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Ultimate Football Weekend

The ultimate football weekend is probably your team in the Super Bowl final and you have the best tickets in the house. While this is a possibility it is quite difficult. The football season is in full swing and it is time to start thinking about what you will be doing when Super Bowl weekend rolls around.

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Whether your team is in the Super Bowl or not, the absolute best place to spend Super Bowl weekend is Las Vegas. You would think that the Super Bowl is happening in Las Vegas, the way the town comes alive with color and festivity. Vegas of course offers all the other attractions that make it the ultimate entertainment city throughout the year. The tailgating and after parties that are to be found in Vegas are quite simply epic.

If you want the experience of a lifetime then you will consider not only being in Vegas for Super Bowl weekend but flying to Vegas with private jet charter.

Let the thought of you and a few friends travelling to Las Vegas on a luxury private jet that has all the amenities and beverages that you could hope for. If the thought is good enough to drive you to action then you would be well advised to get in touch with ElJet private jet charter.

ElJet is a premier private jet charter company and is well placed to negotiate the absolute best price on your private jet charter needs to Las Vegas. This is true for the Super Bowl weekend and is also the case for any other time in the year when you have to arrive in Vegas in luxury and style.


How Do Horses Fly To the Olympics?

The Summer Olympics are on which mean that the best athletes in the world are in Rio for the games.

Most athletes have a fairly large amount of luggage to bring to the games.

Horses Being Transported on Planes

Pole vaulters need to bring their abnormally long vaulting sticks and shot put throwers have shot put balls that are 16 pounds each. The rowers and the sailors need to bring their boats and the javelin throwers have their abnormal apparatus to transport too.

One can fathom that all these items are difficult to transport but are quite transportable but what about the hundreds of horses that need to be transported for the multiple horse events at the Olympics?

The multiple events of dressage and equestrian mean that riders have to be in Rio with their favorite bovine competitors.

It is not as if the riders can simply pick a new horse when they arrive at the games as that would be the equivalent of randomly selecting people to run the 100 meters. The same way riders need to train, horses need to train as well.

This means that there is an almighty need for companies that work in the transport of horses. 

Horses ride in the main cargo hold of commercial jets. They are first loaded into jet stalls that are then lifted into the jet. A typical stall can fit 3 horses but like humans, for horses space is everything. A stall with 3 horses is the equivalent of flying economy and flying with less is a luxury that the horses love.

The horses are accompanied by a vet and trainers. A horse throwing a tantrum on a flight can be disastrous to the flight and therefore aside from keeping the horses healthy, it is vitally important to keep the horses calm and relaxed.

With all the trouble that it goes for these wonderful animals to get to the games, it remains to be debated as to why they are not awarded winners medals too.

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.

7 Quick Tips for Flying With Toddlers

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Improve Your Flying With Toddlers With These Tips

You know who is a best friend of Murphy? My Kid. And he follows his laws down to the last detail. He has taught me a lot about flying with toddlers.

I recently took a long haul flight (16 hours), with my 10 month old baby and packed with me all his favourite toys.

I had the monkey that sings the alphabet, his favourite red block, all his teething toys, his sesame street book, stuffed elmo, his pretend boom box and his forever faithful rubber duck.

Once the flight attendant came around with drinks, and lovingly offered my baby a cup, he took it and held onto it for dear life, not looking once at any of the toys I had on offer.

Like I said, Murphy and my baby are in the same squad.

Flying with an infant is not for the faint hearted so offered here are some tips to make your flight easier.

1. Buy a Ticket

If you can, try buy a ticket for your baby, this way you can bring along his car seat and all can sit comfortably for the duration of the flight.

2. Bulkhead But Be Careful

If you would like the bassinet option, be sure to call the airline ahead of time to book the bulkhead seats and make sure your child fits the weight requirements of the bassinet. Every airline differs on this, and you probably do not want to sit in the bulkhead without a bassinet.

Trust me; I learnt this the hard way.

