,500 business jets in service in the U.S.; today there are 12,500.”

Indeed, this trend is climbing out fast. Okay so, what does this mean for aircraft detailers? Well, it is a known fact that when aircraft owners buy new aircraft they are 50% more likely to put those aircraft on a cleaning regiment or regular customer program – including weekly washes and monthly detailing. It also means more usage of current and existing aircraft, which equate to aircraft getting dirty in shorter time intervals. It also means used aircraft will be selling again as new aircraft start to back-order. People selling used aircraft make great detailing customers.

All-in-all, 2017 and 2018 appear to be on track to break records in the General Aviation Sector and that’s just great news for all of us aircraft service industry folks who’d also like to have a couple of solid record breaking years. If you already own an aircraft detailing company – it’s time to expand. If you want to start a new aircraft cleaning company – you’ve just been cleared for takeoff.

Austrian Airlines’ Cancun Charter Flight Operation

Although passengers are aware that airlines fly to the destinations they need to travel to, whether it be for business, pleasure, or relational reasons, they may not know that some are served by cargo-only flights; code-share services, in which another carrier operates the aircraft; or charter arrangements, which enable airlines to extend their reach to cities only supportable by group or travel agency bookings, particularly during seasonal-demand periods.

Acting in the capacities of overseer and trainer, the author experienced one such charter flight operation-that of Austrian Airlines in Cancun, Mexico-at the beginning of its Winter 2006-2007 schedule. Observed was the season’s inaugural flight.

1. Mexican Civil Aviation Regulations

Austrian Airlines was handled by Passenger Handling Services/Maca in Cancun. According to Mexican Civil Aviation Regulations, all ground handling companies were required to adhere to three regulations.

They first needed to submit a letter from the handled carrier, verifying that the ground company in question was properly trained in the areas of Flight Plan Coordination, Weight and Balance, Ramp Procedures, Refueling Procedures, and Passenger Service. The letter also needed to indicate the names of the staff actually trained in these areas.

They secondly needed to possess copies of the applicable, aircraft-specific operations manual(s). In the case of the Cancun flight, it was the one concerning the Boeing 767.

Finally, they needed to file a manual check-in plan, with the necessary seat charts, boarding passes, and other supplies.

2. Ground Operations Training

In order to fulfill the training requirement, the author reviewed the Cancun Station Operation Plan, inclusive of the passenger check-in and Centralized Load Control (CLC) procedures, with the handling company’s Duty Manager shortly after his arrival in Mexico, and held two training classes with its staff the following day.

The first, the 2.5-hour Austrian Airlines Load Sheet Familiarization Training, included an overview of the Centralized Load Control (CLC) procedures, load plans, the creation of an inbound load plan based upon the day’s actual container/pallet distribution message (CPM), and the collective completion of a manual load sheet example, copies of which were placed on file at the Cancun station.

During the second session, held after the flight departed, the author again reviewed the CLC procedures with the three staff members who had been unable to attend the morning class.

3. Passenger Check-In

Passenger check-in and boarding occurred in Terminal 1. A small passenger service office, located behind the Mexicana de Aviacion check-in counters, was located in the Vuelos Nacionales (Domestic Flights) section of Terminal 2, while the Operations office was situated behind the security checkpoint and on the ramp side of Terminal 2. A complimentary, periodically run passenger shuttle connected the two buildings from designated terminal frontage departure points. Terminal 3, intended for international flights, was scheduled for March 2007 completion at that time.

The Passenger Handling Services/Maca Duty Manager of Austrian Airlines’ Cancun flight operations, a licensed Aircraft Dispatcher, had amassed 15 years in the airline/aviation industry and took great pride in adhering to regulations.

Passenger check-in was located in the recently reopened, but downsized, hurricane-damaged Terminal 1, which was then only occupied by charter carriers, such as Miami Air, First Choice, Air Transat, and Corsairfly.

Passenger check-in itself commenced three hours before the scheduled 1640 departure time of the flight at counters that were located only a few yards from the terminal entrance. All passengers, in accordance with Mexican security regulations, were required to have their baggage manually inspected prior to actual check-in.

Five check-in positions were used: one for Amadeus (business) Class and four for the economy cabin. The Passenger Service Supervisor and the business class check-in agent spoke Spanish, English, and German, and seat selection, provided by the MaestroDCS system, along with any authorized upgradings, were coordinated with the Tui tour representative, whose company chartered the flight.

Check-in itself was accomplished with the MaestroDCS system. During the process, a passenger requested a wheelchair and it was immediately furnished.

4. Boeing 767

The Cancun flight was operated by the extended range version of the Boeing 767-300, the second of the two stretched-fuselage, higher capacity variants, whose general design features included the following.

General Description: A widebody, twin-engine, cantilever, low-wing monoplane of semi-monocoque construction intended for commercial passenger and cargo and military applications.

Fuselage: Of aluminum alloy, fail-safe construction.

Wings: Employed advanced aluminum alloy skins and featured 31 degrees of sweepback and six degrees of dihedral.

Tail: Conventional empennage with swept surfaces on both its horizontal and vertical tails.

Landing Gear: Hydraulically-retracted, tricycle undercarriage with a Menasco twin-wheel, which retracted forward, and two, four-wheeled, Cleveland Pneumatic main gear units, which retracted inward. Both were equipped with Honeywell wheels and brakes.

Engines: Two aerodynamic, pod-encased high bypass ratio turbofans pylon-mounted to the wing leading edge undersides.

Design Features: Replacing the 727 with a larger capacity, widebody design, it was nevertheless optimized for 727-type route sectors with one-stop transcontinental range capability. It employed computer-aided design (CAD) during its initial development phase, whose costs were reduced because of parallel 757 development. Although it was not considered a single-aisle aircraft, it introduced a narrower fuselage cross-section than that used by previous widebody types, yielding several advantages, including a reduction in parasite drag; a twin-aisle cabin, in which passengers were never more than one seat from the window or the aisle; gate and ramp compatibility at smaller, 727-like airports; and advanced, light-weight aluminum alloy flight surfaces, specifically the fixed wing leading edge panel, the spoilers, the ailerons, the fixed wing trailing edge panel, the undercarriage doors, the elevators, and the rudder.

Additional benefits were derived from the use of a supercritical wing, such as a high aspect ratio, an aft-loaded section, the development of more lift for less drag than any previous airfoil, 22-percent greater thickness than that employed by previous-decade airliners, a lighter and simpler structure, and more wing-integral fuel tank capacity.

Powered by two high bypass ratio turbofans, it was able to offer higher thrust, lower specific fuel consumption, a reduced noise footprint, lower maintenance costs, and improved reliability.

Like the 757 then concurrently designed, it was operated by a two-person cockpit crew.

By using the previously dry center-section fuel tank, Boeing was able offer an increased-range version that required few other modifications, yet its inherent fuselage stretchability, the greater capabilities of its existing wing and tail, its 757 common pilot type rating, and its extended range twin-engine operation certification enabled carriers to substitute it for DC-10 and L-1011 aircraft.

It offered the optimum range and capacity for Austrian Airlines’ transatlantic charter operations to and from Mexico.

Powered by two 60,900 thrust-pound Pratt and Whitney 4060 high bypass ratio turbofans, the aircraft operating the flight, registered OE-LAX, was first delivered in 1992 and bore serial number 27095. Accommodating 30 Amadeus business class passengers in a six-abreast, two-two-two, configuration and 200 in economy in a seven-abreast arrangement with one additional seat in the middle bank, it featured the following maximum weights: 130,634-kilo zero-fuel, 145,149-kilo landing, 186,880-kilo take off, and 187,333-kilo ramp.

5. Ramp

Operating as Flight OS 9573 from Vienna, Austria, and Varadero, Cuba, the aircraft landed at 1515 and taxied into the non-jetbridge-equipped parking position 1, as scheduled, at 1520. It was chocked and the safety cones were properly positioned. A stair truck was immediately positioned at door L2 and, in accordance with Mexican regulations, marshaled into this position. The passengers disembarked after a short consultation with the Chef de Cabine (chief purser).

According to the inbound container/pallet distribution message (CPM), the following Cancun-destined unit load devices (ULDs) were on board: an empty DPE in position 11L, baggage AKEs in positions 22L, 23L, and 24L, and an empty DQF in position 43. With the exception of the last one, all were located in the forward hold and were single, or half-width, containers. The latter, in the aft hold, was a double, or full-width, one.

6. Departure Gate

All five departure gates were located immediately up the escalator, through the security checkpoint, and a short walk away. Two snack bars and two shops comprised the terminal’s passenger convenience facilities.

Because of the proximity of the aircraft parking positions, buses or mobile lounges were not necessary, and access ramps led from the departures level to the ramp.

Sequential boarding of the departing flight, operating as OS 9574, commenced at 1545, with announcements in both English and German, and entailed pre-boarding passengers, followed by those in Amadeus business and economy class, the latter by row numbers, beginning at the rear of the aircraft.

