How does the jet stream affect my flight time?

Date:
March 6th, 2017

Flights between London and New York, or other transatlantic routes can vary considerably in their flight time. Typically, an eastbound flight from the US to Europe is faster than flying in the other direction, due…

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How does weather affect my private jet flight?

Date:
October 5th, 2016

As a British-founded company, it might seem natural that we are obsessed with the weather here at PrivateFly. But this obsession is actually less about our roots (and in fact over half of our team are international now, including…

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What is turbulence?

Date:
July 12th, 2016

If you’re not a confident flyer, turbulence can cause a fair amount of stress and fear. Even those who love flying and everything aviation-related (including some team members here at PrivateFly), can get nervous when turbulence hits.…

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5 flights this week (& their prices)

Date:
December 1st, 2015

In November and December some of our leisure clients are looking to escape the cold, and others to dive right into it. So we see a growing number of flights in the Caribbean and other…

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Private Jet Charter During An Ash Cloud

Date:
November 4th, 2015

This week, thousands are finding themselves stranded after an eruption from Mount Rinjani shut down airports, causing a total of 692 international and domestic flights to be either cancelled or delayed. Currently, flights are shut…

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Foggy conditions and private jet flights

Date:
November 3rd, 2015

Dense fog has caused major disruption to and from UK airports over the past few days, with many airline flights cancelled and delayed. Airports affected include London Heathrow; London City Airport; London Gatwick; London Stansted;…

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5 flights & prices this week: Heading to the sun

Date:
May 28th, 2015

Business is still the major driver for private aviation, but the proportion of leisure flights is higher now than in other parts of the year – and that trend continues into the summer months. In…

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US blizzard sees private jet demand increase

Date:
January 27th, 2015

With more than 7,500 flights cancelled and many more delayed, travel to and from the Northeast of the USA is experiencing severe disruption due to snow and blizzard conditions. And as we see with any…

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Ask The Pilot: Can it be too cold for an aircraft to fly?

Date:
November 27th, 2014

As temperatures in Siberia hit an unusual low of -52C earlier this month, the brake system on a Katekavia airlines Tupolev 134 froze solid in the parked position. This made it impossible for the aircraft to…

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Flying Pride of Britain’s Ted McCaffery to Disneyland Paris

Date:
October 7th, 2014

Much as we enjoy flying all types of clients, last night’s VIP takes some beating. We were very proud to fly 7-year old Ted McCaffery, from Warrington, to Disneyland Paris as part of his LIDL…

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