3. Check With TSA

Check with TSA on their policies regarding travelling with breast milk or formula. There are special packaging instructions, and if your baby is like my baby you probably do not want to leave his bottle at the security gate.

4. Visit Your Doctor

Visit your friendly pediatrician before you travel, if your baby has fluid in his ears or an ear infection, the flight will be very uncomfortable for your baby and he will be sure to let everyone on board know and make it uncomfortable for them too.

5. Pack Extra

Make sure to pack extra clothes, diapers, blankets and toys for the journey, because if you do not have it, you will probably need it.

6. Reduce Pressure

Reduce the pressure on your baby’s ears by allowing him/her to suck a pacifier, nurse or drink a bottle during takeoff and landing. This majorly decreases ear discomfort.

7. Relax

And finally, try relax and enjoy your flight, if you are stressed your baby will feel it. All the people avoiding eye contact with you at boarding will suddenly become friendly delightful people at landing when they see that your baby was not nearly as much of a nuisance as they had imagined.

Enjoy your travels and enjoy your kids – they are only young once!

Or travel on private jet charter, where the plane is your baby’s living room.

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.


Private Jet Proposals

Aha! It’s the holiday season, you are feeling rather generous and quite loving at the same time. You have that somebody special in your life and you really want to change that special person to being your spouse. Yes, it is a lot to consider but if you reach the conclusion that she is truly that special one, then it is time to look for a ring and plan a proposal.

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Imagine this as your waiting transport and setting for your marriage proposal

Before you make your own proposal, why not say yes to the ElJet Private Jet Charter proposal.

We propose that you look into private jet charter proposals.

There is nothing more classy for making a proposal than chartering a private jet to take you to a classy destination. Not that you really need the destination once she sees the private jet or even before that when she sees the chauffeur driven limo to take you to the private jet. The private jet will be waiting picturesquely on the tarmac for you and we can even lay out the red carpet. Pretty much all that will be necessary will be for you to get down on one knee. The photographer can be arranged too, through ElJet’s concierge services.

ElJet specializes in having the absolute best options on private jets to ensure that you could plan every last detail of your proposal. Allow our travel concierge private jet charter experts plan the details, including the champagne.

As North America’s leading private jet charter, ElJet will ensure that every last detail is taken care of perfectly.

Call ElJet today and one of our skilled representatives will be ready to field your call and hopefully plan for you the engagement proposal of a lifetime. Once she says the jet, she will probably say yes.

Expensive Items Ruined By Customs

Customs officials do a fantastic job of keeping dangerous substances out of the countries that they represent. It is a tough job with scantly ever a satisfied customer. They do deserve a lot of credit for really just enforcing the laws of the land to keep the average citizen safer.

However there are occasions when they get things horribly wrong and end up destroying expensive items.

A Moroccan musician had 13 of his rare flutes destroyed by customs at JFK Airport. Customs claimed that these items were used for agricultural purposes. They were indeed made out of bamboo and were hand made.

Jimmy Neesham is a professional New Zealand cricket player. Professional cricket players use cricket bats that are usually valued at around 1000 dollars. Travelling through the USA on his way to the Caribbean, Neesham found that JFK customs officials had drilled multiple holes in his bat.

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No need to fear damaged baggage when you fly with private jet charter

It is quite obvious that there are certain red flag items that customs are bound to check. Speakers and other covered hollow items that are seemingly heavier than necessary will court the attention of the customs officials who do a sterling effort in keeping contraband out.

The majority of people who have things erroneously tampered with by customs is when they are not with their luggage. While international private jet customers are subject to customs searches, they have the added advantage of being with their baggage at all times. They would therefore be afforded the opportunity to explain to customs officials regarding the nature of any questionable items.

The fact that a private jet customer is with his luggage at all times is also a big factor in ensuring that luggage is handled with the proper care. Most people following the rules do not have a problem with customs bag inspections, officials are generally tidy about their work. Baggage handlers with their vast workloads are not always as delicate as they can be when handling commercial jet luggage. This is yet another reason why many customers are turning to private jet charter.