Boarding control was computerized, with seat numbers entered into the system. After the last passenger passed through the gate at 1612, the general declaration and all required lists were brought to the cabin crew. Since the Varadero station had changed some seats, the seat occupied message (or SOM) of through-passengers to Vienna was not entirely accurate and resulted in several discrepancies, but these were quickly rectified by local ground staff.

7. Centralized Load Control

In accordance with the Centralized Load Control procedure for charter flight operations, the cockpit crew sent the final fuel figures to Vienna by means of the aircraft communication and reporting system (ACARs), while the local operations staff filled out and faxed a preprinted sheet with passenger totals subdivided by class and zone, along with the number of bags and their weights, all of which was furnished by the MaestroDCS check-in system and telexed to the Terminal 2 operations office. Back-up sheets were available in the event of last minute changes (LMCs) or an ACARs failure.

Although initial difficulty with the fax machine delayed the sending of the information to Vienna on the day of my visit, missing Atlantic tracks in the meteorology folder caused a short, 15-minute departure delay.

8. Conclusions

All the members of the Cancun ground operations staff were professional, dedicated, and motivated, and obviously possessed considerable knowledge and experience. Because the handling company’s operations office had to be relocated from Terminal 1 to its then-current Terminal 2 facility due to hurricane damage, the logistical challenge could only be met with ramp vehicle conveyance, but the operation was otherwise well orchestrated. The Maca duty manager was an excellent asset to the station and his team, and the use of the German language at the check-in counter was a plus to Austrian Airlines’ passengers.

Its Cancun charter flight operation that day could not have been more seamlessly executed.

The Benefits of Hiring a Private Jet

When you are traveling by an air charter, it is more likely that you can have it compared to a 1st class commercial flight you have once taken before. When you take these flights you can simply enjoy comfort, privacy, and a great sense of luxury. Although it is known today that fare costs for such flights are higher than those of commercial flights, you will surely enjoy the many advantages and benefits they may offer.

The Advantages of Hiring an Air Charter Flight

The following advantages prove that it is a great idea to hire a private jet.

1. Convenience

Convenience is the number one advantage one can get from hiring a private charter. When traveling on a private flight, you save much of your time and effort falling in long lines at the airport for security checks, claiming of baggage, and other kinds of formalities. Traveling on an air charter also gives you the privilege to pick your own date of travel and the privilege to decide whether you should travel on the air charter alone or with people you know.

2. Privacy

When you take a ride over it, privacy is what you usually get. This is especially true when you are not at ease or comfortable riding on a plane with other unknown passengers. And if you are traveling for long hours, the lack of leg room and eating food you don’t really like can really make you feel too wasted all throughout your journey. However, these things can be avoided when you choose one for your ride. Here, you can have the freedom to fly alone or to be joined by two up to fifty persons on board. In fact, many businessmen and corporate executives also conduct meetings while traveling.

3. Better Communication with the Pilot or Attendant

When you choose an air charter for your next travel, you will be given the privilege to have a better and easier communication with the attendant or the pilot of the plane. You can have this option when you travel on public flights. As such, you will be given special attention whenever you board one on your next trip.

4. Excess Luggage – Not a Problem

Another great advantage of taking an air charter flight is that the number of luggage you want to bring along with you is not restricted. You can take everything that’s necessary for your business trip and simply work inside the plane like you were in your office.

Your Utmost Convenience

When it comes to a private jet you can look for various air charter services providers. Hiring a professional air charter gives you the luxury you need without saying it; you can see, feel, and sense it instead. There are some of its kind designed to treat customers the VIP way, with much comfort, and incomparability. Although, some flights may not be as luxurious as the others you can still achieve the best comfort and benefits which you cannot get from commercial flights. You must choose the best one when it comes to taking a nice and heavenly trip through an air charter.

Charter Your Way to the Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is a horse race. That is putting it simply of course, because since it is the third of the ‘big races’ for three year old thoroughbreds, it can be the site of a Triple Crown winner. The Belmont Stakes is held in New York each June, five weeks after the Kentucky Derby has been run and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes, which are the first two races of the Triple Crown.

The race is named after August Belmont Sr. and is the oldest of the three races that make up horse racing’s elite. It was first run back in 1867 but there wasn’t a Triple Crown winner until 1919’s Sir Barton became the first horse to win it. In fact, throughout history there has only been 12 winners, most recently American Pharaoh who won the whole shebang back in 2015. His win was thirty seven years in the making so it isn’t hard to understand why the Belmont Stakes is nicknamed The Test of the Champion.

Belmont’s track is the longest of the three races, with a track measuring 1.5 miles which means the horses are tested in both speed and endurance, and the track was the first to run a race counter clockwise, which happened in 1921. They also implemented the paddock walkabout for the horses which doesn’t happen in Kentucky or the Preakness Stakes.

The Belmont stakes is special because it is the only race that can crown a Triple Crown winner. If a horse has won the first two, all eyes are on him come June at this big race, so why get there commercially when you can charter a jet to get you there in style and on your schedule?

We are all busy so who has time for commercial airlines and busy airports? Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back, relax and leave when you wanted to in a spotless state of the art jet whose seating plan you can configure to your individual needs? New York’s airports are busy places to begin with, but arriving in a jet gives you the leeway to arrive at a smaller airport and without all of the long security lines and check in hassle you expect at the large airports.

As you watch the winner of the Belmont Stakes get his blanket of white carnations and walk past the statue of Secretariat, still the owner of the fastest time in the race, won’t it be nice to think of the luxury awaiting you to whisk you home again? You bet it will!

Private Jet Services and Their Benefits

Traveling on a private jet means you save time and energy. Its hassle-free and a much more productive and stress-free way to fly. It puts you in control. Private jet charter services have made it very easy for people to organize instant business trips. Especially for business tycoons, jet charter travel is of great importance. There are several advantages of hiring a private jet:

Scheduling

You are the boss here. Your aircraft would leave when you decide. The main advantage of hiring private air charter is the freedom of scheduling. You can plan out the entire schedule according to your business needs and fly at any time you want. You can also alter the schedule if required.

Time-Saver

For business community time is money. Wastage of aprecious time means loss of millions. Normally, traveling by a commercial airline lead to a great wastage of time due to delayed or cancelled flights. On the other hand with private jet charter services you save time reserving tickets, registering, making queues for security, getting the luggage etc. In short, you avoid delays and save a lot of precious time.

Size

Here you are the king. You choose the private air charter service which suits your needs. You can choose from a variety of aircraft like light jets, midsize jets, super mids, jumbo jets or even helicopters according to your requirements, i.e. seating capacity, speed of travel, etc. Now that’s the luxury you will never get when traveling on commercial flight.

Additional Facilities

A private air charter service also ensures that you get excellent gourmet meals, ground transportation facilities and return services to make your trip convenient and memorable. You dictate the needs here. You can also demand specific items to be served on board like vegetarian meals or a certain drink.

Added Security

The most important benefit of private jet charter services is that you get a high level security. It’s hassle-free. You don’t need to stand in a queue to get through the security area. No need to worry about luggage loss. You get high level of comfort, privacy and security.

Choose your Airport

With private jets you get the facility of choosing the airport you want to land in. You can decide to land in a less crowed airport, where you can save your precious time in car and ground transportation.

A private jet charter service ensures that its customer service personnel are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to meet client’s demands. It provides corporate, executive and independent travelers with top level security, comfort, privacy and flexibility; which is not available in any other mode of transportation.

Probably that’s why more and more corporate houses are now beginning to prefer private jets charter services to regular commercial flights to ensure their people reach the right place at the right time with minimal hassles and fatigue.

Private Jets Rental

Private jets are becoming more and more popular everyday. Private jet rentals are very expensive and a lot of people do not consider private jet rentals as cost effective. However, the cost effectiveness of private jet rentals (or anything for that matter) cannot be judged in absolute terms. It has to be considered on a relative basis.

The key thing here is to determine the value of your time and then compare it with the cost of private jet rentals. Again, this has to be considered not just in terms of the time you are saving by avoiding queues or by avoiding multiple security checks but also in terms of the time you are saving by proactively preventing the backache or tiredness caused by other normal flights.

Any kind of stress or tiredness prevented by use of private jet rentals is also your gain in terms of saving your next day or next few hours. Moreover, a super comfortable flight (through private jet rentals) can increase your work efficiency (or make your family vacation even more effective for you).

When it comes to business use of private jet rentals, the justifications go even beyond the value of time. In business, speed can sometimes create the difference between you getting a deal and losing a deal. With private jet rentals, you are no more dependent on flight schedules. You are the boss and you decide the flight schedules as per your needs. Sometimes you might be working on two or more deals at the same time which requires you (or your best sales person) to quickly move from one place to another. In such cases, you can forego the dependency on airline flights and use private jet rentals to move quickly from one place to another.

So, there are a lot of benefits associated with private jet rentals. However, these benefits have to be looked into from the perspective of the value of your time. For a lot of people, private jet rentals are in fact very cost effective.

