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Holiday Travel Tips – Busiest Days to Fly

Holiday Travel Tips
Photo Credits: Cessna – Citation V

 

When planning your holiday travel for the months of November,
December and January, there are a few crucial dates to keep in mind.

The most popular holiday travel dates (indicated on the calendar above) are expected to be:

-November 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th and 27th
-December 16th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 27th and 28th
-January 1st and 2nd

  • Due to the increased demand for private flights, the system can be strained. Aircraft, FBOs, pilots, flight crews, caterers, and ground transportation all are affected and planning ahead
    becomes essential. Because of the increased demand for private jets around the holidays, prices can jump. Booking earlier ensures you get the jet you want at the best price.
  • Weather can also play a critical role in how many flights are
    available during this time of year.
  • The majority of people chartering private jets are flying in the same direction during the holiday season. Generally, we see an
    increase in traffic heading north to south, but some the most
    popular destinations are Florida, Colorado, the Caribbean and New York.

So what does this mean for you? If you are planning to travel in the next few months, we highly recommend that you book your flights promptly to ensure the best options, pricing and aircraft are
available for your trip.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest FlyPrivate news and information.

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.

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Planning Caribbean Travel? You Still Have Options.

Two devastating hurricanes ripped through the Caribbean in
September. Sadly, many of our favorite tourism-reliant islands have been demolished.

As we all deal with the damage and aftermath of the recent
Hurricanes in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, we are all trying to assist in the recovery efforts in our own ways. At the same time, we have been asked by clients to look into areas that were not seriously affected by the storms, in order to relocate business meetings and winter travel.

Many of the most popular islands will not be available this season. To help compile the best research on villa, resort and hotel
accommodations, we have brought in Paula Killion from The Travel Center. Paula has helped arrange outstanding options for some of our customers, and can offer helpful insight into each area. We
recommend contacting Paula at paula@tvlctr.com for help arranging your accommodations.

The following locations were essentially spared the wrath of
Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria and would be great travel options.

  • Cayman Islands
  • St. Kitts
  • Nevis
  • Curacao
  • Jamaica
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • St. Lucia
  • Martinique
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas
  • The Bahamas

if you were planning to travel to the Caribbean this fall or winter, please consider the locations above and contact us for the best jet options to fit your trip.

Where Are You Headed This Fall?

Autumn flight

It’s that time again…The leaves are beginning to change, the
temperature is getting cooler, and many of you are planning your fall migration to your winter homes and holiday vacation trips.

We are ready and at your service for your next trip and strongly
encourage you to contact us now for your best flight options and pricing. Private aviation is very popular at this time of year and we want to make sure you get the aircraft you need, when you need it. If you have already booked your fall flights with us, thank you! We greatly appreciate your business.

We realize that some of your dates may be up in the air due to the recent storms.  We hope that your family and friends were spared any damage. If you have tentative dates, please contact us and we can begin to provide you with options with the best pricing.

Flight Quote Request

For those new to private aviation, FlyPrivate has many benefits to you, your family and/or fellow travelers.

  • Significantly reduce your door to door travel time.
  • Experience the unmatched comfort and luxury of private jet charter, especially ideal for anyone who travel has become more difficult for due to mobility, pets, baggage or other matters.
  • See how our unique business model sets us apart from the rest. Here are 15 Reasons to FlyPrivate.

FlyPrivate this fallPlease call or email our Client Services team right away so we can provide you with the best flight options and quotes to suit your 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.

FlyPrivate to Super Bowl LI!

Super Bowl LI

Are you heading to Super Bowl 51? Let FlyPrivate arrange all of your private aviation to the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX where the best two teams in the NFL will compete for the coveted Super Bowl Championship.

If you’re planning to attend Super Bowl LI, please keep these tips in mind when booking your private jet charter:
  • Book early. Availability of private jets flying to the
    biggest sporting event of the year is limited and jets will book rapidly.
  • Do your homework up front. Many first-time fliers will be waiting on tickets and accommodations.
    Knowing costs and availability ahead of time will save you the hassle later and allow you to book swiftly when you are ready.
  • Avoid game-day travel. If you can avoid flying in and out of Houston area airports on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2017, traveling will be a lot less challenging. The host airport is generally closed to private jets on Super Bowl Sunday due to lack of ramp space. Additional aircraft restrictions are often in effect even after the game. Alternate airports also fill up quickly and a reservation system for private jets flying in and out of nearby airports will likely be in effect. Keep in mind that your final destination could be hours away from the stadium, but we will help you to plan accordingly.
  • Plan on the weather.This goes without saying in
    February, but weather can cause unexpected delays. Avoiding game-day travel will help ensure that you don’t miss a minute of the Super Bowl action.

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Learn how Houston area FBO – Million Air is preparing for private jet traffic to and from the Super Bowl: Aviation Pros: Lots of Private Planes to Swoop in for Super Bowl

If you’re planning to see the league’s top teams battle it out, consider FlyPrivate to get you there and back with our unique and flexible “pay as you fly” business model. There are no deposits required to join. Find the best aircraft values through our valued partnerships, all with the top-notch service you deserve.

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.

 

Seasons Greetings & Happy Holidays!

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During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn
gratefully to those who have made our progress possible.
And in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely, thank you.

To our valued customers, we appreciate you choosing FlyPrivate for your business and personal travel throughout the year. Please
contact us
to discuss your 2017 travel plans. The New Year is the perfect time to experience the FlyPrivate difference.

