juventus
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Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Sun May 29, 2005 5:56 am

They have ordered more than 200 aircraft, just to get thigs going.
 
zvezda
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Sun May 29, 2005 6:05 am

The advent of Very Light Jets (such as the Eclipse 500) will usher in a new era of air taxi service. Whether Dayjet's business model or Pogo's or yet another turns out to be the most successful is yet to be seen. What is clear is that when air taxi service costs fall to anything close to domestic First Class fares, the US legacy carriers will fondly remember the easy times they had 2002-2005.
 
juventus
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:24 am

I wonder if passengers will want to get into one of these things. Seem kind of small.
 
NightFlier
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:31 am

Im sure they will I have seen people climb into pipers that were being used for charter. One time a man and his family piled up into a Malibu, they had enough baggage to fill the baggage compartment of a gulfstream.  eyepopping 
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RaginMav
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Sun May 29, 2005 1:12 pm

Quoting Juventus (Reply 2):
I wonder if passengers will want to get into one of these things. Seem kind of small.

I've seen pax that are afraid of small jets (beechjets, CJ1s etc.) and pax that will climb into a new Beechjet or similar but won't get into a 15 year old HS-800XP.

One thing the planes have going for them in the don't-freak-passengers-out respect is the 'gee-wiz' factor of the glass cockpit. Passengers just eat that crap up. 'Ooooohhhh look at the pretty display, this airplane is a lot more modern than the one on the other end of the hangar...' Yeah, well, whatever.

Quoting Juventus (Thread starter):
Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

CORPORATE travel? I think not. These aircraft can have a role in the traditional corporate flight department, but I do not think they will 'revolutionize' such departments. The first generation of VLJs won't have the bells and whistles that make a 'full size' (for lack of a better term) biz jet so advantageous.

As Zvezda hinted to, these planes will have a much bigger impact on individuals and (very) small groups that want to travel in a convenient/comfortable manner.
 
juventus
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Sun May 29, 2005 9:23 pm

I wonder what their pilot requirements will be?
 
SkyexRamper
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Mon May 30, 2005 12:35 am

I read an article in Business and Commercial Aviation News about DayJet. The founder kind of hinted toward the usual jet job minimums...ie: 1000TT and probably 200 multi TT.
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zvezda
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Mon May 30, 2005 1:49 am

Quoting Juventus (Reply 5):
I wonder what their pilot requirements will be?

All the VLJs are planned to be rated for single-pilot operation.
 
RaginMav
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RE: Dayjet.com The New Way Of Corporate Travel?

Mon May 30, 2005 3:19 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 7):
All the VLJs are planned to be rated for single-pilot operation.

Insurance and safety purposes pretty much rule out single pilot charter operation in the immediate future, which is too bad, b/c I think the concept would be a whole lot more economically viable if they could cut out that expense.

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