Which Jet Card Is Best? Here's What You Need To Consider To Make The Right Choice

Which jet card is best? It depends on your needs. Here is what you should consider.

By Doug Gollan, May 29, 2017

Private Jet Card Comparisons is an independent buyer’s guide to jet card charter and membership programs. Our detailed spreadsheets compare over 100 programs from over 25 jet card providers.

We compare jet card and prepaid charter programs from Air Partner, Airstream Jets, Clay Lacy Aviation, Delta Private Jets, ExpertJet, Flexjet, Jet Aviation, Jet Linx Aviation, JetSet Group, JetSuite, Magellan Jets, Netjets Marquis Jet, Nicholas Air, Paramount Business Jets, PJS Group, PrivateFly, Prive Jets, Sentient Jet, Silverhawk Aviation, Solairus Aviation, Star Jets International, StraightLine Private Air, VistaJet, Wheels Up, Wholesale Jet Club and XOJET.

The key to being a smart consumer when it comes to buying the right jet card is to know what issues are important to you. Below are key elements of each offering to consider. By reviewing this list, you can identify what’s important to you. By registering for access you can compare over 100 programs in easy-to-use spreadsheets.

  • Corporate Overview
    • Date Founded
    • Ownership
    • CEO
    • Headquarters Location
    • Number of Employees
  • Website, Sales Contacts and Service Area
    • Website URL
    • Sales Contact
    • Service Area (Where you can fly)
  • Product Overview
    • Product Name
    • Applicable Aircraft
    • Maximum Seating
    • Fleet Source
    • Aircraft Sourcing Standards
    • ARG/US and Wyvern Certification Levels
    • Additional access to turboprops and helicopters
    • Program Denominations – By Hours or Dollars
  • Policies
    • Guaranteed Availability At Contracted Rates
    • Expiration Policy of Hours/Deposit
    • Refund Policy
    • Refill Policy
    • Liability and Risk Coverage
    • Escrow Policy
  • Fees
    • Initiation Fees
    • Annual Dues
    • Hourly Rates by Program
    • Annual CPI Escalator
    • Federal Excise Tax
    • Additional Taxes and Surcharges
    • Additional Fuel Surcharges
    • Additional Fees
    • Taxi time billing per flight
    • Minimum Flying Time Charged
  • Discounts and Surcharges
    • Roundtrip Discounts
    • One-way Surcharges
    • Qualification for Roundtrips
    • Peak Travel Surcharges
    • Destinations subject to surcharges


  • Travel Planning
    • Reservations Lead Times
    • Peak Time Reservations Lead Times
    • Specific Peak Days
    • Blackout Days
    • Multiple Same Time Aircraft Use
    • Peak Period Cancellation Policy for US and International Flights
    • Flight Cancellation Policy for US and International Flights
    • Guaranteed Upgrades and Downgrades
    • Interchange Fees for Upgrades and Downgrades
  • Travel Details
    • FBO Choice
    • Inclusion of Catering and Description
    • Guaranteed WiFi
    • Minimum Pilot Experience
    • Flight Attendant Inclusion
    • Guaranteed Full Lavatory
    • Pets Policy
    • Unaccompanied Minors Policy
  • Customer Support
    • Service Recovery Policy For Non-Mechanical Delays
    • 24/7 Customer Service Availability
    • Additional Services and Benefits, including Luxury Partnerships with Hotels, Resorts, Jewelry and Fashion Designers

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