Happy Holidays!

Last Minute Holiday Trip?

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Image courtesy of Cessna.com

Last minute trip for the holidays? Let FlyPrivate help you get to and from your destination with ease.

Traveling during the busiest months of the year can be a bit stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! We are here to make sure your trip is
hassle-free so you can enjoy more time with your family and friends and less time worrying about the details.

When booking your next trip, here are a few reminders:

  1. The most popular holiday travel dates are expected to be:
    • December 16th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 27th and 28th
      January 1st and 2nd
  2. The number of private aircraft available to accommodate these trips is limited and once the aircraft is booked, the options for trips also becomes limited and the prices jump as a reflection of the increased demand and limited supply.
  3. Due to the increased demand for private flights, aircraft, FBOs, pilots, flight crews, caterers, and ground transportation are all
    affected and planning ahead becomes critical.
  4. The majority of people chartering private jets are flying in the same direction during the holiday season. Generally, we see an
    increase in traffic heading north to south, but some of the most
    popular destinations are Florida, Colorado, the Caribbean and New York.
  5. Weather can also play a major role in how many flights are
    available during this time of year.

What does this mean for you? If you need to book your holiday travel for you and your family, we highly recommend that you book your flights now to ensure the best options, pricing and jets are still available for your trip.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest FlyPrivate news and information.

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.

Extend Your Holiday Vacation 2 Days!

Season Greetings

Congratulations! You have worked hard this year and your plans have become a successful reality. Take back some time for you and your family to relax and get rejuvenated.

We can help you add as much as two extra days to your holiday
vacation by flying privately.

An extra two days of vacation! If that sounds great to you, let us
explain how.

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Most vacation destinations will require a full day of travel to arrive and depart from your home. By traveling privately you will be able to travel directly from your home to your destination, allowing you to reduce costly travel time, begin your well earned vacation sooner, and stay longer. You’ve earned it!

Learn more about your available aircraft options and check out our blog for more helpful resources on private aviation.

Contact us today at 1-800-641-JETS (5387) or by email at
fly@flyprivate.com. We will be happy to provide you with details on how you can get the most out of your vacation travel, and provide you with a free flight quote.

We look forward to helping you plan your winter getaway!

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.

 

FlyPrivate to Super Bowl 50!

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

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

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

 

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.

 

What to Know About De-icing

Deicing_HawkerPhoto courtesy of http://www.allaero.com

De-icing your aircraft when needed is critical for passenger safety. In the simplest terms, de-icing an aircraft means removing the ice and snow from a jet before takeoff.  Adverse weather conditions can
affect travel plans this time of year. Being prepared can make all of the difference in terms of getting you to your destination safely, and as quickly as possible. Although an inconvenient charge, it can be a necessary part of cold weather travel.

It is crucial to remove all of the ice and snow build up on the jet’s wings and rear tail, as well as the nose where the radar equipment is kept. The jet’s wings and tail shape are precisely engineered in order to produce the proper lift for flight. If there is a change in this shape due to snow and ice, it can cause critical issues with the aircraft’s performance, especially at take-off.

The De-icing Process

  • To remove the ice and snow, de-icing fluid will be sprayed onto the jet. The fluid will have de-icing and/or anti-icing properties.
  • In most scenarios, private jet passengers will be on board during this process to allow immediate takeoff after de-icing and to
    eliminate further flight delays.

Aircraft De-icing Fluids (ADF)/Aircraft Anti-icing Fluids (AAF)

    • There are a variety of types of ADFs/AAFs. They are typically made of ethylene glycol (EG) or propylene glycol (PG),
      thickening agents, corrosion inhibitors and UV-sensitive dye, among other ingredients. PG fluids tend to be used more often because they are less toxic than the EG fluids.
    • The Society of Automotive Engineers publishes the definitions of the four types of aviation de-icing fluids.
      1. Type I fluids have low viscosity, are sprayed on at high
        pressure and at hot temperatures. They offer short term protection because they do not stick to surfaces for long
        after use, and are generally orange in color for both
        identification and distribution purposes.
      2. Type II fluids contain a thickening agent to prevent it from immediately rolling off the jet after application. The Type II de-icing fluids are usually a light yellow color and generally stay put until the jet reaches a cruising speed of about 100+ knots. At higher speeds the fluid viscosity breaks down. For this reason, this type of fluid is only appropriate for larger jets.
      3. Type III fluids fall somewhere between Type I and Type II de-icing fluids. They are intended to be used on slower jets and are also a light yellow color.
      4. Type IV fluids are quickly becoming the most popular. They meet the same standards as Type II fluids, but they last
        considerably longer. Type IV fluids are usually dyed green for thorough application.
    • Type II, III and IV de-icing fluids containing
      thickening agents are commonly known as anti-icing fluids because they are made and utilized to prevent further icing after an initial Type I de-icing fluid has been applied.

De-icing Costs

De-icing fluid is an added expense and is charged after the
customers’ trip. When possible, storing the aircraft in a hangar can help to minimize de-icing charges. We encourage you to be on time for departures especially in cold weather. Leaving an aircraft
unnecessarily on the ramp could lead to additional de-icing. We
advise you to communicate any possible departure changes as soon as you are aware of them. De-icing fluid costs are calculated on a cost per gallon basis at each airport, and often there is only one
supplier that a private jet is able to use.  Costs will be determined on a trip by trip basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can answer any additional questions or assist you in planning your next trip.

We look forward to working with you in the new year!

Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter 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.