Anguilla Has lifted quarantine requirements for international leisure visitors staying at hotels or villas, regardless of their length of stay. Visitors to Anguilla will be tested on arrival and must stay in place at their resort, hotel or licensed villa while awaiting their test results, which are usually delivered within 12 hours. Once they receive a negative test result, they can leave the property and explore the island. Though the mandatory four-day quarantine has been lifted, all visitors will be tested again on the fourth day of their stay.
A single testing fee of $200 will be charged from October 1, 2021, covering the arrival test and Day 4 test for all visitors; the Day 4 test can be used for onward travel requirements at no additional cost. While Anguilla is allowing entry only to fully vaccinated adult travelers, children aged 17 years and younger, and pregnant women are exempt from this requirement. A fully vaccinated traveler is one who has received the last dose of vaccine in a two-dose or one-dose vaccine protocol, at least three weeks or 21 days prior to arrival on the island.
International travelers are required to apply for “EntryPermission” via www.ivisitanguilla.com and submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken three to five days prior to travel. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to the entry application; the legally issued card/identification by the country administering the vaccine will be reviewed by the Anguillian authorities in order to ensure its authenticity. This entry application process will continue beyond October 1, 2021. Note: All protocols are subject to change based on the prevailing epidemiological situation in Anguilla.
Applications will not be accepted later than noon EST the day before the day of arrival. For assistance with the travel application portal, visitors may email firstname.lastname@example.org (allow up to 12 hours for a reply) or call 1-264-497-5666 or 1-264-584-2710, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
Guests should follow COVID-19 protocols of business and establishments on island, which include wearing a mask in indoor public spaces; always maintaining social distancing of at least three feet between people in indoor settings; and observing proper hygiene with frequent hand washing or using hand sanitizer.
For most of us growing up in the late 70’s and early 80’s Learjet was the iconic symbol of wealth and success. I remember the Jaguar XJS advertisement, with white car sitting in front of a Learjet 23. The Learjet was a Private Jet, not a Business Jet, but a Private Jet. Perfect for romantic getaways, ski trips to Aspen, down to Caribbean or off to Martha’s Vineyard. Learjet is the grandfather of private jets an iconic brand. Fast forward to 2020 and world is a very different place, Private jets are now thought of a Business Jets and toys of the billionaire class, with price tags to match. But, let’s consider the following; according to Forbes Magazine as of March 18th, 2020 there are 2,095 billionaires in the entire world, compare that to the 65.5 Million Millionaires in the world. Now consider the cost of Gulfstream G350 or Bombardier Challenger 350 with price tags of around $26million, and you will soon see why the Learjet 75 Liberty, with its’ sub $10million price tag, is a game changer for those of us in the millionaire class.
Now it is no secret that I am huge Learjet fan, I had a poster of one on my wall in prep school and college. I have a framed copy of the above-mentioned advertisement, and have proudly been flying private in a Learjet 35A for most of my adult life, but I have to say the Learjet 75 Liberty is by far the most impressive jet in its class. As it should be, with its pedigree of unrivaled speed and performance.
Learjet has spent 50years re-imagining private flight, seeing opportunities where others see limitations. The Learjet 75 Liberty not only raised the bar for its competition, but lowered the bearer of entry to the Private Jet world. Sure, there are Very Light Jets (VLJs) that can be purchased for far less, but they come with several compromises; in terms of amenities they generally lack a lavatory and galley, but the biggest is range. Not to mention they were designed to be owner operated. So, to enter the Light Jet class with an aircraft that offers medium jet comfort, superior performance and commercial aircraft safety, with the a low price and lowest operating cost… let us just say “the game is a foot”.
The 2020 Pandemic has changed our world in so many ways, one of which is the increased demand for safe and secure air travel, and the Learjet 75 Liberty has answered that call. Everyone was in ah over the release the Gulfstream G700, to rival the Bombardier Global Express 7500, but it is the Learjet 75 Liberty that will really change Luxury Travel and the Private Jet industry. Learjet says it offers “Limitless Freedom” while redefining the iconic Learjet brand, I say that is an understatement.
There are 4 distinct features that create the “Limitless Freedom” of the Learjet 75 Liberty.
The smoothest ride in the Light Jet Class, this is achieved by its advanced wing design and best in class wing loading.
The private, quiet and spacious Executive Suite, a first for the Light Jet Class. Featuring a pocket door and two seats which provide the most legroom and the quietest, most private cabin in its class.
