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Posted: August 29, 2013, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

How big a win would it take to justify joining one of those clubs where you buy time on flights ?

No matter how big the win I would never want to own my own jet.

 

My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle, same w/jet membership.

It would be nice to have a car pick you up at your house, drive you right out to the jet, and you step aboard,

bypassing all the airport bull!#%* what's that worth ?

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    Na, UK is pretty small so no need to fly to get around the country and if I went on vacation abroad then it would just be upgraded to extra leg room. I wouldn't dream of giving airlines like 5K just for 1st class, not worth it and they are ripping you off. All I care about is a little extra leg room and that isn't much.

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      Posted: August 30, 2013, 12:27 am - IP Logged

      i would rather buy shares in one of those companies for 5-10mil. then i can fly unlimited anywhere .so it would take at least 50mil $ prize  after paying the gov. to do this.

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        Like most other folks in here, I've fantasized about what I'd do w/ the money.  I've never really considered buying a Learjet, though; not only are they outrageously expensive, so is the upkeep - maintenance, inspections, hanger fees and unless you learned to fly, you'll have to pay someone to pilot it, plus a co-pilot.  I still like to look at planes, though.

        I really doubt I'd fly all that much if I won the lottery.  I probably would opt for air travel over a ship if I wanted to go to..say Europe or Australia...but I think the enjoyment is more in the trip than the destination.  An RV would be nice for trips to the lake (the best way to "rough it")  but I'd prefer to stay in hotels/motels rather than wrestle one of those huge things on the road, esp. through traffic.  Like planes, though, I do like to look at them and have d/l quite a bit of information in PDF from Winnebago.  (b/c if I won a "smaller" lottery, I might just buy one and live in it)

        I get free magazine subscriptions from freebie sites and one I loved was Yachting.   They're like jets, though, cost a lot to buy and keep and unless you lived on it or rented it out, it would be sitting there for most of the year eating up your money.


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          Posted: August 30, 2013, 7:12 am - IP Logged

          How big a win would it take to justify joining one of those clubs where you buy time on flights ?

          No matter how big the win I would never want to own my own jet.

           

          My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

          no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle, same w/jet membership.

          It would be nice to have a car pick you up at your house, drive you right out to the jet, and you step aboard,

          bypassing all the airport bull!#%* what's that worth ?

          hehehe a friend and I  have looked at the million and one RVs and Travel Trailers and its amazing the number of options and ideas that have been cobbled together for the sake of traveling and exploring places that we shouldn't in some senses

          but the more I think about it the more I realize it seems like a serious pain in the bunz

          best advice is to find that little slice of what you'd deem to be paradise and never leave it hehehe

          plenty of unique pieces of real estate .... if U can't find one to your likings thars plenty of land to carve out such a place

          I know Markp1950 knows a few places hehehe

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            Posted: August 30, 2013, 9:36 am - IP Logged

            How big a win would it take to justify joining one of those clubs where you buy time on flights ?

            No matter how big the win I would never want to own my own jet.

             

            My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

            no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle, same w/jet membership.

            It would be nice to have a car pick you up at your house, drive you right out to the jet, and you step aboard,

            bypassing all the airport bull!#%* what's that worth ?

            Sounds like a BIG waste of moneyYes Nod


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              How big a win would it take to justify joining one of those clubs where you buy time on flights ?

              No matter how big the win I would never want to own my own jet.

               

              My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

              no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle, same w/jet membership.

              It would be nice to have a car pick you up at your house, drive you right out to the jet, and you step aboard,

              bypassing all the airport bull!#%* what's that worth ?

              How much does it cost, cause Ive always said that myself, that I would just go with netjets or something. I havent flown commercially since 9/11 but all the horror stories of people being felt up and no being able to take this and turn off that...along with the stinky people and crying kids aaaahhhh..I'll just invest in time in a private jet, Does anybody have prices on it though?? How much is a membership?

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                Posted: August 30, 2013, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                How big a win would it take to justify joining one of those clubs where you buy time on flights ?

                No matter how big the win I would never want to own my own jet.

                 

                My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

                no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle, same w/jet membership.

                It would be nice to have a car pick you up at your house, drive you right out to the jet, and you step aboard,

                bypassing all the airport bull!#%* what's that worth ?

                Having a personal private jet or even a fractional ownership is not too practical unless you were able to offset the expense through your business. There are many companies that charge rates based on hourly flight time based on the size of the plane.

                I like Bluestar Jets as they offer discounted rates on empty leg flights(time and a half) while many others will charge you a hefty fee for these one-way flights. Their planes are not brand new but most are less than 7 years old and well maintained.

                Flight time is based on wheels off and wheels on. Most of the light and medium jets can accommodate 6-7 people and your pet is always welcomed.

                Having liquid assets in the $10+ million range is favorable financially but even then you need to compare cost with commercial airlines especially if flying internationally. I think it is best to charter flights for special occasions if limited to 2-3 hours otherwise it is a complete waste of money. FYI, a 2-hour one-way flight on a light jet will set you back between $7500-$8000 while the same flight on a small Gulfstream like the 200 model will run you roughly $13k.

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                  Posted: August 30, 2013, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                  I guess the only real reason for a private jett is for the bragging rights, and I ain't the type to brag so no private jett for me.

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                    How big a win would it take to justify joining one of those clubs where you buy time on flights ?

                    No matter how big the win I would never want to own my own jet.

                     

                    My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

                    no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle, same w/jet membership.

                    It would be nice to have a car pick you up at your house, drive you right out to the jet, and you step aboard,

                    bypassing all the airport bull!#%* what's that worth ?

                    Sounds like a good idea simply for the ability to bypass the annoying airport security these days. The lines can be insane. I haven't heard of any clubs that allow you to buy time on private jet flights but I googled a private flight from Miami to Sardinia in Italy and it seemed pricey. $250k roundtrip for 2 people - can it actually be that much?! But perhaps if there are more people on the flight, it's cheaper. I would hope!  I think I'd rather put up with a bit of annoyance at the airport and fly First Class for $10k each, roundtrip.  I've traveled First Class and Business Class (upgrades) before and it's a very nice way to travel.

                    Everyone's different but I wouldn't be able to tolerate an RV. Love roadtrips but I'd rather drive in a comfortable car or SUV and stay in hotels along the way. More freedom to explore as some smaller, unpaved roads wouldn't be accessible to RVs. And staying in an RV park where they pack you in like sardines is not my thing.

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                      Right now I am not a rich man so the idea of private jet seems redundant. But the thing about life is the way it flips things upside down. You just never know. I'd like to fly private to tour far away places that I see on travel channel. The Zambezi Falls, Okavango Delta, Pyramids, Macau casinos.

                      That money's gone fo ever

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                        PartyQuestion 4U Semi Private Jet$etter$ Party

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                          PartyQuestion 4U Semi Private Jet$etter$ Party

                          DO any U Bouy's R Gull's plan join D MILE HIGH CLUB

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                            I just checked on celebrity net worth and it said he was worth 50 million as of now

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                              I think I'll just settle for first class or business when flying. And mabey pay the extra fee to skip ahead of lines. Only if I decide to invest some of that money and have a good size of income coming back, like mabey 1 or 2 M a year. Which would cover the costly upkeep and maintenance of owning a jet. Then mabey I would consider get one.

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