JSX offers charter flights for business class ticket prices: Report

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By journalsofus.com


One airline company is offering the private jet experience at business-class prices — and it’s making them a lot of industry enemies.

JSX, a Dallas-based carrier, is taking advantage of a loophole in U.S. Federal Aviation Administration rules that would allow the company to sell single-seat tickets for scheduled charter planes at affordable prices and much faster security checks.

“I spent months without sleep just looking at all the rules, looking for ways why it couldn’t be done,” co-founder Alex Wilcox told Bloomberg.

JSX found a loophole that allows passengers to purchase single-seat tickets on charter aircraft. @flyjsx/Instagram

While charter aircraft are not subject to the same stringent safety and security requirements as passenger aircraft with more than nine seats, FAA rules prevent them from specifying flight times or cities or from selling single tickets.

To overcome the stringent regulations, the entrepreneur created two companies that would work together: one creates flight schedules and sells tickets, while the other flies planes on specified routes at set times and dates.

The loophole also allows JSX to sell tickets at much lower prices than private jet competitors.

“Everybody we talked to said, ‘No, you can’t do that,'” Wilcox recalled. “So we did this.”

The JSX has earned love and praise from frequent fliers who can enjoy the luxury of skipping long Transportation Security Administration baggage-screening lines in place of bag swabs and weapons detectors.

JSX found a loophole that allows passengers to purchase single-seat tickets on charter aircraft. @flyjsx/Instagram

The extra free time gives travelers the chance to spend more time in the cities they’re visiting, or attend extra meetings on a work trip, Bloomberg reports.

However, JSX’s competitors are targeting the same flaw and claiming that the company’s practices are insecure.

“If you’re going to be a scheduled carrier, no matter who you are, play by the rules of a scheduled carrier,” Southwest Chief Executive Officer Bob Jordan said in an interview with Bloomberg. “We have decades of evidence that accidents have declined significantly and safety has improved significantly. Just follow that standard.

Mega airline competitors have argued that JSX’s lax safety rules pose a safety risk. @flyjsx/Instagram

Doug Parker, former chairman and CEO of American Airlines, told the outlet that carriers like JSX should strengthen their anti-terrorism rules and have to meet post-9/11 standards, such as scanning photo IDs, restricting liquids on board. Limiting and removing shoes during screening. ,

“This is a natural disaster waiting to happen,” he said. “We know terrorists have their sights set on commercial aviation and we are giving them a perfect opportunity.”

Complaints from competitors and JSX’s growing success could lead to federal changes that could bring down the company’s innovative business model.

Alex Wilcox founded JSX in 2015 after studying FAA rules and regulations. jsx

The FAA reviewed its rules for public charter carriers like JSX, which came “in light of recent high-volume operations” that “appear to be presented to the public as essentially indistinguishable from commercial carriers” “. The “size, scope, frequency and complexity” of public charter operations like JSX have grown significantly over the past 10 years, the agency wrote in an August filing.

Members of Congress and some pilot unions have also pushed for tougher safety measures, but JSX has hired a lobbyist in Washington to make its case.

“When someone points a gun at you, you hire bodyguards,” Wilcox said.

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