Friday, February 16, 2018

Empty Leg Alert

Go to sunny Palm Springs!

This Piper Meridian is available from the Mountain West (CO/ID/UT/WY) to Southern California this Monday. To Palm Springs, CA is only $3,500. Regular charter rates $6K-7.5K. Call 800-732-1653 or email charter@newflightcharters.com.

List of all current empty legs here- http://newflightcharters.com/one_way_jet_charters.htm


Jet charter pricing info here- http://newflightcharters.com/private_jet_charter_flight_pri…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Flight Charters Highlighted in Industry Articles about Wheels Up and Charter Trends

New Flight Charters was highlighted in an industry article on jet charter trends and companies.

Leading charter brokerage New Flight Charters announced in a national release about current jet charter trends and results: 12.5% increase in charter business overall lead by growth in midsize, super-midsize and heavy jets (+16%), and also turboprops (+18%) in that growing charter market segment.  International charters increased by 40% in 2017, led by flights to the Caribbean and Mexico.  Drivers to the growth included improved pricing options with floating fleets, personnel/service level, and increased repeat clients.  January 2018, it reports, continued the same trends.  The company offers the industry’s only “best price guarantee” for jet charter pricing and quotes.

New Flight Charters was referred to in an article about Wheels Up membership costs.


By comparison charter rates for the King Air 350 average around $2,000 per hour in the US including fees and surcharges, and charter rates for the Citation Excel/XLS average $3,850 per hour, according to Rick Colson, president of New Flight Charters, a nationwide leader with a best price guarantee on every flight.  The Wheels Up program may be advantageous for those who (1) are frequent users – more than 150 hours per year to bring the total costs per hour down, and who (2) typically fly one-way flights or round trips over many days, according to Colson.  “A membership fee does not mean better hourly rates or reliability that the market.  Look at your historical or expected usage and compare costs,” he says.

Real Life Charter Stories | Floating Fleets? | Empty Legs | Free Rides





Hello Club New Flight member!

We've been VERY active in social media of late with fun flight stories, new empty legs, aircraft and interesting charters.  Follower numbers are growing.  If you haven't already, use the links below to join the stream of this fun and interesting info. 

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Wishing you happy flying-
Rick Colson (Twitter @rickcolson)
Founder & President


Real Life Charter Stories - Short Notice Flight!

The Challenger 601 used for this flightLast week - lots of snow falling in Jackson Hole...a client called at Noon for an ASAP charter from John Wayne-Santa Ana Airport to Jackson Hole WY for 7 friends...we located and arranged one-way pricing with this beautiful 12-passenger Challenger 601 with Cabin Attendant and complimentary custom catering...$15K all-inclusive...four hours later they took off direct to Jackson Hole. Where would YOU take this aircraft and with which friends? 
Cabin of the Challenger 601 for this flight
The flight included complimentary hors d'oeuvres: assorted imported cheeses, freshly baked bread and seasoned crackers, fresh sliced fruit and Maison Veuve Clicquot.
Cabin of the Challenger 601 for this flight
The lead passenger emailed after they landed:
"Thank you so much. Flight was great. Staff was awesome. Great experience."

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What Are "Floating Fleet" Aircraft? 

A Floating Fleet aircraft available with lower pricing
As opposed to standard based-aircraft, whose quotes typically have to include costs of coming from or returning to that base, Floating Fleet aircraft do not have a base and can be quoted with point-to-point pricing.  They stay out and fly around the country, from one charter to the next charter, in a string of flights, with minimal empty flying in between and lower costs.

These can be very advantageous for a one-way flight, or round trip flights over several days – where holding an aircraft over is more expensive.

Floating Fleets are the fastest growing segment of private charter.  There are now 332 floating aircraft in the US, operated by 23 different companies.

Below is the full list of non-based Floating Fleet aircraft available for special one-way pricing for any flights TO or FROM airports or points across the country. 

LIGHT JETS
  • Citation CJ3 (8)
  • Citation CJ2 (7)
  • Citation Ultra (5)
  • Citation V (6)
  • Hawker 400XP (33)
  • Falcon 10 (5)
  • Learjet 35A (1)

MIDSIZE JETS
  • Hawker 800XP (26)
  • Hawker 800A (8)
  • Citation XLS (4)
  • Citation Excel (13)
  • Learjet 60XR (1)
  • Learjet 60 (8)
  • Learjet 55 (6)
  • Falcon 20 (3)

SUPER-MIDSIZE JETS
  • Challenger 300 (17)
  • Gulfstream G200 (2)
  • Citation X (31)
  • Citation Sovereign (1)
  • Falcon 50EX (2)
  • Falcon 50 (4)
  • Hawker 1000 (4)

LARGE JETS
  • Global 6000 (3)
  • Global 5000 (2)
  • Global Express (4)
  • Guflstream V (3)
  • Gulfstream IV-SP (24)
  • Gulfstream IV (21)
  • Falcon 2000EX (3)
  • Challenger 601 (10)

Check the best options available for your flight need.  One of our friendly, helpful managers is standing by at (800) 732-0474 or email.