Charter To NYC’s Biggest Event

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a staple each year since 1924. Although it started as a way to get people excited about the store and the first parade was actually at Christmas rather than Thanksgiving, whatever they did worked as today over 3.5 million attend annually and another 50 million watch from the comfort of their living rooms.

Over the years some things about the parade have changed; the route, the participants and of course the balloons. Back in 1927 Felix the Cat became the first balloon ever to be part of the fun. The following year they decided to fill it with helium but didn’t have a way to deflate it, so they just let it go. It popped. In subsequent years they let balloons go as well, still having no way to deflate them. They addressed them all and if you found one you could take it back to Macy’s for a prize, not that many people did however.

The parade has always been very well attended. The first one ever had 250,000 people lining the six mile route that took the store employees from Herald Square to Harlem. It has been something Americans look forward to each year, and of course over the years it has grown. There were only a few years where there was no Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and that was while World War II was being fought and the rubber used to make the balloons was instead donated to the war effort. By 1945 however, there were two million people who lined the route, thankful the war was over and things could get back to normal.

Today some eight thousand people walk the route and it takes another four thousand people to volunteer to get the route, the floats and the balloons organized.

If you have never been to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day festivities why not go but do it in style by chartering a jet? You won’t have to battle the crowds at a commercial airport or suffer through the long lines at security checkpoints. You will have plenty of leg, head and shoulder room and best of all you can choose when and what time to fly. Your schedule, not theirs!

If you choose to charter you can land at an airport closer to the action, and get where you are going a heck of a lot quicker than you can flying commercial, and you may even get to watch the balloons being inflated, which happens the night before the big day.

Super Bowl Charters

When you think of airline travel you have two choices. You can either fly commercial or you can charter a plane to get you where you want to be. Both get you to your destination, but have wildly different takes on airline travel. If you are going on a business trip, chartering a jet can allow you to conduct meetings and work en route. But what about for a family vacation or a weekend away? Yes, you can charter to that, and what if you charter to football’s biggest game, the Super Bowl? If you don’t live near the stadium where the game is to be played, why not?

The Super Bowl is an annual event, played on the first Sunday in February and features the winners of the AFC against the winners of the NFC. Back in the day, the AFC and the NFL were rival leagues but they merged in 1970 to form what we know today as the NFL. While the merger was taking shape, they agreed that the winners of both leagues would play a championship game and the Super Bowl was born. The first edition of the ‘big game’ was played in 1967. To be fancy and to stand out, each game after was known by the Roman Numeral for its number, all except Super Bowl 50 which used the numeric in their logo. Another interesting fact about football’s biggest game is that in odd numbered games the winners of the NFC are granted the home team, while in even numbered games that nod goes to the winners of the AFC.

It is also a neat fact that no team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium. In fact, there are four teams that have never played in that game at all. Detroit, Cleveland, Jacksonville and the Houston Texans have never got to that all exciting final game of the season. Teams that have seen success though include Pittsburgh with 6 wins and both Dallas and San Francisco who have 4 wins each.

So, if you don’t live in the designated Super Bowl city, charter your way there. You’ll be happy you did, as you can design a schedule, you will have plenty of leg, shoulder, head and elbow room and you can configure the cabin any way your heart desires. Throw in the lack of long security lines and we have a winner!

Charter Your Way to Martha’s Vineyard

Perhaps one of the most famous destinations in the United States in which to ‘summer’, Martha’s Vineyard has it all; glorious beaches, spectacular accommodations, plenty to see and do and a relaxing laid back attitude that compliments scarce holiday time beautifully.

Martha’s Vineyard is an island, one of the largest on the Eastern Seaboard that does not have a tunnel or bridge that connects it with the mainland. It sits south of Cape Cod off the coast of the lovely Massachusetts, and packs a lot into her 100 square miles.

Many people get to Martha’s Vineyard via one of the many ferries that run day in and day out in the summer months, but why bother with the ferry when you can arrive on the island in style in your chartered jet? While the airport boasts connecting commercial flights to many of the major cities across the country, chartering in allows you all the amenities without all of the hassle. Because so many people prefer to leave their car at home, the island is full of tourists and locals alike who have gone off the beaten path so to speak and use bicycles and mopeds to get around. Enjoy the fresh air and ocean scents as you pedal to the pristine beaches or go and tour one of the many lighthouses and you won’t even miss your car, or the ferry that you could have come in on.

Martha’s Vineyard isn’t one of those vacation spots where the party is continually on the streets; instead most social events take place within the privacy of residences leaving the little villages to come alive through their shops and boutiques, museums and places of interest. Picturesque towns and villages, stately homes and estates and of course the pristine beaches all make Martha’s Vineyard the place to summer, to be seen and to see all the beauty it possesses; it is no wonder so many celebrities choose it year after year for their quiet, reflective getaways.

Once you have chartered to the island, sit back and relax or take to the meandering streets and explore the old whaling heritage, check out the Oak Bluff village that boasts the world’s oldest carousel, or take to the cliffs for stunning ocean views. The beautiful harbour comes alive with colourful boats and yachts, beckoning you to a sea adventure, or explore the Gay Head Lighthouse, a real working structure that gives you unsurpassable views for miles. Whatever adventure awaits in Martha’s Vineyard, the knowledge you are fully on your schedule will leave you feeling you have all the time in the world.

Charter Planes Save Time and Offer Quality Services

People like entrepreneurs, business men, company’s directors, high government officials etc, always find themselves short of time for meeting, deals, conferences and events. This shortage of time get worsens when these people have to travel from one place to another. Scheduling the meetings as per fastest train or public airlines arrival or departure status, can offer biggest financial or manpower loses. Such people require assured timings, best quality services, comfortable journey and shortest duration for every trip. For such people who have high aims and always require space, comforts and on time services, charter planes are the best options left for them.

The private jet charters saves a lot of time by eliminate check-in and checkout time at the airport. The companies provide pick up services from your home or from office directly to the business jet. Unloading luggage, checking in, waiting in security lines, security checks, parking, take-off time etc are completely eliminated if you board private planes. These charter planes are the private planes that offer luxury, on time departure & arrival and comfort in the journey.

Taking private jet charters help you connected to the business requirements. On the move, you can send emails, take calls, follows presentations or even conduct meeting during the long fight time. Time is money; therefore, you can not afford to be inefficient. The companies providing Private Jet Charters have access to over 3,500 private airports worldwide. Thus, the companies guarantee to offer landing to the nearest airport for the business meetings.

These private planes are provided and have been launched by various aviation companies across the country. The companies offering private jet charters provide on schedule journey with easy availability. The companies providing best private planes and services are renowned and certified aviations companies. The licensing and the certification are offered after scoring high score and providing satisfactory results in various quality scales, safety measures, statistics, reputations and requirements by government authorities.

The customer care department provided by the companies work 24/7/365 days resolving all queries and information raised by the customers and passengers. The quality services offered in the charter planes can be compared with the presidential quality services. Throughout the journey, the passengers get smooth and comfortable services that can cherish any spoil mood or tied mind. Along with the services, the safety of the passengers remains at high priority. These private jet charters are always small in size. The charter planes can accommodate very limited people in the journey.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Private Jet Services

Private jet services come with a lot of advantages and disadvantages both depending on the nature of your requirements for the same. By this I mean, if you look at convenience then private jet services can be relied upon as opposed to the usual airlines you might fly with. However, cost is something that you must keep in mind if you aren’t that well off financially. However, like all good things have some advantages and disadvantages, so do private jet services. Let’s take a look at a few of both pros and cons of private jet services.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Private Jet Services:

• Since these are private companies these jet services are available 24 / 7 and 365 days a week. You don’t have to follow a time schedule; the jet will take off as per your time requirements and requests. However, in case you have to travel you must make a booking for the same a week or so in advance. Untimely or uninformed cancellation leads to a fine as well. So though it is a privilege to have access to the facility you still will be penalized for any sudden cancellation so make sure you plan carefully and confirm your trip accordingly.

• Another advantage that I can think of is that they offer you a choice of cabin crew, pilot, food etc. The private Jet Service will offer all comforts necessary. However you must make sure you choose a popular jet service for your trip which in case of any emergency while flying can arrange for another jet immediately. You may also have an issue of availability since this service is demand lately. So no use of all the advance booking or scheduling, if the private jet service doesn’t have enough fleet for you to choose from.

• You do enjoy the comfort and peace of a private jet service at the same time you might find that since it is private the cost of travelling is way high and cannot be afforded by everyone. So even with the advantage of the comfort, the disadvantage of the cost comes forward.

There’s also what is known as a Fractional Jet Ownership, where you own a bit of the aircraft. You might wish to obtain the jet with 9 others, aiding to scale back your share. All cost’s involving the jet is split equally between the proprietors. This will assist you to personal a jet at the fraction of the expense; however it also has its draw backs. The only draw again is when it comes to keeping track with the flying routine in order to avoid multiple bookings. Since you can find numerous companies available to choose from for chartering private jets, it is no longer necessary to individual so that you can use one particular. You now possess the exact same alternatives offered for you that are offered if you head to acquire or lease a car. All of it arrives down to which alternative would be most useful for you or your corporate requirements. Which at any time you decide, acquiring or intrusting the use of a Charter Private Jet service, you cannot go mistaken possibly way.

