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Travel: Private Jets are the Best


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The private jet industry has seen rapid growth lately with a limitless number of ways to fly.

Between the private jet charters, operators, and brokers the choices are broad.

Then there is the option for fractional ownership or the ability to book a single seat on a shared plane, and the private jet opportunities get even wider.

Of all the charter operators in all the world, these private jet companies are the best, as follows:


Launch Date: 1964

Services: Primarily fractional ownership, though they also offer jet card programs.

NetJets consistently stays at the forefront of business and leisure travel by offering new partnerships with other travel leaders, like high-end hotels, luxury yacht companies, and the like. As of Y 2019, NetJets owns and operates 750 aircrafts and flies more than 127-M nautical miles a year to 5,000 worldwide destinations. 

Wheels Up

Launch Date: 2013

Service: Membership-based, they have 3 private membership options, and 1 for business-only travelers.

Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter was a cofounder of Marquis Jet, which gave rise to the jet card. Wheels Up jets can be requested through their app 24-hrs ahead of your departure. Wheels Up has a 90 aircraft members-only fleet featuring some of the most exclusive private jets, including King Air 350i and the Citation Excel/XLS, both of which seat 8 passengers.


Launch Date: 2006

Service: Primarily membership plans, though there is also an option to pay-as-you-go.

While the company has its own planes, it will also charter jets to suit their members’ needs. Catering to global business travelers, XO has instant digital booking and flexible cancellation policies for members. In addition to private charters, XO members can also try a “shared charter” or “fly by the seat”, the former lets the member who charters the plane offer up seats to offset their costs, the latter lets members book a seat on someone else’s charter.  

Delta Private Jets

Launch Date: 1984

Services: Jet cards, on-demand charters, and pay-as-you-go Corporate Solutions.

Delta Private Jets has the force of 1 of the largest commercial airlines at its back, they can transport commercial fliers to their final destination in a business jet. The fact that they are a Delta (NYSE:DAL) subsidiary is a standout feature. Delta Private Jets is the only private jet company affiliated with a major commercial airline. Certain jet card members automatically get SkyMiles Diamond Medallion Status, and jet cardholders can use their card for private or commercial flights. 


Launch Date: 2004

Services: Membership-based plans.

The EU-based private jet company flies from 1,900 airports around the world. They own 70 Challenger and Global jets and boast the largest privately-owned Bombardier fleet in the world. Direct members can book through the VistaJet app while Program members get a subscription plan tailored to the flight hrs they need.


Launch Date: 1995

Services: Fractional ownership, leasing, jet cards.

Flexjet operates 4 private terminals: 1 in New York, 2 in Florida, and a forthcoming Arizona terminal open exclusively to Flexjet passengers. Their distinctive service is defined by Flexjet Red Label, which offers the highest level of personalized service. With Red Label, customers have access to 1 manager they can reach out to for any booking need. Each aircraft has 1 crew that passengers will get to know as they establish their aircraft preference. Flexjet’s LXi Cabin Collection is an exclusive symbol of their Red Label service: the collection features Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Embraers with custom-designed interiors.

Jet Linx

Launch Date: 1999

Services: Jet card programs or aircraft management services.

Jet Linx has private terminals in 18 US cities, from Atlanta and Dallas to Denver and Detroit, each with its own service team. They pride themselves on being a “personal jet company,” in that they tailor their luxury operation to your exact needs.

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