Chartering a private jet is much more than getting quotes for the hourly rate
Not all private aviation operators are the same. Before you charter a private aircraft, the National Business Aviation Association suggests you ask these questions. Keep in mind that one advantage of jet cards is your provider has set specific sourcing standards, so you only have to go through this once as opposed to every trip or each time there is a switch in the operator. You can compare over 100 jet cards by 65 variables by becoming a subscriber to Private Jet Card Comparisons. There’s more information here. Before chartering a private jet, the questions below will help you find an operator that you are comfortable with.
Leading B2B business aviation trade publication Aviation International News has featured Private Jet Card Comparisons in its annual “Charter Market Report 2017.” The publication dedicated an entire sidebar to the new website which serves as a buyer’s guide to jet card membership programs, comparing over 100 programs by 65 variables.
“It is an honor to see Private Jet Card Comparisons included in such an influential magazine and website,” said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor. “For a site that is less than six months old to be getting this amazing coverage really reflects that we are filling a need in the market,” he added.
The article was titled, “Drawing The Winning Jet Card.” Private Jet Card Comparisons’ subscribers can access easy-to-use spreadsheets that makes comparing easy. Instead of spending hours of time researching programs, requesting information and then trying to sort through it all, the website enables users to figure out which programs best fit their needs. Comparisons include everything from hourly rates to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards, the lead time for reservations and cancellations, WiFi availability, number of peak days, extra fees such as CPI escalators, fuel surcharges and de-icing. Read the full story here…
The partnership between PJS and Jackson Hole offers a dedicated jet card membership between the two partners
Private Jet Services (PJS) and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort have released The Rendezvous Jet Card, a card exclusive to their customers, featuring 365-day access to aircraft with as little as 10-hours notice and all-inclusive pricing. The card combines private jet travel, free ski passes and other resort related benefits.
Stellar is developing technology it says will enable real-time private jet charter bookings
Here’s a surprise: Business aviation accounts for nearly 29% of all consumer spending on air travel in the United States and has nearly the same daily flight activity as commercial aviation, however, the process of booking private jet charters is still very much based on phone calls and emails.
Stellar Labs, Inc. which says it enables real-time bookings of on-demand private jet charters, today announced it has raised $26.3 million in Series A equity financing from Global Jet Capital, a provider of corporate aircraft financing solutions capitalized by The Carlyle Group, Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners, and AE Industrial Partners, Columbia Equity Partners and Expa. In a press release, Stellar said combined with previous equity rounds and funding from Rockwell Collins, Stellar is investing over $50 million in its next-generation technology platform for business aviation. The company projects advances like it is making will triple the charter market in the next “six to eight years.”