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Here's the *Other* Way to Get a Seat on a Private Jet
No millionaire boyfriend required.
According to Lala Kent, all you need to get an invite on a private flight, is to look good, be fun, and know how to handle your liquor. While Vanderpump Rules pal Rachael O'Brien is all of these things, she told Bravo's The Daily Dish podcast that neither she, nor BFF Stassi Schroeder, have ever been asked to join anyone on his or her private plane. However, Rachael told host Megan Segura that she and Stassi have figured out another way onto a private jet that's a lot more accessible for those who aren't running in the same circles as Lala.
It all began when Rachael and Stassi were looking to book last-minute flights to Las Vegas, Nevada, and found uncharacteristically high airfare. "So like a regular ticket that would normally cost 150 bucks was, like, $500 or $450," Rachael explained on the podcast.
Using the JetBlue partner, JetSuite, the friends discovered a person could book seats on a the public charter arm of the company known as JetSuiteX for a price not too different than the markup on commercial flights. "You were on it with other people," Rachael said. "And it was 600 bucks a ticket. [. . .] It looked no different than a regular plane but it was private [in terms of the travel experience and perks]."
On JetSuite, travelers have the option to buy a seat on a jet with other paying customers or charter entire jets of various sizes. Currently, JetSuiteX flies to only a handful of cities on the west coast, including Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Concord, and Las Vegas.
To hear more of Rachael's thoughts about flying on a private jet listen to the full podcast episode above.
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