The new offer leverages JetSuite’s dual approach to private aviation giving its SuiteKey members free flights on JetSuiteX’s schedule semi-private flights.
JetSuite, Inc. has launched a special promotion it is calling X Unlimited enabling SuiteKey Jet Card members who join or renew before March 31, 2018 to gain complimentary access to seats on JetSuiteX semi-private flights. SuiteKey memberships range from $50,000 to $400,000. The deal will be attractive to those of you who mix private and commercial flying, particularly if you are California or Las Vegas-based and leverages the dual approach the operator has taken to private flying.
This X Unlimited offer allows SuiteKey members to reserve a seat on JetSuiteX flights between any of the by the seat carrier’s current destinations, including Burbank, Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes, Oakland, San Jose and Concord, at no charge. Pop up flights to events such as the Sun Valley Film Festival are excluded. More JetSuiteX destinations are planned in the near future.
“Offering X Unlimited is in line with why we originally created JetSuite, to enable travelers to find their ‘suite spot’ with a private aviation option that puts flying at the forefront and eliminates unnecessary fees and wasted time,” said Alex Wilcox, CEO of JetSuite in a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. “We see this as a nice added benefit that enables their SuiteKey funds to go further and invites our valued members to experience our outstanding, and fast growing, JetSuiteX service. Free access to JetSuiteX gives our members the option to jet between select destinations with all the ground benefits of private aviation, without having to charter the plane themselves.”
For new or renewing SuiteKey Members at the $50,000 prepaid level, the X Unlimited offer is valid for six months; for all other levels, it will be valid through the end of the year. Members can designate another individual to use the JetSuiteX seats if they will not typically travel these routes, and that designee can be changed one time during the life of the offer. SuiteKey members also get the added benefit of 10% off retail rates when booking additional seats on JetSuiteX for their friends or family. JetSuiteX rates typically run from around $100 to $300 each way.
JetSuiteX sells seats on scheduled flights operating in and out of private hangars or FBOs which can cut total travel time in half by cutting out the joys of the commercial airport experience. The cabin is configured 1×2 across with 36 inches between rows, slightly less than typical domestic first class flights. Passengers get complimentary cocktails and free WiFi.
The current JetSuite fleet includes Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 owned aircraft plus a Legacy 650 under its relatively new management program. It is phasing out its Citation CJ3s as it moves to an all Embraer fleet. All the aircraft have WiFi. Last year JetSuite was offering flight credits up to $18,000 for new joiners but this new twist is the first time JetSuite and JetSuiteX have teamed together for a SuiteKey Jet Card promotion. JetSuite investors include JetBlue where it has a reciprocal agreement enabling the commercial airline’s customers to earn frequent flier credits.
Delta Private Jets, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines offers its Jet Card members Diamond Medallion status on commercial flights plus Porsche transfers between the FBO and commercial terminal when connecting. Korean Air, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways all have both commercial and private aviation offerings, however, JetSuiteX’s use of private aviation facilities offers a different twist.