Delta Private Jets (DPJ) has increased its entry-level program to $150,000 from $100,000 we have confirmed. From what we’ve seen hourly rates are increasing too, as is the segment minimum from 60 to 72 minutes, although it looks like the standard 12 minutes of taxi time is now part of that calculation. It also appears surcharges for international flights are on the way up. We’re waiting to get all the details but wanted to give you the heads up.
Delta Private Jets is an IS-BAO Stage 3, Wyvern Wingman and ARGUS Platinum rated operator. A subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, members get Diamond Status for their commercial flights. In making the move to increase the minimum buy-in, DPJ is going in the opposite direction of many jet card providers that are offering lower entry points, in some case with as few as five hours or $15,000. The DPJ cards include both guaranteed availability and fixed one-way pricing, and it looks like that continues.