Air Partner includes travel recommendations for its private fliers, but you can probably enjoy them too, even if you fly commercially to get there.Screenshot

The U.K.-based seller of jet cards and on-demand charter posts a mix of travel ideas and industry insider articles. Two recent stories included “5 Private Islands Worth Flying For” and the “Top 5 Mediterranean Destinations For Private Jet Travelers.” There was also a report from EBACE, the largest European business aviation conference, with a look at a prototype of Bombardier’s Global 7500 which will have a range of 7,700 nautical miles or 14-15 flight hours. It means you will be able to fly nonstop from London to Buenos Aires, Singapore or Indonesia. It also notes, the master bedroom has space for “a proper bed, rather than a converted divan, and offers privacy from the rest of the cabin.”

In case you are wondering, the top islands for private jet types to visit are: Fregate Island Private, Seychelles; The Brando, French Polynesia; Laucala Island, Fiji; Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro; and Singita Grumeti, Serengeti, Tanzania. If you want to go to the same places Air Partner’s private jet folks go to in the Med, fly to Nice, Ibiza, Mykonos, Sardinia or Dubrovnik. Luckily, there are plenty of discount airlines that fly there too if prices from $5,000 to $18,000 per hour are beyond your budget. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet a jet-setter and hitch a ride back!

Magellan Jets

Magellan Jets’ blog includes a range of articles from destinations to the future of space travel.Screenshot

Magellan Jets sells on-demand charter and jet cards, and its two top executives byline quite a bit of content, ranging from articles about Oregon wineries to fishing in the Dominican Republic to the future of flying, such as a concept for a flying Aston Martin and a look at space travel. Magellan isn’t taking bookings, yet. The site has an Aviation Library that includes guides with advice about arranging a charter, buying an empty leg or jet card. It also has a fun tool that enables you to customize your own jet card, so even if you can’t afford the six-figure price tags, you can at least dream. Would you prefer to lock-in fuel rates or get free sliding departures with your 50 hours of travel aboard a Gulfstream G450?

PrivateFly

PrivateFly’s blog includes inside aviation insights as well as private jet charter travel trends and even contests.Screenshot

One of my favorite private jet blog’s is from PrivateFly, which is a combination of posts from its CEO Adam Twidell, a former RAF pilot and potential James Bond stand-in, the team with various surveys and reports, including an annual poll to choose most scenic airport approaches. Full disclosure, I’ve been on the panel the past several years. While the blog includes the most popular destinations for its clientele, it also covers the runway lengths needed by private jets, an explanation of industry lingo, articles about safety standards, as well as one on why private jets are often painted white. There are eight reasons, including higher resale value.

Sentient Jet

Sentient recently added Atmosphere, a lifestyle section to its website, giving members travel tips for popular destinations.Screenshot

Sentient Jet, which claims invention of the jet card, recently added a section to its website called Atmosphere focusing on travel ideas and covering a bit of what the company does outside of flying members privately, including its charitable activities. The format provides proposed weekend itineraries and lays out potential activities in a user-friendly day planner style as well as giving recommendations on places to nosh. Recent posts over the summer included Carmel, Napa, Sonoma and Nantucket, as well as a guide to some top golf courses, and what your partner can do when not on the fairways. There were also articles about Sentient’s support for Homes For Our Troops and the V Foundation.

XOJET

XOJET’s Arrive offers travel articles, company updates, and interviews with executives at its various partners.Screenshot

XOJET’s blog is called Arrive and it visits everything from private aviation safety to a profile on the women the company has in leadership positions and an interview with a made-to-measure Italian tailor. If you’re wondering what’s hot, it’s Loro Piana’s blend of wool, silk, cashmere, and linen. For golfers, there’s an interview with the president of Pinehurst. There are also travel ideas, including a VIP way to take the kids to Disney. Did you know you can rent out the entire Wave Pool at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for your own private event? There are company updates from CEO Bradley Stewart as well as news about partners and the perks they offer members.

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If you are on the email lists of private jet charter or jet card companies, most tend to heavily focus on offers to buy jet cards or charter airplanes, with last-minute pricing, empty leg discounts and short-term incentives, all fun to look at. However, there are several private aviation providers who have expanded their website (and newsletter) content to be educational about private flying, provide insider information, plus fun posts about travel, lifestyle, and leadership.

