Flexjet Introduces Alexa Skill, Mobile App on Android
November 1, 2018
- Flexjet is the first private jet company to launch an Alexa skill
- Flexjet mobile app for Google Android offers same award-winning features as Flexjet’s iPhone app
CLEVELAND, November 1, 2018 – Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today became the first private jet travel provider to introduce an Amazon Alexa skill. In addition, Flexjet today launched its mobile app on Google Android™.
“Our objective is continuous innovation to make Flexjet accessible regardless of one’s preferred digital platform,” said Flexjet Chief Technology Officer Greg Johnson. “We want to ensure all possible avenues are available to our Owners and clients to communicate with our world-renowned Owner services team when booking trips and managing their accounts and travel itineraries.”
These developments ensure Flexjet fractional, lease and jet card Owners will be able to access their aircraft or request information using whichever method is most convenient or comfortable for them, be it via mobile device, smart speaker, a direct phone call to their Account Manager or by email. This also paves the way for Flexjet’s European platform, coming in 2019.
Alexa is the cloud-based voice service that powers devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap and more. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question—just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
The Flexjet skill on Amazon Alexa can link with a Flexjet Owner’s account and will relay Owner travel and account information asked of it instantly. In addition, users can access private jet etiquette information as well as other facts. By design, this version of the Alexa skill does not support trip booking.
Using this skill, Flexjet Owners will be able to quickly access updated information about upcoming trips including but not limited to aircraft tail number, FBO name and location, pilot names, departure time and aircraft type.
How the Flexjet skill works:
- Enable the Amazon Alexa skill on the Alexa app or on the Amazon website
- Enabling will trigger the Flexjet account login page to open, which will link an Owner’s Flexjet account with their Alexa account
- Say “Alexa, Launch Flexjet”
- Ask questions such as, “What is the tail number for my next flight?”, “What FBO am I departing out of?”, “How many passengers can I bring with me?” or “Can I bring my dog on the jet?”
Flexjet also recently launched its app for Android which provides all the features currently available on Flexjet’s award-winning iPhone® app, which launched just a year ago. The app features for these platforms were custom-tailored in response to private jet traveler requests and include the ability to book travel, real-time push notifications, detailed itineraries and jet travel history. Each itinerary includes photos of the Flexjet pilot flying the mission for real-time recognition prior to departure.
Beyond just travel support, Flexjet Owners also can access billing statements and account status updates with their secure log-in credentials through the mobile apps.
To enable the Amazon Alexa skill, go to the Alexa skills section of Amazon.com.
To download the Android app, go to the Google Play Store. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
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Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, is the first and only company to be honored with 19 FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence, upholds an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating and is IS-BAO compliant. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years. In 2015, Flexjet introduced Red Label by Flexjet, which features the youngest fleet in the industry, flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft and the LXi Cabin Collection of interiors. To date there are more than 25 different interior designs across its fleet, which includes the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express, the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet and on Instagram @FlexjetLLC.
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