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Leaving On A Jet Plane?

Leaving On A Jet Plane?
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Similar to the way Expedia searches commercial flights for empty seats, WannaJet drives down the costs of chartered jets by linking up passengers traveling to the same destination.

Courtney Boyd Myers
  • 10 june 2010

WannaJet bets someone else is too… and they’ll sell you a seat for the cost of a business class ticket.

The first private jet service targeting first and business class clientele launched yesterday. Similar to the way Expedia searches commercial flights for empty seats, WannaJet drives down the costs of chartered jets by linking up passengers traveling to the same destination. Once four or more travelers confirm a flight, WannaJet charters their jet.

Membership is free, and the service allows passengers to bypass security lines, baggage claim, delays and crappy airplane food. WannaJet partners with TastingsNYC to provide delicious custom fare like daurade sushi rolls, avocado mousse and beef crostini.

The company books flights out of small airports like New York’s Teterboro and White Plains and currently has over 60 popular domestic routes. Expect costs similar to a 1st or business class ticket: NYC to Boston is $560 and NYC to DC is $620 (one way).

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