However, if you can afford it then why not! Go on find the best service available and get going your way!

An Overview of Charter Flights

Many people get confused about the difference between commercial scheduled flights and charter flights. Essentially, the difference is that scheduled flights can be booked by the general public, whereas chartered flights are private and only available at the request of particular individuals, or companies. Obviously, it is not always practical for certain people/cargo to travel in a plane meant for the general public, so these flights address this need.

These flights are used to transport celebrities, racehorses, emergency cargo and more. Generally, they cost more than a normal flight would cost, because of their specialized nature. However, occasionally, price reductions can be agreed upon, depending on the circumstances. These flights have been a popular option with many people for quite some time, due to the increased flexibility they offer.

Benefits

On a charter flight, you can decide the time and place of your departure, and you rarely have to put up with plane changes or delays. This certainly beats queuing at an airport for hours, only to be told that you will have to take a different flight, due to an over-booking. If you have a medical condition, or cargo that needs special attention, charter planes can cater to your requirements to make your trip a painless experience. For instance, in all likelihood, it would not be safe for someone who had been involved in a serious accident to fly on a normal public flight, as special equipment would need to be provided to treat them.

Often, business travelers use charter flights to reduce their stress levels in-between meetings/corporate events. Obviously, avoiding all the usual hustle and bustle of a public airport can go quite some way towards easing tension. Also, these flights are a common feature of regional airports, as many people fly from these airports to remote locations, where a more comfortable and exclusive type of flight is preferred.

Drawbacks

Sometimes, people who book charter flights are taking more of a financial risk, because the airlines who operate the flights are more prone to go bust. This is due to the lower turnover of bookings and smaller profit margins on each flight. Indeed, in some serious cases, charter flight passengers have been left stranded after airlines have gone bust mid-trip. Furthermore, airlines can opt to scrap these flights prior to take off, while only having to give 10 days notice. Usually, this happens if the airline does not manage to get enough passengers for the flight, which is not an uncommon occurrence. All in all, compared to public commercial flights, these flights are a more uncertain proposition.

As mentioned above, normally, chartered flights are more costly, especially if only a few people are traveling, or if the plane is being used for a single item of cargo. If you have the budget then that’s great. However, for many people, traveling on a normal flight is more financially viable. Not to mention, for those who are environmentally conscious, charter flights are less Eco-friendly, because they use more fuel and contribute to polluting the atmosphere. Thus, many people would refuse to pay for such a flight on these grounds alone, as a matter of principle.

Recently, some companies have offered charter flight tickets to the general public. Typically, these flights are to tourist hotspots several times per year, or to sports events. Usually, while these flights are cheaper, passengers have far less flexibility, and no refunds are offered in the event of a cancellation. So, if you decide to book one of these flights, make sure that you can definitely travel on the dates you book.

While not without their flaws, charter flights provide a valuable service to many people and are a crucial resource in difficult circumstances. Some would say that they are a necessary evil, although as long as they continue to damage the environment, they will continue to attract criticism.

Charter To The Taste Of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago started in 1980 when a group of food lovers petitioned the city to hold a food festival. It was to be on one day only, the Fourth of July, and it took up just three city blocks. They had a shoestring budget and a goal of getting a hundred thousand or so people to attend, but to everyone’s amazement, 250,000 people attended that year and the one day was such a success that its been a part of the city’s culture ever since.

In 1981 they moved the party to Grant Park, a sprawling green space that is now home to the annual event, held each July. Grant Park is central and easy to get to from all directions. The Taste of Chicago is a free event but now, instead of it only being a one day affair it takes up five full days and is full of entertainment, bands, kitchen demos, sit down dinners with famous chefs, singers, a street art gallery and of course the food. Lots and lots of food.

One million people took in the festival in 2016 making it the largest tourist attraction in the whole state. It’s a great time, if you happen to live in Chicago or in the near vicinity, but what if you live far enough from Chicago that you need to fly?

Never fear, for you can charter a jet to get you and your party there in style. Why would you fly commercial when you can beat the lines, beat the security screenings and have ample leg, elbow, head and shoulder room on a plane with just you and your buddies?

Charter jets are cheaper than you may think and give you the option of different cabin configurations. There is on board entertainment at your fingertips and a galley on most to prepare whatever your heart desires. Best of all you can go and come back on your schedule, not that of the major airlines so you have the freedom to do whatever you want. Want to stay for all five days of the festival? You can do that! Get all the fun in while you can in this great city but do it in style.

The Taste of Chicago is not only about food, it’s also about the city itself, its culture, its traditions and its great stories so what are you waiting for! Book that charter today!

Charter to Yellowstone National Park

Chartering a jet for business is one thing, but chartering it for leisure makes the trip special on a whole other level. One you can go on your schedule and two you don’t need to mess with busy airports and the hassle that flying commercial comes with.

When you add the freedom of chartering a jet to the freedom of exploring one of nature’s most amazing areas, somewhere like Yellowstone National Park for example you have a match made in vacation heaven.

Yellowstone National Park is 3,468 square miles of wilderness, mountains, wild animals and half of the world’s natural thermal features that spreads over three of America’s states: Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. It is home to many lakes, canyons, rivers and beautiful rock formations made from the volcanic area where it is located. It has nine visitor centers and museums and five different entrances and it the first National Park ever designated in the United States.

Probably the most famous of the geysers at the park is Old Faithful, which treats visitors to an eruption every 91 minutes. Old Faithful is just one of the thousands of thermal features that can be found in the park, and it attracts thousands of people from all over the world each and every year.

Of course the park is also home to many varieties of plants, trees, grasses and flowers and many different animal species call the park home as well. Visitors can stay in one of the many lodges or camp in one of the many campgrounds that are sprinkled around the interior of the park itself, and to make negotiating the park that much easier there are paved roads to the major areas and visitor friendly walkways to get closer to the features.

Because Yellowstone National Park is so vast and has five entrances, you can access it by several smaller airports which is great for those smaller chartered jets to land and take off from. Airports in Wyoming and Montana also have shuttles to and from the park that are reasonably priced and perfect for charter jet passengers to get to and from the park with ease.

So the next time you want to get out into nature and explore one of the most fascinating parks in the United States, why not add to that freedom and charter a jet to get you there in style? It’s easier than you think and will make your vacation something to remember for a lifetime.

Charter to Las Vegas

Las Vegas goes by a lot of names. It’s full and proper name is The City of Las Vegas but it is also known as Las Vegas, just Vegas and also Sin City to name just a few. The fact is, Vegas is so well known it doesn’t need to go by a specific name; everyone knows that it is a major resort city nestled in the Mojave Desert and it is the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Las Vegas is the twenty-ninth most populous city in the United States and is home to some of the most well known Casinos on the planet, not to mention the most Triple A Five Diamond Hotels in the world. It is known for its hospitality, for its shows and of course for its gambling opportunities and plenty of restaurants, bars and attractions.

It’s not as if Vegas is hard to get to, on the contrary many major airlines have multiple flights a day from all across North America to Las Vegas airport, transporting thousands and thousands of people there each year. But if you step it up and charter a jet not only do you get there on your schedule you also can do away with the headaches of flying commercial.

Imagine arriving in Vegas after a luxurious trip complete with plenty of leg room, comfy seating, in flight entertainment and knowing your bags are with you every step of the way. You didn’t go through long screening lines at the airport, you didn’t have to arrive hours and hours before your flight and you got to relax, rewind and rejuvenate en route.

After a hassle free flight you are free to enjoy all that Sin City has to offer. The Casinos, the famous shows, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Neon Museum, the 68 parks, the 4 golf courses, the skate parks and swimming pools, and of course The Strip. After all of that it’s just a short jaunt to the Grand Canyon should you need even more incentive for the trip.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; the memories, the adventures, the misadventures the whole kit and caboodle. Why not up the adventure and charter a jet for your next trip? Chartering is less expensive than you may think, you have your choice of seating arrangements perfect for however many are in your party and best of all, you arrive in style. What are you waiting for?

Charter Your Way to Bumbershoot

If you live in the Pacific Northwest then you have more than likely heard of Bumbershoot. If you haven’t heard of this festival now in it’s forty-fifth year then are you ever in for a treat. Bumbershoot is a music and art festival that takes place each year in Seattle, Washington. It showcases many acts including live music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts in a unique and diverse program that takes place this year from September 5-7th.

From author panels to discussions and from live podcasts to music from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Brandon Flowers and Big Data to name just a few, this festival draws major crowds from around the country. They even have a dedicated kid zone, aptly named Youngershoot that is curated by the Seattle Children’s Museum and includes interactive programming, special performances and art experiences for those aged ten and under.

If you are planning to attend Bumbershoot this year and don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, why not look into chartering a private jet to get you there in style? Charters are well known for their convenience, can land at smaller private airports and let you avoid the security lines and scheduling of commercial flights. They also offer plenty of leg, shoulder and head room in their cabins and have seating that can be reconfigured to suit your needs.

