This Holiday, the Sky is the Limit With the Flexjet 25 Expert Guide Edition Jet Card

    - Limited edition Flexjet 25 holiday jet cards come with unprecedented
    one-on-one access to the country's top experts

    DALLAS, Oct. 8 /CNW/ -- ( This
holiday, those looking to give the gift of a lifetime need look no further
than the Flexjet 25 Expert Guide Edition(*) jet card. Each limited edition card
from Bombardier Flexjet -- the fractional jet ownership program of Bombardier
Aerospace, and Jet Solutions LLC, the air carrier operating the Flexjet 25
program under FAA Part 135 -- pairs the ultimate experience in private jet
travel with an unparalleled opportunity for recipients to explore their
passions through exclusive access to world-renowned experts for private,
one-on-one experiences. From an inside look into the art world with Barbara
Guggenheim, to learning Texas Hold 'Em from World Poker Tour bracelet winner
Antonio Esfandiari, it's a gift that is sure to soar above the rest.
    Starting at $107,900, gift givers who purchase a Flexjet 25 Expert Guide
Edition jet card from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2008 can combine an exceptional
travel experience on the Flexjet 25 fleet of Bombardier high-performance jets
with an opportunity for new customers to choose one of six Expert Guide
packages. The premier experiences are provided through the Flexjet 25 jet
card's partnership with Mint -- an exclusive lifestyle management service
representing a private network of prominent individuals and families
    "The Expert Guide Edition jet card not only offers gift givers access to
the legendary fleet of Bombardier aircraft, Flexjet's world-class service and
Jet Solutions' operational excellence but a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
use their new jet card to learn a new skill or gain valuable insight directly
from other top navigators who, in some cases, literally wrote the book," said
Sylvain Levesque, Vice-President, Bombardier Flexjet.
    The packages feature a range of expert guides in a variety of lifestyle
categories from which to choose:
    Navigating the Art World -- Flexjet 25 jet card owners can enjoy a rare
opportunity to explore the world of art with internationally renowned art
consultant Barbara Guggenheim. Whether their is goal is to become a more
knowledgeable art collector for love or investment, navigate the body of work
of an individual artist or simply explore the art gallery scene, Ms.
Guggenheim will be the authoritative guide through the intricacies of the art
world. From counsel in purchasing art to an insider's perspective of a favored
museum in Los Angeles or New York, the esteemed partner of art advisory firm
Guggenheim, Asher Associates and lecturer at the Whitney Museum will provide
the jet card owner and a guest a private four-hour consultation tailored to
meet their personal interests and objectives.
    Know When to Hold 'Em -- World Series of Poker bracelet winner Antonio
Esfandiari will take Flexjet 25 jet card owners from amateur to ace. Renowned
for his expertise and winning strategy at Texas Hold 'Em, the entertaining and
charismatic co-star of television's I Bet You and author of New York Times
best-seller World Poker Tour(TM): Shuffle Up and Deal will provide the jet
card owner and up to three guests the ultimate opportunity to hone their poker
skills with a private three-hour lesson at the spectacular Bellagio casino in
Las Vegas. From preflop strategy to postflop play, Esfandiari reveals his most
coveted secrets, how to achieve the poker mindset, and an insider's guide to
casino etiquette. This memorable experience also includes a personally
autographed copy of the champion's newly released DVD, I Bet You: Season 1.
    Food for Thought: Epicurean Masters -- Flexjet 25 jet card owners are
invited to discover the secrets of the world's most celebrated chefs and wine
producers with a limited VIP invitation to the Second Annual Pebble Beach Food
& Wine event, April 16 to April 19, 2009. This premier epicurean celebration,
held on California's Monterey Peninsula, immediately distinguished itself as a
must-attend in its 2008 inaugural year. Jet card owners and a guest are
invited to learn from the masters and indulge their senses with all things
gastronomic. Enjoy access to award-winning chefs and vintners, cooking
demonstrations, invitation-only receptions, dinners and after-hour festivities
with inspired cuisines and premium wines. In addition, this experience
includes an intimate private cocktail party and book signing with one of the
event's celebrity chefs.
    A Higher Purpose: The Power to Make a Difference -- Knowledge is power.
This opportunity bridges the gap between wanting to make a difference and
knowing how to make the most significant impact. Flexjet 25 card owners are
invited to create their own personal giving plan with expert guidance from
leading philanthropy advisor and strategist Marjorie Federbush. Founder and
president of Strategies and Synergies International, Federbush has more than
25 years experience in domestic and international philanthropy, including 16
years with the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation where she served as Executive Vice
President. From counsel on charitable giving and identifying areas of
philanthropic interest, to forming one's own foundation and developing a
mission statement, this private four-hour consultation will provide meaningful
and actionable direction for one's most rewarding investment.
    Trout Whisperer -- Flexjet 25 jet card owners can learn the perfect cast
amid the majestic rivers and wildlife of Idaho with renowned fly fisherman
Mike Lawson -- popular author and contributing editor to Fly Fisherman
Magazine. As their private guide, Lawson will share a lifetime's worth of
knowledge and insider secrets on the Holy Grail of fly-fishing: Henry's Fork
River. From reading the water to advanced angling, Mr. Lawson will lead the
jet card owners and up to three guests on an exclusive, two-day fishing trip
--including two nights at the acclaimed Henry's Fork Lodge. The first day's
adventure will begin with an eight-hour expedition on Henry's Fork River and
conclude with a culinary feast prepared from the day's catch. The following
day, enjoy whitewater rafting and fishing in the secluded wilderness of
Yellowstone National Park.
    Navigating Your Life: The Mint Experience(*)(*) -- Looking for a legendary
tennis pro for a private lesson with the kids? Dreaming of teeing off on one
of America's most exclusive golf courses with a PGA Tour finalist? Searching
for an author to give a loved one the gift of his or her own biography? In an
unparalleled opportunity to make one's dream a reality, the Flexjet 25 jet
card has partnered with Mint -- an exclusive lifestyle management service
dedicated to accommodating highly specialized requests on behalf of its
private membership -- to provide unprecedented access to their personal life
navigators. These expert guides, with their exceptional knowledge and
extensive contacts, can help make almost anything possible.
    "Mint is pleased to partner with the Flexjet 25 jet card to offer a truly
unique experience that gift recipients will likely remember for a lifetime,"
said Mint Co-Founder Gordon MacGeachy. "Whether Flexjet 25 holiday card owners
wish to close down the Louvre for a private dinner party with a celebrity chef
or build the perfect wine collection, the highly skilled Mint experts will
make even their most farfetched wishes a reality," added Mr. MacGeachy.
    First introduced in 2006, the Flexjet 25 jet card offers fliers an easy
way to sample private aviation without assuming ownership of a plane, while
providing them with an unbeatable combination of choice, flexibility and
benefits amongst jet cards. Jet card owners can choose from four different
price levels for each aircraft based on a preset number of travel days per
year -- ranging from an unrestricted 365-day jet card to a 355-day, 325-day or
275-day jet card. Additional hours are also available for purchase as needed.
With the recent addition of the Learjet 40 and the Challenger 300 aircraft to
the Flexjet 25 jet card fleet, jet card owners now have access to its full
fractional fleet of legendary Bombardier business aircraft, which includes the
Learjet 45, Learjet 60 and Challenger 604 jets.

