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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 852 times:

Is Flexjet an actual airline or just a callsign. I heard it just now on JFK Approach.

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User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 829 times:

Maybe JFK was referring to this jet.........


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User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 823 times:

They are a fractional ownership program of business jets. They are owned by Bombadier and fly Lear 31a's, 45's, 60's, Challengers, and Global Expresses. They have crew bases in DAllas, South Florida, and the New York area

User currently offlineCX_744_CX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 810 times:

I think Flexjet is an aircraft company like Boeing or Cessna. Thay make business jets.

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 797 times:

Flexjet is a private corporate airline that has a fleet of Bombadier aircraft (Lears to Challengers)

They are owned by the Canadian company and lease out their jets under "fractional ownership"

They really are just a charter airline, but a airline nonetheless.


User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 793 times:

I don't think Flexjet is a charter airline. It is a fractional. Some companies and a few rich people buy shares of time. I'm not too sure how it all works but I think you pay an initial sum to join, then you are charged a monthly fee and an hourly rate when you use the aircraft. Customers are allowed to use the plane for a certain number of hours each year, the hours depend on how much you purchase. There is a big article about fractional companies in a recent issue of Flying magazine. It also sounds like this business is a popular alternative to airline flying for pilots.


User currently offlineAUS_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 785 times:

CV640 has it right.....

These planes are pretty common at AUS during the week. You can spot a Flexjet plane by the reg #. At least from the ones I've seen they all end in "FX"


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User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 769 times:

Lax was correct in his detailing of Flexjet.They take advantage of part 91 rules claiming that the aircraft are owned by specefic owners. This allows the company to bypass FAR 135 requirements that charter companies must adhere to. They are in the process of changing all of this and the FAR's will have a special section to adress all of the "fractional" operations in the U.S. The pilots have schedules unlike corporate pilots but have no travel priveledges or jumpseat priveledges on the airlines. Some have tried to jumpseat but they cannot reciprocate so normally they are denied. It is a good alternative to flying for an airline now that airlines aren't hiring. You fly new jets to neat destinations and if you don't mind being the flight attendant and the bag carrier, it might be for you.


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