Obama bashes Taxes for Private Jets

December 1st, 2011 by

In a news conference, the president has stated that he believes it’s a “fair decision” for private jet owners to give up tax breaks on their private aircraft. “I don’t think that’s real radical” Obama said. Although this may not be as radical as the president makes it sound, Obama’s knowledge or lack thereof in the aviation industry leads him to believe that anyone making a salary within the $ 250,000 range is flying private.

President Obama’s remarks on business aviation were misleading and made it seem as if the industry does not support the economy enough as it is. The NBAA stated that the aviation industry is one of the remaining few industries that produces much-needed exports and contributes positively to the nation’s balance of trade. Additionally, most companies relying on a business airplane are small and mid-size companies. Obama happened to mention corporate jets six times in his remarks, while Aerospace industry tells Obama to cool it on bashing corporate jets. It makes it seem like the president has a vendetta out for corporate jet owners.

Being able to fly private without paying excessively should be a privilege available to all. Where as previously private jets may have been written off as an expense, the tax breaks may no longer be available, making it financially irresponsible/undesirable for an individual to own a private jet. However since the need to fly privately is still a necessity to many, evoJets may offer a more desirable option in the form of jet charters.

For information about booking a private jet charter flight with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

Private Jet Charter Safety Guide

December 1st, 2011 by

Aviation safety has never been a more important issue than today. When it comes to jet charter companies, many customers may wonder how to be sure they are not taking extra risks with their safety or that of their family, coworkers, company, or business prospects.

But fear not, private charter jets are often even safer than larger commercial jets. Charter service providers have to abide by stringent safety and security regulations equal to those followed by major airlines. The size difference between the aircraft and the number of passengers means charter operators always know who or what is on their jet.

The safety, security, and confidentiality of our members are evoJets’ top priorities. We work with only the top Air Carriers, exceeding FAA Part 135 requirements, to ensure the highest level of safety. Aircraft personnel are rigorously screened through background checks and many charter operators’ standards are even stricter than federal regulation requires.

On top of rules imposed by the FAA, evoJets also insists on further inspections by independent auditing companies such as Wyvern and ARG/US. These companies have their own safety requirements which all jet charter operators are expected to adhere to.

Two of the very first conditions listed in the ARG/US General Requirements are:

  • Management must have clearly defined safety as the number one company priority.
  • Safety is never sacrificed to satisfy passenger concern, convenience, or cost.
  • evoJets satisfies both the above mentioned conditions.

    If all of these reassurances do not fully assuage your fears, then further inquiries can also be made to absolutely assure any flight will be a safe one. Here are some important safety questions to ask us or any Jet Charter Service Providers when considering doing business with them:

  • What does the operator’s safety record look like? Have there been any aircraft accidents or incidents? If so, what measures have been implemented to solve the problem and increase safety?
  • Does the charter operator have audit ratings from an independent third-party organization? What were the audit results and how do they compare to other private charter providers?
  • What types of security procedures are used? Charter operators may be hesitant to detail their security procedures, but customers can still ask about what they will need to do to comply with the security program.
  • How often does the aircraft crew receive training and does it include more rigorous training beyond the minimum requirements established by the FAA? Is the training, both initial and recurrent, conducted in a simulator or the actual aircraft?
  • What is the charter service provider’s policy on crew flight time and work limits? If a customer trip will go beyond the crew flight limits, what would be done to provide the flight to the customer while maintaining their policies?
  • Passengers need to be aware of the rules and regulations during any jet charter flight, but it may be especially helpful to know the safety parameters to be followed when flying by private jet. We believe that all evoJets customers should be well-equipped to evaluate the vital safety information of any possible charter service providers for their private travel plans, because for us, Your Safety comes First!

    In case of any questions related to jet charter safety, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request for a Quote on your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook!

    Good Food on an Aspen Jet Charter

    December 1st, 2011 by

    So what’s the most important part of flying a charter to Aspen: security of the aircraft, shorter wait time in the airport, or privacy of flying a non-commercial flight? The food of course! Of course safety and security are important, but what separates charter travel from other types of airline travel is the quality of dining services, and evoJets is no exception. Our services eclipse the top-flight service found in commercial first class.