Need to catch up on work on the go? No problem, as many charter jets have plenty of room for conferences and tables large enough to get all of your work done en route. Satellites are used for easy communication, and they also come with plenty of entertainment options, plenty of baggage space and stocked galleys so you arrive fed, happy and refreshed.

Seattle is a beautiful city to visit at any time of the year but if you are planning a trip to make a mark on the end of summer, Labor Day weekend and the Bumbershoot Festival are a great option. Sure, lots of major carriers do daily flights to Seattle but for ease and convenience getting there on your terms and on your schedule just can’t be beat.

Look into chartering a jet for your next vacation. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find, as chartering isn’t as expensive as you may have thought, although it offers you all the amenities that you deserve, including some you just may not expect!

Charter Flight Amenities Explained

Charter flight is fast becoming one of the most popular methods of travel for many businesses due primarily to factors such as reduced check-in time and greater scheduling options. However, vacationers have been a bit slower to embrace jet charter until recently. Although there are varying reasons for this, many cite cost as the main factor in their continued choice of commercial air as their preferred mode of travel. Air charter travel has been unfairly labeled as a “perk” or a luxury to be enjoyed only by business executives and celebrities.

Charter Flight Costs – Are they Worth It?

While it is true that in many cases charter flight costs are greater than that of commercial airlines, many clients are discovering that the price and quality of the flight are much greater with the charter experience. Those that choose jet charter often discover that they get a lot more “bang for the travel buck” due to the enormous disparity of service between a commercial flight and a private one. These amenities are so numerous, in fact, that jet charter is sometimes referred to as “the vacation before the vacation.”

One of the main selling points for charter flight customers is the comfort factor. The cramped quarters and crowded seats of commercial jets do not exist on a charter flight. The cabins are spacious and the seats spaced far enough apart to guarantee maximum comfort. Pets and children are usually welcome on these flights, and are often free to roam around the cabin, which would be highly discouraged aboard a standard flight.

Charter Flight Amenities

Entertainment options are infinite aboard a charter flight. There are movies and music to provide hours of fun for all ages. The latest research indicates that many of these planes come equipped with state-of-the-art video gaming systems, which should satisfy everyone.

Jet charter clients can enjoy an array of fine dining options during their flight – with the menu customized for their trip. The food is freshly prepared rather than mass-produced and microwaved, with menu choices as diverse as sushi, chicken piccata, jambalaya, and chocolate raspberry torte. Potent potables are usually available courtesy of the well-stocked bar.

The most enjoyable benefit with a charter flight is the privacy. This can be of special significance when on a personal or private business trip. Jet charter clients normally fly with friends, family, and colleagues only – which adds to the comfort level and enjoyment of the trip.

The phrase “traveling in style” could actually have been coined with the charter flight experience in mind. However, it is unfortunate that pricing concerns prevent a lot of potential clients from experiencing the amenities that charter offers.

Charter Your Way To The Indy 500

The Indy 500 is a prestigious race that is run each Memorial Day weekend in Speedway Indiana. The cars have changed somewhat since that first race back in 1911 but the greatest spectacle in racing still brings people from far and wide to the 2.5 mile oval track come race day.

They come for the roar of the engines, for the thrills of the race, for the atmosphere and for the history of the event and they come in droves, since the racetrack can hold upwards of 300,000 people.

If you live near Indiana then it’s easy to take in the event each year, but if you don’t why would you fly commercial when you can easily charter a jet to get you there in style? It is cheaper than you may realize and it saves all the hassles of flying commercial like the long security lines and the cramped seating. Instead, sit back, relax and relish all of the head, shoulder, elbow and leg room that you get while you are chilling with your party on route to Indiana.

It’s not easy to win the Indy 500 that starts with eleven rows of three to make up the 33 car field. Three drivers hold the title of most wins at Indy with four apiece. They are A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears. Rick Mears also holds the record, alone this time for the most pole positions achieved with 6. The great owner Roger Penske is the most successful at Indy, with 16 wins and 17 poles for his drivers.

It’s also not easy to get to Indy on a commercial flight, not if you like room and simplicity that is. The one thing that commercial flights and the Indy 500 have in common is milk. You can get milk on the plane and if you win at Indy, you are given a bottle of milk in the winners circle. This tradition started back in 1933 when a driver asked for milk after winning the race. A dairy executive saw a marketing edge there and well, the rest is history. If you win you are given the choice of whole, 2% or skim milk to chug for the world to see.

The next Indy promises to be an exciting race, like the ones before have been. Will the pole sitter win? Will someone come from behind? Will you be there to witness it?

Charter To Pride

It all started with a walk to protest the Stonewall Riots of 1970. Today it is one of the largest Pride festivals in the country, if not the world. What is it? It’s Chicago Pride Festival and it takes place each year on the last weekend of June. While there are events throughout the year, the Festival is a two day affair that ends with a massive parade through the Halsted Strip. You may think you’ve seen a big parade before, but when the attendance is measured in the hundreds of thousands you may just have to rethink. There are so many people who attend this parade that the course has had to be altered several times throughout its history just to accommodate everyone properly. That’s some parade!

Sure, other towns and cities have Pride events, but if you want to get to the largest one and be part of the action but don’t live near Chicago what will you do? Well, you can fly commercial and sit through the long waits at the airport, go through the tough security screening and then be stuck on an overcrowded jet. Or you can choose to make the weekend sparkle from beginning to end and charter a jet.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “that’ll be too expensive!” but you may be surprised at how reasonable chartering a jet can be. And think of the perks. You can leave when you want, not when the airline says. You know your luggage will arrive with you since you never leave it with airline strangers and best of all you have a comfortable flight, along with plenty of arm, shoulder, head and leg room. You can even configure the cabin however you wish, putting the chairs into rows or into conversational groups.

Food and of course on board lavatories are the norm and there is also plenty in the way of in flight entertainment too. You will have your own pilot and may be able to land at a smaller airport closer to your destination than you would with commercial flights.

So if you’re headed to Pride in Chicago and want to take in the music, the exhibits, the food, the drinks, the parade and the Pride fun, what are you waiting for? Look into chartering that jet as soon as possible! By the way, there is no attendance fee for Pride Chicago but the atmosphere is priceless!

Private Jet Charter – The Terms You Should Know

To understand private jet charter you need to devote time to learn about the differences found in air travelling. These days there are hundreds of companies involved in air travelling services which differ depending on the clients needs. Private jet charters are meant for executive and other distinguished guests who have to economize on time and space while travelling. This means they have to tackle business matters within flights in preparation for other business meeting ahead. This requires that the charter should have the means and ways to consult and arrange business in the course of the flight without inconveniencing the client. Modern private jets have wide range of facilities to suit business arrangements, wi-fi available on board.Arrangements for forthcoming business meetings can be conveniently done as the client prepares to land in the next destination. At times international business owners find that they have less time to handle business matters within the course of their flights. To ensure that business matters are duly handled they might have to engage the business managers on the ground to prepare summaries. This will enable the business owner to get a glimpse of the business and give guidelines as he proceeds to the next destination.

When looking for private jet to hire it is advisable to do it online. This is because; through online sources you will be able to have a wide range of offers to choose than if you do it offline. Modern charter companies have air charter quote search engines where clients can check for rates. This helps clients to choose charters that meet international requirement to suit their needs. The history of the company offering private charter flights has a lot to do with the quality of the services offered. Companies who have long been in the business have large fleets of private jets with differing client’s services. This helps client to choose depending on the purpose the clients intend for the charter. When the charter is targeted for business meetings, it is advisable that it should be furnished with up to date communications systems which meets international standards. This helps the client to go about business affairs conveniently without having to set aside issues.

Private jets are hired to answer the needs of discerning clients and therefore one should inquire widely to verify the services and equipments fitted. This is because when a jet agent has been hired, a charter flight should make the most out it while on transit as well as when they have landed with private chauffeur waiting to take you to your business meeting. This will not only save time for important matters but will create time for leisure when business discussions have been finalized.

Charter to the World Series

It has been played since 1903. The New York Yankees have won it twenty seven times, and the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers and four other teams are still looking for their first win. What is it? It’s the World Series and it’s a highlight for sports enthusiasts each fall.

The World Series doesn’t really encompass the world, as it’s a baseball series pitting whoever wins the American League against whoever wins the National League. In fact, games in the big series have only been played outside of the United States twice, in 1992 and 1993 when the Toronto Blue Jays were part of the big show. And in reality, it’s not named after the world as in the planet we live on, but instead named after a newspaper that was popular back in the day.

No one can predict which teams will play in the World Series, and so no one knows which stadiums in which cities the games will be played in, but if your home team isn’t part of the show, you’ll have to travel to watch whoever is playing battle it out and that’s where chartering a jet comes in.

