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Big City Private Jet Alternates

The 2 biggest cities in the Unites States of America are by far New York and Los Angeles. These cities are very different from one another but they do share a lot in common. With so many people living in New York and Los Angeles, it creates commuter transportation havoc. Not only on the busy roads of Manhattan or Hollywood but it also creates a huge amount of airport congestion.

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There is little solution to the airport congestion there is a solution though to avoiding the busy airports. New York has 3 very busy airports, although one is situated in New Jersey it is still a very close access point to New York and Manhattan in particular. The 3 airports are JFK, La Guardia and Newark. Los Angeles has the very famous and very busy LAX.

A-listers, celebrities, high level politicians and businessmen of note have been avoiding these airports for years. They have been avoiding these airports by flying private jet charter into smaller airports with similar or just-as-good access points to Los Angeles and New York City.

The best option for flying into New York City with private jet charter is to request a flight that lands in Teterboro. Teterboro is brilliantly placed to give a busy person or a person who seeks utmost privacy, quick and easy access to all 5 boroughs of New York City.

The best alternative for accessing Los Angeles while avoiding LAX is to fly into Van Nuys Airport. Van Nuys is extremely close to Hollywood, perhaps even closer than LAX and gives travelers superb access to downtown Los Angeles and Burbank.

For service to or from Teterboro or Van Nuys airport you should get in touch with ElJet. ElJet maintains exclusive relationships with Teterboro and Van Nuys jet owners to ensure passengers get the best planes at the best prices.

5 Reasons to Fly Private Jet Charter

  1. Flexible Schedule

Set the time you want to fly

2. Flexible Destination

Yup…It is good to fly private jet charter

Private Jet Charter has access to far more airports, even airports in remote locations and usually much closer to your intended destination.

3. Luxury

No need to elaborate on this one. It is not Business Class, it is not First Class, it is your own private jet……let that sink in.

4. Safety

If you know every single person on the plane then chances are you know exactly what they are up to. Flying private jet charter is therefore a securer option of flight.

5. Hassle Free

Skip the security lines and skip the hassle of over crowded commercial airports. Fly like the A-listers and see why it is worth the extra money.

This is just five reasons of many others as to why you should fly private jet charter. You also want to be flying with the right private jet charter company that makes sure you get the most luxurious and convenient experience. That is why you should be flying with ElJet Private Jet Charter.

For consecutive years ElJet has been voted as North America’s leading Private Jet Charter company. ElJet maintains exclusive relationships with private jet owners and private jet operators to ensure that their customers get the best experience for the best price.

You also want to speak to ElJet about empty leg private jet charter flights. As a pioneer in the private jet charter empty leg industry, ElJet is superbly placed to find any empty leg possibilities. Empty legs are a great way to get the luxury of private jet charter travel at a very low price.

ElJet has highly skilled operators that are available 24/7 to take your bookings and requests. ElJet also offers a concierge service whereby you can have ElJet’s skilled operators plan the itinerary for you.

Winter Travel

Summer has come and summer has gone. Summer poses travel problems of its own. These problems include long lines and jam packed flights. These problems pale in comparison with the problems that can be posed by inclement weather in the winter.

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Snow and Airports are not a happy couple

Winter storms are devastating to airline companies and travelers alike. While it is not plausible that by booking on private jet charter you will avoid winter storms, you will have a better chance.

Private jet charter companies and private jets use smaller airports these airports provide more destination options. A destination that has not been hampered by the weather may be the best option in reaching your destination of choice and private jet charter is best equipped to get you to that destination.

Following a large storm, the entire travel system is clogged. This includes airports, airlines and everything else that makes air travel tick. This back log can cause major delays even once the storm has passed. Private jet charter is a sure option to diminish the back log if not completely eliminate it.

If you have an absolute reason to travel in the winter and do not want to take the chances on the winter storm, it is worthwhile assuring your best option by booking private jet charter in advance.

