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New York Times Article

President Chet Dudzik, Jr. Quoted for JetWay as a Premier Charter Broker



If you don’t have the time or inclination to hunt online for empty legs or to organize your own charter flight, you can hire a broker to do it for you. For a commission, independent private jet brokers can act as your agent to solicit bids for the flight you want from jet companies they have vetted and negotiate the best rate.

They can also help walk you through the fine print of the contract. “If something happens with your child or your health and you can’t fly, you need to have a reputable broker who can be your advocate,” said Chet Dudzik Jr., president of JetWay Private Air. “If that broker or agent has a good relationship with the charter company, the chances are good you can cancel.” In addition, he said, “We assume every aircraft won’t take off, so we have a recovery aircraft in place,” and no one is left on the ramp.

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JetWay vs. Jet Cards


There are no Upfront costs and NO DEPOSITS REQUIRED. Our model is simply pay as you fly.  Other companies require non-refundable deposits ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.

Jetway has an unrestricted selection of aircraft.  You select your aircraft class and type for each trip! If it is available, it is yours!

Jetway quotes are all inclusive.  Your hourly flight cost is determined on a trip by trip basis, most of the times it can be up to 60% less than time-card options on every trip.

Jetway is convenient and professional.  One dedicated JetWay concierge handles your needs with strong operations team support. 24/7 Customer Service. Standard Catering included on all trips. Ground transportation and special services arranged per request.

NO SUCH PENALTIES OR Restrictions. At JetWay we present you multiple aircraft  charter options on each trip that meet your needs and preferences and offer you savings of up to 60% on every trip.

JetWay has an unblemished safety record.  Meets all FAA and ARGUS standards on EVERY TRIP!

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Marketing Myths in the Private Aviation Industry

Marketing Myth #1: Aircraft Age Matters: The larger fractional and time card companies (hereinafter “other companies”) want you to believe that the age of the aircraft matters for reasons such as safety and comfort, implying that an older aircraft is less safe and less appealing. The reality, however, is that a plane’s safety is not determined solely by age, but by many other factors including its maintenance history. A well-maintained older aircraft of any age can be much safer than a newer aircraft that is over flown and poorly maintained. Older aircraft are refurbished consistently to look new.

Marketing Myth #2: Fractional and Time Card Companies Use Only Newer Planes: Other companies want you to believe that they only use newer planes. However, these companies put their clients on older planes all of the time. For example, the NetJets “Charter Vendor Standards” document clearly states that charter aircraft used to fly their clients (and Marquis Jet) can be up to ”25 years of age”.

Marketing Myth #3: Fractional and Time Card Companies Use Only Their Planes: Although other companies will never commit to flying their clients exclusively on their fleet, they have done an excellent job of making you believe it. The New York Times recently highlighted the comfort that NetJets, for one, has in charter aircraft: “The Marquis customer base offered a new source of income for NetJets, but in 2005, at least, it also meant operational headaches, because it placed greater demand on the same number of planes. Mr. Santulli [of NetJets] said he spent $200 million last year chartering extra jets to meet increased demand from existing customers and Marquis Jet members.” NetJets and others understand that charter aircraft are both safe and generate substantial savings for the discerning jet traveler.

Marketing Myth #4: Fractional and Time Card Companies Have Better Pilots: Other companies would have you believe that their pilots are better than charter pilots because they have more experience (“total hours flown”) and are specialized (flying only one plane “type”). However, the facts suggest otherwise as these pilots are virtually interchangeable regarding both experience and type ratings. And almost every pilot in the private jet industry, charter or fractional/time card, receives training at the very same company: Flight Safety International.

Marketing Myth #5: Fractional and Time Card Companies Planes are Safer: Other companies suggest that their “newer” planes and “type dedicated” pilots create a safer flying experience. This is simply not supported by the statistics. There is no statistical data to suggest there is a safety difference between fractional, time-card and chartered private jets.

