Earlier this year, James Fallows wrote an interesting piece in the Atlantic Monthly about DayJet, a remarkable new jet taxi service that began in Florida and was expanding throughout the Southeast. Now they’ve finally come to Tennessee.
As explained on the DayJet website, the service works like this: “Per-Seat, On-Demand” jet service is a new class of transportation for short-haul (under 600 miles) regional travel that combines the convenience and efficiency of corporate jets with the affordability and availability of commercial airlines. “Per-seat” means you pay only for the seat you reserve. “On-demand” means you set your schedule and fly where and when it is convenient for you.”
Sounds great to me. The service covers 18 airports in Tennessee, including Chattanooga, Memphis, and Knoxville and some very small airports such as Greeneville, McMinnville, and Paris. Oddly enough, Nashville has no DayJet service.
Missing from the website is any indication of cost. DayJet claims “our ‘Per-Seat, On-Demand’ services will be priced at a modest premium to full-fare coach airfare.” On my last flight, from Maine to Denver, I sat on the runway in Newark for over one hour before taking off. I’m ready to give DayJet a try.
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