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I've got to admire the bravado of a company launching any kind of air travel in this economy. New York-based Coastal Jet Service offers daily non-stop flights between New York and Los Angeles. Travelers can book and pay for individual seats on flights on a Citation X jet. The jet flies from the private aviation area of Westchester County Airport to a private FBO in Burbank, California.
The jet has eight leather fully-reclining club seats and the service includes individual multimedia stations with TV and DVD functionality, onboard cocktails, gourmet meals, and a heated baggage compartment. The speed of the jet reduces the flying time between the cities from an average of six hours to four hours. The flat rate one way rate is $4,600 with one percent of each ticket sold donated directly to the St. Jude's charity. Future Coastal Jet Service routes will include Miami, Dallas, and Las Vegas in the first quarter of 2010.