JetSmarter Membership: The ‘Uber for private jets

JetSmarter Membership: The ‘Uber for private jets

JetSmarter is known as the ‘Uber for private jets’. Through new-age disruption in private aviation.
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Hundreds of jets sour to the sky, yet only few avail its luxurious service. A major chunk of people still rely on commercial airlines or searches for cheap promo tickets for booking private jets. However, with changing technology, private flying is no exception. Several startups are coming up to provide ‘Uber for Private Jet’ services for instant bookings of private jet charters

Uber for private flying is growing rapidly across the world. These services are bringing a modern technology to the private jet industry. One of the examples to watch for is JetSmarter. With a wide range of services to offer, JetSmarter is known as the ‘Uber for private jets’. Through new-age disruption in private aviation, it is making flying charter easier than ever.

Established in 2012, JetSmarter is an advanced company and has spearheaded in the premium flight-sharing economy. The startup is well-known for social aviation, a new class of flying, which couples the practice of purchasing low cost empty legs and underutilized capacity with the sharing economy. As private jets, class and go together, the approach seems to be working. 

  

How does JetSmarter work?

JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace for idle aircrafts and spare seats on private jets. With a private jet app of JetSmarter, one can book these aircrafts and unused seats in just a couple of clicks. Eliminating the inconvenience of traditional flying, the company has brought a smart way of flying hassle free. 

Before the private jet charters, customers either relied on brokers or bought shares in an airplane. These processes were time consuming and costly too. Moreover, it was mandatory to spend the allotted hours in case of owning a share in an aircraft.

JetSmarter came into existence to provide a convenient way of travelling hassle-free through its ‘Uber for Private Jets’ services. The firm has received funds of $20 million from the Saudi royal family, celebrities including Jay-Z and companies like Goldman Sachs and Twitter. It has crossed over 200,000 active users. 

How to book private jets with JetSmarter?

JetSmarter acts as a connection between owners of planes and passengers, instead of operating with their own private jets. However, the company has four JetSmarter membership plans, non-members can still use the service by paying higher price. Anticipating the potential needs, the company offers different options for flying private. 

One can choose to fly in a shared charter or a private flight and escape the hassle and inconvenience of regular flights with JetSmarter app, which is giving rise to a new market. One can estimate the fare between two airports through the website. The shared charter between Los Angeles and Seattle costs around $8,527; whereas, the cost of a private charter goes up to $15,504. Some flights feature exceptions in their charges, like the jets between New York and London.

Presently, the company is offering products like Charter Broking, Shared Charter, Shared Shuttles, and Jet Deals. Following are the ways to book private jet with JetSmarter:

1. Private Charter: Passengers can book a jet and fly solo or with a group to any destination. The private plane cost depends on the flight time.

2. Shared Charter: If passengers don’t wish to pay for the whole plane, they can create a flight and the Jet App will invite other users to buy empty seats.

3. Jet Shuttle: Passengers can find empty seats in private jets booked by other users.

4. Jet Deals: Customers who travel on a spontaneous trip can set their favorite locations in the JetSmarter App. These customers canreceive notifications about the available JetDeals. 

JetSmarter Business Model

JetSmarter gives an access to empty seats to its members (JetDeals) and establishes fixed routes between major cities (Jet Shuttles). New members are attracted via initial availability of flights from new JetDeals and JetShuttles.

When the popular routes grab a critical mass, the Jet App allows the members to create on-demand private jets (Shared Charter). New SharedCharter seats create new JetShuttles and JetDeals. This cycle continues in the same order. 

In case of increased demand, JetSmarter partners with other aircraft operators to service critical mass. 

With the growing expectations of consumers for private jet booking services, the industry is constantly improving. Startups like JetSmarter are coming up with new technologies and better services for the customers. The innovations of these companies are providing cheap private jet flights to the customers.

JetSmarter Membership Plans 

A membership plan is also offered by the company, wherein the members get free shared flights, if they can only reserve two flights in advance. Two tokens are provided to the members to book the flights on app. After completion of the flight, the app can be refreshed to use the tokens for the next flight. The best thing about JetSmarter is that it’s global with an ‘all you can fly’ model.

JetSmarter lists the following tiers of membership:

• Pay As You Go — One has to pay for every flight after choosing the default trial membership when he downloads and registers in the app.

• Simple — $5,000/year membership fee that lets you take some free jets.

• Smart — $15,000/year membership fee offering superior booking and routing options.

