Thursday, October 12, 2017

New airline service between Oakland and Los Angeles promises faster travel



OAKLAND — A growing airline that promises a way for passengers to ditch long security lines and crowds at baggage claim is offering a new flight between Oakland International Airport and the Hollywood Burbank Airport. 

JetSuiteX — a division of private jet operator JetSuite — is launching its “private for public” service in mid-November at the airports. Travelers will be able to access the flights at private terminals in each airport, allowing them to skip the normal security lines and instead arrive at the airport about 20 minutes before departure.

“JetSuiteX was created to be the ultimate travel hack for time-starved travelers, especially those going between LA and the San Francisco areas, who are tired of waiting in line after line, just to wait some more,” said Alex Wilcox, founder and CEO of JetSuiteX, in a news release. “Our customers get to arrive refreshed when they skip things like spending more time in an airport than in air, getting herded through lines or feeling the discomfort of boarding a plane with 100 other people.”

The flights will depart three times a day on every day except for Saturday. For prices that start at $129 each way, travelers can bring up to two pieces of luggage totaling 50 pounds, have “business class-style leg room,” and free cocktails and snacks, according to JetSuiteX.

The service will also add to the Oakland airport’s growing list of nonstop destinations.

“(The airport) is in the midst of an extended period of passenger traffic growth, made possible in large part by a significant increase in nonstop destinations served,” said airport director Bryant Francis in a statement. “Introducing new charter-style flight options at Oakland dovetails with our goal of offering more choices to the growing Bay Area customer base, many of whom live closest to (the airport). We hope JetSuiteX’s new local service proves to be both popular and successful.”
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JetSuiteX drew attention last year when it debuted the first commercial travel service — to Burbank and Las Vegas — that Concord’s Buchanan Field Airport had seen in decades. For travelers near the airport who aren’t squeamish about flying on a smaller, 30-seat jet, the service could deliver passengers to Los Angeles or Las Vegas quicker by allowing them through a shorter security process at private terminals instead of the typical TSA lines.

JetSuite also launched a non-stop flight between San Jose and Burbank earlier this year, jetting between private terminals at Mineta San Jose International Airport and the Hollywood Burbank Airport twice a day except for Saturdays.

Up-to-date schedules can be found at JetSuiteX.com.

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IRVINE, Calif. and OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JetSuiteX announced today that it will jet to the heart of the Bay Area with service between private terminals at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport and Oakland International Airport starting in mid-November. Traveling from Hollywood/LA to the Bay Area gets easier than ever with JetSuiteX, with which travelers can ditch plane pain (and SFO fog!) and avoid long security lines, cattle-call boarding and baggage claim crowds.

"JetSuiteX was created to be the ultimate travel hack for time-starved travelers, especially those going between LA and the San Francisco areas, who are tired of waiting in line after line, just to wait some more," said Alex Wilcox, founder and CEO of JetSuiteX. "Our customers get to arrive refreshed when they skip things like spending more time in an airport than in air, getting herded through lines or feeling the discomfort of boarding a plane with 100 other people."

Director of Aviation at Oakland International Airport, Bryant L. Francis adds, "We are so pleased to welcome JetSuiteX to the growing list of options available to our customers. OAK is in the midst of an extended period of passenger traffic growth, made possible in large part by a significant increase in nonstop destinations served. Introducing new charter-style flight options at Oakland dovetails with our goal of offering more choices to the growing Bay Area customer base, many of whom live closest to OAK. We hope JetSuiteX's new local service proves to be both popular and successful."

Residents of San Francisco, Oakland and surrounding Bay Area communities can jet between private terminals saving up to an hour on each end of their trips. JetSuiteX combines the benefits of the private ground experience – arriving just 15-20 minutes before departure and avoiding lines, waiting, cattle calls and baggage carousels – with the scheduled service, affordable price and by-the-seat booking of commercial air travel. JetSuiteX also services the rest of the San Francisco Bay and other West Coast destinations, with flights between Concord/East Bay (CCR), San Jose (SJC), Burbank (BUR) and Las Vegas (LAS).

JetSuiteX will serve Oakland with three-times daily round-trips every day except Saturday. Up to date schedules can be found at JetSuiteX.com. All in ticket prices start at $129 each way, including up to two pieces of baggage (up to 50lbs total weight), business class-style leg room and complimentary cocktails and snacks on-board and in the lounge.

About JetSuiteX

JetSuiteX began offering public charter service in April 2016 with regular flights between select West Coast markets. JetSuiteX provides the speed and comfort associated with private jet travel but for the price of a traditional airline seat, including:

Flight departures

30 seat regional jets, each with legroom comparable to domestic airlines' business class service;
Free seat assignments;
A spacious, soundproofed cabin interior covered in soft leather, and
Free drinks and snacks. JetSuiteX's luxuriously appointed E-135 jets can also be chartered for group trips, corporate events or other travel. 

For a custom quote, contact JetSuiteX at 800-IFlyJSX. For information, please visit www.JetSuiteX.com

SOURCE JetSuiteX
http://www.JetSuiteX.com

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