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Santa’s Not the Only One Open for Business on Christmas

ElJet mentioned in Business News Daily to read the full article click here.

While some businesses are fixing home-based Christmas problems, others are in the business of getting people home.

Los Angeles-based ElJet, a private charter broker, helps customers find and book charter flights all over the world. Last year, bad weather at Christmas-time left thousands of passengers stranded and proved a great business opportunity for the company, which was open for business on Christmas.

They were called on to arrange a flight for a family headed from Massachusetts to Turks and Caicos, flew someone else from Mazatlan, Mexico, to New York and arranged a $120,000-charter flight from London to Aspen, said company president Ben Schusterman.

Shusterman said the company’s valiant Christmas booking efforts were rewarded in the form of new loyal customers.

“So many of these customers told us that they had tried many companies and had no luck. We made miracles happen and they have become repeat customers. It’s been a great benefit to us.”

This year, though, he hopes customers will book early.

“It’s been insane this year. We’ve had customers booking in October for Christmas and New Year’s,” Schusterman said.

Despite that, Schusterman said, there surely will be people who decide as late as today (Dec. 23) or tomorrow that they want to travel on Christmas and ElJet will be there, trying its best to arrange a flight.