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From the Flight Deck, Vol. 4

From the Flight Deck, Vol. 4

 

In-flight catering now in South Florida

As you may know, JetSmarter recently partnered with Chef Gregory Schesser, formerly of The French Laundry, and celebrity chef Robert Irvine to create fine dining experiences in-flight for members traveling out of New York on heavy jets.

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with a Fort Lauderdale-based gourmet food delivery service to expand our farm-to-flight catering options to flights out of South Florida.

Beginning in early March, catering will now be available on all heavy JETSHUTTLE flights out of Ft. Lauderdale International (FLL), Ft. Lauderdale Executive (FXE), Boca Raton (KBCT), and Opa Locka (ICAO), in addition to the existing catering already available for New York flights out of White Plains (KHPN), Teterboro (KTEB), and Caldwell (KCDW).

“JetSmarter members deserve the very best,” Chef Schesser said. “We selected a South Florida catering provider that guarantees all ingredients are 100% organic and locally-sourced from Florida farms. This is just one more way we are elevating our membership experience.”

HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK AT THE TYPE OF MENU OPTIONS YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE:

  • BBQ-Glazed Wild Salmon, Black Rice, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Baby Bok Choy
  • Filet Mignon, Grilled Asparagus, Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, and Chimichurri Sauce
  • Pan-Seared Chicken Breast, Roasted Broccoli, Wilted Spinach, and Pine Nut Gremolata

To request catering for your next flight, simply select the in-app “Catering” toggle option during the mobile booking process. If you change your mind and would like to add catering after booking is complete, you may contact the JetSmarter Catering Team as little as 30 hours before take-off.

In addition to our regional farm-to-flight catering options, JetSmarter also offers complimentary light snacks and refreshments on all heavy jet flights. For light jets, choose from a variety of delightful snack offerings available for purchase.

South Beach Wine & Food festival

Memorable VIP event experiences are one of the many on-the-ground perks of JetSmarter membership. This weekend, we offered an array of event opportunities at the highly-anticipated South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami. Here’s a sampling of the style of events you can experience as a JetSmarter member:

 

SIP ROSÉ WITH MARTHA STEWART

Faena Hotel | 3201 Collins Avenue

 

MEET-AND-GREET WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS AND DAVID BURTKA

Faena Hotel | 3201 Collins Avenue

 

JetSmarter members have access to our Events Portal in the app, where they can instantly browse and RSVP to events. Become a member to get your name on the guest list. 

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MEET OUR MEMBER
OF THE MONTH

This month, we’re featuring SOPHISTICATED Member, Steven Budker, CEO of HPN, a national healthcare practice management company. In a single month, he generously gifted four SMART Memberships to family and friends. Hats off to you, Steven, and thank you for sharing the ultimate gift of private air travel.

STEVEN BUDKER

STEVEN BUDKER

JS: HOW DOES JETSMARTER HELP YOUR BUSINESS SUCCEED?

SB: In the last couple of years, I've been very fortunate to be able to slow down a bit with work, thanks to an amazing team that handles day-to-day operations. I still enjoy my work, but I'm no longer in the office all the time and I am enjoying being semi-retired. Now when I fly to meetings using JetSmarter, I arrive relaxed and refreshed, rather than having to deal with the hassles of flying commercial. With my SOPHISTICATED Membership, I especially enjoy being able to put clients and employees on JETDEALS and JETSHUTTLES to fly them to meetings since I don't need to accompany them on these flights. 

JS: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE EXPERIENCE ON A JETSMARTER FLIGHT THUS FAR?

SB: It’s hard to point out a particular flight because there have been too many amazing experiences. Overall, I just love being able to network with people who have a value-focused mindset. I appreciate a good value, and the reality is that many of us members have a similar mindset. Being able to fly private, attend phenomenal events, and network with other members at a fraction of the cost is a great feeling. Every time I fly, I feel like I am winning a little lottery or something.

JS: HOW DOES JETSMARTER SUPPORT YOUR LIFESTYLE?

SB: It is a catalyst to my lifestyle. For people who are looking for interesting life experiences, JetSmarter is perfect. My membership has provided me with access to the most exciting places around the country and the world. If I feel like heading to London, Moscow, Vegas, Miami, or New York and going in style and comfort, JetSmarter enables me to do that. I’ve also made great friendships and business relationships on JetSmarter flights.

Additionally, I love the spontaneity that my membership affords me. It’s amazing to wake up in the morning not knowing where I’ll end up that day or the following day. For example, I woke up in New York yesterday and had no idea I'd be taking a helicopter to Teterboro at 9:20PM and flying to Denver at 10PM to go skiing in Colorado with a buddy for a couple of days. And now I’m doing this interview from Colorado. It’s great.

A friend of mine who is a fellow JetSmarter member actually just upgraded their membership yesterday. Last week, they woke up and took an empty-leg flight from LA to New York to meet me for a few days. It was such a wonderful surprise! JetSmarter is creating amazing experiences and memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. 

Most importantly, I've met some of the JetSmarter staff in person and have interacted with many others remotely, and I feel that the wonderful service JetSmarter provides is a natural extension of the high-quality people they employ. From the ground crew at the FBO, to the Concierge team, and the executives – I love what you guys are doing. It’s totally changed my life.

In fact, I haven’t had to take one commercial flight between Florida and New York since joining last April. My daughter is now a member, my parents are members, my friends are members – it really feels like a community in the sky.