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July 4, 2010updated Feb 08, 2013

WannaJet: New Bizjet Service Bows

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Stamford, Connecticut – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

The first private jet service offering seats on private flights at a fixed price, comparable to business class fares -WannaJet- has launched in the U.S. with over 60 domestic routes available. For the first time in history, private jets will be available to an entirely new demographic. Frequent flyers accustomed to Business Class flights on commercial airlines will never again have to deal with exhausting security lines, long waits at baggage claim and unnecessary delays at the airport.

How WannaJet Works:
WannaJet allows passengers to book seats on private jets, thus allowing 4-6 passengers to share the cost of the private jet charter. By sharing private flights, WannaJet will be able to cut the overhead costs involved with private jets, thus decreasing the price by 80% per person, and making it comparable to commercial airline Business Class fares.

With no membership fee, WannaJet has the most competitive pricing for private jet charter as well as the most convenient and efficient booking process. The booking process is fully automated through the WannaJet website; in just 1 minute a traveler can book a seat on the jet. The website also shows exact routes available, the number of passengers booked and their final price. Therefore, WannaJet is able to provide each traveler with a ticket to his/her destination at a price and process that is comparable to that of Business Class flights, with all the luxury of private jet service.

How can WannaJet guarantee such low prices?
WannaJet can guarantee the exact price of a flight immediately upon booking, whereas most competitors can only reveal the cost once all passengers have checked in. If competitor’s flights are not full, those who purchased tickets will be responsible for the cost of the entire jet – a model often too risky for most Business Class travelers. With WannaJet, however, only once 4 people have booked seats on a flight, will WannaJet confirm and charter the jet. If an initiated flight is not filled with at least 4 passengers 72 hours prior to departure, WannaJet will cancel the flight and instead offer to book a seat on a Business Class commercial flight following a similar route on behalf of it’s clients, thus eliminating the risk involved in flight cancellations, or exorbitantly high unexpected flight costs.

WannaJet’s founder, Philippe Bo, spent many years traveling between commercial flights and private jets during his time at GE, where he worked his way up to CFO and VP of Finance. His personal travel experiences allowed him to understand both sides of the coin, the problems involved with commercial travel and the convenience of private jets. In May 2009, he saw the opportunity to bridge the need and excess of business travel with the under-use and ease of private jets.

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