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The “Sandwich” Trip

Companies are easing back into private aviation by using

commercial flights to major hubs, and filling in hard to reach
commercial destinations with private charter out of smaller, more convenient airports.

In the example above, this traveler uses commercial aviation to fly from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX). Once in Los Angeles, CA (LAX) they head to their first meeting in Van Nuys, CA (VNY). From Van Nuys, they will use private aviation to travel to their
second meeting in Bakersfield, CA (BFL), and again to their final meeting in Flagstaff, AZ (FLG). From Flagstaff, they will fly privately back to Los Angeles, CA (LAX), where they will fly their final leg from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Chicago, IL (ORD) commercially.

This “Sandwich” trip strategy improves productivity of the mission by allowing more flexibility and reducing overall travel days. If you’d like to learn more about booking a “Sandwich” trip, please call or email us for more information or to get a quote for your next trip. We look forward to working with you!

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

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

Travel Tips for Private Fliers

Gulfstream 200

Chartering a private jet allows you the opportunity to experience the convenience, timesaving, flexibility, comfort and luxury not
available on a commercial flight, even in first class. In this blog, we will outline the most important things to consider when flying on a private aircraft. We hope this will serve as a helpful resource for first-time private flyers and a good reminder to those of you who are private aviation veterans.

1.  Let the experts help you choose the right jet. The jet company you choose to work with will be your best and most valuable
resource in this instance. You provide them with the details of the trip (i.e. your flight plan, number of passengers, baggage you will be bringing, amenities you would prefer, and any other needs you would like met) and they should be able to give you several jet
options
that will suit those needs and wants.

2.  Learn how private charter can save you valuable time and
therefore money.
While private jets do not generally travel at faster speeds than commercial airliners, a private flight is undoubtedly faster. This is due to may factors including: more direct routes, less time waiting on the tarmac, easier check-in procedures, no baggage x-rays, security procedures or baggage pickup, car drop off and pickup on the tarmac, and access to private airport terminals that help avoid crowds that can cause additional delays.

3.  Safety procedures. All pilots are required to follow the precise policies mandated by the FAR Part 135 regulations, which also
require them to follow a training program approved by the FAA. The program must include recurrent air, ground and emergency training at a Part 142 approved facility. In addition, insurance regulations
require flight simulator training at a Part 142 approved facility. All aircraft are operated by select air carriers that a) have been certified under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR); and b) meet the strict standards for safety, administered through a
strategic alliance with Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US) and other independent auditors.

4.  Once you have chosen your jet company, keep the following in mind…

  • Communicate your needs. Whether your concerns pertain to the aircraft, pilots, crew, FBO, or your trip details, communicate your needs. It is also wise to ask for recommendations if you are
    unsure of the options available to you. Do you need a certain type of aircraft due to passenger count, range or baggage? Would Wi-Fi be helpful? Will you be traveling with your pet(s)? Do you need car service or specific catering due to dietary needs?
    Communicate your destination address so the closest airport can be determined.
  • Advanced booking is recommended. While many jet companies can arrange last minute flights, it is in your best interest to plan in advance whenever possible to give you more options in the
    booking process. Availability is strongly subject to how far in
    advance your trip is booked. Get the exact aircraft you want/need before someone else books it. We recommend a lead-time of 1-2 weeks to have your choice of aircraft. During peak travel seasons and holidays however, booking a month or two in advance is
    advised.
  • Know who to call for assistance. At FlyPrivate, our Client
    Services team is happy to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With over 14 years of industry experience, we are here to exceed our clients’ expectations trip after trip.

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

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

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

Overcoming Business Travel Obstacles

AirportWe are all familiar with the common headaches that are associated with traveling, but when the trip is for business, many of these travel mishaps are even more intensified.

A recent study conducted by The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) surveyed over 500 business travelers. The survey revealed valuable insight into the travel issues they had experienced while traveling for business.

Travel Mishaps Reported

1. Travel delays due to weather (54%)
2. Delayed departures (48%)
3. Airplane incident (mechanical issues, late arrivals,
cancellations, etc.) (40%)
4. Missed connecting flights (16%)

Additional Issues Reported

5. Lost luggage
6. Long security lines
7. Unexpected gate changes
8. Not knowing who to call if issues arise

While some of these issues can be tough to combat, the use of
private aviation can alleviate the majority of concerns for business professionals, saving time and therefore money as a result.

While weather delays can certainly affect private jet travel, working with a company like FlyPrivate ensures that these delays are as brief as possible. We have the contacts and resources to make sure you get in the air and to your destination safely, quickly and seamlessly.

Flying private also alleviates most arrival and departure delays and if an issue does arise with your chartered jet, mechanical or
otherwise, we have the means and capabilities to find you a
replacement jet to help avoid further delays. Private jet charter also virtually eliminates the hassle of missed connecting flights and
business travelers often turn to private aviation when their
commercial flights are postponed. We even offer “Sandwich Trips” for business travelers who choose to fly a mix of both commercial and private flights to their end destination.

