Cuba is a very popular international charter destination, and chartered flights to Cuba are becoming more and more popular. For sure some of this is based on the principle of forbidden fruit, and some people are interested simply because our government makes it virtually impracticable for most American citizens to visit the Caribbean island. However, much of it is Cuba’s legitimate appeal, be it cultural, natural, musical or historical, and for a variety of reasons, there is a sizeable audience of Americans who would like to visit Cuba. Now you can. Although the Cuban government permits US citizens to visit, the US Government restricts its citizens from traveling there except under some circumstances in which a license is required. This type of license splits into two categories: · General license: No paperwork needed, and applies to the following: 1. Person on a government related business trip. 2. Professional journalist on an assignment. 3. Person visiting close family of Cuban nationality. 4. Full-time professionals conducting researcher on official business trips. · Specific license: Requires paperwork and Department of state approval. This license may be granted under the following: 1. Full time graduate students conducting academic research towards graduation. 2. Individuals Engaging in humanitarian projects. 3. self-employed journalists. 4. People engaging in religious activities. 5. Persons visiting close family in Cuba who are not Cuba nationals. 6. US academic professional that teach in US institutions. 7. Persons involving non-profit cultural exhibition. 8. Individuals are participating in a study abroad program that is at least for 10 weeks or longer. With a license of such that can be issued by department of treasury, a US citizen can travel to Cuba with no issue. However, there are still complications due
7 Private Jet Charter Tips to help you book and fly on your private jet with minimal hassle. While this may not be new information to many frequent private flyers, it should help those looking for their first chartered business jet flight. 1. Don’t expect the experience of commercial travel Private Jet Charter is incomparable with commercial travel. Never expect the pricing of commercial travel (in some cases with 150+ passengers it is technically possible) though this is rare and most flights are much more costly than commercial travel. The experience is nothing to compare as well, VIP service and catering that makes first class look like a slum. There is no waiting, your aircraft will never take off without you on board, cutting your two hours at the airport to a more manageable 15 minutes or less. 2. Be flexible in terms of aircraft choice Aircraft pricing options are dependant on where the aircraft is located, and in many cases, there is a much better aircraft alternative. If you were for example to fly from Florida to Las Vegas in your favourite aircraft, the Citation X. There is a chance that the closest Citation X will be located in New York, with all of that aircraft repositioning, you would be able to fly on a Gulfstream G400 for the same price if that Gulfstream G400 was located in Florida. Very often, we find a surprisingly better offer for a much better jet for our customer. Everyone wins! 3. Speak up This is a VIP service, which means every one of your needs are crucial. If you need a business jet with a satellite phone and Wifi, that can be arranged. Special accommodations for pets? not a problem.
Every business traveller wants to know the fastest private plane available for their trip. When time is of the essence, price is often unimportant when you have multiple meetings during the same day. No VIP traveller wants to be on an aircraft for the majority of the day, so here are some options we have gathered for you. These are the best and fastest private jets on the market. The first private jet that comes to mind is of course the: Citation X The Citation X is marketed as the worlds fastest private jet, and it is. As a mid sized jet, the Citation X carries 7 to 12 passengers at a cruising speed of Mach 0.92 (700 mph) It's interior is very comfortable for a jet of this size and speed. With a range of 3200 nm and the ability to take off from a runway of 5,140 feet, it works great for small or large domestic flights. This allows you almost every single pair of cities in the United States. Of course longer flights such as Maine to California will be slightly outside of it's range. The Citation X is the fastest private jet, but a 30-40 minute refuelling stop may cut into your day. For trips under 3000 nm, this is the jet of choice. Our runner up may be a bit slower than the Citation X, but what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in range, we present the: Falcon 7X The falcon 7x travels at Mach 0.9 or 685 miles an hour, and can seat up to 19 passengers. It boasts a beautiful interior and exterior, many comfort options and the newest in flight technology. It's selling point though, is the 5,900
Many charter customers have complained about their inability to carry their beloved pets on board Private Jet Charters within the continental USA and international travel. At AirCharter.com we offer a select variety of pet friendly Private Jet Charter aircraft, carriers, and operators. We work closely with FBOs that offer both human and pet VIP receptions and catering for you and your precious pet. We understand the love you have for your companion, which is why it is as important for us as it is to you to treat your pet with the upmost respect it deserves. Our Private Jet Charter Executives can offer pet passport solutions, pet friendly hotels, and special on board requests. We have accommodated various types of pets on board our selected aircraft, from dogs, cats, guinea pigs, to baby tigers and much more. Our Private Jet Charter Executives have a select list and relationship with pet friendly hotels. Specialised catering is possible for your pet, from pre-prepared meals to the highest pedigree pet food. Everything is just a call away. Your pets will be able to travel with you in the cabin, on the comfortable leather seats, with no need for cages or restraints. In special cases, we can send your pet in their own private jet, with a trained flight attendant to cater to their every need. The luxurious interiors of our aircraft along with your beloved companion makes way for pleasing sights and relaxation on board. Nothing beats you and your loved companion traveling in a Private Jet Charter. There is usually no additional cost for bringing your beloved pet onboard your private jet, with the exception of VIP catering for your pet.
