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Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:13 AM

Demand for private jets soars as rich travellers try to avoid 'mosh pit'

Private jet providers are experiencing “unprecedented demand” from wealthy customers seeking to avoid the “mosh pit” of commercial flights on autumn getaways as coronavirus travel restrictions ease.

Flexjet, which offers shared ownership in its fleet of private jets in Europe, said it operated 53% more flights in September than the previous month, bucking the usual seasonal trends.

“We are currently experiencing exceptionally strong demand, with the appetite for personal travel not yet sated after a later start to summer due to restrictions, and now business flying is also taking off alongside.”

His consultancy, Brian Foley Associates, has predicted that about 700 new private jets will be delivered in 2021 – roughly the same as previous years. However, he said a “meaningful ramp-up will begin in 2022 and continue unabated for several years, easily surpassing the 900-unit level for the first time since 2007”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/30/demand-for-private-jets-soars-as-rich-travellers-try-to-avoid-mosh-pit


I always get a laugh when a rich celebrity uses a private jet to visit a Global Warming conference. It happens so often I just can't understand the tone deafness of it.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:18 AM

1. The skies will be crowded, for sure ........


UGH

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:19 AM

2. The rich denouncing us plebeians for using regular air travel

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:01 AM

3. Ok, but really now-- if money were no object, who here would not...

take a private jet for the convenience of it all

And it is very convenient.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:10 AM

4. There are plenty of high-speed rail networks here in Europe

If the people who run the rail networks would only bother to MAKE THEM RUN, I bet there wiuld be less demand for business jets.

The repair on trains here is abysmal, and Germany is the worst. Two weeks ago, on my way back from Paris to Düsseldorf, every single train was either broken or delayed. I should have left Paris at 5:10 PM, changed in Frankfurt (due to the direct Paris-Düsseldorf train being canceled in advance), and arrived home in my town at 11:15 PM. Instead, due to one train fuck-up after another, I arrived in Köln at 40 minutes past midnight, with the next train not until 3 hours later, and I had to get up at 5:30 to be at work the next day in Holland. I took a €110 taxi to get home. and got 2 hours of sleep. There is a reason that those who can afford it arrange the 50 minute flight from Paris to Düsseldorf instead. If I could afford it, so would I.

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