Learjet Performance combined with lower operating cost. The Learjet 75 Liberty offers the same operating cost as it closest competitor but will fly you farther and faster with more room.
Certified to the highest safety standards, Learjet features more baseline equipment than any other in its class. The Learjet 75 Liberty is the ONLY Light Jet to be certified to Part 25, the industry’s highest safety Standard.
The standard 6 seat cabin layout of the Learjet 75 Liberty is significant as this is what sets it apart as a Private Jet. This layout features the first ever forward cabin Executive Suite and pocket door, to be offered on a Light Jet. The Learjet 75 Liberty was; “Designed for ultimate comfort and privacy.” Ultimate privacy is provided by the pocket door that separates the galley from the rest of the cabin. The pocket door not only provides privacy but significantly reduces cabin noise. The private, quiet and spacious Executive Suite delivers more legroom than any other jet in its class. This allows you to maximize your productivity or just relax and center yourself for what adventures lay head. The Executive Suite also offer an unheard of 35 inches of legroom, stowable table and oversized ottomans, along with seats that swivel, track and recline. This space was specifically designed to provide an unrivalled private jet experience.
The Club Suite located in the aft cabin provides another space for quiet reflection, conversation or business productivity. The Club Suite features four seats that swivel and offer multi-position reclining. It offers 24 inches of legroom, along with a large stowable table perfect for boardroom style meetings or lounging with family and friends. Learjet did not stop there, they raised the bar even higher with a flat floor design and access to in-flight storage and the most beautiful private lavatory you will find in a Light Jet or most apartments for that matter. The Galley has a self-draining ice box, a microwave and plenty of storage for in-flight snacks. Lets not forget staying connected with the availability of 4G ATG high-speed internet. This means you can stream your favorite media through the media center, video conference or communicate with your home or office.
It is worth mentioning two things; the first is the lavatory which offers a buckle-in seat for an additional passenger or the flight attendant. Second is an 8 passenger cabin layout with 2 Club Suites. You still get the pocket door, galley and lavatory, but I feel this layout is more for Business use or Charter Service rather than Private use.
The Learjet 75 Liberty offers the most bang for your buck. It will fly you farther and faster with a full payload, than the so called competition. The advance wing design of the Learjet 75 Liberty coupled with best-in-class wing loading, results in the smoothest ride from takeoff to touchdown. The Liberty’s powerful engines allow it take off with just 4,440 feet of runway, climb faster and reach unmatched speeds. Operating with an Initial Cruise Altitude of 45,000 feet and Maximum Operating Altitude of 51,000 feet, you can easily fly not only above commercial air traffic but most weather systems. The Liberty is capable of: a Top Speed of Mach 0.81, a Max Cruise speed of Mach 0.79 and a Typical Cruise of Mach 0.76. This combination of speed and a Maximum Range of 2080 nautical miles results in superior fuel efficiency. In short it is a “Greener Private Jet”. Couple this with longer maintenance intervals and it offers the lowest-in-class operating cost, making the Learjet 75 Liberty a smart investment.
Finally the Learjet 75 Liberty underwent the most stringent safety testing, with more base line equipment than their competitors. The result was the only Light Jet to be certified Part 25, commercial aircraft safety standards. The Learjet 75 Liberty has been tested to withstand larger and heavier bird strikes and fly safely with ice on normally unprotected surfaces. Multiple system redundancies and dual wheels on the main landing gear provide peace of mind in the air and confidence when landing. Thrust reversers offer power and control stopping you safely and ahead of other Light Jets, just 2,296 feet of runway is needed for landing.
In 1963 when the first Learjet took flight it changed aviation history forever. It would change how we view success and it would change how we value privacy and security in our travels. The Learjet 75 Liberty is poised to have a similar historic impact on the Private Jet and Luxury Travel Industry. The Learjet 75 Liberty offers people more, more speed, more range, more comfort, more safety, and more efficiency. But most importantly it offers more freedom, freedom for more people to step out of first class and step up and into Learjet ownership, it is truly a Private Jet.
There are dozens of models of private jets available today. Choosing which jet to charter for your next business trip or get away can be a daunting task. One way to help streamline the charter process is to understand the five basic industry categories of private-business jets; these categories based on three specifications weight, range, and cabin space (how many passengers, cabin dimensions and cabin amenities). The five categories are Very Light Jet, Light Jet, Midsize Jet, Super-Midsize Jet, Large Jets and Heavy Jets (“Bizliners”).