Whether you’re flying for business or recreational purposes, you can choose to travel on private aircraft or fly with commercial airlines to get to your desired destination. With many executives looking at elegant private air charters as the most relaxed and dependable form of transportation, here is a glance at the pros and cons of commercial flights vs chartering a private plane. Flying private has many advantages. While it’s true that private jet can be lavish and pricy, the actual advantages of soaring on a private aircraft are convenience and efficiency. For instance, you can choose to fly out of any airport you’d like as long as the runway is sufficient for your jet, and as long as there are no restrictions. This is a perfect substitute for having to go through a busier airport. This doesn’t only benefit you in a way to avoid all the busier hubs, if your residence or office is around a general public airport, you can simply choose to take off from there, avoiding all traffic. Another example of how flying private could benefit you would be that you won't need to arrive an hour or even a half hour before flight time. The jet departs on your order. If you prefer a 7PM departure, no need to arrive at the airport before 6:53PM. And if you are running late, the plane will always wait for you. In many larger metropolitan areas, jets take off and land from minor close-in airports so the commute time is shorter. At FBOs, you are allowed to drive your car onto tarmac up to your aircraft, (in some cases without a security check) and get on while the team loads your baggage into the aircraft. Valet services are available to take your car, park
Best Private Jets of 2014 Many private jets are already in mass circulation but there are always new contenders in the private jet game. The best private jets of 2014 are not jets that can be delivered today, but they are available to order today, with delivery between 2015 and 2017. These are the shortest runway jet (The Pilatus PC-24) The longest range business jet (The Gulfsteam G650ER) and a great all around aircraft (The Falcon 7X) Of course there are many new jets coming to market soon, such as the Honda jet, Bombadier’s Global 7000 and 8000, but these are not yet available to order. Pilatus PC-24 Another interesting reveal at EBACE 2014, the swiss company known for their pistons have unveiled the Pilatus PC-24 one year ago, a very light jet with some unusual characteristics. Naming it the super versatile jet for it’s ability to land on paved and unpaved surfaces. Many Pilatus owners have been requesting a piston with a greater range and speed. Pilatus decided to respond to the demand with a very beautiful light jet which can land on almost any terrain, being able to take off with a minimum of 2690 ft, the Pilatus PC-24 allows access to 21,000 airports and airstrips that other light jets cannot land in. The Pilatus PC-24 boasts seating for 8, much higher than expect for a light jet of this type. The interior is more comparable to a light mid jet than it is for a very light jet. With 1950 nm range, and many cabin features, the PC-24 looks to be a very interesting aircraft. With it’s own cargo area, an enormous cabin space for it’s price level, and Swiss construction, this super
Pilatus PC-24 Another interesting reveal at EBACE 2014, the swiss company known for their pistons have unveiled the Pilatus PC-24, a very light jet with some unusual characteristics. Naming it the super versatile jet for it’s ability to land on paved and unpaved surfaces. Many Pilatus owners have been requesting a piston with a greater range and speed. Pilatus decided to respond to the demand with a very beautiful light jet which can land on almost any terrain, being able to take off with a minimum of 2690 ft, the Pilatus PC-24 allows access to 21,000 airports and airstrips that other light jets cannot land in. The Pilatus PC-24 boasts seating for 8, much higher than expect for a light jet of this type. The interior is more comparable to a light mid jet than it is for a very light jet. With 1950 nm range, and many cabin features, the PC-24 looks to be a very interesting aircraft. With it’s own cargo area, an enormous cabin space for it’s price level, and Swiss construction, this super versatile jet is a brand new philosophy of business jets brought to you by Pilatus. Pilatus has opened up the order book, with jets starting at $9 Million, and delivery in 2017. For any individual who frequents short runway locations or just wants the most comfortable very light jet, this aircraft is a winner in our book. Specifications from pilatus-aircraft.com Performance Max cruise speed (FL300) 425 k TAS (489 mph) 787 km/h TAS Range 4 Pax 1 1,950 nm / 2,244 sm 3,610 km Range 6 Pax 2 1,800 nm / 2,071 sm 3,330 km Max certified altitude 45,000 ft 13,716 m Cabin altitude at 45,000 ft 8,000 ft 2,438 m Takeoff
