“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
XOJet Offers a $19,000 Coast-to-Coast Flat Rate
Private aircraft charter operator XOjet has begun offering a fixed-price of $19,000 for a one-way, coast-to-coast flight on one of its Citation Xs. The deal applies to flights covering more than 4,000 airport pairs serving major East and West Coast
metropolitan areas, including Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The price covers ground transportation at departure and arrival cities, standard catering and unlimited in-flight calling worldwide. And according to San Carlos, Calif.-based XOjet, customers for the program "will not pay any additional fees, repositioning costs, or face fuel surcharges."