    Like other elements of charter aircraft travel, the menu during your charter flight is adaptable to your needs. The evoJets chef has won the Silver Fork award and will either provide a number of culinary delicacies of his own choosing, or you can request a custom menu.

    Overall, this is one of the nicer features of private travel – it makes a jet plane flight go quickly. Really, it’s a fun way to fly private – and if you’re flying to Aspen to enjoy the slopes, why not make your travel to Aspen a complete tourist experience – both on the ground and in the air.

    To this end, we can also help with transportation to and from the airport as well. Our aim is to make your travel to and from Aspen as seamless and comfortable as possible. When you consider how much a five star meal costs in an on-the-ground restaurant, our designer catering services is actually a bargain – as you’ll be dining on gourmet food thousands of feet in the air ! But the quality of the food is only as good as the quality of the chef, and we are confident that our culinary services rivals and exceeds the dining options of other charter services.

    Please feel free to request information about our off site catering services and custom menus. And if you wish to charter a private jet with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

    Fly hassle free with your children

    November 30th, 2011 by

    We all know the hassles of flying by commercial jet. There are often long wait lines at the check-in counter and the security checkpoint. Airports and airplanes alike are crowded and noisy. Luggage is highly restricted, and now many airlines even charge for checking bags. And the flavor and quality of airline food is steadily going downhill as well. There are already numerous reasons to avoid commercial flights and opt for a comfortable, relaxing private jet charter.

    However, if you have children, you already know you have even more reason to invest in a hassle-free flight through a private charter company. When you travel with your kids on a commercial flight, you have to take care that they don’t irritate other passengers. Getting yourself through the airport and onto the plane is a task in itself, let alone keeping your children entertained and quiet throughout the entire trip. And they must be restrained to their seats at all times – that’s hard enough to do on the ground under normal conditions !

    But when you fly by private charter jet to New York or other busy cities, not only do you avoid all the lines, waiting, luggage issues, tasteless food, and obnoxious neighbors; you also have more freedom to manage your children and help them and yourself to better enjoy the ride. When all the other irritations are taken care of, by the professional and courteous flight staff aboard your luxurious private jet – you are able to let go and relax, and to give your children the attention they need without worrying about how they affect other travelers.

    Here at evoJets Charter, we welcome your children with the same open arms with which we greet all our clients. They will be cared for with the same generous and gracious service we offer you, including a perfectly peaceful atmosphere, in-flight entertainment options, catered fine dining, and smiling flight attendants ready to bring you a pillow or a drink the moment you need it. Of course there are still safety measures requiring your children to remain seated and wear their seatbelts at certain times. But in such a pleasant atmosphere, your children are sure to feel more at ease and less restrained as well, which often results in a better mood and behavior.

    So whether or not you have children or choose to bring them along on your trip, it is plain to see how flying by private charter jet will make your travel much smoother and less troublesome. Don’t hesitate; book your flight with evoJets Charter today!

    Please feel free to request information about our off site catering services and custom menus. And if you wish to charter a private jet with evojets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

    evoJets – To the Rescue

    November 30th, 2011 by

    The recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis which struck Japan on March 11th have caused enormous devastation, both physically and emotionally. In these dire times, Japan is in need of much support and international aid as it continues to cope with the tragedy and the unfolding nuclear disaster. One of the many forms of international assistance that has been and continues to be provided is that of transportation.

    People from the disaster-struck region and those who were visiting the area from abroad have been migrating, both to other parts of the country and outside of Japan as well. International visitors are choosing to return home, and Japan’s refugees are seeking safety and security away from the present danger and the all-too-recent reminders of the initial calamity.

    evoJets Charter has been actively involved in this process, employing private charter jets to help people move out of Japan to safer locations. The demand for private jet charter services has risen due to the great increase of people wishing to escape from the region and evoJets has stepped up to the plate.
    Despite many statements made by the officials in Japan, the nuclear crisis continues to remain unstable, and there is really no telling when the situation will become under control and the danger will dissipate. Until that time, many citizens have been evacuated and many more have made voluntary migrations to safer regions, further away from the hazardous area.

    For those who decide to make a move and evacuate, we at evoJets are ready and willing to help.

    For information about booking a private jet charter flight with evoJets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

    Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragedy.

