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Travel Tips from JetSmarter’s CEO

Travel Tips from JetSmarter’s CEO

Sergey Petrossov – the man who created Uber for the skies – on his wanderlust ways

Jonathan Holmes
By Jonathan Holmes, Founder & CEO

Don’t you sometimes wish Uber chartered planes? Turns out, if it did, it would be late in the game – seems someone else got there first. Founded by Sergey Petrossov, JetSmarter is the private jet service which “[connects its] members to idle jets and unused seats around the world” and Jay-Z and the Saudi royal family just so happen to have been some of its early investors.

“[It] has truly reinvented private air travel, creating a ‘country club in the sky’ and enabling guests to travel to over 170 countries worldwide”, a spokesperson for the brand explains. “[It offers] world-class membership benefits including access to exclusive events, use of their helicopter transfer and even a 24/7 concierge service. Members can book private flights within 5 minutes on their phone and turn up just 15 minutes before their flight!” Wow. How do we sign up?

Considering he is arguably one of the most well-travelled young entrepreneurs in the world (Forbes named him one of its 30 Under 30s), we couldn’t wait to speak to Sergey. Here he offers his advice (and style tips) on four of his favourite destinations, all now with routes from London.


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When to go: I love Paris in June – long days of sunshine but without the hoards of tourists

Which plane to take: The Citation CJ2 flies three times a week from London Luton

Where to stay: The legendary Ritz following its renovation last year is truly spectacular

What to do: Nothing beats a walk around the Jardin des Tuileries. It has unparalleled views of the Place de la Concorde and the Arc De Triomphe

New York

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When to go:  New York has the best seasons, but fall has to be my favourite

Which plane to take: The Gulfstream IV SP flies once a week from London Luton

Where to stay: The Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District

What to do: Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then have a drink on their roof garden as the sun goes down. Great views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline

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JetSmarter Private Jet Hire – Luxury Travel, Milan – Style Guide

When to go:  April when the trees start to blossom

Which plane to take: The Citation Encore flies twice a week from London Luton

Where to stay: The Senato Hotel Milano is a sleek boutique hotel just a stone’s throw away from the city centre 

What to do: You have to visit Peck – Milan’s historic deli. It’s home to a mind-boggling selection of Parmesan and myriad of other treasures including chocolates, pralines, pastries, freshly made gelato, seafood, caviar, truffle products, olive oils and balsamic vinegars


JetSmarter Private Jet Hire – Luxury Travel, Dubai – Style Guide

When to go: Winter – the temperature is much more bearable than the rest of the year 

Which plane to take: The Gulfstream IV SP Heavy flies once a week from London

Where to stay: The Fairmont Dubai 

What to do: Relax on Jumeriah Beach

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