Private Jets May Be a Wiser Winter Choice

Winter is in the air. That means holidays and that means skiing and it also has the distinct possibility of meaning winter snow storms. Winter snow storms by themselves can be a very beautiful thing but its when you need to catch a commercial flight that they can be at their ugliest. In fact air travelers are prone to believing the Murphy theory that Winter storms rear their heads exactly when you have scheduled a flight.

If you are scheduling a flight in advance and are concerned that this may be disrupted by a winter storm, it may be a good idea to schedule a flight on a private jet charter. While private jet charters obviously conform to high safety standards and will not fly you in a storm, there are a couple of factors that may make it very wise to book on a private jet this Winter.

Storms Wreak Travel Havoc

Private jets fly out of smaller airports. This means that should there be a delay due to a storm, there is a great possibility that the runways will be cleared quicker due to the smaller size of the airport. This means that you will be in the air quicker with private jet than you would be with commercial jet charter.

Booking with a private jet company will also save you the heartache of the endless waiting for rebooking. Dealing with commercial airlines to reschedule a flight or to get you on the quickest flight out can be a nightmare. This is totally avoided when it comes to booking with private jet charter as your plane in all likelihood is still waiting for you.

Book your winter private jet charter with North America’s leading private jet charter, ElJet. ElJet have a skilled team that can deal with all your travel plans, including the tricky winter weather ones.

Can I Book a Private Jet Online?

Yes, you can. That is the short answer.

Many people have grown to love the fact that they can book air travel from anywhere at anytime. They are no longer beholden to the schedules of travel agents and they can shop around themselves. This is convenient and it has no doubt revolutionized the air travel industry. It is simply called online air travel booking. There are few industries that have been as revolutionized by the high tech age as the air travel industry.

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Can I book a private jet online?

But, can I book a private jet online?

There are many reputable private jet charter companies that give you the ability to book a private jet trip online. Take North America’s leading private jet charter, ElJet for example. There is no doubt that you can place a booking but almost certainly this will be followed up by a phone call. This phone call is not to inconvenience you but there are so many private jet luxury nuances that will need to be sorted out. From your desired entertainment to the particulars of your on board fine dining experience. The skilled agent will also request the total number of people you will have on board. There will also be the ability to fine tune the particulars of the aircraft.

Booking a private jet online is much like booking a commercial jet flight online. Do not use a company of ill or no repute. Find a company with a solid track record and with the necessary accreditation to ensure that you are getting what you pay for. Call the company directly.

Last minute bookings or emergency booking with private jet charter will probably require you to make an actual phone call.

The best option is to call ElJet and go online to their website and allow them to handle all the particulars of your private jet charter needs.

What does it feel like to fly in a private jet?

Most people have been to a concert or professional sports game. This means they can answer the question of , what is it like to sit on the bleachers as opposed to sitting in a V.I.P box? That would be the difference between flying a commercial flight and flying on a private jet.

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It is more than that, though. The majority of passengers are not boarding a flight for a good atmosphere. Many fans enjoy the bleachers for the atmosphere. Passengers generally have one objective and that is to reach their destination. Private jets allow you to do that with less stress, less hassle and with the same amount of time.

There is no need to queue for security or stand in line do have your luggage checked. In fact, at the end you don’t have to wait by the luggage carousel to pick up your bags. You get shuttled to the runway, where your plane awaits you. That is right, you don’t wait for the aircraft, the aircraft waits for you.

There is more to it though. Good private jet charter companies, like ElJet, offer you the full luxury service when you fly on private jet charter. You get to choose from a gourmet menu to suit your palate or desires and you of course get to pick the entertainment you wish to have on board the flight.

Private jet charter is far more than the huge luxury seats. It means avoiding all hassle. Very often you can also access closer to your final destination. For example when flying in to New York, if your final destination is Manhattan, then Teterboro Airport which is served by private jet charter, will get you in closer proximity than the much larger JFK.

Private jet charter is air travel where the travel is a luxury experience instead of a dreaded necessity.