    Pamper your Taste Buds with Customized Catering

    November 30th, 2011 by

    Caution, may contain peanuts! Passengers on commercial flights are used to dealing with insubstantial snacks which might not satisfy their hunger and may contain items they’re allergic to. They know that getting a meal on a commercial aircraft could be a nasty surprise or a catastrophe waiting to happen. That’s just how commercial flight foods go – you get what you pay for and you don’t have many options. But on a private jet charter flight, travelers have the maximum flexibility and widest range of choices imaginable!

    When you charter a flight on a private jet, your meal and snack choices are subject to your every whim. Customers are typically invited to select a VIP or designer catering option which best suits their tastes and needs. You can even request your favorite dishes from your favorite restaurants. And what’s more, you can make very specific requests as well, such as the number of limes in cocktail, olives in a martini, jalapeños on a gourmet burger, or shrimp in your linguini.

    Here at evoJets Charter, our nationally-renowned chef creates a palate of tastes to elevate your travel experience. As a recipient of Aspen’s Silver Fork Award, he has a particular talent to satisfy your most indulgent cravings with healthy, “feel great” foods that will deliver you to your destination at your best. And of course, at evoJets, we are always very responsive to our guests’ different food sensitivities and allergies. If you have any special needs, such as gluten free foods, vegan preferences, milk or dairy allergies, or anything else at all, just let us know. Rest assured that we always strive to take the very best care of our guests and your health is of the utmost importance to us.

    Please feel free to request information about our off site catering services and custom menus. And if you wish to charter a private jet with evojets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

    Few Misconceptions about Private Jet Travel

    November 29th, 2011 by

    Like many luxuries that may seem too good to be true, private jet travel can generate a confusing mix of fact and fiction. Facts are easier to prove true, but here are some common myths and misconceptions which should not discourage you from investing in private jet travel, for they are false.

    • Myth #1: You need to pay a premium in order to fly on premium, safety-rated aircraft. False

    evoJets already uses third-party safety auditors ARG/US and Wyvern to certify all aircraft and crew prior to customer purchases.

    • Myth #2: Jet owners have greater flexibility than charter fliers. False

    With charter you can have the freedom to fly however, whenever, and wherever you want. Mix and match commercial and private jet travel when needed, fly the right plane for every trip, and enjoy significant savings with empty leg opportunities.

    • Myth #3: You need to pay a premium for guaranteed availability. False

    All fractional and jet card companies have more clients than they do planes and rely on charter to provide “guaranteed availability.”

    • Myth #4: You need to ask for empty-leg pricing in order to get it. False

    evoJets’ first course of action for all one-way trips is to source out any and all empty legs, cutting costs for charter companies and passengers alike.

    • Myth #5: Larger companies use different aircraft than smaller ones. False

    evoJets will work with your travel needs to find you the best jet for your trip amongst the multiple aircraft options, no matter the size of the company.

    • Myth #6: Fractional aircraft ownership costs less in the long run than charter. False

    Fractional ownership programs may require long term contracts or upfront purchases, which can become unnecessarily costly if you are unable to use the aircraft as planned or other complications occur. With private charter, you only pay for flights when you need them.

    • Myth #7: Chartering a jet is only beneficial for business travel. False

    Private jet charters generally offer greater comfort, privacy, convenience, and personal customer service than a typical commercial flight, no matter what your reason for traveling. And wherever you may be headed, you will likely also be able to bypass many agonizing long lines at the airport.

    If you wish to charter a private jet with evojets, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

    Charter Jets for Loved Ones

    November 29th, 2011 by

    Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries… All are very special events in your life and that of your family and loved ones. What better way to show your son or daughter, girlfriend or wife, that you care and that their special day matters to you then by treating them to a luxurious, exciting flight aboard a private charter jet? Even if there isn’t a particular special occasion, or if you are planning a short holiday escape, your loved ones will be awed by your generosity and affection as they enjoy a special private charter flight to an anticipated destination or just around town in a lovely evening sky.

    Here at evoJets Charter, we know how to make you and yours feel like the most important travelers in the sky. When you book a private charter flight with us, you will be able to sit back and enjoy a worry-free trip in an extravagant, pleasurable environment aboard a snazzy private jet to wherever your heart desires. Choose from among thousands of premium, safety-rated aircraft, like the Challenger 600 – luxuriant and spacious 12-seater with an entertainment system, large galley, and private lavatory.