    Pricing breakdown is as follows:

    Learjet 40                 25-Hours(1)(2)  30-Hours(1)(2)  35-Hours(1)(2)
    Learjet 40 (275 Days)      $107,900        $129,480        $151,060
    Learjet 40 (325 Days)      $116,900        $140,280        $163,660
    Learjet 40 (355 Days)      $125,900        $151,080        $176,260
    Learjet 40 (365 Days)      $134,900        $161,880        $188,860

    Learjet 45                 25-Hours(1)(2)  30-Hours(1)(2)  35-Hours(1)(2)
    Learjet 45 (275 Days)      $128,500        $154,200        $179,900
    Learjet 45 (325 Days)      $138,500        $166,200        $193,900
    Learjet 45 (355 Days)      $148,000        $177,600        $207,200
    Learjet 45 (365 Days)      $155,500        $186,600        $217,700

    Learjet 60                 25-Hours(1)(2)  30-Hours(1)(2)  35-Hours(1)(2)
    Learjet 60 (275 Days)      $148,500        $178,200        $207,900
    Learjet 60 (325 Days)      $156,000        $187,200        $218,400
    Learjet 60 (355 Days)      $166,000        $199,200        $232,400
    Learjet 60 (365 Days)      $175,500        $210,600        $245,700

    Challenger 300             25-Hours(1)(2)  30-Hours(1)(2)  35-Hours(1)(2)
    Challenger 300 (275 Days)  $210,000        $252,000        $294,000
    Challenger 300 (325 Days)  $220,000        $264,000        $308,000
    Challenger 300 (355 Days)  $235,000        $282,000        $329,000
    Challenger 300 (365 Days)  $250,000        $300,000        $350,000

    Challenger 604             25-Hours(1)(2)  30-Hours(1)(2)  35-Hours(1)(2)
    Challenger 604 (275 Days)  $217,400        $260,880        $304,360
    Challenger 604 (325 Days)  $231,400        $277,680        $323,960
    Challenger 604 (355 Days)  $249,800        $299,760        $349,720
    Challenger 604 (365 Days)  $286,800        $344,160        $401,520

    (1) Customer is responsible for Fuel Component Adjustment (FCA) & Federal
        Excise Tax (FET) for every hour flown.

