To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Concord Private Jet is offering a limited number of jet cards with one free hour for its 10-hour jet card and two hour free hours for 25-hour cards. The offer comes with “ free upgraded” catering for every flight.

What’s the hourly rate for jet cards?

 

Concord Private Jet is a family-run broker business founded Neil and Michelle Impellizeri with son A J. The Garden City-based company offers jet cards across four categories – Light, Mid, Super-Mid and Heavy in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 hours. Hourly rates start at $4,300 plus Federal Excise Tax (FET) at 7.5%, and the programs feature both guaranteed rates and availability. Funds are valid for two years with a two-year rate lock and you can roll over existing funds into a new card. Concord charges only six minutes per segment for taxi time compared to the industry standard of 12 minutes. At $9,950 per hour for a Heavy Jet, that means $995 less per segment in taxi time charges. Regular lead time for reservations is 10 hours and for peak days it is 72 hours (some programs require as long as seven days). The program features 58 peak days and peak day surcharges range up to 25%, so if you fly a lot around holidays, you will need to drill down on the specific days and do the math.

 

At the same time, Concord had the lowest price we could find when we tried to find a Mid-Size jet to fly us from New York to Las Vegas for the Mayweather versus McGregor fight in a battle of jet cards versus on-demand charter brokers. Concord’s Light Jet program guarantees fully enclosed lavatories. There are no initiation or membership fees with Concord’s jet card programs. The programs also guarantee multiple same time aircraft which can be important for families and companies.

 

“I service every (jet card) personally,” says Neil Impellizeri, adding, “From the booking to the catering, to the transportation. I understand the importance of being on time, whether it be for business travel or the rare vacation, I am available 24/7 to make sure each and every itinerary is done to the tee. My family has been in the television and appliance business, going back over 50 years, and I learned at a very young age, that the customer is number one, and customer service is first and foremost.”

 

 

About the Author Doug Gollan

I study and write about Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) consumers, luxury travel, the business of luxury and private aviation, particularly jet cards