Gulfstream G650 ER Gulfstream has decided today that the 7000nm range of the Gulfstream G650 was not enough for it’s customers' needs. The Gulfstream G650ER (extra range) was born, with a 7500nm range, it is without challenge the world’s longest range business jet. The G650ER will host the same interior and options as the standard G650, the only difference is a 4000lb fuel increase, which naturally means a heavier aircraft, the G650ER will require a takeoff/landing field of 6300ft instead of the previous 5900ft for the standard G650. Gulfstream announced that they will be using the same Rolls Royce BR725 engines used for the G650. The aircraft is available to order now for a price of $66.5 Million, or previous G650 owners may retrofit their own G650 for $2 Million allowing it to fly the 7500nm that the G650ER has to offer. The new 7500nm range will allow G650ER owners in New York to fly non-stop to kong kong, from Texas to Dubai amongst many new city pairs. And for middle east owners, the G650ER will cover the majority of every continent without hassle. Comfort remains untouched, with 16 oval windows(largest in the industry), a mach .90 cruise speed, and all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a high end Gulfstream. We hope the G650ER will be available soon, there has been a very large demand for the standard G650 already, with high profile owners flipping their G650 for 20-30 Million Dollar profits, hopefully Gulfstream's specialists can continue to manufacture and sell G650s at the same speed, the standard G650 waiting list, if joined now, will assure you a G650 in mid 2017. Though we hope the G650ER will be available to the
The private jet charter industry is one that is constantly evolving. Every day there are new players, aircraft owners, operators, brokers and new customers join the industry on a daily basis. But what has changed about private jet charter? Isn't the private jet charter business a dying industry? Quite the contrary, there will always be a need for private charter companies. High profile sports teams, production teams and actors, and businessmen and politicians will always need aircraft, most aircraft owners own a light or mid sized jet, that is no good for a conference, a transatlantic trip, or simply a vacation with the extended family or friends. Investing into a large aircraft is a multi million dollar ordeal and no individual in their right mind would spend 60 million dollars on a jet they would use once every 24 months, even if handed over to a managing operator, return of investment for aircraft of that scale is by decade due to the great choice all over the world in aircraft. We have access to over 9000 aircraft, located all over the world, every aircraft has a customer who is the perfect match. Wether you request the nearest available or the most luxurious or the fastest aircraft, we will be able to cater to your every needs. Of course more and more individuals are purchasing private aircraft, but besides personal use, those aircraft's years on the tarmac are a waste of funds over the years, aircraft will only lose value, with some very rare exceptions. The private jet charter industry is doing very well, just as luxury cars and yachts are doing, the VIP industry is one with a nonstop flow of potential customers, every customer
The Best Time to Book a Private Jet There is technically no best time to book a private jet, though there are some recommendations that aircharter has for you. Lets separate trips into small (1-18 passenger trips) and large (45 or higher). Smaller non-commercial aircraft are quick to be ready and the logistics can be taken care of in a matter of hours. While commercial sized trips may take a day or two to handle the passengers lists, catering options, ground transportation etc. The recommended time to book for a small trip is preferably at least one day before, this allows aircharter to sort through every possible aircraft that can accomplish your charter and offer you the best at the lowest cost. Smaller trips with 2-6 hour notice are generally more expensive, as there would not be enough time to locate every aircraft, and the best option in such a short timeframe would be the verified available option. These of course are recommendations, aircharter is capable of finding aircraft instantly, you can call while at an airport and we will find you the closest available aircraft for your charter. For larger scale charters, the recommendation is at least a week beforehand, charters of this scale usually involve much more logistics, in order to sort out every passengers needs, we need time. Though, with as little as 48 hour notice, we can arrange a charter for a trip of any scale on an airliner, anywhere from one to 300 passengers. There is one exception to this rule, for high traffic time of the year such as christmas and thanksgiving, it it always better to charter as far in advance as possible, this allows us to find