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XOJET Reduces Fuel Surcharge for On-Demand Flights

Last update: 10:00 a.m. EDT Sept. 12, 2008
SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sep 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- XOJET-- one of the world's fastest growing private aviation companies, built on a unique business model that combines private jet ownership, leasing and on-demand travel -- announced it has reduced by 9% the fuel surcharge for on-demand flights that it put in place in the wake of record-high oil prices. The reduction will save clients approximately $1000 on the cost of a round trip transcontinental flight.
"XOJET has done something that is essentially unprecedented -- lowering a fuel charge after it's been implemented," said Adam Komack, chief marketing officer for XOJET. "For us, the decision is simple. A surcharge is a necessity to offset costs that are out of our control; it should never be confused with a revenue stream or a means of nickel and diming clients. If the price of oil goes down, the surcharge should be reduced as well."
The reduction is effective immediately.
About XOJET
Founded in 2006, XOJET has quickly become one of the world's fastest growing private aviation companies, built on a unique business model that combines private jet ownership, leasing and on-demand travel and a singular focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every point of the client's experience. Backed by TPG, a leading global private investment firm with over $50 billion of capital under management, XOJET recently secured $2.46 billion for fleet expansion.
XOJET currently offers an all-new fleet of Citation X business jets -- the fastest civilian aircraft available. The company has fewer members per jet in its Fleet Exchange Membership program than competitors, providing for guaranteed availability and unprecedented customer satisfaction. Its award-winning, in-house safety and maintenance program rivals the world's best commercial airlines, having earned the highest ranking in four key categories -- more than any other operator -- from Aviation Research Group. XOJET's growing fleet will comprise of 48 Citation X's and 80 Challenger 300's and is expected to reach 128 aircraft worth $3.1 billion by 2012.
XOJET has also been named a Robb Report "Best of Private Aviation" winner, one of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies, and among the best places to work in the Bay Area. For more information, visit www.xojet.com or call 888-759-6538.
SOURCE: XOJET

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/xojet-reduces-fuel-surcharge-on-demand/story.aspx?guid={895295BF-AD9E-45BC-AB28-A1661FAD0636}&dist=hppr
 
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Guess they are trying to get P diddy to start flying again. :)
 

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yaaaawnnnn
Whale is posting this stuff because in other threads people claim that there isn't enough info about XOJet. There has also been some very creative speculation by folks that is just getting out of control.
No one is forcing you to be here.
 

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Don't listen to Luke. You know he is just jealous because he secretly wants to fly a new Challenger 300 and he won't be able to...
 

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Don't listen to Luke. You know he is just jealous because he secretly wants to fly a new Challenger 300 and he won't be able to...

Yep, I am jealous. I haven't flown a weekend or a holiday in over 4 years, 20 RON's a year, with 10 of those for recurrent training, we don't fly for the two weeks over Christmas/New Years and the first week of July and three weeks of vacation besides that, and I have both a 401K and a defined benefit retirement. Yep, you busted me.

I'm just sick of people talking about how XO is reinventing the wheel. Sure, congratulations on being the Flight Options of the left (oops, west) coast. They must issue foggles to every pilot and require them to wear them even while off duty.
 

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If you're sick of reading the threads, please don't click on links entitled "XO Jet".

Skyward80
 

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Yep, I am jealous. I haven't flown a weekend or a holiday in over 4 years, 20 RON's a year, with 10 of those for recurrent training, we don't fly for the two weeks over Christmas/New Years and the first week of July and three weeks of vacation besides that, and I have both a 401K and a defined benefit retirement. Yep, you busted me.

I'm just sick of people talking about how XO is reinventing the wheel. Sure, congratulations on being the Flight Options of the left (oops, west) coast. They must issue foggles to every pilot and require them to wear them even while off duty.

Good for you. I am happy for you that you enjoy your life.
Like I said before, no one is forcing you to be here.

I don't like "The View"or "Ellen" or "Oprah", So guess what I DON'T WATCH THEM.
I hate to break it to you but the location of our company HQ has nothing to do with our personal political views, that has no relevance to this post.

No Foggles needed.We like where we work. XO treats us extremely well, the way a company should treat a pilot group.I have said this before in another thread, we know we are not immune to the ways and pitfalls of the aviation industry. Business is good for us, and we are trying to make the most of it. A positive attitude goes a long way.

Now before you think up a smarta$$ response, think about this. If you are happy where with your job, or life in general, then why did you have to come on this thread to be negative towards someone else who is trying to spread good news for those that might be interested.
 