Other travel obstacles such as lost luggage, long security lines and
unexpected gate changes are also eliminated when flying privately out of FBOs. An FBO is a primary provider of support services to
private or general aviation. FBOs are free of the congestion and
confinement of a commercial terminal, providing a more relaxed and private environment. No lines, no baggage terminals, and no waiting at the gate for your plane.

At FlyPrivate, our team of industry experts is here to make sure your business trip goes off without a hitch. We will not only arrange all of your jet travel, we are also happy to help with catering, ground transportation, hotel recommendations, etc. At FlyPrivate we are available 24/7 to make sure all of your private aviation needs are not only met, but exceeded.

If we can help you plan your next business trip, please call us at 800-641-5387 (JETS) or email us at fly@flyprivate.com. We would be happy to provide you with a complimentary flight quote.
Together we will make your next business trip a success!

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

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

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

 

Photo IDs and U.S. Department of Transportation Update

Acceptable Photo Identification

Don’t Forget Your Photo ID!

The TSA (Transportation Safety Administration) requires that all passengers over the age of 18 provide proper identification prior to boarding an aircraft. This regulation also applies to private aircraft. Please make sure you have acceptable identification in the event the pilots ask you or your guests to provide it.

Prior to the trip your name is submitted to the TSA. The TSA checks all passenger names against individuals listed on the “no-fly” list. However, the crew may ask you or your guests to produce photo identification to confirm your identity.

The pilots may be mandated to check identification. There can be substantial fines for an operator who is found to be in
non-compliance. So please don’t take it personally if you are asked.

We can keep a copy of your license or other acceptable ID on file as back up in the event you lose or misplace it. Ask Client Services for details.

Acceptable IDs include:
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • DHS “Trusted Traveler” cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civilians)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Border Crossing Card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
  • Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by – Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
  • A Native American Tribal Photo ID
  • An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
  • A foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Non-US/Canadian citizens are not required to carry their passports if they have documents issued by the U.S. government such as Permanent Resident Cards. Those who do not should be carrying their passports while visiting the U.S.

This standardization of the list of accepted documents better aligns TSA with other DHS components, including Customs and Border Protection, and REAL ID benchmarks.

In Recent News…

The Department of Transportation Bans all Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes – October 14, 2016

“The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal
Aviation and Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is
issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7
smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States.
Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be
effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET. —

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 device is considered a forbidden
hazardous material under the Federal Hazardous Material
Regulations (HMR: 49 CFR Parts 171-185), which forbid airline
passengers or crew from traveling with lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices that are likely to generate a dangerous evolution of heat. PHMSA has issued a special permit to Samsung to facilitate commercial shipment of the recalled devices by ground transportation.

The Emergency Order will be on display in the Federal Register
display on Friday, October 14, 2016 and the ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

For additional information on the recall, visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov.

For additional information about safe travel with lithium batteries and other potentially hazardous materials, visit the DOT Safe Travel Website at http://phmsa.dot.gov/safetravel/batteries.”

Please consider using FlyPrivate for your future private travel.
We are always happy to discuss your trips or answer any questions.

Flight Request

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

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

 

What to Know About FBOs

FBO

We use the acronym FBO quite liberally when booking a trip, but not everyone knows exactly what it stands for. A Fixed base operator (FBO) is a term developed in the United States after the passage of the Air Commerce Act of 1926. In common practice, an FBO is a
primary provider of support services to private or general aviation. FBOs are free of the congestion and confinement of a commercial terminal, providing a more relaxed and private environment.

The History of FBOs:

In November 1918, after the end of World War I, civil aviation in the United States was unregulated and primarily made up of “barnstormers.” These transient pilots operated inexpensive military
surplus aircraft, flying from city-to-city, often landing in farm fields on the outskirts of town, as airports were scarce.

The traveling aviators offered airplane rides, aerobatic flight
demonstrations, and frequently collaborated as “Flying Circuses,”
performing impromptu airshows for the townsfolk, and charging whatever the local economic conditions would allow. As a result, mechanics and early flight instructors moved around with the
aircraft and had no established business in any one location.

With passage of the Air Commerce Act of 1926 and its resulting
requirements in the licensing of pilots, aircraft maintenance
requirements, and regulations in training standards, the transient nature of civil aviation was curtailed. The pilots and mechanics that made their living on the road began establishing permanent
businesses, termed Fixed Base Operations. These airports quickly began popping up throughout the United States as a way to
distinguish permanent businesses from the transient businesses common prior to 1926.

Today many FBO’s have sleek waiting areas, state-of-the-art
conference rooms, flight planning facilities, pilot rest areas,
automobile valet and rental services, and on-site customer service that will provide you with personal assistance.

Ultimately, the FBO provides fuel service. Today fuel prices are volatile and each operator has varying relationships with FBOs to ensure the best pricing. At FlyPrivate we work with each operator, leveraging our relationships, to provide you with the best pricing possible. At times this may entail the switch of an FBO in order to uphold this commitment to you and we appreciate your cooperation.

Let us help you with a Flight Quote Request and give you the peace of mind that comes when you partner with FlyPrivate. We look forward to your next trip and a visit to a new or a familiar FBO.

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

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

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