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How Jetcraft Predicted the Pre-owned Private Jet Boom

By Elite Traveler

When the singer Drake bought himself a flashy new plane recently, (a 767 300F), he boldly declared “No rental, no timeshare, no co-owners,” of his newest acquisition.  Interestingly though, he opted for pre-owned instead of new. Christened Air Drake, it’s a 22.7-year-old jet that formerly served as part of Saudi Arabia-based charter airline Mid East Jet’s fleet. Drake is absolutely […]

Exclusive: Magellan Jets Introduces New Membership Program, Elevate

By Emma Reynolds

Boston-based private aviation company Magellan Jets announced today its new risk-free membership program, Elevate. Since the company’s founding in 2008, Magellan Jets has been a leader in jet-specific memberships and on-demand charter services with a strong focus to make private flying as easy as possible. Now, the new program focuses on risk-free satisfaction 365 days per year. Elevate, allows private […]

Four Seasons’s New Private Jet Launches in 2021

By Emma Reynolds

Today Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced its plans for an all-new Four Seasons Private Jet launching in 2021 that will replace its current jet. Every detail of this plane is fully customizable and was designed with the Four Seasons guest in mind. The aircraft, a A321LR and part of the Airbus NEO family, will be the tallest and widest […]

Behind The Scenes: A Look Inside Embraer Phenom 300E

By Emma Reynolds

To celebrate our inaugural Top Jets in the World feature, we take a look behind-the-scenes of one of the top aircrafts on our list: the Embraer Phenom 300E.     Top Jets in the World: Embraer Phenom 300E   Video credit: Embraer Executive Jets executive.embraer.com 

Top Private Jets for Great Escapes

by Dave Higdon Whether you are looking for a jet to land on a short, dirt runway, need to transport a corporate team across the globe, or are an avid pilot looking for some thrills in the air, Elite Traveler has the top private jets suited to you. Gulfstream G650ER Best jet for: Ringing in the New Year…on both coasts […]

Design Your Home in the Sky with Gulfstream

By Emma Reynolds

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. This story originally appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of Elite Traveler. Outfitting your aircraft can be a daunting and time-consuming challenge. The new Gulfstream showroom in New York City pairs you with an expert in-house designer […]

Why Wine Tastes Different on Airplanes

By Andy Hayler

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. The following article was oroginally published in December 2018. The readers of Elite Traveler spend a lot of time in the sky, so may have noticed that a fine vintage can taste completely different at altitude. […]

Wine on Airplanes

Anthony Tivnan on the Past 10 Years of Private Aviation

By Elite Traveler

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Magellan Jets’ co-founder and CEO examines the trends that the private jet market has experienced over the past decade, and looks to the future as the […]

Flying Home: A Jet Interior by Winch Design

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Winch Design, already established as master interior designers in the superyacht world (and having won a number of major awards), have recently created a stunning new […]

Mile-High Accessories for Private Jets

By Elite Traveler

Making your jet feel like a home away from home is just as hard as it sounds. But considering the amount of time an executive spends in one, investing in a warm and bespoke interior will pay dividends. To celebrate the launch of the new Gulfstream showroom in New York, Elite Traveler selects three mile-high accessories to inspire the interior designer […]