““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
XOJet Offers a $19,000 Coast-to-Coast Flat Rate
Private aircraft charter operator XOjet has begun offering a fixed-price of $19,000 for a one-way, coast-to-coast flight on one of its Citation Xs. The deal applies to flights covering more than 4,000 airport pairs serving major East and West Coast
metropolitan areas, including Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The price covers ground transportation at departure and arrival cities, standard catering and unlimited in-flight calling worldwide. And according to San Carlos, Calif.-based XOjet, customers for the program "will not pay any additional fees, repositioning costs, or face fuel surcharges."