Wanna fly your dog private?
And without the private price tag? Okay, read more…
I’m sure you’ve heard of these private jet companies popping up, like SurfAir + Wheels Up, but the only problem with them is that they are membership-only — high initiation fees, monthly costs and definitely not economical if you don’t fly every week.
So, when my friend and I decided to fly to San Francisco (from Burbank, CA) for the weekend, we looked at JetSuiteX and our flight was only $20 more than commercial (book in advance for the best deals).
JetSuiteX currently services the West Coast and East Coast. On the West Coast, you can fly to-and-from Burbank, San Jose, Oakland, Vegas, Phoenix, Denver and Dallas. On the East Coast, you can fly to-and-from Dallas, New York, Destin FL and Miami.
These jets have 30 seats and are located in hangars where you literally show up 15 minutes before your flight and hop on. No security lines — or lines in general — and you’re at one city to the next in less than an hour and a half, in most cases.
How much did my ticket cost?
Round trip: $156.
That includes a $20 referral discount (use my referral code for $20 off! GPMOJX). Can you believe it? Yep, never flying commercial again if I don’t have to — especially after all the horror stories about dogs being mistreated or DYING on airlines and the overall stress of airports.
That was the beauty of this experience: no waiting, no dealing with lines and no fee for the dogs OR weight limits (pets do need to be in carrier bags).
Weston + Pippa
You just show up at their private hangar, show ID and hand them your check-in bag — that’s it! You can show up 10 minutes before the flight departs and you’re totally fine.
Our flight was less than half-full and the attendant was so cool about the dogs. They sat on our laps and even wandered around the plane. We finished our (free) cocktails and before we knew it, we were already descending!
This is totally the way of the future and makes flying so much more enjoyable and stress-free. With more and more jet companies coming out and upgrading the flying experience, I’m excited to check them out and fly with the pups even more — and comfortably!
Don’t forget to use my referral code for $20 off your first flight: GPMOJX
[ I was not paid for this post. This is my honest review. ]
Wow this is pretty amazing, thank you so much for posting about this.
what size carrier did you buy? On jetsuite website it says the carrier needs to be 12x12x9 but i can’t find a carrier that small.
Nikki Star says
I use a medium Sherpa for Fira and Large Sherpa for Weston but on Jetsuite, they didn’t check the carrier as long as your dog fits inside it. Once we were on the flight, the attendant didn’t even mind that the pups were out and walking around! Your mileage may vary of course but since this is almost-private jet experience it is definitely more lax than an airport. Hope this helps!
Did the Large Sherpa carrier fit easily under the seat?
Anything from Europe to the US? Flying commercial with my pug and Frenchie is a challenge since they are limited to certain times of the year.