It’s likely cheaper than you imagine and it ensures you have a lot less hassle and bother when you charter a jet rather than going commercial. Gone are the lines for security and the hustle and bustle of a large and busy airport. Gone are the cramped quarters and noisy atmosphere of a crowded and hot commercial airline. Instead, you can charter to whichever city you wish in the comfort of seats with plenty of leg, head, elbow and shoulder room which can also be configured however you wish. Want to take just your family with you or perhaps you’re having a guy’s weekend with a bigger party? No worries, a charter can accommodate everyone and best of all you know your luggage will arrive with you at your destination.

When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016, they ended a whopping 108 year drought, giving the most years without a win title to the Cleveland Indians who’s total sits at 68. You’ve been flying commercial for all of your life, isn’t it time you ended your drought and tried going by charter?

We don’t know who will contest the next World Series, but we do know getting to those cities by a charter jet is the way to go!

The Benefits of a Private Jet Service

Traveling around the world on a private jet service means you are flying like a rich and famous star, right? That fact is not so true anymore. Flying via a private jet service today is more accessible for the mainstream customer than ever before. It simply means you are saving time, saving money and wanting to bring the choice back to your flight plans.

The Art of Freedom Scheduling

When you choose a private jet service, you are the one in charge. You choose when the flight will leave and from which airport you will be flying out of. That freedom has helped the private jet service market to boom in recent years. Combined with the extraordinary rise in commercial airline prices, the private jet service available for every flyer is one that is now more affordable and convenient than ever before.

Paired with the freedom of scheduling, the time you save with a private jet service is phenomenal. No waiting in lines, passing through multiple security checkpoints and wasting those precious moments connecting from one flight to the next. For the business person, especially, these wasted moments are all about the bottom line. The more time a business person spends in the airport the less money they are making and thus the increasing popularity of private jet service flights.

The Size You Need

Another great opportunity when choosing a private jet service is the choice of which type of plane to fly on. There are jumbo jets, very light jets, mid-sized jets and even helicopters to choose for your flight needs. If you are flying alone, you are the king of the flight and you decide how much room you need to make that flight comfortable along the way.

When choosing a private jet service, the security of the flight will be increased exponentially. You will no longer have to worry about those stringent guidelines at the local International airport. The security line will not be 100 passengers deep and you have zero chance of losing your luggage along the way.

All-in-all, the positives of the private jet service far outweigh the difference in price. You will pay more to secure a private jet for your next flight, but the amenities, luxuries and time saving qualities of that flight are the best in the world. Private jet services offer you, the consumer, the chance to choose every aspect of your air travels and arrive on time, every time.

Experience the Private Jet Difference

Traveling for business or pleasure can be a fun and simple experience- or it can be a nightmare of long lines, missed connection and rude security personnel. The difference in how much you enjoy your trip and in whether it goes smoothly or not is all going to depend upon how you travel. Whenever you fly on a commercial airline, you take the risk of many things going wrong that can make your trip a nightmare. When you fly on a private jet, however, you eliminate a lot of those potential issues and you can experience traveling the way it was meant to be experienced.

What’s the Difference?

When you choose to fly on a private jet instead of on a commercial airline, there are many major differences between flying private and flying commercial. Once you experience the private jet difference, you’ll never want to go back to your old way of traveling, but if you need some help convincing you to take the leap into private jet charter, consider the following benefits of using a private jet:

  • You can fly to where you want to fly. A private jet charter can allow you to fly into as many as 5500 different airports. Commercial airlines only fly into around 550 airports. This means you are much more limited in where your final destination will be when you fly commercial, and you may also have to make connections in inconvenient airports. This can all make your trip take much longer than it should. Wasted time causes stress and wastes money.
  • You can fly when you want to fly. You are not going to be tied to the schedule of commercial airlines when you charter your own jet. This means that if you want to fly in for just a simple meeting, you don’t have to waste hours waiting for a return flight home. You also never have to worry about missing your connection since the plane leaves when you are ready.
  • You can have a more pleasant traveling experience. Say goodbye to rude security agents, airlines that nickel and dime you for every checked bag or snack consumed, seats that are too small and cramped aisles with no leg room. When you fly on a jet charter, you can instead enjoy the comfort that comes with being on your own private aircraft with room to spare.
  • You can turn travel time into productive time. You don’t have to worry about people overhearing business discussions or about being distracted from your work by a crying baby on the plane. Instead, you can get down to business and focusing on getting work done in the air. This is such a major benefit that some studies have shown that people are actually more productive when working on a corporate jet than they are in their offices.

These are just a few examples of the key differences between flying private and flying on a commercial airline. To experience the private jet difference for yourself, charter a private jet for your next business or personal trip.

Perks of Helicopter Charter Services: Why It’s Worth It

Imagine your special occasion being more special when you turn up to your wedding or lunch on the helicopter. Stand out from others in terms of style by arriving in a helicopter and make an impact on your date, business partners, friends or classmates. When you touch down in a helicopter, it brings out mix feelings of happiness and adrenaline rush. It would be matchless to compare the thrill of helicopter flight with other modes of transport. The rotors thudding overhead and the unique feeling of lifting off vertically are an experience which you may never have and may never experience traveling by any other air based transport.

Helicopter Charter is Worth Every Penny

There can be many reasons to take helicopter charter service but the most prominent will be because it helicopter journey will make your travel a memorable experience. The helicopter flight is an adventure that most find to be thrilling. Making use of helicopter flights can be a great way to make an occasion special and create memories that will make a special day all the more special.

Sight-Seeing Paradise

Helicopters fly at a certain height which makes them so enchanting for sight-seeing tours. They are not permitted to fly above aeroplanes so from that height it gives a perfect view when looked out of the window and sees the world below.

Convenience that Matters

Helicopter helps in reducing the travelling time as it doesn’t have to make you go through the whole process of checking in and waiting for two hours of for flight. This can be a major benefit to any business because everyone knows that time equals money. It’s also a lot less stressful if you are going away for leisure because it leaves you with more time to actually enjoy your holiday. The greatest advantages of a helicopter charter regardless of whether you are using for business or leisure is the fact that it eliminates overnight stops. This not only creates inconvenience, but they also create high costs so anything making you get rid of these things is bound to be a good thing.

Private and Cosy

Travelling by helicopter charter gives you more privacy than flying with hundreds of other people on a normal aeroplane. This gives you a freedom of doing whatever you want; you can conduct a business meeting or simply sit there and relax. You can do this without any interruptions whatsoever. This level of privacy is impossible to get on a normal plane because there are always so many other people flying at the same time.

Reach Out to the Places Where You Cannot Go with Jet Planes

If you are planning to visit a hilly area or a place which do not have landing space for airplanes, the helicopter is a simple and convenient option. A trip to Vaishno Devi or other mountainous regions like Sikkim is better made with a helicopter.

The charter helicopters are intelligently designed and highly adaptable to address a range of individual requirements, their potential provide access to remote areas and city centres, with the ability to land at helipads, hotels and private properties, where the space allows, making them one of the most flexible and suitable aircraft types for travel to remote, crowded or otherwise difficult to reach destinations.

Executive Jet Charter – Designed for Excellence

This is a known fact that the corporate houses comprise of the big fraction of the client list of the private jet service providers. Alternatively it can also be said that the corporate houses are greatly benefited by the service of the private jets which are designed for excellent jet travel. Globalization is has made it mandatory for the executives to travel around the word. The executive Jet charters are especially designed by the private jet service providers to suit the needs of the corporate executives who need to travel more than often.

Why choose Executive Jet Charters?

One must consider the below mentioned three points in order to find answer of the above mentioned question.

1. Liberty to choose the aircraft-

Most of the leading jet charter service providers offer the liberty to choose from wide range of aircraft in accordance with the choice and needs of the client. One can choose the range of service they like to avail while on flight and make the optimum use of the time they spend flying from one part of the world to the other. The array of services especially designed for the executives take care of all their technical needs as well as the aspects like comfort and luxury. Often the services offered are customized and made to match the preferences of individual fliers.

2. Liberty to travel to and from any destination-

The Executive Jets are exclusively made to fly for the clients so they have the liberty to travel directly to their travel destination without having to change aircraft as is the case with commercial airlines on many occasions.

3. Liberty to travel in accordance to ones own schedule-

Executive jet flights are made to travel in accordance with the schedule of the clients. Thus, the clients can travel comfortably in accordance with their schedule without having to rush to the air port way ahead of the scheduled flight. That saves the valuable time for the executives.

While the above mentioned points are the core merits of the executive jets but then in addition to these one can use the executive air charters the way they like. They can serve as boardrooms and cater to serious business proceedings and on other occasions they can be even used as beauty saloons and refreshing spas. The final choice is that of the clients and this is why they have touched heart of millions.

Private Jet Charter Flights Are The Ultimate In Air Travel

Private air charter is ideal for sophisticated travelers seeking the utmost in comfort and convenience. Spacious comfortable seats that you just don’t find in normal aircraft, gourmet meals, bars, and in-flight movies are just some of the perks you can expect to find on your next private jet charter flight. It sure beats those cramped commercial airline flights where you can barely move your legs. The level of service and safety on these flights surpasses what you typically find on

commercial flights. What’s more, it’s convenient. You don’t have to wait in line for hours. You just pull right up to the aircraft, board the plane, and you’re ready to go. Oftentimes, the charter company can arrange specialized services such as ground transportation or catering.

