October 28, 2012
WELL, IT’S CHEAPER THAN NETJETS: Startup Offers Private Jet Ride-Sharing, But Cost Is Still Sky-High. “Turns out you don’t have to be part of the 1 percent to fly in a private jet after all. At least that’s the claim of the guy who has turned the limo industry on its head with the car-service dispatch app Uber. Thanks to newly launched BlackJet, anyone can book a seat on a private jet to take them across the United States. Wait, did we say anyone? We mean anyone who can afford to pay $7,000 for a round-trip flight — and have been invited to use the service.” Still a bit pricey for an impecunious law professor such as myself.