To simplify the process even more we suggest the 4WsH (Who, What, Where, Why and How) approach to helping you relate the categories and your specific travel needs, by asking yourself these 5 Questions:
1) Who typically will be traveling on most flights? Just a few members of your executive team, a small group of friends or family, or medium to large groups of individuals for an event?
2) What will you be doing on the flight? Working on your Tablet or Laptop? Conducting in-flight meetings or socializing with friends and family? Will you be carrying specialized equipment (sporting gear) or larger presentation materials? Or are you just flying private to get to destinations more quickly.
3) Where are you going? Short hops to key regional airports? Cross Country trips? Are you flying Transatlantic flights to conduct global business?
4) Why do you need or want use a private jet? To access small airports throughout the country easily? To save time boarding, going through security, connecting flight and baggage retrieval? To get to you destinations as flexibly as possible while minimizing your travel commute?
5) How quickly do you need to access destinations? As quickly as possible using small airports? As quickly as possible throughout all weather conditions?
After you have asked and answered these five questions, use the answers in consideration of capabilities of each category of aircraft. As you match your answers the ideal private-business jet will become apparent:
Very Light Jet:
The Very Light Jet category offer agility to access small airports with shorter runways. In the U.S. and Caribbean alone, that opens up over 5,000 airports for both business and leisure travels. What’s more, they won’t overburden your Operational Expense, yet they still deliver speed and travel flexibility. Examples include The HondaJet, HondaJet Elite, Eclipse 500/550 and Embraer Phenom 100.
Who: Capacity of 4-6 passengers
What: Limited in-cabin amenities, but lavatories are possible.
Where: Range of 1,000 – 1,500 miles
Why: Small airport accessible; shorter runway take-offs and landings make this category very agile
How: Cruising at speeds up to 480 mph
This Light Jet category benefits from being able to land at smaller airports. In addition these aircraft can extend the range to intra-continental capabilities. Light jets have been a popular option since the launch of the business jet market about 50 years ago. Examples include Bombardier Learjets’ 35A, 36, 40XR, 45XR, 70, 75 & 75 Liberty; Hawker Beechcraft 400; Embraer Phenom 300; Dassault Falcon 10; and Cessna Citation CJ1-CJ4, Bravo, and Encore models.
Who: 5-8 passengers is typical for comfortable seating
What: More in-cabin comforts (e.g., reclining seats, air conditioning, some electronics) are typically included.
Where: Medium range 1,500-2,400 miles non-stop, which is about 2 ½-3 ½ hours
Why: They can land on shorter runways, giving you access to smaller, less busy airports
How: Cruising typically between 400-560 miles per hour
The Midsize Jet category came out of the need for increased range, transcontinental flights. At the same time there was increased demand for larger groups of passengers. A business staple and now the preferred luxury leisure travel jet. The flexible midsize jet offers a larger and more comfortable cabin for long flights. Examples include Cessna Citation XLS, Columbus, and Sovereign; Embraer Legacy 450 and 500; Bombardier Learjet 60XR or 85; Dassault Falcon 20; Hawker Beechcraft 750, 850XP, and 900XP; and Gulfstream 150 and 250.
Who: 5-10 passengers
What: All models have a lavatory; in-flight entertainment and work is possible; more luggage capacity and less weight restrictions
Where: Range of 2,000-3,000 miles non-stop, up to 5 hours of flight time
Why: They can land on smaller runways, but these aircraft are suitable for longer-range travel such as transcontinental flights and for travel with larger passenger capacity requirements
How: Cruising speed is usually between 430-550 miles per hour
Super Midsize Jets
The Super Midsize Jets category offers aircraft with wider bodies they combine speed, productivity, luxury, and ultra-range capabilities. They can climb to high altitudes quickly yet comfortably, making this category a good choice for longer flights including transcontinental. Examples include Dassault Falcon 2000S and 900DX, Cessna Citation X, Embraer Legacy 600, Gulfstream G250, Bombardier Challenger 300 & 350, and Hawker Beechcraft 4000.
Who: 8-10 passengers
What: These are luxurious aircraft with elite amenities; they can accommodate passengers and baggage comfortably
Where: Range generally is 3,000-4,600 miles non-stop
Why: These jets are fast and fuel efficient, and they can support intra-continental and limited transcontinental travel needs
How: Cruising speed is usually between 460-560 miles per hour
The Large/Heavy Jet category are purposely designed for extreme luxury and business travel. The cabin of these jets can be customized for a luxurious and productive flight with dedicated work and entertainment spaces; conference rooms, offices, bedrooms, even full-service galleys are common on these flying yachts. They are capable of intercontinental travel with incredible ranges. Large/Heavy Jets include Bombardier Global Express Series, the Challenger 600 series, 650 & 850; the Dassault Falcon 7x; and the iconic Gulfstream V, VI, G550, G650 & 700.