Featured Empty Legs and News

A news article was just released nationwide about our Empty Leg Listing.   The largest public listing of empty legs, now numbering over 60 nationwide.

Empty Legs, Floating Fleet options and pricing examples...view it here.

5 examples below. Over 60 and their details are listed on this page.
●  New York - Denver or Aspen, CO, Citation CJ3 light jet, January 20, $14,500
●  Eagle/Vail CO - Los Angeles CA, Learjet 45XR midsize jet, January 24, $8,500
●  Virginia - Fort Lauderdale FL, Challenger 605 large jet, January 25, $14,900
●  Santa Ana CA - Scottsdale AZ, Learjet 35A light jet, January 25, $3,900
●  Teterboro NJ - Dallas/Ft Worth TX, Falcon 2000 large jet, January 27-29, $22,000


More than 60 current featured one-ways, empty legs, specials and details are listed here.  Almost any routing is available with one-way pricing, take advantage of our industry-wide reach. 

Free Rides

The newest Club New Flight benefit-  Free Rides are made available only to you the Club New Flight subscriber and arrive in your inbox.  Not available to the public or posted on any website, we send you upcoming free private flights available nationwide.  Currently the below are available:
  • January 19, Panama City FL - Kissimmee FL, Citation V light jet
  • January 24, Santa Barbara CA - Carlsbad CA, Citation CJ1 light jet
  • January 28, Janesville WI - Minneapolis MN, Learjet 31A light jet
  • February 8, Jackson WY - Bozeman MT, Piper Meridian turboprop
Free Rides are whole private aircraft, not seats or shared flights.  Free Rides are available first-come, first-served.  No charges, no fees.  Email here to inquire or book, do not click reply to this email.

Subject to specific date, time and airports.  Free Rides are private charters and operated under FAA Part-135 regulations governing private charter operations, by DOT-registered and FAA-certificated air carriers who maintain full operational control at all times.  Subject to change or cancellation without notice, not guaranteed flights.


Contact your charter manager at (800) 732-1653 or click to email:  
Nanette Poorman   Michelle Murphy   Blake Smith   Aeriel Taka   Kelan Poorman   Mark Baroni   Bob Bruosta  
 Rick Colson
Wishing you the best, your team is standing by! 

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About New Flight Charters
Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2018, rated A+ by the BBB, and named to the Inc. 500 four consecutive years, New Flight Charters has arranged over 12,000 private domestic and international flights with top-rated aircraft, its Best Price Guarantee and a perfect safety history.  The company features an acclaimed seven-member management team with a cumulative 49 years in private jet charter, 52 years FAA-certified experience, 114 years executive management experience, 23,200 hours pilot-in-command, and includes private and commercial pilots, former U.S. Air Force officer and retired law enforcement. Client and industry reviews are available on the New Flight Charters website.  The company serves a wide variety of clientele including Fortune 500 companies, government heads of state, presidential campaigns, entertainment icons, private families and entrepreneurs.
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wheels Up, Jet Cards, Charter - An Objective Look


Hello Club New Flight member, and happy holidays to you!  
Club New Flight
With all the buzz in the media this past year about options for flying private, and the advertising push toward models of pre-paid membership programs such as Wheels Up, JetSmarter and others, I want to help wanted to help with some objective information about private flying opportunities in this day and age of private aviation.  Along with an update on terrific empty leg opportunities.


WHEELS UP®, JET CARD PROGRAMS, ON-DEMAND CHARTER

This year especially has seen lots of advertising and PR this past year from new "entry level" private flying programs, with big investment dollars behind them.  Being a "member" or part of these programs however does not give you better quality, service or pricing than on-demand charter with a top brokerage.  In fact its more expensive, often much more.

The hourly rate for a Wheels Up® Citation XLS midsize jet is $7,295/hour.  This is before taxes and any fees, and after you have paid $17,300 for the current year's "membership".  By contrast, Citation XLS' with top safety auditor ratings in the charter market fly for around $4,000/hour, and with the growth in floating fleet aircraft, most charters nationwide can be accomplished around $5,000-$6,000 total per occupied hour, sometimes less.  And with full flexibility of customization and cancellation.   The hourly rate for a Wheels Up® King Air 350 turboprop is $4,295/hour.  Compare to top rated King Air 350's flying for around $2,000/hour and averaging $3,200 per occupied hour for a charter.

