“…those who need to leave within the hour might pay $4 per mile…”At that rate, a 350 mile trip will cost $2,800.00.
You might as well charter a King Air or Citation, have the entire plane, for the whole day. The plane will be waiting for you when you get there, both ends, take you there non-stop, in private, in a cabin 3 times the size, in a proven aircraft, plus you can take 5 friends, family or business associates with you at no additional cost.
Two people on this (DayJet) trip is a no-brainer, $5,600.00….
Way better off chartering.
A roundtrip ride in a tiny jet across the state of Florida…$2,800.00
Membership fee for the privilege of over paying for a ride in the tiny jet…$450
Cleaning bill for yellow stain on your suit… $22
The Look on a strangers face while you Pee in a bottle … priceless
cj3driver, you amuse us all...
And not to be outdone, a37pilot had more:
New Air Taxi comes to Florida
Flight to begin, soon
BY UGOTTO B. KIDDING
THE FLORIDA SHADE
GAINESVILLE- A another new air-taxi service has just announced plans to begin operations in Florida.
Fly By Night jets will pick up travelers outside the fence of several yet to be announced airports in Florida.
The big difference between the company’s “per seat, on demand” flights and other recently announced air taxis in the Sunshine state is cost. Fly By Night costs more, a lot more.
Officals at FBN speaking on the condition of anonymity say they want to take the yet untried air taxi business to a new level. “ We saw our competition preparing to charge high prices for unreliable service in marginal aircraft and thought we can do better, we’ll charge obnoxiously high prices”, said one of the principles.
“It’s all about optimization, we aren’t really an aircraft operator or a computer company, or really a company at all , were just a bunch of guys who want to make some quick bucks”, said another. We just look at what the other guys say and come up with something that’s a little more over the top. For example, take their ant farmer Russian scientists that figure out the scheduling, we have some of those guys too, but we got them to let the ants out of the farm so they could run around. Now that’s what I call disruptive.
Asked about their plan to blanket the skies with the revolutionary Albuquerque wonder jet and details on there recently announced order for 2500 jets, the director of operations replied, “ We figured why not, I mean where else can you get a 2 million dollar jet with only a $25 deposit. We were going to order 5000 but we didn’t want to appear ostentatious “.
FBN recently announced they had received $60 million in start up financing from a group of investors who admittedly didn’t really know what an air taxi was but thought anything with little jet airplanes had to be “cool”.
FNB CFO, Dewy Cheatum, commented, “They bought the whole program, hook line and VLJ. It plays into our strategy of get their confidence, get their trust, and get their money, but most of all, get the money”. "It's really not about the flying as much as it is about blowing the investors money."
Florida aviation officials when asked about airport traffic congestion concerns with so many small aircraft moving around said, “Whatever, we’ll leave it to the operators to figure it out. We’re just glad to have another black hole to throw some of the state tax dollars into”.