Mike Lewis first became hooked on cut-price private jet trips when he saw a deal offering four seats on a flight from his local airport near Los Angeles on an Embraer Phenom 100 jet for just $500, plus tax. The catch: the trip was the next day.
“The jet was going to Tucson, Arizona and I’d never been there,” he said. “So I took it.”That was three years ago and since then Lewis, chief executive officer of property management company Concept Seven, which operates on the West Coast of the US, has become a regular private jet flyer — for business and pleasure. He takes one or two trips every month.