ElJet is a leader in the private jet charter industry. Exclusive relationships means that ElJet is best placed to get you to all your destinations at the absolutely best prices. ElJet is experienced at ensuring the best travel for A-listers and celebrities and have made that service available to the general public as well.

Call ElJet today and ensure that your winter travel is luxurious and convenient.

Private Jet Charter Has A New Perk

Private Jet Charter has a new perk. Well, it is not really new but it is definitely a perk that is coming to the fore. The fact is that private jet passengers do not have to stand in long TSA lines in order to board their aircraft. This is becoming a very big deal, especially as TSA lines get longer and longer.

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TSA Lines…..Private Jet Charter Skips This

There is no doubt that the TSA plays a pivotal role in the safety of passengers and the crews of aircraft but when you travel with private jet charter your security is much greater. If you are the leader of your private jet charter party then you are in complete control of who boards your aircraft and who doesn’t.

The captain of your private jet may want to check with you before the flight and verify the identity of all the passengers on board but it goes without saying that you do not have to stand on long security lines or go through metal detectors.

Private jet charter companies like ElJet have been inundated with phone calls from passengers who are looking to fly private jet charter because of the long security lines.

This is frequently the point that they ponder when choosing private jet charter. Even if a passenger would buy a luxury ticket on a commercial jet, like business or first class, theya re still subject to the same security process of all other passengers.

There is of course the concept of TSA Pre-Approved but this has nothing to do with the class of ticket that a commercial traveler is holding.

The answer to these long security lines for those who place a high value on their time is indeed private jet charter.

ElJet is a company that specializes in all of your private  jet charter needs. See how ElJet can streamline your travel plans, help you skip security lines and fly you to and from your destination in ultimate luxury.

Should the Skies Be Phone Free?

Let’s put aside the security arguments but on  from a purely social perspective, should the skies be phone free? Or at least phone call free?

To phone on flight or not to phone?

Most planes are wi-fi equipped these days and most phones have apps that give them the ability to make phone calls over wi-fi. This means that no longer is the sky a place of absolute serenity where no person can be reached by phone. While the subway system in New York is experimenting with wi-fi, that too used to be a phone free safe haven.

There is used to be a certain serenity on board of an aircraft. Nobody was blabbering on the phone and in fact people took the time to acquaint themselves with the person sitting near of them instead of furthering their incessant relationship with their screen.

Another point to consider is that people on aircraft (and subways) sit in quite close quarters to each other. It is rather uncomfortable for all on board when one person is having  a loud conversation. It is not as intrusive when a person is texting or emailing, unless of course he is of the type that wants to have the sound effects of the phone on full sound effects.

There is no doubt that wi-fi is a huge advantage to have on flights. Business people rely on the ability to respond to e-mails and parents rely on keeping their toddlers calm with their favorite youtube sensation but perhaps there should  be a ban on phone calls.

Truth be told, whether we like it or not, phones have become a huge part of our lives. While many will call it an addiction, others will call it a dependency. There is no doubt that one of the most influential devices of the last two decades has been the mobile phone. The question is, maybe we should keep the skies phone call free.

Kobe Bryant and His Helicopter

Kobe Bryant one of the best basketball players ever to grace the NBA has called time on his professional career. As is well known Kobe was a Los Angeles Laker for the entirety of his career. There is one thing that Kobe taught everyone about LA and that is that people like Kobe don’t sit in LA traffic. It is well known that the star point guard used to take a helicopter to all of his home games.

Kobe and his chopper

For Kobe, taking a helicopter to work every day was not so much about saving the time but more about preserving his fitness and conditioning for when the game begins. Sitting in a car from his home in Orange County would cause him to seize up therefore simply for performance reasons it made sense for him to fly into Staples Center on an helicopter.

For many A-listers, sports star and businessmen avoiding heavy inner city traffic that plagues cities like Los Angeles and New York City is an essential part of maintaining a productive day. With many landing options in Manhattan and in Downtown, Los Angeles, helicopters are a great option.

