When is a jet card not a jet card? When it’s a turboprop or piston aircraft – which for shorter flights might be the perfect solution
The number of jet card programs and providers has more than doubled in the past 10 years in large part because card memberships are the easy way to charter an aircraft – as close to that tap and go Uber analogy many like to use as you can get. What’s more, you can buy jet cards in chunks ranging from five hours up to 100 hours, so you don’t have the three to five-year commitment of buying a fractional aircraft share. Of course, the trick is finding the right program for your needs, and while many programs offer all sizes and shapes of jets, not all programs off turboprop or piston solutions.
In addition to flying you where you want, when you want, among the perks jet card memberships provide is VIP access to marquee sporting events, hotel discounts and membership fees waived. We take you behind the scenes with Sentient Jet at the recent 2018 Belmont Stakes.
We first started to sense one of our favorite football players might be teaming up with Sentient Jet when we saw the New England Patriot’s all-star tight end climbing aboard a private jet after a vacation in Jamaica with girlfriend Camille Kostek and tagging the Boston-based seller of jet card memberships, which happens to be a regular on the thoroughbred horse racing circuit. And of course, at the Belmont Stakes, there was this horse named Gronkowski. We also spotted Gronk boarding an @SentientJet private jet “Belmont bound to cheer on Team Gronkowski (The horse).” Yes, we didn’t major in math, but we can usually add 2+2 together.