The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-10-09T05:37:23Z Come Fly With Us, Europe & the United Kingdom 2017-10-09T05:37:23Z come-fly-with-us-europe Savvy travellers are learning that empty leg flights are an efficient, convenient, and valuable way of travelling; accessing the premium private jet experience, for approximately business-class pricing. With the ‘empty leg’ occurring when a charter aircraft needs to get somewhere else, in order to carry out the next revenue-generating, passenger-carrying charter flight(s), an empty leg typically generates no revenue, and carries no passengers. Empty legs are a cost of doing business for charter operators.  Much like the opportunity cost of a taxi waiting for a fare, of a seller paying to list an object for sale in a classifieds paper, or in a holiday-home owner looking to reduce their repayments.  Those last three examples have all been disrupted by technology; Uber offers on-demand services, that benefits drivers and passengers; ebay connects sellers and buyers; and, Airbnb lets homeowners supplement their revenue through travellers looking for non-traditional accommodation.   And now, Airly offers U.K. & European travellers empty legs, via our technology app, JetShare. Having launched in Australia in July, Airly quickly recognised the sophistication of the U.K. & European markets from both progressive flight operators and discerning travellers, and listed our first European flight in September. With 43 empty legs currently listed in Europe, there are plenty of opportunities for accessible, efficient air travel. Jersey to Biggin Hill on an 8-seat Citation XLS, for instance, or Bristol to Mallorca on a Citation CJ2; Bournemoth to Guernsey on the larger Dassault Falcon 2000, and Portugal's Faro Airport to Biggin Hill on a Learjet 75; all operated by professional, safe, regulated, and respectable charter companies. These are just some of the opportunities where Airly members (membership is GBP99 per year) can save more than 50% of the standard chartered cost of the private jet, while enjoying the full experience of business jet travel. Feedback from Airly members who have experienced flying private through JetShare have said that it is addictive in its convenience and calmness, and the seamless door-to-door experience in which travellers can continue working & being productive is refreshing.  Going back to commercial travel, despite holding a high-level tier with a commercial airline (see also Airly's Platinum What? campaign) was the hardest part, according to one member.  Similarly, while operators work hard to reduce inefficiencies in their business, empty legs do occur.  JetShare helps operators recover the costs associated with empty legs, while maintaining the premium nature of private jet travel.  Although some flexibility is required, in case the empty leg changes, with estimates of up to 40% of business jet flights being empty legs, Airly creates a net benefit by providing value and utility to both the demand and supply side of equation. Founded by two regular travellers who believed there must be a better way to fly, Airly's founders envisage a future where air travel is more efficient, enjoyable, and easy.  Private jet travel enables this future, and JetShare by Airly delivers it. Platinum What 2017-09-21T02:28:24Z platinum-what "I'm Platinum." "Platinum what? Every airline has their status tiers, with incremental benefits such as better lounges, expedited boarding, and supposedly better coffee.  But, all 150+ passengers still fly on the same aircraft.  That same aircraft can’t depart any quicker just because the Platinums boarded first.  And that same aircraft has to taxi and line up behind other departing aircraft, regardless of the statuses on board.   Today, Airly launches Platinum What: complimentary membership to JetShare for all Platinum-level travellers, with any airline.   Airly democratises private jet travel, by making the experience accessible, transparent, and easy. JetShare is the technology app that enables this. With airlines continually eroding the value of frequent flyer programs, and treating their most loyal and valuable customers with diminishing appreciation, Airly is responding. Every Platinum-level frequent flyer, with any airline, will receive complimentary JetShare by Airly membership for a year.  This allows members to book and travel on empty leg private jet flights, at prices close to business class.  Importantly, Airly checks in with each and every member and traveller before, during, and after their travel experience, to ensure they are cared for and looked after. Founded by two regular travellers who believed there must be a better way to fly, Luke and Alexander envisage a future where air travel is more efficient, enjoyable, and easy.  Private jet travel enables this future, and JetShare by Airly delivers it. How $99 saved me $10k on a private jet flight 2017-08-21T01:45:25Z how-99-saved-me-10k-on-a-private-jet-flight Oh great I might hear you say - a founder self-promoting his own product.  Well sure, I am promoting my own product, but what I experienced is also available to our growing JetShare membership.  For a one-time payment of $99, our members get access to selected private jet and helicopter flights at a fraction of the cost. Here is my experience. Ten second booking Once I become a member I was able to view all available private jet flights including unique packages.  I found an Essendon - Brisbane flight on the eight-seat Cessna Citation Sovereign.  With a full-ticked price of $15k+ it was listed for $5k.  Divide that by the eight seats and the price is comparable to a business class ticket.  I would soon realise that business class doesn't even come close to flying private. To book I simply clicked 'Book Trip', my credit card was charged and my reservation confirmed by email.  I was now in direct contact with the operator and could request additional services should I require them. The flight On the day of the flight I drove up to the operator's executive lounge about 15 minutes prior to the listed departure time.  After a quick bathroom stop I was escorted to my plane just outside the hanger.  Although we had a set departure time, we were slightly delayed as we had a few latecomers due to the Tullamarine Freeway traffic.  The big difference here was how calm the crew were.  No stress, no need to sprint through crowds, embarrassingly being called out over the PA and subsequently refused boarding.  This was an incredible feeling I wasn't used to after flying commercial all these years. No boarding passes here, I picked the nicest looking seat (well, they all looked amazing).  My six feet seven inch frame was no problem with ample legroom. The flight attendant gave her safety briefing and within minutes we were climbing out of the terrible Melbourne weather bound for sunny Queensland. Along the way we were served premium drinks, cheese, muffins and more.  Mid flight I made my way to the cockpit to have another chat with the crew and take in the beautiful view from the pointy end of the jet. A little under two hours later we were touching down in Brisbane and came to a rest at the jet lounge well away from the crowds, queues and terminals. Paying $99 gave me access to this? Upon reflection it was clear that this was the identical level of service that I would have received paying full price.  The reason why this trip was discounted by 66% was due to it being a repositioning flight for a subsequent charter the following day.  I had to be flexible with my schedule, depart by a certain time and, of course, if the full paying charter was cancelled I would receive a full refund and have had to settle for the commercial airlines to get to Brisbane.  A little flexibility gave me a new insight to a product that is usually reserved for the top 0.1% of income earners. How on earth can I fly commercial again? Note:  The operators will hate me for discussing the calm around the delayed departure.  Flying into major airports can pose issues with slots and we were lucky to make up time en route.  Please arrive on time, it'll make your flight even more enjoyable. If you want the full 'my plane leaves when I want it to' experience you're going to love a feature we'll be releasing in the coming months.