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Plush Private Jets for the Rich & Famous


Courtesy Embraer Executive Jets

The Skyacht is just one of the luxurious designs created by Embraer Executive Jets.

Embraer Executive Jets, which sells direct to consumers and to companies that rent out their jets, works with the ultra wealthy to personalize the interiors of their private planes, creating living spaces that rival the finest five-star hotel. These desires are pushing the boundaries of private aviation design, and offer passengers the pleasure of hanging out in the plane's Cloud Club Bar, featuring fold-up bar stools and a portrait-view window. VIPs are also welcomed to the private Crystal Room, capable of hosting a dinner for up to six.

Their request cup is filled with over-the-top requests. One customer asked Embraer to use unique fiber detailing in his aircraft that matched his Pagani sports car interior. “Each of our design concepts serves as examples of how we can work with our customers to deliver a flying experience unlike anything else found in the sky,” according to Jay Beever, VP of interior design for Embraer Executive Jets.


Courtesy Embraer Executive Jets A little safari, a little yacht—all in the sky.

The design process is high tech. Embraer’s designers offer clients a 360-degree simulation of what their final cabin will look like at their facility on Florida’s space coast. Then, around the corner from the Customer Center is its Engineering and Technology Center, where industrial designers and engineers work together on the future of aircraft interiors. Embraer can say yes to unique customer requests due to the implementation of new tech tools that simulates flight and submits new gear to temperatures, pressure, vibration, and humidity extremes.

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FREE MEALS ON AMERICAN FLIGHTS BEGINNING MAY 1

Beginning on May 1, American’s flights between New York and both Los Angeles and San Francisco will feature free Main Cabin meals, either a continental breakfast or a sandwich wrap with chips and a sweet. Other options include vegetarian and fruit plates. Washington, Free coach meals will be served on flights in 12 long-haul markets.It’s been more than a decade since free coach meals were offered. Perhaps this will be the start of an industry-wide trend toward improving the coach-classAccording to American “Some of our best customers fly our trans-continental routes and we want to give them a top-notch onboard experience. Providing complimentary meals in the Main Cabin is yet another step we’re taking to enhance our service in this competitive market.”This is a route-specific initiative, designed to shore up American’s position in the particularly competitive transcon market. Doubtful you will see free coach meals on other American domestic flights anytime soon.


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