Why do travelers typically prefer hiring private jets? Probably the number one reason is that it allows the travelers themselves to decide their flight itinerary. You no longer have to rely on commercial airlines to tell you when you can and cannot fly. What’s more, this kind of service allows you to land in airports that commercial airlines aren’t allowed to go to. This could bring you even closer to your final destination than you previously were before.

One of the many benefits of traveling with a private air charter company is privacy. You get to travel with people you know, and you get the entire plane to yourself. This makes it a lot easier to relax in private, or discuss pertinent matters pertaining to business or personal things.

What’s more, private air chartering can be a cost effective way of traveling, particularly if you are traveling in a group. Up to eighteen passengers can be accommodated on most private jets, and when the cost is split evenly between passengers, the final amount is often significantly less or equal to what you’d spend on a commercial flight. If you have many stops on your itinerary, chartering a private jet can save you on hotel and parking costs.

Who, exactly, uses private jet charter services? Above all, people traveling on business. This includes celebrities, business executives, CEOs, as well as smaller organizations who prefer to travel together as a group.

Private jet charters are also enjoyed by luxury vacation travelers who simply have the extra money to pay for a hassle-free experience. These travelers enjoy customizing their own itineraries with companies who are willing to go the extra mile to accommodate their specific travel needs.

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Leading Private Jet Charter Operators

Flying with the airlines can be a time consuming as well as risky proposition for businessmen as well as for people of wealth. If you absolutely, positively must get somewhere fast you are putting your trust in a system that is overcrowded, inconvenient, and failing when you fly with the airlines. What are your options? Rent or lease a private jet. The following list features some of the leading private jet charter operators in the U.S.

Atlantic Aviation Flight Services

Automotive Air Charter

Avjet Corporation

Business Jet Services

Clay Lacy Aviation

Delta AirElite

Elite Aviation

Executive Jet Mgt

FirstFlight Management LLC

Flightworks

Hop-A-Jet

Jet Aviation

Key Air

Million Air

New World Aviation

Petersen Aviation

Priester Aviation

PrivatAir

Regal Aviation

Richmor Aviation

TAG Aviation

The Air Group

Trans-Exec Air Service

One common thread with each of the operators is that they fly large cabin aircraft. This group is defined by — but not limited to — the following types of aircraft:

Gulfstream 450; 550

Boeing Business Jet

Canadair Challenger 604

Bombardier Global Express; 800

Falcon 2000

In each case you get the security of having two highly trained FAA licensed pilots and you can opt for a corporate flight attendant to provide cabin services and safety assistance. These are no King Airs, Lears, and Westwinds you will be flying. Many rent for $7000. per hour on up, but when you are talking about closing on a merger or acquisition in the morning in Dallas and being back in your Boston office in the afternoon, the price is inconsequential.

There are also several operations that will allow you to purchase a portion of a jet. No, you don’t get a wing only, rather — much like a timeshare — you get to use a private jet operated by one of the providers. Chief amongst these specialized providers are:

Netjets

Flexjet

Flight Options

CitationShares

A third option is to approach one of the private jet aircraft brokers who will arrange the trip for you. Chief amongst these types of providers are:

Sentient

Gold Jets

Bluestarjets

Marquis Jet

AirRoyale

All in all, private flying is where it’s at. If you live in the New York area, you can fly out of convenient Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and land at Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles. By avoiding Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark airports you save precious time and land unruffled in L.A. Who can put a price tag on that?

Private Jet Charter Service

Since 911 more and more companies and individuals are turning to private jet charter services for their air travel needs. There’s no reason for you to have to purchase a jet because there are many different private jet charter service options on the market.

A private jet charter service can provide all of the services that your corporate flight department would provide. They have the expertise you would expect from your own fleet and they are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays with more than 7500 airports servicing you nationwide.

The private jet charter service ensures you a flight when you want it and where you want it with no lineups, no restrictions, and no fear from terrorism that commercial flights are facing every day. Most times they will even be able to accommodate you on short notice. Of course it always pays to book in advance to be sure.

A private jet charter service can provide you with the highest standard of service and a secure, safe, and comfortable flight. You travel confidentially no matter where you are flying or who you are flying with and discretion is always our commitment to you. So whether you are off to that all important business meeting or sneaking away for a weekend of relaxation in the Caribbean your travel plans are between you and the private jet charter service.

Now you can get the flexibility you need and want. You can even choose the type of jet you charter. No more crowded terminals. No more airline schedules to worry about. No more having to show up hours early for your flight. In fact most private jet charter services will design a travel agenda for corporate or personal travel.

Rates depend on the type of plane, destination, and many companies offer a frequent flyer discount so be sure to ask. You can save thousands of dollars by involving yourself in one of the many fractional jet ownership programs that are available.

Let’s have a quick look at what’s available and some average costs.

Lear

This jet lets you take your sales team or your family on a long trip with a secure comfortable flight. It costs on average $2650 an hour and it carries 6 to 8 passengers.

Citation

This luxurious jet is also very economical and perfect for those one day get away meetings. It costs on average $1860 an hour and it carries 4 to 6 passengers.

Gulfstream

This is a very popular jet that will give you the ultimate in luxury while flying you coast to coast or around the globe. Be warned after a flight in one of these it’s going to be difficult to fly any other way. On average it cost $5000 an hour and it carries 12 to 15 passengers.

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A private jet charter service is an excellent choice for any company looking to reduce wasted time and money. The only question that remains is which jet will it be ?

Private Jets Charter – A Splendid Way to Travel or A Proper Saving of Time?

Private charter jets are the newest modes of flying for people in a hurry. No longer are these jets the exclusive domain of the wealthy and influential as service providers are turning their focus towards a burgeoning middle class and the tribe of businessmen and entrepreneurs. People can now afford private rental jets due to their low pricings plus private jets have their perks too.

Commercial airlines have a long list of glaring defects but we have to adjust with that due to the lack of options. The list of grievance includes schedule conflict, queues, random checks and many others but the oft repeated complaint is the unannounced delays from which there is no escaping. The service available on commercial airline is also another source of complaint and the discrepancy can be best seen in the service of business class and economy class.

On the other hand private jets have none of the above mentioned defects and are considered a far better option. Read on to understand how a charter jet scores above a commercial airliner in every aspect.

Charter jets provide top notch cabin service that is comparable to that provided in the business class of commercial airlines. In some cases it has surpassed commercial airlines altogether. This is primarily due to the fact that charter jets carry significantly lesser passengers and thus the staff can easily cater to them and make them comfortable.

The chances of a delayed flight on a private jet are also quite low until and unless there are truly unfavorable weather conditions. Keeping that rare bad weather away from the topic, private jets are always on time. Their primary goal is to ensure their customer's safety and timing which makes them a force to reckon with in the modern aviation history.

These jets signify the slow but sure change in the field of aviation and especially commercial aviation. They are the future of commercial aviation with all of its advantages and more with none of its stifling disadvantages. There has been an idea or a mindset that charter jets can be hired only by the rich or those who can afford it. That was the case some decades back but not any longer. These days hiring or chartering a private jet is neither that expensive nor that difficult.

The charter jet industry itself has taken up several innovative steps in revolutionizing the services and its prices. The industry itself has started catering to the burgeoning middle class businessman or professionals who don't want to waste precious time. With several economy options available, private jets are no longer a snobby way of maintaining or showing off.

People have understood its importance and have recognized its services that will help them in saving time.

Charter Away to the Preakness

The Kentucky Derby is in the books. A horse won and now he or she is the favorite (usually) in the second race of the Triple Crown derby: The Preakness. It is a flat horse race run by three year old thoroughbreds and it happens each year two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the last jewel in the crown, the Belmont Stakes.

This race is run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Maryland and it spans 9.5 furlongs. It was first contested back in 1873 and traditionally it is second in attendance only to the granddaddy of all races, the Kentucky Derby.

If you live near Maryland it's a relative breeze to see the fastest three year olds in action but if you have to fly there's always the production of flying commercial to deal with– Unless of course you choose to charter a jet to get you and your party there on time and in style.

Chartering a jet is cheaper than you may think and best of all you can choose your own schedule. Forget about long lines trying to clear security, and being squished in your seat for hours at a time. Not when you charter. Chartered jets give you ample leg, shoulder, elbow and head room and you can usually configure the seats any way you'd like. There is entertainment at the tips of your fingers, a galley for snacks or meals on the way and the security of knowing your bags are with you at all times. No baggage carousel for you!

You will arrive refreshed and happy and in time for the singing of Maryland, My Maryland and the infield party that is always a great time. After the race you can watch the painter climb to the weather vane to paint the winning colors on the horse and jockey that adorn it. Heck, you will even be there to see the winning horse get his blanket of Black Eyed Susan's, the state flower of Maryland although they can't use real ones since they don't bloom until July. That can remain our little secret …

Not surprisingly, the mega star of the horse racing world, Secretariat still holds the speed record for the Preakness Stakes. He won in 1:53 back in 1973 which was the middle race of his Triple Crown. Now you too can be a star … when you choose to charter.

