SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Private jets are no longer just for rock stars and tech CEOs.

JetSuiteX has launched daily semi-private jet flights between the Bay Area and Southern California for just $109.

The Irvine-based carrier hopes to lure travelers who are sick of standing in long lines for security and baggage checks. Passengers can get the private jet experience, without the luxury pricetag.

“We saw an opportunity in the marketplace,” Alex Wilcox, JetSuiteX’s chief executive told the Orange County Register. “It really started as a personal frustration. When flying and driving takes roughly the same amount of time, you’re doing it wrong.”

JetsuitX’s fleet of 30-passenger Wi-Fi equipped Embraer 135s operate between Buchanan Field in Concord and Burbank Bob Hope Airport. Each aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE 3007-A1 engines. Each seat is made of leather and has 36 inches of generous legroom. Snacks and drinks are included.

Inside the Embraer 135 cabin. (JetSuiteX)

Inside the Embraer 135 cabin. (JetSuiteX)

Future routes include Concord to Vegas, and San Jose to Bozeman, Montana.

To book a flight customers can download the JetSuite app or go directly to

Prices for the semi-private flights may increase to about $300, subject to demand.

JetSuiteX also offers private charter flights on their luxury aircraft fleet starting at about $3800/hour, and last minute daily flight deals starting at $536 each way. writer, producer Jan Mabry is also executive producer and host of The Bronze Report. She lives in Northern California. Follow her on Twitter @janmabr.


Comments (2)
  1. Ted says:

    If these are semi private flights, which means the customer buys a seat rather than renting the aircraft per hour full ACMI, how can they by pass TSA?

  2. From Long beach or OC flights soon or not at all?

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