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Old 09-01-2002, 07:01 PM   #1
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Care to fly on a business class private Jet?

I was watching 'Modern Marvels' on the history channel. The show was about the history and evolution of airplanes, jets, passenger travel, and finally, business/private class travel.

According to the show, It seems that most private class jets who are dropping the owners/passengers for any extended period of time, don't remain at the remote airport. They take a return trip home, and return later to pick the party up.

Apparently, many of the companies and individuals who own and operate these private jets have been looking for a way to offset the cost of the dead flight (the return flight home, where there are no passengers)

It seems that you can go to and reserve seats on the jet. The advantages here seem numerous to me. No (or at least fewer) stopovers. You can fly into smaller airports, possibly closer to your final destination, than a large international airport.

And best of all, the cost!
It seems you can purchase seats for anywhere between $200 one way, to just a bit more than a first class ticket on a commercial airline.

Now, I'm not the most well travelled person in the USA, however.. when I do fly, I typically fly first class. For about the same cost, I could fly on a private jet.

What do you all think? Pro's? Con's?


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Old 09-01-2002, 08:00 PM   #2
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I think that even if I couldn't come up with a practical scenario to use the service, it would be a fun way to travel on a short vacation when my schedule permitted accomodating the needs of the private jet.

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Old 09-10-2002, 04:00 PM   #3
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Off on a tangent....

Lufthansa has begun offering a Business-Class only flight from Dusseldorf - Newark on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 737 leased from PrivatAir.

Flight 407 DUS - EWR
Flight 408 EWR - DUS

Seems quite stylin'. Out of my price range, though.
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Old 09-11-2002, 07:20 AM   #4
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These sorts of "special" flights are going to become a lot more common as airlines continue to pursue the lucrative Business Class passenger as well as when the Boeing Sonic Cruiser comes out.
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