Who: 10-18 passengers
What: Any amenity you can imagine, including state-of-the-art electronics, is possible on these super-luxurious highly customizable jets; they enable business as usual during flight; as well as provide ultimate leisure comfort.
Where: Range is 6,000+ miles, with some jets capable of over 8000 miles.
Why: These planes can operate in most weather conditions, able to cruise at altitudes over 48,000 feet.
How: Cruising speed is usually between 480-600+ miles per hour
Super Heavy Jets (“Bizliner”)
Heavy Jets (also known as “Bizliners”) typically are converted commercial airline aircraft. Examples of heavy jets include Boeing Business Jets and Airbus models. We will be preparing a special article on this unique aircraft category.
I have a confession to make… I love luxury and the luxury lifestyle, from exotic sports cars and yachts to what I believe is the ultimate in luxury travel, private aviation. It is true owning your own jet is the ultimate symbol of wealth. The late Bill Lear, the father of private jet aviation, once said that “wealthy and successful people don’t want to be shoved into cattle cars.” When I was six years old, I made a promise to myselfthat one day, I would own a Ferrari and my own jet. It took four decades but I made good on my promise, not before I began experiencing the luxury of flying private. You do not have to own the plane to enjoy the luxury and convenience of private flight, in fact there are more people flying privately that do not own their own jet than those that do.
I remember being in my early twenties and planning a trip for myself and two clients along with our significant others to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. My travel agent asked if instead of six first class tickets if I had ever considered a private jet, I laughed and told her “I wasn’t that rich”. She explained that she was not talking about buying a jet rather chartering a jet, “You can do that, I exclaimed”. That day I learned for little more than the cost of first-class airline tickets you can enjoy all the perks of having your own jet without all the expense of insurance, maintenance and keeping a pilot. Over the years I would use what were commonly called business jets, which are nothing more than private jets that the owners charter out to help with the expensive of upkeep. Over the years the Business Aviation model has evolved, and that evolution continues today.
Today Business Jets are no longer for business, the jets themselves have become the business. Private jets offer an incredible combination of three things: they can generally land on shorter runways (regional vs commercial airports); they have effective ranges from 1400nm up to 8000nm and they generally fly higher and faster than commercial airliners. Couple these three things with lighter restrictions on cargo (i.e. sports equipment, the number of bags you can bring) and you have the perfect combination for groups of leisure travelers.
Covid-19 has increased the demands for businesses to become more agile. From the way we conduct business, moving from a centralized workspace to a virtual workspace (work from home) and video conferencing replacing the boardroom. Industries have had to pivot, fashion houses making mask, distilleries making hand sanitizer and car companies using their factories to produce ventilators. Just as these industries hand to pivot to meet the demand for products that were not part of their core business model so did the private/business aviation industry. Due to the current state of the commercial aviation industry, the private/business aviation industry had to pivot not only from business travelers, but to more leisure travelers and light cargo. Today more than ever there is a larger need for private aviation than most realize.
The truth is the pivot for private/business aviation was not that much of a pivot at all. It is often overlooked that these aircraft are deployed in times of crisis. The three things that make these planes appealing for business and leisure travelers make them extremely important in mission critical or emergency situations. Because these jets can get in and out of smaller more localized airports; they can fly above and faster than most weather systems, allowing them to fly more often and experience less delays.
Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic, private jets have been used to transport supplies and volunteers to areas where commercial airlines could not, such was the case in 2010 after the earthquake in Haiti. Private Jets were also used to evacuate people during hurricanes Harvey and Irma. During the worst of Covid-19 smaller jets were used as air ambulances. Because of the modular design of seating these planes could be stripped out and quickly refitted with the same emergency medical equipment found in hospital trauma centers.
The truth is the private/business aviation business model is still the same; get people and things where they need to be, and get them there quickly, safely, and conveniently. Today more than ever the need for companies like JustCharterIt have never been higher. Whether you are planning a family escape to quarantine remotely; or you need to move people and supplies to areas where they are short and in high demand. We are here to assist you in all your mission critical private aviation needs.