Jet cards make flying easy. However, figuring out how much your flight will cost is not as simple as looking at published hourly rates.
There are more than a half dozen small-print policy factors that can impact how much your jet card flight will end up costing.
These factors not only vary between providers but between programs from the same provider.
For example, the same provider with a 60-minute daily minimum on light jets might have a 150-minute minimum on a super-midsize jet.
The impact on what you pay can be huge.
For example, Company A has a 60-minute minimum on light jets and a $5,500 hourly rate. Company B advertises a $4,500 hourly rate but has a 120-minute minimum.
For a 120-minute flight, before considering other factors, Company A would charge $11,000 ($5,500 x 2 hours) versus $9,000 from Company B ($4,500 x 2 hours), a 22% premium.
Yet for a 60-minute flight, Company A would cost you $5,500 ($5,500 x 1 hour) compared to $9,000 from Company B ($4,500 x its 2-hour minimum). In this instance, the same flight on the same category aircraft with Company B would cost 82% more than Company A.
The internally developed Private Jet Card Comparisons QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING tool allows paid subscribers to compare their specific flights.
You simply enter estimated flight minutes for the flight you want to compare. Then enter the number of hours you expect to fly during the next 12 months. This amortizes membership fees into flight costs.
Instantly, you can compare over 500 different options from more than 50 providers and 250 programs.
The pricing calculator factors in:
– Published hourly rate
– Daily minimums
– Taxi time charges, including whether they are included or additional to Daily minimums
– Federal Excise Tax
– Peak day surcharges
– Deicing fees, including the ability to compare programs that don’t include it by using the estimated additional charge on a per-flight basis
– Fuel surcharges
– Initiation fees
– Monthly and annual membership charges
In addition to the flight pricing, subscribers can compare:
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