The jet card and charter broker plans to roll out ongoing promotions around key holidays

Why not give the gift of private jet travel?  That’s the idea behind Air Partner’s launch this week of its expanded “Memories Over Miles” campaign. The goal, according to a press release is “encouraging travelers to maximize their vacation time by flying privately with family and friends during holiday celebrations.  The program is kicking off with travel tips and recommended itineraries for creating memorable moments with mom this Mother’s Day.”

The gift of private jet travel

A spokesperson said the company will continue to promote travel ideas leading up to other holidays such as Father’s Day, Independence Day, the Festive Season and so forth. She said Air Partner wants consumers to use a private jet vacation as a gift for the entire traveling party that will create memories, either in place of other gifts or in addition to them.

Air Partner offers both jet cards and on-demand charter. Its jet card program offers fixed rates and guaranteed availability in both the U.S. and Europe.

“Air Partner provides a completely personalized, private experience with on-demand customization from beginning to end, affording travelers a stress-free way to take advantage of their time together,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S., adding, “The pampering starts with individual booking support and continues with a customized in-flight menu courtesy of Air Partner’s exquisite dining partner, Air Culinaire Worldwide. Further enhancing the flight experience, guests can choose from a variety of other unique perks such as an onboard mani/pedi, private massage, hair styling and more.”

Private jet to Miami for Mother’s Day

The goal is to provide busy private users with ideas for travel experiences that can be personalized.  For example, Air Partner is touting from New York “a lively South Beach stay full of sun, sand, and the country’s hottest dining spots – including Swan Bar & Bevy, Byblos, Komodo, and the infamous Joe’s Stone Crab.” Price for flights starts atat $28,000.

Another suggestion is to fly from Dallas to Chicago, with flights starting at $24,000 for a springtime retreat on the shores of Lake Michigan and Magnificent Mile. For Atlantans,  Air Partner suggests snorkeling and spa treatments capped with fine dining and fresh catch at the Bahamian Club at Atlantis Cove. Flights starting at $29,750.

Pricing is based on travel May 10 through 13 on board Citation Ultra aircraft and may vary. Private flights can be booked directly through Air Partner’s 24/7 client services team, with customizations including onboard catering and ground transportation.  The ground arrangements are handled via Quintessentially and The Modern Concierge, as well as Air Partner’s own concierge services to customize to the needs of the traveler, according to the spokesperson.

Jet card pricing

Air Partner’s JetCard private jet membership program, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary and has been ranked by Conklin & de Decker as the #1 most flexible jet card program for multiple years running. It starts at 10 hours and allows customers to use their funds for both fixed-rate travels as well as on-demand charter.

Entry level is $47,000, and the program allows jet card members to upgrade or downgrade cabin category based on needs. There are two variations, JetCard, and JetCard Sterling, based on the age of aircraft. There are published one-way and discounted roundtrip rates as well. Air Partner also offers fixed rates in Europe.

About the Author Doug Gollan

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