The mileage-based jet card broker is offering customers who buy now 2018 rates for 2019
Airstream Jets is offering a rate lock giving 2018 rates for 2019 when you sign up before the end of the year. Airstream sells in two denominations, $25,000 (Silver Distance Card) and $100,000 (Gold Distance Card), plus the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.
In comparing its 2018 and 2019 rate cards, of 20 pricing categories, 12 are going up with increases of up to 12.5%, so there are some significant savings from the rate lock. For flights under 1,000 miles, rates for a small jet (4 passengers), light jet (6 passengers), super-midsize jet (8 passengers) and heavy jet (10 passengers) are going up by $1 per mile. Rates for midsize jets will stay at $17 per mile. For flights between 1,000 and 1,999 miles, rates for small, light and super-midsize will each go up a $1 while large and midsize jets will remain the same. For flights between 2,000 and 2,999 miles, there are no increases. See charts below.
2018 Jet Card Rates
The Distance Card program also offers early-booking discounts, hub discounts, flex day discounts and roundtrip discounts that can shave up to an additional 20% off the price of your trips. You can read our full review of the Distance Card here.