Thanks to a new service being launched this month by JetSuite—one of the fastest-growing jet-charter companies in America—travelers can secure seats on private jets for a fraction of the cost of reserving a whole plane. JetSuiteX, which allows travelers to book individual seats on private flights, will offer daily flights between Los Angeles’ Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and the San Francisco Bay Area’s Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, as well as weekend flights to Las Vegas (starting at $109). Round-trip flights between San Jose, Calif., and Bozeman, Mont., will start on June 30. Additional flights to San Diego, Santa Barbara, Phoenix, and other western markets are currently in the works.
The JetSuiteX fleet comprises 10 refurbished Embraer 135 aircraft, each offering 30 seats, free Wi-Fi, leather sidewalls, and in-flight entertainment. Unlike with other private carriers, passengers do not have to pay monthly subscription fees to book seats on the private jets. In addition, travelers can opt to charter an entire aircraft, starting at around $8,000 per hour. (jetsuitex.com)