    (2) Customer is also responsible for additional fees including
        International Fees when flying outside of Primary Service Area (PSA)
    Note: Pricing subject to conditions and subject to change without prior
    In addition to a variety of pricing options, the Flexjet 25 jet card
offers several other key benefits:
    Unique Twin Guarantee -- Flexjet 25 is the only jet card program that
offers a dual guarantee that card owners will fly on the Flexjet 25 fleet 95
percent of the time or better, and a satisfaction guarantee promising that
card owners will be refunded the remaining portion of their pre-paid balance
if they are not completely satisfied after their first flight.
    Industry-Leading Secondary Service Area -- The expanded Flexjet 25
secondary service area program provides travel to the Bahamas, Bermuda, the
Caribbean, Canada, Central America and Hawaii without repositioning charges.
    Ultimate Flexibility -- The Flexjet 25 card gives its owners options for
travel on larger or smaller aircraft using a standard interchange ratio, along
with the ability to apply unused card program funds toward the purchase of a
Flexjet fractional share.  Point-to-point international travel can also be
arranged for jet card owners through Skyjet International(*)(*)(*).
    For more details on the Flexjet 25 Expert Guide Edition holiday program
call 866-473-0025 or visit
    About Bombardier Flexjet
    Established in 1995 and based in Richardson, Texas, Bombardier Flexjet
offers a turnkey program allowing individuals or companies to purchase a share
in a Bombardier business jet at a fraction of the full ownership cost. Flexjet
owners select the aircraft type that best fits their needs, determine the
number of hours per year they expect to fly, and purchase shares starting at
1/16th (equal to 50 hours of flying).
    Owners pay predictable monthly management and usage fees, while Flexjet
manages aircraft maintenance, flight crews, hangars, fuel and insurance on
their behalf. Flexjet fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business jets,
including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and
newly redesigned Challenger 605 business jets. The Flexjet One program is an
aircraft management service providing owners who purchase a whole Bombardier
aircraft access to Flexjet's entire fractional fleet, cost savings and a
simple, worry-free solution to aircraft ownership.
    About Jet Solutions LLC
    Richardson-based Jet Solutions, established in 1987, is one of the
largest FAA Part 135 carriers, having operated more than 100,000 flights for
customers throughout the world. Jet Solutions is one of a small number of Part
135 air carriers that meet the strict compliance requirement of AS9100. Jet
Solutions has partnered with Bombardier Flexjet since 1995, operating all of
its commercial flights and managing its maintenance programs. Jet Solutions
operates the Flexjet 25 jet card program under FAA Part 135.
    About Bombardier
    A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from
regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems
and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada.
Its revenues for the fiscal year ended in Jan. 31, 2008 were $17.5 billion US,
and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).  Bombardier is
listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability Worth and North
America indexes. News and information are available at
    Bombardier, Flexjet, Flexjet 25, Flexjet One, Learjet, Challenger,
Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 60, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 are
either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its
    About Mint
    Mint is a highly specialized lifestyle management service representing a
private network of prominent individuals and families worldwide. Mint's
experts provide advice on and access to the best of everything by way of their
exceptional knowledge and extensive rolodex. In a world full of those seeking
similar experiences, Mint provides its members the ultimate edge, all the
while handling every last detail in just the right way. Mint's portfolio of
services includes, but is not limited to, travel, real estate, entertainment,
specialty shopping, restaurant reservations, household staffing, management of
fine collections and the creation of extraordinary experiences.

    (*)   Flexjet 25 jet card terms and conditions apply.
    (*)(*)  Navigating Your Life: The Mint Experience package grants access to one
        of Mint's specialists for the length of time required to complete a
        single, specific request; the handling of additional requests will be
        at the discretion of Mint. Flexjet 25 Expert Guide Edition jet card
        recipients will be responsible for all costs associated with the
        request beyond the Mint consultation.
    (*)(*)(*) Trademark of VistaJet.


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For further information: Erin Portman, +1-512-448-0502,, for Flexjet Web Site:   

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