StraightLine Private Air CEO to host webinar

By Doug Gollan, February 21, 2019

The start-up jet card broker recently added an hourly rate cap to its dynamic pricing model

StraightLine Private Air is going webinar to make its pitch to perspective jet card buyers. The company said, via an email, its CEO Tom Filippini will be hosting a 45-minute webinar on Feb. 27, 2019, at 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Who should attend?

Who should attend? The company said anyone exploring private aviation for the first time, occasional private flyers looking to expand their industry knowledge, and aircraft owners or current members of private aviation programs interested in supplementing their core solution or simply understanding the latest options and trends.

StraightLine launched in 2017. Filippini is an entrepreneur who co-founded Exclusive Resorts which was later acquired by AOL founder Steve Case and is founder of Next Great Trip, experiential group travel by private aircraft.

Exploring private jet options

According to the email the webinar will break down various options “to help you better understand the current landscape and determine which may be a fit for your needs.”  Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions directly Filippini.

Among the topics will be jet card and membership programs, fractional ownership options, and on-demand charter. The webinar also promises an introduction to FlightLink, a flight sharing platform StraightLine is rolling out. FlightLink enables users to find flights they can share or suggest their own.

StraightLine Private Air Pricing

StraightLine offers three different membership levels prices at $50,000, $100,000 and $200,000. The broker is focused on props and light jets, and while it sells all categories, it is one of a few jet cards that off piston options. The capped hourly rate for a modern piston is $1,950 while turboprops are $4,150 per hour, both excluding the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax. Light jets are priced at a maximum $5,250 per hour. Currently StraightLine does not offer guaranteed availability.

Recently, Wheels Up introduced Wheels Up Connect, a new membership at under $3,000 annually that enables Connect members to share flights with the company’s 5,000 existing members. JetSmarter, which has been trying to escape continued bad publicity and lawsuits also offers crowdsourcing where you can buy single seats. It no longer requires memberships, however, its $2,500 membership provides lower rates.

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