by John Webber
Americans get a better way to fly.
This year the European private aviation company Vistajet, founded by Swiss entrepreneur Thomas Flohr, debuts domestic flights in the United States, a market previously untouched by the decade-old carrier. A partnership with operator Jet Aviation and Wheels Up (Marquis Jet founder Kenny Dichter’s new program), the service requires a minimum—though negotiable—commitment of 100 in-flight hours over three years at about $16,000 an hour.
Some might consider a $1.6 million agreement a steal, given that the company provides terms none of its competitors offer, like guaranteed availability (it owns a fleet of Bombardier Global jets) and no fees for empty flight legs. 855-368-4782; vistajet.com
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