Charter to Las Vegas

Las Vegas goes by a lot of names. It's full and proper name is The City of Las Vegas but it is also known as Las Vegas, just Vegas and also Sin City to name just a few. The fact is, Vegas is so well known it does not need to go by a specific name; Everyone knows that it is a major resort city nestled in the Mojave Desert and it is the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Las Vegas is the twenty-ninth most populous city in the United States and is home to some of the most well known Casinos on the planet, not to mention the most Triple A Five Diamond Hotels in the world. It is known for its hospitality, for its shows and of course for its gambling opportunities and plenty of restaurants, bars and attractions.

It's not as if Vegas is hard to get to, on the contrary many major airlines have multiple flights a day from all across North America to Las Vegas airport, transporting thousands and thousands of people there each year. But if you step it up and charter a jet not only do you get there on your schedule you also can do away with the headaches of flying commercial.

Imagine arriving in Vegas after a luxurious trip complete with plenty of leg room, comfy seating, in flight entertainment and knowing your bags are with you every step of the way. You did not go through long screening lines at the airport, you did not have to arrive hours and hours before your flight and you got to relax, rewind and rejuvenate en route.

After a hassle free flight you are free to enjoy all that Sin City has to offer. The Casinos, the famous shows, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Neon Museum, the 68 parks, the 4 golf courses, the skate parks and swimming pools, and of course The Strip. After all of that it's just a short jaunt to the Grand Canyon should you need even more incentive for the trip.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; the memories, the adventures, the misadventures the whole kit and caboodle. Why not up the adventure and charter a jet for your next trip? Chartering is less expensive than you may think, you have your choice of seating arrangements perfect for however many are in your party and best of all, you arrive in style. What are you waiting for?

Costa Rica Vacation Travel Destinations

Costa Rica has become a top vacation destination for North American and European visitors. The country is a beautiful paradise that easily accessible at a reasonable cost. World class resorts are located on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. There are many different vacation packages that are tailored to meet every visitors need and desire.Most Costa Rica vacation travel packages usually lasts from five up to fourteen days. The most luxurious vacation would only cost you as much as three thousand dollars per person. This includes a fourteen day trip exploring all of the captivating sites in Costa Rica. Breakfast will always be served in bed. You will be eating your lunch at different Costa Rican restaurants having the panoramic view as your backdrop. Delicious local foods will be served along with the VIP treatment that is meant for tourists like you.To have a very memorable Costa Rica vacation travel don’t forget to sign up for jungle and mountain adventures in the republic. You will be visiting the infamous Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, have a Canopy tour, and more. You may also opt to include a cruise package that would take you to the waters of Costa Rica. Go island hopping and experience the diversity in Costa Rica’s tourism. Visit the secluded islands of Boca Chica and Panama for that romantic get away and recreate your honeymoon once more.For a perfect Costa Rica vacation travel deal, you can also choose from various types of vacation packages depending on the number in your company and travel goal which will help focus on the one theme alone. You can have a honeymoon package that ranges from one thousand six hundred to one thousand seven hundred US dollars only. It already includes a candlelit dinner for two, served with the finest Costa Rican delicacies and wine as you enjoy the sounds made by different wildlife creatures nearby.When you are booking your Costa Rica Vacation Travel you should check out the family packages for the whole family experience. It includes trip to several museums, cloud forests, and gardens where kids would love to get acquainted with various species of butterflies, birds, and reptiles. For the group of nature lovers, Costa Rica is the best place for you. The eco-tourism package is perfect for you. Jaguars, birds, and unique species of frogs are the best sights you would surely love to see.Once you have visited this beautiful country you will want to visit it again and again. It is hard to find a better travel destination that is better than Costa Rica.

What Makes Mallorca A Great Late-Winter Travel Destination?

Mallorca (also known as Majorca) is an island located on the coasts of Mediterranean sea. This is the largest island in the Balearic Islands, and is a part of Spain. Most of the tourists travel to Mallorca to enjoy the sunshine and beaches during the summer months. However, very few know that there are plenty of other ways to enjoy this heaven on earth during the spring, autumn and winter months. This place is less crowded during these seasons and the entire family can enjoy many outdoor activities during the off-season.Let’s look at some of the activities which you can do during the winter months in Mallorca-1) Serra de Tramuntana- This is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO in 2011. Hence if you are a nature lover, spend a few days exploring this mountain range on foot or by bike. There are extraordinary techniques used to develop agriculture in this area on its steep slopes and the uniqueness of these techniques which are developed over the centuries has earned this prestigious position for this site.You may also choose to enjoy the snow falls during the winters on this mountain range.2) Sóller by vintage train- Another interesting thing which can be done during the winters in Mallorca is taking a wooden train ride from Palma to the beautiful town of Sóller. This train ride through the Tramuntana Mountains is so picturesque, that you will not feel like going back to your city. The path is surrounded with orange orchards and lemon plantations. There are pine forests and olive groves too spread all across this line. After reaching Sóller, take a stroll in the local market and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. Enjoy the local cuisines and spend a lazy afternoon enjoying the Art Nouveau houses spread across the land.3) Binissalem- If you are a wine connoisseur, then you should not miss the trip to this small village. Manto Negro and Callet varieties of grapes are used for fermenting the red wines and Moll for the white wines. There are quite a few famous wineries like Vins Nadal, Macià Batle, and Son Prim which you can visit in your leisure time. The largest among them is José L. Ferrer. Please call the facility before making a trip so that they can make arrangements for your group.4) S’Albufera nature reserve- These wetlands are located near Port d’Alcúdia on the northeast coast. There are more than 200 bird species which can be witnessed in these 4,200 acres of land. This place is wonderful for birdwatching, cycling and walking. To safeguard the sanctity of the place, driving is prohibited in this area. So take your cycles, cameras, water bottles and food packets and go on an expedition to watch kestrels, purple herons and Eleonora’s falcons which are visible in different times of the year.5) Lluc Sanctuary- Amidst the lush green mountains of Serra de Tramuntana, Lluc Sanctuary hosts the figure of the Madonna, La Moreneta. This place is considered to be the spiritual center of Mallorca. This figure was found there in the 13 century and now this figure is adorned with a jeweled crown. The natives respect this place as a pilgrimage and the foundation of a monastery was laid to give respect to the goddess. The choirboys sing every morning and evening to show respect to the goddess which is on display in the 17-century Basilica. Taking a walk in the botanical gardens too will be very refreshing and will fill your day with peace and serenity.There are many other places of interest like Alfàbia Gardens or the national park in Cebrera. Many tourists feel that the end of November and the beginning of December is the perfect time to travel to Mallorca. You will not need to worry about tourist crowds, travel costs for hotels and airline tickets etc. Even when the temperature drops, it doesn’t get very chilly in these areas due to the sea coast. Nature in Mallorca is outstanding and the best part of your trip to Mallorca, be it in winter or summer is to rent a car and explore the stunning landscapes of the Balearics. Happy Holidays!

Ideas For Romantic Travel Destinations in the Mediterranean

Every budding traveler has his or her own favorite romantic travel destinations.However, some destinations seem to crop up in any romantic getaways list. Places like Venice and the French Riviera have been popular choices with couples for decades.But perhaps this year, you’d like to go somewhere more low profile than your usual famous romantic vacation spots… Plus when all is said and done, the most important factor for a truly memorable romantic getaway is the company you’re with and not the destination.Here are three romantic travel destinations that you might want to consider if you’re planning on taking your special one on a short romantic escapade.Majorca – Balearic Islands, Spain
The magical island of Majorca is located off the south-east coast of Spain. This beautiful island is blessed with many beaches, spectacular mountains, small intimate villages and stunning countryside scenery.Cyprus
Immerse yourself into the diverse culture of Cyprus. European, Greek, Middle Eastern and Turkish cultural influences intertwined into one island! Impressive isn’t it? The island of Aphrodite offers many beautiful mountain walks, fantastic beaches, skiing opportunities and delicious food and wine.Malta
Dubbed the Mediterranean’s best kept secret, the tiny island of Malta will surely amaze you! Situated right at the heart of the Mediterranean, this small island has over 7000 years of history, countless baroque masterpieces, lovely beaches and much more.You can make your stay on the Maltese islands as active as you wish. The main advantage that Malta has over other romantic destinations in the Mediterranean is its smallness, just 316 sq kms.So in Malta, you can spend many lazy days with your partner and dedicate just a few hours to sightseeing. Since the island is so small, you’ll be able to see its top attractions even in such a short time. And no matter where you stay, you’re never too far off from the most popular attractions and sights.If you want to really escape the crowds and relax in total tranquility, head to Gozo – Malta’s sister island. This tiny island is literally something else… it’s for good reason that they refer to Gozo as the “island where time stood still”. Sounds dreamy doesn’t it?