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Monday, February 08, 2010

Private Jets and Carbon Dioxide Offsets

By Alan Smithee

I ONLY fly private. And I purchase CO2 offsets from our in-house service Carbon Mercantile Exchange (CMX). I mostly fly from L.A. to New York or L.A. To D.C. Sometimes some short flights back and forth between New York and D.C. if some telecommunications and investor issues are involved. But trying to own and operate your own jet or helicopter can be like flushing money. So I turn to private jet services. Here are four of my favorites.

NetJets, the fractional jet-ownership company: In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional jet ownership, giving individuals and businesses all the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets is the worldwide leader with the most Owners, the most experience, and the largest fleet.

BlueStar Jets, the charter company: Claims the worlds most comprehensive and efficient private jet brokerage company. With access to operators of the largest networks of luxury flights, we arrange access to the ideal jet for any given flight to any destination in the world on a moment's notice. With the Blue Star Jets SkyCard™, you are granted access to operators with over 4,000 world-class executive aircraft combined, providing you with the ultimate freedom of choice. Luxury private jets in all sizes are available at only 4 hour's notice, along with helicopters, turboprops and jumbo jets.

Sentient Jet, the membership and charter company, Continuing a 10-year tradition of leadership and innovation, Sentient's 25-hour Hawker 400XP Jet Card is a simple approach to your jet-specific needs, offering competitive rates and late-model private jets. Sentient Jet Membership Plus is the practical alternative to fractional jet ownership, offering rich benefits and guaranteed service without the risk of depreciating assets.

Flexjet, a fractional-ownership and jet broker: Flexjet One whole aircraft ownership & management, jet chater and Flexjet 25 Jet Cards. The youngest fleet in the fractional jet industry comprised exclusively of Learjet and Challenger aircraft built by their parent company, Bombardier. Pilots and crews that lead their field in experience, training and service. Aircraft will be ready with as little as six hours notice. Innovative Round Trip Pricing for frequent, short round-trip flights. Environmentally responsible Carbon Offset program.

Note: AAEA Hollywood is not recommending these services and takes no responsibility for any decisions to use these services.

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