29 Apr '16, 6am

Closing the gap between commercial and private air travel

Susan Sloan is cofounder/CEO of VolJet.com By Susan Sloan According to the U.S. Travel Association, domestic leisure travel grew steadily for most of 2015 and will lead the United States market into 2016. At the same time, attempts are underway to narrow the affordability gap between private and commercial aviation, with both sectors adopting trends from the other. For example, some airlines are enabling a paid, last-minute upgrade for their elite first class passengers to fly on a private jet. There are trends in the private jet industry to sell seats or share, imitating scheduled airlines. This blurs the traditional distinction between two types of travelers: those who fly by private jet (the “haves”) and those who cannot (the “have nots”). With more options available to fly by private jet for a wider range of people than ever before, the new question for luxury traveler...

Full article: http://www.luxurydaily.com/closing-the-gap-between-commer...

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