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August 26, 2019

Flying in a private jet is the ultimate status symbol, but owning one isn’t the only way to travel. Alison Ebbage considers the practical and cost-effective alternatives.

Private aviation solves the perennial time shortage issue perfectly and provides a luxe experience to those able to afford it. Today there are more options than ever—ownership, fractional ownership and charter, which in turn divides into different models too—depending on whether the charter is for the seat or the plane and whether the access is on a subscription or on-demand basis.

May 21, 2015

Google’s chairman is among several tech and media executives investing in an Uber-style app that provides helicopter services for New Yorkers.

Google’s chairman is among several tech and media executives investing in an Uber-style app that provides helicopter services for New Yorkers.

Blade launched a year ago and flies users to destinations such as the Hamptons, Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard, as well as local airports. A single trip starts around $575.

Eric Schmidt, alongside Barry Diller and David Zaslavs has invested $6 million in the company, which was started with just $50,000. The latest investment values the company at $25 million.

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