Goodbye Learjet. Popularized by Frank Sinatra, James Brown, and Arnold Palmer, private jet’s popularity has been on the decline for more than a decade.
Other light jets like the Phenom 300, HondaJet, and Pilatus PC-24 have taken their place with more spacious cabins. Major fleet operators have lined up behind competitors.
Airshare, Flexjet, NetJets, and Nicholas Air all offer fractional and jet card programs for the Phenom 300. PlaneSense has added the PC-24 to its PC-12 fractional ownership program. Upstart Jet It is building its share program around the HA-420.
If you are a Learjet lover, don’t worry. Plenty of the type is available on the on-demand charter market. Just a call to your favorite broker will do.
For those of you looking for a more consistent Learjet fix, there are only two current jet card options.
Northern Jet offers it via its Florida Advantage Card for flyers traveling between Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and the Sunshine State.
For those of you who want a Learjet for a wider variety of missions, OneFlight International has a literal buffet of Learjet options.
You pay $50,000 to buy 25 hours of flights. One-way rates and guaranteed availability means you only pay for occupied hours, and you can get your Learjet fix with as little as 24 hours’ notice.
OneFlight’s Learjet menu is extensive:
You can also check out our Learjet Guide here.