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JetSuite Adds CJ3s to East Coast Flying - More Competition for Fractionals & Charter

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JetSuite Adds CJ3s to East Coast Flying - More Competition for Fractionals & Charter

I know JetSuite currently operates a few Phenom 100s in the NYC/BOS area. Saw one at TEB last week. Now they are adding more capable CJ3s for NY-FL and NY-ASE flying. They claim one-way trips to Florida from NY will cost as little as $11K. Sounds like a shot across the bow for XOJet and the many jet-card providers on the East Coast (especially the NY-FL market).

Also interesting that JetSuite did not add the Phenom 300 to the lineup and instead added an entirely new aircraft type in the CJ3. Not a great endorsement for Embraer.

See press release below:



JetSuite To Double Its Fleet With Order For 15 Custom Cessna Citation CJ3 Aircraft

Service Starts on East Coast Thanksgiving week; JetSuite Edition CJ3 will offer free WiFi, Longer Range Flights and 6 to 7 passenger capacity



2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetSuite, the nation's fastest-growing light jet operator, announces the expansion of its fleet with the JetSuite Edition CJ3. The new, larger, longer-range aircraft will be open for bookings* on October 9th with flights beginning November 19, in time for Thanksgiving travel. JetSuite's range and capacity expands with the JetSuite Edition CJ3, which has the ability to fly up to 2,000 miles and seat six passengers (plus a 7th, smaller sideways-facing seat) making JetSuite's acclaimed service available to more passengers and flying further than ever.

JetSuite SuiteKey Members will be able to fly between New York and popular Florida destinations including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Naples for under $11,000 each way – less than any other branded charter operator. During the first year of operations, JetSuite's CJ3 service will be available between any points east of the Mississippi and from the East to and from Aspen and Vail, and through Eastern Canada and the Caribbean*.

"Many of our customers have been asking us to provide the JetSuite experience in an aircraft with more seats and a longer range, and we've listened. Through months of hard work with our new partner Cessna, we have created the JetSuite Edition CJ3, which offers unbeatable value, range and free WiFi. JetSuite will also offer its signature instant, guaranteed online pricing for all CJ3 flights, furthering our mission to provide private jet travel to more people and distances than ever before," comments JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox.

With the JetSuite Edition CJ3, passengers can enjoy a variety of amenities including onboard WiFi and increased interior comfort with larger cabin space. The deep-cushioned executive recliner seats slide and track inboard toward the aisle to give passengers an extra helping of room, comfort and workspace. And the JetSuite Edition CJ3 has been equipped for overwater flights, opening up non-stop direct routes to Florida and the Caribbean from points in the Northeast. This means JetSuite clients will get there faster than those flying in land-locked jets. Moreover, JetSuite clients will get above the weather and airline traffic congestion even faster, since the powerful CJ3 can climb directly to 45,000 in just 27 minutes and cruises at up to 480MPH.

For more information about retail flights and private jet membership, visit www.jetsuite.com. *Caribbean service is subject to receipt of governmental operating authority.

About JetSuite
Based in Southern California, JetSuite is redefining private aviation as the first and only private jet operator to offer a fleet of all-new Embraer Phenom 100 aircraft, the most fuel-efficient jet in its class. JetSuite provides service from areas throughout the Southwest, Texas and Northeast to and from airports in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. JetSuite also offers the JetSuite Edition CJ3, a larger aircraft that flies a 2,000 mile range, including New York to Florida, at faster speeds and more affordable rates. The company's vision is to enable private air travel to more people than ever before through affordable, no obligation programs. Under the leadership of CEO Alex Wilcox, a former JetBlue founding executive, JetSuite is rated Platinum by ARG/US, the highest possible safety rating in the private jet industry. JetSuite was founded in 2006 and first took flight in early 2009.
 

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Matters not. Competition is a good thing. Good luck to JetSuite and may they hire many brothers on the street.
 

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Buddy told me he saw one of JetSuite's CJ3s at HPN today. Should be interesting to watch the CJ3 operation ramp up on the East Coast.
 

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What does Jet Suite pay and what are basing options and schedules like?

First officers will make at least $40K. Captains will make at least $70K. 5 day rotations, 14 day minimum most months. Pay based on daily rate - ask for more days, make more money. Bases at SNA, DAL, HPN, PBI. No home basing.

But it's still not a fractional. Straight 135.
 

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First officers will make at least $40K. Captains will make at least $70K. 5 day rotations, 14 day minimum most months. Pay based on daily rate - ask for more days, make more money. Bases at SNA, DAL, HPN, PBI. No home basing.

But it's still not a fractional. Straight 135.

70k? wow, does the captain have to pay for the office rent too?
 

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Just saw a Redstripe CJ3 today at HPN - in full Citationshares colors and CS tail number. It faked me out as I was looking for the actual red stripe paint scheme I have seen on your Phenoms.
 

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First officers will make at least $40K. Captains will make at least $70K. 5 day rotations, 14 day minimum most months. Pay based on daily rate - ask for more days, make more money. Bases at SNA, DAL, HPN, PBI. No home basing.

But it's still not a fractional. Straight 135.
so its another dirtbag operation?
 

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Just saw a Redstripe CJ3 today at HPN - in full Citationshares colors and CS tail number. It faked me out as I was looking for the actual red stripe paint scheme I have seen on your Phenoms.

Paint is coming after the busy holiday season.
 

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so its another dirtbag operation?

No. It's a fast growing chaqrter operator with deep pockets which treats its pilots with alot more respect than most other companies. Want to work 14 days/month? You can and make a decent wage. Want to make $100K flying a light jet? You can - you will work just over 18 days/month to do that.

Beats working for a living!
 

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so its another dirtbag operation?

The founders of Jet Blue and Zappos (online shoes retailer) are investors in JetSuite. Seems to be growing fast - adding CJ3s to their East Coast operation to accomodate NY-FL flying.
 

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The founders of Jet Blue and Zappos (online shoes retailer) are investors in JetSuite. Seems to be growing fast - adding CJ3s to their East Coast operation to accomodate NY-FL flying.

im stunned....i gotta lie down. So they got big investors and all that.

yet they pay their pilots poop.

It's another dirtbag operation, no intentions of leading the industry. Just out there to make a fast buck for the top 10 guys.
 

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Why all this 135 bashing. I'm sure everyone here walked into a GIV on their first day of passing their ATP....

If they've deep pockets enough to maintain their airplanes and provide crews with adequate rest, why should we care what they pay. $100k for 18 days a month is pretty good flying a CJ3...

This arrogance needs to end.
 

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Why all this 135 bashing. I'm sure everyone here walked into a GIV on their first day of passing their ATP....

If they've deep pockets enough to maintain their airplanes and provide crews with adequate rest, why should we care what they pay. $100k for 18 days a month is pretty good flying a CJ3...

This arrogance needs to end.


you completely dont understand the point. 100k for 18 days is garbage, but if that's ok with you then that's all you'll get.

think about it.
 

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For a little comparison's sake...

2012 NBAA Light Jet (10-20k lb MTOW) Part 91 Captain compensation is a national average of $85,542 base salary; 75% is $100,000.
 

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Is it true jet suite pilots are paid on the Hobbs meter?
 
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