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Private Jet Charter Sales Spike Due to Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma, now downgraded to a Category I hurricane, continues to wreak havoc across the East Coast of The United States.

There were very few businesses that this devastating hurricane did not affect, and private jet charter companies such as Jet Partners saw a dramatic upsurge in flight demand as the storm approached.

The Cost of Last-Minute Flights Increased Dramatically As The Storm Approached

Hurricane Irma’s rapid rise and approach gave most South Floridians very little time to plan for evacuation. However, many residents and visitors did not take the storm seriously and did not make travel arrangements beforehand.

Even as late as Wednesday, September 6th, demand for private jets was relatively healthy – and Jet Partners, alongside other air charter companies, had plenty of flights available for average, standard hourly rates.

However, on Thursday, September 7th, evacuation orders were issued in South Florida. It became apparent that Hurricane Irma would be an incredibly powerful Category V hurricane when it made landfall in South Florida – and demand for flights increased dramatically.

Jet Partners, like other companies in the area, had an incredible upsurge in flight requests, which exceeded our total number of available aircraft in the area.

A Shortage Of Aircraft Meant Some People Couldn’t Fly – For Any Price

Many incoming callers believed that, if they had enough money, they could simply book a private jet with any air charter company. But this was not the case – even the wealthiest customers could not just book a flight by paying a lot of money.

For example, we had a CEO who was in Palm Beach and needed a flight to Atlanta. He offered a budget of $40,000 – but Jet Partners, just like many other companies, had already been fully booked. He was forced to drive north with the rest of the evacuees – which could have placed him in significant danger.

Booking A Charter Flight in Advance Provides Peace of Mind (And A Fair Deal)

If you book private jets often, you’ll know that waiting until the last minute can sometimes help you get a better deal. However, we’re here to tell you that this is not the case in a crisis.

Hurricane Irma is a great example of this. Once it was evident how dangerous the storm was, demand surged – and we were unable to serve every incoming client. This illustrates an important point. In case of a serious incoming natural disaster like a hurricane, the best way to secure a fair rate is to book early.

Even if a storm does not look too dangerous, it’s better to be safe than sorry – and making travel arrangements in advance is well worth the peace of mind, knowing that you have a confirmed, reliable method of evacuation, if necessary.

At Jet Partners, we offer fair rates, reliable service, and a service area that covers the entire United States. In a critical situation, we can provide you a cost-efficient, time-saving method of evacuation – and if you book in advance, you’re sure to be able to secure transportation out of the affected area.

The One Thing These 5 Celebrities Have in Common

Tyler Perry, Donald Trump, John Travolta, Ralph Lauren, and Tiger Woods… aside from living the life of the rich and famous, these multi-millionaires all have one thing in common: they all own some of the most expensive private jet aircraft on the market. More and more people opt for renting a private jet for vacations and business trips due to benefits such as saving time but these celebs have made it an option take a trip anytime they feel like it.

See which celebrities have opted to travel in luxurious style with their own private jet.

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1. Tyler Perry – $125 Million

Along with his own tropical island, Tyler Perry owns a Gulfstream III jet. Equipped with extravagant features such as a 42-inch HD LCD screen, multiple Blu-ray players, satellite TV, theater lighting, and electronically controlled window shades, this jet is the epitome of luxury. It also includes the iPod docking stations for music, ports for computer video, and additional 20-inch and 10.2-inch personal HD screens.

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2. Donald Trump – $100 Million

When you’re Donald Trump, nothing seems too expensive or luxurious. Mr. Trump owns a $1000 million Boeing 757 private jet, originally owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Smith, has recently been refurbished to fit his taste. With a private bedroom paired with a large flat-screen TV and desk, as well as a fair amount of closet space, the jet also boasts gold plated sinks, faucets, and even seatbelts. And of course the Trump jet wouldn’t be complete without the name and family crest imbedded throughout.

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3. John Travolta – $70 Million

The Grease star enjoys flying in style with not one, but three of his own private jets. Travolta also happens to be a certified pilot and proud owner of a Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 707, and Boeing 727. Whether he’s traveling the US for acting gigs or is taking friends and family to his favorite vacation destination, the Hollywood star is no stranger to the private jet industry.

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4. Ralph Lauren – $58.5 Million

Apart from owning a Hawker private jet, Ralph also owns a Gulfstream G650. The Gulfstream is capable of cruising at Mach 0.85 at over 51,000 ft. over land and has a maximum nonstop range of 7,000 Nautical Miles. With hi-tech entertainment features, wireless internet and satellite phones, we don’t think we’d ever leave.

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5. Tiger Woods – $48.2 Million

The golf superstar owns a Gulfstream G550 as a perfect business jet aircraft. The jet is unique in the fact that it is capable of flying to 6,500 nmi and carrying up to 16 people in standard seating configurations… talk about a party!