If you hate the airport, don’t hate the airline. Wholly owned by Delta Air Lines, Delta Private Jets offers on-demand charter, jet cards and a nifty empty leg membership program.

 

Delta Private Jets (DPJ) announced today that it is enhancing its Sky Access membership program by making it easier for members to book empty leg flights and by offering a 20% discount off select, published Delta Air Lines fares to get you home from your empty leg destination. 

 

The move follows the January launch Sky Access that offers members unlimited access to empty leg flights in addition to fixed hourly rate private jet travel. Members are always able to book the whole aircraft without sharing it with others, a differentiator to JetSmarter. Introductory membership is $8,500 and renewals are at $6,000 for now.

 

Empty legs are flights scheduled without passengers to ensure an aircraft is positioned for a trip at the right airport and the right time. This repositioning creates an opportunity for last-minute trips at no fee for Sky Access members. Empty legs may be booked from 24 to four hours before a trip. The downside is if the person chartering the entire aircraft at rates that can range up to $12,000 per hour changes his or her plans, empty legs can be canceled on minimal notice.

 

AmpliFLY, a patent-pending technology, enables DPJ to offer more flexibility for customers Sky Access. It provides additional options on departure and arrival locations for empty legs; a larger inventory for customers to view and book; the ability to select up to 10 preferred airports and receive push notifications to your mobile device when empty leg flights are available; and the ability to sort by airport code, city or state on the Delta Private Jets mobile app or Client Portal. In addition, Delta Private Jets is now offering a Client Services Team to book Delta Air Lines commercial travel for members at the 20% discounted rate off select published fares.

 

AmpliFLY determines alternate, complementary route combinations to existing empty legs for customer booking. For example, if a customer’s departure or arrival is scheduled for Phoenix, up to 30 or more alternate options out of nearby cities and states could be identified as potential departure or arrival locations.

 

“These new enhancements are a direct result of listening to feedback from our customers and giving them what they want and need in a timely manner,” said Gary Hammes, President of Delta Private Jets. “And our affiliation with Delta Air Lines® makes us uniquely qualified to offer these services to our customers.”

 

For more information on Sky Access, visit www.DeltaPrivateJets.com/skyaccess.

About the Author Doug Gollan

I am Founder and Editor of Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only independent buyer's guide to jet card membership programs, and DG Amazing Experiences, a weekly luxury travel e-newsletter for private jet owners. I am also a contributor to Forbes.com