Bliss Jet, based in New York, said they will start service in January between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and London’s Stansted Airport, offering seats on “shared private jets.” The company says they will offer seats on a variety of business jets, carrying 10 to 14 passengers, at a price less than $12,000 – not much more expensive than a full gate first class seat. “We are offering all the advantages of a private jet experience without the expense,” said Bliss Jet CEO David Rimmer. Flights will depart from New York on Sunday nights, arriving in London Monday morning. Return flights depart from London on Friday afternoons. Thanks to the time change, travelers can be back in New York in time for dinner.
Rimmer says travelers can arrive at the airport just 30 minutes before departure, but the website notes that the flights are scheduled and won’t be held for latecomers. The aircraft will utilize General Aviation terminals that are small and uncrowded compared to the airline terminals, and passengers can expect a speedy security and customs process.