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20 Of The Coolest Animal Species In The World

Animals that almost seem imaginary.
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The world is full of amazing animals. So amazing, that narrowing them down to 20 felt nearly impossible. To determine who made the cut for this list, I used very important factors such as, cuteness and how much some of them looked like Pokémon . I know, very official. So here are some of the coolest animals in the world.

1. Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest and cutest species of armadillo. It is on the list of threatened species and is found in the sandy plains, dunes, and grasslands of Argentina. The pink fairy armadillo is a nocturnal creature that survives mostly on insects and plants.


2. Okapi

The okapi is an animal native to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Although the stripes make many people believe okapi are related to zebra, they are actually closer to giraffe. Okapi are solitary creatures and come together to breed. They are herbivores, mostly eating leaves, grass, and other plants.


3. Glaucus Atlanticus or "the Blue Dragon"

These little dragon-like creatures are often only about a few inches long and can be found in the Indian Pacific Oceans. The blue dragon floats upside down in order to blend the blue side of them with the water, and the silver side with the surface of the ocean. This tiny dragon feeds on creatures like the man o' war and can even deliver a sting similar to it.


4. The Maned Wolf

The maned wolf is often found in the grasslands of south, central-west, and southeastern parts of Brazil. It is neither related to wolves nor foxes despite its appearance and name, but is actually closer to dogs. The maned wolf hunts alone and primarily eats both meat and plants (about 50% of its diet).


5. Fossa

The fossa is a carnivorous animal located in Madagascar. Despite having many traits similar to cats, it is more closely related to the Mongoose. The fossa is only found in forest habitats and can hunt in either daytime or night. Over 50 percent of its diet happens to be lemurs.


6. Japanese Spider Crab

As the name suggestions, the Japanese spider crab inhabits the waters surrounding Japan. In many parts of Japan, this crab can be considered a delicacy but can be considerably difficult to catch. The Japanese spider crab can grow to 12 feet long from claw to claw. There is only one sea creature-- amongst similar species (aka crustaceans)-- that beats the weight of a Japanese spider crab: the American Lobster.


7. Pacu Fish

Look closely at the teeth, do they look familiar? This fish is found in the waters of South America. This fish, while related to the piranha, can actually grow much larger. They can also be found in rivers like the Amazon and is an aid to the fishing industry. Unlike the piranha, pacu mostly only eat seeds and nuts, though can still create nasty injuries to other animals if need be.


8. Slow Loris

The slow loris is a nocturnal creature found in Southeast Asia. While very adorable, the loris's teeth are actually quite venomous. The toxin on their teeth can also be applied to fur through grooming to protect its babies from predators. Often times these creatures forage and spend time alone, although can on occasion be seen with other slow lorises. Apart from their toxic teeth, the slow lorises have another defense mechanism, in which they move nearly completely silently in order to prevent discovery.


9. Angora Rabbit

These cute, fluffy rabbits are among the hairiest breeds of rabbit of both wild and domestic types. These rabbits originated in Turkey although managed to spread throughout Europe and was even brought to the United States in the 20th century. These rabbits are often bred for their soft wool which can be made into clothing, and often get rid of their own coats every 3-4 months.


10. Axolotl

The axolotl or "Mexican salamander" (who looks like a Pokémon , if you ask me) is often spotted in lakes in various places around Mexico. These little salamanders are amphibious although often spend their adult lives strictly in the water. However, the population of these cute creatures is dwindling due to non-native predators and the continued urbanization of Mexico. The axolotl eats small worms, insects, and fish in order to survive.


11. Liger

The liger, however made up it sounds, is a real (and cute) animal created by a lion and a tiger mating. Ligers only seem to exist in captivity or zoos because the lion and tiger don't share the same habitat in the wild. Unfortunately, these animals don't live very long or are sterile despite being bigger than both the lion and the tiger. While these animals are cool and unique, they are not strictly natural or sustainable.


12. Bearded Vulture

I don't know about you all, but this vulture reminds me of a phoenix which was initially why I looked into the creature. These vultures inhabit a range of places from southern Europe to the Indian subcontinent, to Tibet. This vulture, like other vultures, typically eats dead animals, although it has been documented that the bearded vulture will attack live prey more often than other vultures.


13. Goblin Shark


This unusual shark is also known as a "living fossil" because they are the last representative of sharks that lived about 125 million years ago. It is a deep sea shark that can grow between 10-13 feet if not longer. The goblin shark has been caught accidentally in every major ocean. The goblin shark is not a fast swimmer and relies on ambushing its prey.


