Private Jet Card Comparisons has added five new jet card providers to its comparisons which compare over 250 programs by more than 65 variables from pricing to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards. Barron’s has described the website as the Kelley Blue Book for consumers who want to know before they buy. The new providers are DashJet, GrandView Aviation, Jet Logic, LunaJets, and Outlier Jets. Each company has completed the comprehensive spreadsheet detailing policies and pricing of their programs, available to paid subscribers.
“The number of jet card providers has more than doubled since the Great Recession because they provide consumers an easier and less time-consuming way to charter with many benefits of full and fractional aircraft ownership, but without the long-term commitment,” said Doug Gollan, founder and editor-in-chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons. “The providers in our database have made a commitment to providing transparency to buyers and make it easier for them to compare programs so they can find options their best fit their flying needs.
DashJet, launched earlier this year, offers a U.S. national broker program with both traditional jet cards featuring guaranteed availability and fixed pricing based on cabin size as well as the DashJet Custom Card, which provides buyers to have a completely custom jet card priced either by hourly rate or even specific trips.
Outlier Jets launched last month as a broker based jet card offers a U.S. footprint with fixed rates and guaranteed availability starting at 15 hours. Its cards offer options by cabin size and the age of jets it sources.
GrandView Aviation is a Maryland-based operator with an owned fleet of Embraer Phenom 300s. It offers fixed pricing based on total flight hours, including repositioning from its bases at Martin State Airport outside Baltimore and Austin, Texas. It offers three membership programs – Altitude, Summit and Grand Summit.
In Europe, Scotland’s JetLogic earlier this year launched a fixed-price, guaranteed availability broker jet card covering Europe, while we have now also included Geneva-based LunaJets’ LunaCard, a dynamic-pricing broker jet card.
Private Jet Card Comparisons’ proprietary jet card comparisons spreadsheets include a corporate overview, ownership structure and background, including CEO and headcount, as well as details on each jet card program including pricing, denominations, service areas, fleet source, plus standards for aircraft and pilots used, including Wyvern, Argus and IS-BAO ratings. The easy-to-use spreadsheets also provide specifics such as guaranteed availability, fixed pricing, escrow account availability, peak days, peak day surcharges, discounts for roundtrips, booking windows, and a variety of other policies and fees such as CPI escalators and fuel surcharges. The comparisons also track the availability of Wifi, policies on taking pets and sending unaccompanied minors as well as service recovery policies and other perks.
Private Jet Card Comparisons is not affiliated with any jet companies and unlike lead generation sites that sell the information consumers provide, including private phone numbers and emails, Private Jet Card Comparisons does not sell or market subscriber contact information to third parties, including jet card companies. “We work on behalf of the subscriber, enabling them to do some research without being hounded by phone calls and emails,” Gollan said, adding, “We also provide our VIP Jet Card Decider service for paid subscribers who complete a brief overview of their flying needs. Based on their needs, we highlight the programs that are the best fit. We do not receive compensation from the companies we recommend. This is a great service for subscribers, and also the jet companies, as it means they are talking to educated consumers whose needs match their offerings.”