Of course when evaluating, you should look at your historical or expected usage and compare total costs.  Reputable companies will be happy to give you estimates or their historical pricing for different routings.  They will also be happy to quote out any actual upcoming flights for comparison.

The rigors of FAA requirements under Part-135 (charter) and independent safety audit organizations such as ARGUS, Wyvern, ACSF and IS-BAO has resulted in a remarkable safety history and safety culture in the US. As the NBAA notes, "Professionally flown turbojet (jet) aircraft operated under Part-135 have a safety history comparable to that of the scheduled airlines."

A reputable and experienced charter brokerage (yes like New Flight Charters and others!) are known to manage the most cost-effective, customized/luxury and safe private flight experiences in private aviation.  And do not require a upfront 'member' fee, deposit or buy-in.  Pay as you go on a per flight basis.  A unique factor with this-  your broker has the ultimate incentive to be sure your flight goes well and you are happy... to simply earn your next flight.  Whereas a membership or card program, once they have your money, has a major incentive to maximize their profit and please their investors.

I am happy to speak or chat with anyone about charter in general, or our company, or private aviation as a whole.  I try to be helpful, answer questions, maybe point someone toward a private aviation solution that fits their needs.  You won't get a false front or a sales pitch.  My background is in Fortune 100 and 500 companies plus 18 years in private business aviation, and as a pilot myself.

and others is summarized on a page here http://newflightcharters.com/private_jet_charter_flight_pricing.htm
Wishing you the best of the holidays.
Rick Colson
Founder & President
· Twitter feed @rickcolson
· LinkedIn info

FEATURED EMPTY LEGS & NEWS
A news article was just released nationwide about our Empty Leg Listing.   The largest public listing of empty legs, now numbering over 195 nationwide.

Empty Legs, Floating Fleet options and pricing examples...view it here.

5 examples below. 190 more and details are listed on this page.
●  Boca Raton, FL – Teterboro, NJ, Embraer Legacy 600 large jet, December 21, $15,450
●  Sun Valley, ID – Los Angeles, CA, Phenom 300 light jet, December 22, $6,900
●  Minneapolis, MN - Eagle/Vail, CO, Challenger 300 super-mid jet, December 26, $14,300
●  New York, NY – Palm Beach, FL, Citation CJ3 light jet, December 27, $10,600
●  Los Angeles, CA – Aspen, CO, Gulfstream IV large jet, December 31, $13,950


190 more featured one-ways, empty legs, specials and details are listed here.  Almost any routing is available with one-way pricing, take advantage of our industry-wide reach. 

FREE RIDES 
Free Ride Learjet 35
The newest Club New Flight benefit-  Free Rides are made available only to you the Club New Flight subscriber and arrive in your inbox.  Not available to the public or posted on any website, we send you upcoming free private flights available nationwide.  Currently the below are available:
  • December 23, Janesville, WI - Chicago IL, Hawker 800A midsize jet
  • December 23, Jackson Hole WY - Big Timber MT, Citation V light jet
  • December 26, Boise ID - Truckee CA, Pilatus PC-12 turboprop
  • December 29, Columbia SC - Birmingham AL, Learjet 35A, light jet
Free Rides are whole private aircraft, not seats or shared flights.  Free Rides are available first-come, first-served.  No charges, no fees.  Email here to inquire or book, do not click reply to this email.

Subject to specific date, time and airports.  Free Rides are private charters and operated under FAA Part-135 regulations governing private charter operations, by DOT-registered and FAA-certificated air carriers who maintain full operational control at all times.  Subject to change or cancellation without notice, not guaranteed flights.


Contact your charter manager at (800) 732-1653:  Nanette Poorman   Michelle Murphy   Blake Smith   Aeriel Taka   Kelan Poorman   Mark Baroni   Rick Colson

Wishing you the best, your team is standing by! 

New_Flight_Charters
About New Flight Charters
Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2018, rated A+ by the BBB, and named to the Inc. 500 four consecutive years, New Flight Charters has arranged over 12,000 private domestic and international flights with top-rated aircraft, its Best Price Guarantee and a perfect safety history.  The company features an acclaimed seven-member management team with a cumulative 49 years in private jet charter, 52 years FAA-certified experience, 114 years executive management experience, 23,200 hours pilot-in-command, and includes private and commercial pilots, former U.S. Air Force officer and retired law enforcement. Client and industry reviews are available on the New Flight Charters website.  The company serves a wide variety of clientele including Fortune 500 companies, government heads of state, presidential campaigns, entertainment icons, private families and entrepreneurs.

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