It is already well documented that when flying into these big cities many high powered people avoid the big airports like LAX and JFK.

A great option for getting into New York City for high powered people is Teterboro Airport, it has fast access to Manhattan and Brooklyn. When flying into Los Angeles many sports stars and the like make use of Van Nuys Airport. Van Nuys Airport provides fast access to Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.

The best of these airports is that it offers discreet entry to the metropolis cities. ElJet is the private jet charter company to be in touch with for your Van Nuys and Teterboro travel needs.

Flying Foods to Avoid

Thanks to the amazing response to our flying foods piece, we present to you the flying foods that you want to avoid. Some of these are obvious but if you are heading out on a long-haul. You may want to avoid this even up to 3 days before flying.

Gas Inducers

Forget the people around you. Flying with gas is uncomfortable for all and sundry. Flights have the effect of causing excess gas for some people. Avoid onions, cauliflower, cabbage and baked beans. So plan to leave that slaw or kraut out of whatever it is that you may be eating before the flight.


Unless you are a fan of headaches you would want to avoid having alcohol in your system when you fly. If you find that a shot calms you and has no ill-effects then it may be ok. But you definitely do not want to board a flight after a heavy night of drinking, the experienced will tell you that it is not fun.

Greasy and Oily Foods

Greasy Foods Should Be Avoided Like The Plague Before Flying

Your nutritionist will tell you that you want to avoid this at all times. Before you fly though you want to avoid these foods like the plague. These foods will play with your stomach and your digestive like a medieval storm on the high seas. You will feel sick and you may even be sick.

What is the best thing to do?

It has since been proven that flying private jets may be better for you in that you avoid the sick feeling. This is because the cabin pressure on private jets can be set to a standard that is more akin to the air that we breathe on the ground.

For all your private jet charter needs, get in touch with ElJet.

How Long Does It Take To Build A Boeing?

Less Than 3 Months!

Boeing Manufacturing Floor

Yes, believe it or not, it takes less than 3 months for a Boeing to be built from first parts till it’s ready for flight. This does not mean that if you order a Boeing jetliner it will be ready in less than 3 months. The wait time till you reach the head of the production line is considerably longer than that.


The airline manufacturer needs to ensure that he has all the necessary parts to put the plane together. There are certain items that are considered “long lead” items. These are things like castings and extrusions. These items once they hit the aircraft manufacturing floor still need a lot of work to put the aircraft together.

What About Finishing?

Well believe it or not, it only takes 4 days in a paint chamber to have the plane painted to the order requirements of the customer.

How About Testing?

Testing for commercial aircraft take on average 30 days. The aircraft are tested for things that are beyond the normal conditions in a regular flight. This is even beyond the testing for extreme cold or extreme heat conditions. All the electrical equipment and of course on-board technology is also tested to ensure that the plane is supremely safe.

Everett Factory

The Boeing factory in Everett is the largest manufacturing building in the world. The process at the factory is so efficient that a plane leaves the manufacturing floor, ready for testing, on average every 3 days. That is quite a staggering number considering the amount of parts and collaboration that goes into building an aircraft.


A brand new top of the range Boeing 747 will set you back 357 million dollars. However if you place your order today, no you won’t get a second one free, but there is a good chance that the price would have changed based on the cost of the parts.

Things You Won’t Believe Used to Be on Planes

Meat Carving Seat Side

On Board Meat Carving

Pan Am had 707 Clippers. The most marketable part of their Trans-Atlantic flights was the fact that they had restaurant quality meals. The center piece of this service was the fact that there was seat side meat carving. Chefs were on board and would walk around and serve the meat. This was not financially viable and it soon came to an end.