Marketing Myth #6: Fractional and Time Card Companies Use Higher Safety Standards: Other companies claim that they have higher safety standards, which makes flying with them safer than flying on a chartered flight. The reality, however, is that these companies rely heavily on the data of one independent safety audit company called Aviation Research Group/US, Inc. (ARG/US), the same data that the charter industry relies upon. By their own admission, these companies use the same standards as the rest of the industry or do not use them at all! Further, a closer look reveals that the operators in the charter industry and the planes that they fly receive numerous safety evaluations since every fractional company is accessing this same “pool” of charter aircraft and employing their own independent audits! Given this redundant evaluation and oversight of these operators by all of the large aviation industry players, it can be strongly argued that the charter environment is not unsafe at all but rather the safest environment in aviation today. In fact, statistics support this conclusion.

Frugal Flying for the Well Healed

In today’s economy, luxuries are frequently the first on the budget chopping block for both businesses and families. Fewer client lunches on the company expense account and Mom’s meatloaf instead of takeout have become par for the course. The recession has not just altered our eating habits, but our leisure activities as well. Vacation plans have changed; families now opt for closer attractions instead of exotic locales, or avoid gas prices by staying home for the holidays in lieu of visiting relatives.

For the most fortunate travelers who have had to trim the fat, their cutbacks have put an end to flying privately. With lighter wallets and dwindling savings accounts, the luxuries of avoiding the long lines, delays and inconvenient schedules no longer justify the significantly larger price tag. With the exception of first class or business class upgrades, no intermediary option between private and commercial flying exists. Travelers who cannot afford to spend private prices have no other choice but to wait to check their bags, take their shoes off at the metal detector, and leave their valuable time vulnerable to delays or cancelations.

Those who still can pay to fly privately are at the mercy of the steep prices and imprisoning contracts set by the industry’s giants. Chet Dudzik Jr., Founder and President of JetWay Private Air, saw the inefficiencies between private and commercial flying and did something about it. JetWay is a full service aviation solutions company that offers private flights from 20% to 40% less than competitive “card” and “fractional” programs, yet it uses the same jets and same pilots with the industry’s highest safety standards. How? JetWay capitalizes on the experience gained from Dudzik’s 25 years as a pilot and flying privately, resulting in low overhead, employing strong negotiating skills and a focus on long-term client relationships. JetWay accesses their expansive list of FAA approved charter operators to locate an available jet and crew – the same jets and pilots used by the major names in the industry – and customizes each trip to cater to every client’s specific requests.

JetWay customers avoid the unfortunate norms of private air businesses, like membership fees, inefficient jet cards with high hourly rates, fuel surcharges, booking restrictions and penalties. Because JetWay works on a trip-by-trip basis, customers can steer clear of the long-term commitments that are the standard with other private jet companies. The special attention Dudzik and his staff pay to each individual trip affords them the opportunity to search for the best deal and pass the discount on to their clients.

The savings speak for themselves. When flying privately with a competitive “card” and “fractional” program, a one-way trip between New York and Boca Raton on a mid-size jet, which can comfortably seat eight passengers in a stand-up cabin, runs from $20,000 to $28,000. The same trip on a comparable mid-size jet with the same pilots costs a JetWay customer approximately $15,000, a savings of between 25-45%. If a New York traveler used JetWay instead of one of the major private jet providers for both legs of a Florida vacation, they could save up to $26,000, or much more.

More of a skier than a beach bum? JetWay’s $39,900 price tag on a one-way trip on a mid-size jet between New York and Aspen is 25%-33% less than the competitive “card” and “fractional” program price range of $53,280-$60,700.

Savings are even more dramatic for JetWay clients on a smaller “light” jet, which offers comfortable seating for up to 7 passengers. JetWay generates savings of up to 44% ($18,000 compared to $33,300) on one-way trips between New York and Boca Raton and up to 43% ($31,000 compared to $54,400) on one-way trips between New York and Aspen. Business travelers heading between New York and Chicago can save their companies $10,000 to $18,000 on a light or mid-size jet roundtrip. With the economic environment the way it is, it is almost a crime not to pounce on these opportunities.

By eliminating the inefficiencies and markups in the private jet industry, JetWay can afford to regularly offer prices well below the big-name competition. As JetWay’s satisfied customers will testify, you truly can always have your cake and eat it too, even in a recession