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Company Will Let You Rent Private Jet For $999

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It might be too down market for the ultra-rich who read magazines like Elite Traveler and JetSet, but those who live off a mere seven-figures a year may be interested in a new service coming to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Long Beach, California-based JetSuite announced today it is expanding service to Texas on December 15. Their cheapest fare, $999, lets you rent an entire plane for travel between Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio.

JetSuite would also fly to rural areas like Marfa, for example. And frequent travelers can get volume discounts by depositing "as little as $25,000" with the airline.

JetSuite's CEO was on Fox Business last month explaining the company's business model.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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