Yes, believe it or not there were planes with pianos at the rear. From 1970 to 1974, American Airlines had pianos at the back of their Boeing 747’s. Not sure what the thinking was behind having a piano at the back of the planes. Perhaps before the days of in-flight entertainment, a wannabee Mozart would board the plane and entertain the passengers. Seems more of a nuisance than anything else.

Vased Flowers

The Pan Am 707 Clippers had a bunch of stuff going on. Seems something out of a Richard Branson styled dream and they advertised themselves as being a vibration free airliner. In order to prove their non-vibration, the tray tables would have vased flowers on them. I guess, a sign of how times have changed that vased flowers would probably be considered a huge nuisance these days.

The truth is that these things are all still a possibility if you fly with private jet charter. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of flying with private jet charter is that you get to choose exactly what you want on board. From gourmet meals to tailor made entertainment to suit your tastes and desires.

ElJet is a premier private jet charter company that maintains exclusive relationships with private jet owners and operators. This ensures that ElJet customers get the luxury of private jet travel at the best industry prices.

4 Types of People on Planes

Whether you fly once a week for business or you are a first time flyer, you will meet quite a number of people on your travels.  Presented here are some of the people you might meet on your journey as well as how to identify them.

The Nervous Traveller

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Nervous Traveller

This passenger is the first to check in.  They have a binder full of papers and documents, and will present all of them to all airport workers at any given time.  You will not bump into this jetsetter at any of the duty free or airport shops, as the need to know where the gate is and be seated there so they can watch the screen. Once they reach the gate, they will sit staring at the screen, watch all the updates and jump up immediately when their flight is called to board.

Once on the plane they will read the emergency manual, make sure they know where to find their life vests and will count how many rows away they are from the nearest exit.

These people observe the seatbelt sign and will not use their phones until they have reached the terminal building.

The nervous traveller can be identified by his head that is constantly peaking towards the front of the plane,as though he is looking out for something.  We know he is wondering who will fly the plane when the pilot goes to the bathroom.

The Frazzled Parents

You will first identify the frazzled parents at security.  They are a couple, one of which is wearing a baby carrier, the other is pushing a stroller and either or both of them are chasing little humans around the airport (unless the said humans are on child leashes and are dragging their parents around).  They will try make their way to the boarding gate, where they will unpack their snacks.  Once boarding has started one of the children will need the toilet, once the toilet trip is complete child number two will start jumping up down because he “realllly neeeds to peeee”.

The family slowly but surely makes their way on to the plane, avoiding eye contact with all fellow passengers. Five minutes after take off one of the parents will unpack colouring books, puzzles, legos, dolls and snacks.  Twenty minutes after takeoff the children will be bored.  The toilet trips will be continuous.  The passengers seated in front of them will complain that the children are kicking their seats, the once friendly flight attendants have lost their patience, so have the children’s parents; and the only people glad to see the children after the flight are their doting relatives…

The Tourists

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The fanny-pack makes the tourist a dead giveaway. He wanders the airport as though he is already on tour, stopping to “ooh” and “aah” over every sign and every souvenir in the gift shops.  The tourist has done so much shopping in duty free that the flight attendant has to search all the overhead compartments to find a place for the oversized door mats the tourist bought for each of his family members.

The tourist spends the duration of the flight talking to anyone who will listen and showing his itinerary to each crew member that passes by.

If visiting Hawaii the tourist will change into his bathing suit before landing, and if visiting africa his game ranger outfit will be on when leaving the airport.

The Businessman

You will not see the business man at the boarding gate, he has made use of one of the luxurious business lounges.  You might bump into him doing up his suit button after he has treated himself to a shoe-shine.

Once on board you will catch a glimpse of him changing into pajamas.  He will sleep on his lay flat bed for the duration of the flight. You will know this because you will pass his unmade bed as try stretch your stiff back and neck as you make your way out of the plane.

Beyond the business man, there are those that know to fly with ElJet private jet charter.

There are many more flyers, here are 4 types of people on planes.

Flying can be fun and the colouful characters on board make it all the more enjoyable.