    Whether your son or daughter is graduating from high school, college, or university, it is a very important day for everyone. We have many clients each year who turn to us for a safe and comfortable private flight to their child’s graduation. Many parents do not have a whole week to dedicate to this trip, and wish to avoid wasting all their free time dealing with commercial airports and airlines. Book a private charter jet, even to busy cities like Atlanta and Miami, and you will fly through smaller, less crowded private airports, making your travel smooth, quick, and hassle-free.

    Don’t forget your anniversary! Book a romantic dinner for two in the sky, or whisk your better half away to her favorite gourmet restaurant in New York City or Miami. Or if it’s someone special’s birthday, show how much you care with a private charter flight for him or her plus friends to an exciting event or concert. We recently had a client fly his daughter and all her friends to the Ultra show in Miami for her 21st birthday.

    Whatever the occasion or reason for your generosity and affection, a private charter jet will always impress! If you wish to charter a private jet, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook!

    To Fly Private or First Class ?

    November 29th, 2011 by

    The benefits of flying by private jet charter far outweigh the cost, especially when compared to commercial airlines, even with first class seating. The privacy, convenience, superior customer service, and sumptuous comfort of riding in a stylish private jet are light-years ahead of commercial service. Travelers who fly private also save time by flying in and out of smaller airports, closer to home or any destination, which many airlines do not service.

    Upgraded seats on commercial aircraft can mimic the comfort of some private jets, but that’s really the only feature that can even come close. Commercial flights require passengers to spend hours waiting in lines and sitting on the tarmac, no matter what class seating they have. Yet private jets can be boarded and in the air in a matter of minutes, while passengers are still settling into their comfy leather seats.

    There is an endless array of luxurious private aircraft to choose from, with cabins featuring everything from small refreshment centers to full-size galleys and even private offices and bedrooms. The selection of comfortable seating and in-flight features is vast, offering anything that private jet passengers could possibly need while in the air. When flying private, customers can also bring more passengers and carry more luggage for little to no extra cost, and many jets even offer in-flight accessible baggage compartments.

    Private charter companies often offer extra services, such as catered dining and limousine service to and from the aircraft. Passengers can fly with children and pets without worrying about disturbing other travelers. And if customers wish to extend their trip, no problem ! The aircraft can wait for them. The overall best feature of flying private is the flexibility that is afforded by chartering a private jet that can adjust to every changing detail of your personal schedule.

    Did you find this information helpful? If you wish to charter a private jet, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !

    What are Empty Legs ?

    November 21st, 2011 by

    From the earliest origins of flight for hire, the “empty leg”, or nonrevenue repositioning flight, has been the bane of commercial operators.

    Over the years, the airlines, with their large fleets, multiple city pairs and integrated schedules, learned how to minimize the losses from their movement of empty seats. But for the business jet charter segment, with its small fleets and paper-thin profit margins, deadheading has often represented a money-losing curse. “The whole thing has a lot of history – empty legs have been around as long as charter has,” Jim Betlyon, president and owner of the Charter X Web site, observed. “We started listing them over 10 years ago, which has had some impact on the syndrome being elevated. . . .” Betlyon noted that today, charter operators “fly around at 32-percent empty.”

    Traditionally, when their customers have needed to travel only one way, FAR Part 135 operators have attempted to cover their empty-leg expenses by convincing clients to purchase round-trips – or at least pay for a percentage of the return leg in order to get the aircraft back to home base in a timely fashion. And if an operator were miraculously able to sell the open leg to another customer, this was gravy. (To foster return business or simply promote good will to a frequent user, some operators might offer to share a percentage of the profit generated by selling the empty leg with the outbound customer or the broker that arranged the charter.) But until relatively recently, finding someone to purchase the dead leg was open to the vicissitudes of fortune, or simply being at the right place at the right time to pick up an ad hoc fare.

    If you wish to charter a private jet, please call us on 877-970-5387 or Request a Quote for your preferred choice of private jet. For more information about evoJets, our founders and team, and private aviation topics, visit us on Twitter and Facebook !