14. Red Panda

This cute, small panda lives in the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. The red panda is rather small, only about the same size as most domestic cats. Its eating habits range from bamboo, to eggs, to insects, and several other small mammals. The red panda is primarily sedentary during the day and at night or in the morning does whatever hunting it needs to do.


15. Blobfish

This blobfish is, in a way, so ugly that it is cute (although reminds me of a certain Pokémon ) This fish lives in the deep waters of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. The blobfish has a density only sightly above that of water. The fish primarily hunts by just floating along and letting creatures wander into its mouth, rather than expending any energy.


16. Leaf Deer

The leaf deer is usually found in dense forests in the northwest region of Putao. The adult leaf deer only stands at about 20 inches high and the males and females are nearly identical except for an inch long horn on the males. It is called a leaf deer because hunters could wrap the deer in a single large leaf.


17. Tiger

While tigers are a more common animal than many others on this list, it is still one of the coolest animals in the world. Tigers are the largest of all cats and once ranged from Russia, to Turkey, to parts of Asia — almost all over the world. These animals are fierce, powerful creatures, although they are on the endangered species list.


18. Narwhals

Narwhals are a species of whale that live in the waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia. The narwhal's diet changes depending on the time of year: in the spring the narwhal will eat cod, while in the winter the narwhal will eat flatfish. Narwhals can live up to 50 years and most frequently die of suffocation from being trapped under the ice.


19. Cheetah

Cheetahs, while more commonly heard of then some of the other animals on this list, are still incredibly cool. They often inhabit many parts of Africa and Iran. These amazing cats can reach up to 60 miles per hour in three seconds and use their tails to make quick and sudden turns. These amazing cats also have semi-retractable claws which helps with speed. The cheetah, however, doesn't have much besides speed to defend itself.


And finally....


20. Superb Bird of Paradise

This GIF demonstrates the mating dance used by male superb birds of paradise. Typically females reject about 20 mates before selecting one they want to mate with. They are often found in New Guinea although it is unsure just how many of these birds there are. As far as scientists know, the population has remained stable.


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Calling All Animal Lovers, You Have Got To Start Following Adorable Animals On Instagram

Be forever changed by the cuteness.
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If you know me, you know that Instagram is my go-to social media site for brightening up my day. Now, this might seem kind of strange because for many of us Instagram is a hub for scrolling through images of people we wish we could look like or our friends doing super fun things we wish we could be doing.

Instagram has become more of a competition than anything and I personally find it very sad. So, about 3 months ago, I decided to do something that has drastically changed my overall Instagram experience... I started following baby animal accounts.

I'm talking foster kittens, golden retriever pups, baby ocelots, the works. And let me tell you, it has the power to change my entire mood. If I'm having a horrible day, all I need to do is open up Instagram and I know I will be flooded with videos and pictures of adorable puppers or kitties. It's truly amazing folks. Therefore, let me give you 10 simple reasons why you should IMMEDIATELY start following some animal accounts of your own.

1. The cuteness factor is real.

Tell me you don't squeal with excitement (either on the inside or the outside) when you see a pupper running across your screen with his ears flopping in the wind. I'm sorry, there is not one person on this earth immune to the cuteness of that.

2. It's therapeutic.

There are some days when it actually feels like the entire world is against you and on these days, there is nothing that can make you feel better quite like looking at some cute kitties cuddling. It just automatically brightens your mood and calms you down.

3. It makes you think about something other than yourself.

Like I said, Instagram has become the social media site for comparing yourself to other people. Following a few baby animal accounts takes your focus off yourself and how you look to other people and it refocuses your attention on something CLEARLY more important. ;)

4. It's a great way to relate your mood to other people.

You can't tell me you've never come across a sleepy cat video and tagged your friend in it with the caption "me". (Personally, I just did this yesterday). Seeing pictures and videos of sleepy animals can perfectly capture your mood and we all know it's true.

5. It's a conversation-starter.

If you ever really want to start texting your crush but you don't want to send the cliche "hey", send a funny dog video! It's an instant conversation-starter. Or the group chat may have just gotten extremely awkward and no one really knows how to respond. There's only one thing left to do in this situation... send the dog video! Duh.

6. You can brighten someone else's day.

If you know your friend is feeling down and you don't really know what to say, send a cute kitten pic. It will automatically make them smile and feel better.

So, now that you've read all this, go open your Instagram and follow some baby animal accounts. I guarantee you will not be sorry. (Also, if you like golden retrievers, I strongly recommend following @goldenretrievers . You can thank me later.)

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