Here’s my list of private jet card and charter operator blogs worth following:

Air Partner

Air Partner includes travel recommendations for its private fliers, but you can probably enjoy them too, even if you fly commercially to get there.Screenshot

The U.K.-based seller of jet cards and on-demand charter posts a mix of travel ideas and industry insider articles. Two recent stories included “5 Private Islands Worth Flying For” and the “Top 5 Mediterranean Destinations For Private Jet Travelers.” There was also a report from EBACE, the largest European business aviation conference, with a look at a prototype of Bombardier’s Global 7500 which will have a range of 7,700 nautical miles or 14-15 flight hours. It means you will be able to fly nonstop from London to Buenos Aires, Singapore or Indonesia. It also notes, the master bedroom has space for “a proper bed, rather than a converted divan, and offers privacy from the rest of the cabin.”

In case you are wondering, the top islands for private jet types to visit are: Fregate Island Private, Seychelles; The Brando, French Polynesia; Laucala Island, Fiji; Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro; and Singita Grumeti, Serengeti, Tanzania. If you want to go to the same places Air Partner’s private jet folks go to in the Med, fly to Nice, Ibiza, Mykonos, Sardinia or Dubrovnik. Luckily, there are plenty of discount airlines that fly there too if prices from $5,000 to $18,000 per hour are beyond your budget. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet a jet-setter and hitch a ride back!

Magellan Jets

Magellan Jets’ blog includes a range of articles from destinations to the future of space travel.Screenshot

Magellan Jets sells on-demand charter and jet cards, and its two top executives byline quite a bit of content, ranging from articles about Oregon wineries to fishing in the Dominican Republic to the future of flying, such as a concept for a flying Aston Martin and a look at space travel. Magellan isn’t taking bookings, yet. The site has an Aviation Library that includes guides with advice about arranging a charter, buying an empty leg or jet card. It also has a fun tool that enables you to customize your own jet card, so even if you can’t afford the six-figure price tags, you can at least dream. Would you prefer to lock-in fuel rates or get free sliding departures with your 50 hours of travel aboard a Gulfstream G450?

PrivateFly

PrivateFly’s blog includes inside aviation insights as well as private jet charter travel trends and even contests.Screenshot

One of my favorite private jet blog’s is from PrivateFly, which is a combination of posts from its CEO Adam Twidell, a former RAF pilot and potential James Bond stand-in, the team with various surveys and reports, including an annual poll to choose most scenic airport approaches. Full disclosure, I’ve been on the panel the past several years. While the blog includes the most popular destinations for its clientele, it also covers the runway lengths needed by private jets, an explanation of industry lingo, articles about safety standards, as well as one on why private jets are often painted white. There are eight reasons, including higher resale value.

Sentient Jet

Sentient recently added Atmosphere, a lifestyle section to its website, giving members travel tips for popular destinations.Screenshot

Sentient Jet, which claims invention of the jet card, recently added a section to its website called Atmosphere focusing on travel ideas and covering a bit of what the company does outside of flying members privately, including its charitable activities. The format provides proposed weekend itineraries and lays out potential activities in a user-friendly day planner style as well as giving recommendations on places to nosh. Recent posts over the summer included Carmel, Napa, Sonoma and Nantucket, as well as a guide to some top golf courses, and what your partner can do when not on the fairways. There were also articles about Sentient’s support for Homes For Our Troops and the V Foundation.

XOJET

XOJET’s Arrive offers travel articles, company updates, and interviews with executives at its various partners.Screenshot

XOJET’s blog is called Arrive and it visits everything from private aviation safety to a profile on the women the company has in leadership positions and an interview with a made-to-measure Italian tailor. If you’re wondering what’s hot, it’s Loro Piana’s blend of wool, silk, cashmere, and linen. For golfers, there’s an interview with the president of Pinehurst. There are also travel ideas, including a VIP way to take the kids to Disney. Did you know you can rent out the entire Wave Pool at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for your own private event? There are company updates from CEO Bradley Stewart as well as news about partners and the perks they offer members.