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Yep, I am jealous. I haven't flown a weekend or a holiday in over 4 years, 20 RON's a year, with 10 of those for recurrent training, we don't fly for the two weeks over Christmas/New Years and the first week of July and three weeks of vacation besides that, and I have both a 401K and a defined benefit retirement. Yep, you busted me.

That all sounds impressive, but tell us what your paycheck is! I've been told by a VERY reliable source you make less that $17,500 a year and your payscale caps at $23,000. So with your 401k and "definded benefit retirement", after working 79 years at the company, you should pull down a cool $765 a month in retirement. Cool Hand Luke...You are a Goose Egg!
 

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Yep, I am jealous. I haven't flown a weekend or a holiday in over 4 years, 20 RON's a year, with 10 of those for recurrent training, we don't fly for the two weeks over Christmas/New Years and the first week of July and three weeks of vacation besides that, and I have both a 401K and a defined benefit retirement. Yep, you busted me.

I'm just sick of people talking about how XO is reinventing the wheel. Sure, congratulations on being the Flight Options of the left (oops, west) coast. They must issue foggles to every pilot and require them to wear them even while off duty.

Congratulations. Sounds like you are happy with your current gig. Good for you.

That's the great part about living in the United States. We all have choices. Most people would agree the top pt 91 jobs pay better, require less work, and often have better benefits than charter or fractional flying. Usually there are tradeoffs in corporate flying like not being in control of your schedule.

People come to this board to gather information so they can compare the different options available in all segments of aviation. If you prefer not to keep yourself informed about what is going on in your industry it doesn't bother us. But, we're not going to stop telling those who are interested about what we're doing just because you don't want to hear it.

Like someone already suggested, if you don't want to hear about XOJET, don't open a thread entitled "XOJET!" What are you NEW?

Have a nice day Captain
 
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I didn't say anything at all about the job of being a pilot for XO now did I? Read my posts. All I said was that XO is constantly issuing press releases and self promoting all these great new ideas that they claim have never before offered in the history of aviation. I haven't seen anything that I haven't seen before, thus the initial yawn comment I made. I only made further comments after it was suggested that I am jealous of your fancy Challenger 300 jets. Sorry, no shiny jet syndrome here.
 

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That all sounds impressive, but tell us what your paycheck is! I've been told by a VERY reliable source you make less that $17,500 a year and your payscale caps at $23,000. So with your 401k and "definded benefit retirement", after working 79 years at the company, you should pull down a cool $765 a month in retirement. Cool Hand Luke...You are a Goose Egg!


Yea, sure. I CLEARED that much by the middle of March.
 

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Is it possible to have a discussion about XOJet without the Netjets guys hijacking the thread? Is it possible?
 

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Is it possible to have a discussion about XOJet without the Netjets guys hijacking the thread? Is it possible?
Ok, at Flexjet things are going good. I got a 14 day line and I'm happy! Got holiday pay as well.
 

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Sorry to tell you CHL but there are lots of guys on this board, me included, who CLEARS that way before mid March.We are not impressed..

Yes, I am sure there are. I understand ex-pat pilots do quite well with no federal taxes on the first 85K. In case you didn't notice (obviously not) I was merely commenting to the poster that said he knew for a fact that I made 17,500 last year.
 

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Ok, at Flexjet things are going good. I got a 14 day line and I'm happy! Got holiday pay as well.

There is always that guy! haha, Thanks for making it a Flex thread instead of a Netjets thread again Hammer... How you been lately, long time no see
 

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They must issue foggles to every pilot and require them to wear them even while off duty.


He does have a point here. Upgrades are merit point based (not by seniority). You "earn" points by doing different duties or tasks....ie, doing phone interviews from home on days off, or working on different projects on your days off. If you live in the Sacremento area, you have better access to HQs and therefore more merit point opportunities.

So wearing the foggles on your days off, is an accurate statement.
 

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He does have a point here. Upgrades are merit point based (not by seniority). You "earn" points by doing different duties or tasks....ie, doing phone interviews from home on days off, or working on different projects on your days off. If you live in the Sacremento area, you have better access to HQs and therefore more merit point opportunities.

So wearing the foggles on your days off, is an accurate statement.
Not at all
You don't have to live in Sacramento to do extra things. It doesn't matter, upgrades are based on job performance, not side projects. Pay
bumbs and other incentives are based on extra work, collective performance of the pilot group and time in service. If you are happy being a line pilot then so be it, but we dont have people upgrading because of date of hire, but based on the fact they are ready. Im sure that you have flown with some guys, and at the end of the day you ask yourself, how did this guy become a cpt?
If you want to do a little extra it is rewarded, if you want to blend in with the scenery then don't expect all of the perks of everyone elses hard work. I think its a good way of keeping guys honest.
 
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