JET CARD INSIDER: StraightLine Private Air Is Focused On Short Hops And Small Aircraft At Rates Starting Under $2,000 Per Hour

The jet card membership program is benefitting from Exclusive Resorts and Bandon Dunes partnerships

 

StraightLine Private Air, the brainchild of Exclusive Resorts founder Tom Filippini, in June became the private aviation provider for Exclusive Resorts. There was no formal announcement, but Filippini tells Private Jet Card Comparisons members of the residence club get a five percent boost in flight hours, meaning if you join at the $50,000 level, you get $52,500 in your account or $105,000 if you subscribe at the $100,000 level. 

NetJets, Private Jet Operators Report Holiday Level Demand For Solar Eclipse

Private jet travelers need to plan as soon as possible to make sure they will be able to see the eclipse

 

NetJets is seeing increased demand for private air travel to destinations in the path of the eclipse similar to peak holidays At the beginning of the week, a spokesperson for the fractional share and jet card seller told Private Jet Card Comparisons it has 125 flights identified as being in a location to view the eclipse for August 21.

Jet Membership Seller JetSmarter Raises An Undisclosed Amount Of Institutional Capital

The private jet membership marketer says it will use the money to expand routes and add flights

 

JetSmarter Inc. announced today it has raised its first institutional capital. The investment will be anchored by lead sponsor, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and include participation from Leucadia National Corporation existing investors. Financial terms were not disclosed, according to a press release.

Everything You Need To Know To Charter The Crystal Skye Boeing 777-200LR

The jumbo jet has 88 luxury first class seats that convert to flat beds and a large restaurant, lounge and bar area for socializing

 

The word unique is often overused and misused, and perhaps one of you will correct me, but Crystal’s new Boeing 777-200LR Crystal Skye strikes me as unique in a couple ways.

 

It has first class style seats with rows spread 73.5 inches apart in a 2x2x2 configuration (see seating plan below), and while it has very high-end luxury finishes, you can find other aircraft for charter with similar seating dimensions, albeit in narrow body 757s. At the same time, there are a number of widebody jets on the charter market, so while a 777 is comparatively larger than the 787s and 767s out there, it’s not unique just from that angle. 

XOJET Opens Palm Beach Office

The Private Jet Operator And Charter Broker Is Focusing On Major Markets

 

As previously reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons, XOJET is expanding its network of retail offices based on the growth of its charter brokerage business.  The company opened an office at Palm Beach International Airport to be closer to clients in Florida, where the firm saw an 18% increase in Southeast Florida flights in 2016 over 2015.  Last year XOJET’s top five most frequented airport cities in the southeast region of the U.S. were in Florida, the company said in a press release. 

Concord Private Jet Offers Two Hours Free With 25 Hour Jet Cards

The jet card seller is now included in Private Jet Card Comparisons analysis of over 100 jet card membership programs. Prices start at $4,300 per hour

 

Concord Private Jet is now included in the comparison charts of Private Jet Card Comparisons. The company, which was founded in 2007 and is based in Garden City, New York, is a broker and represents the segment of jet card sellers that are relatively small businesses, family owned and operated, with less than 10 employees, but focusing on personal service as its differentiator.

JET CARD INSIDER: What Do The Financial Statements Say About Air Partner?

The private jet charter broker has been the subject of several recent reports from financial analysts

 

Air Partner has been around since 1961 so we know it has some staying power. Plus, the British based private aviation company is interesting to Private Jet Card Comparisons for a couple reasons. First of all, in recent years it has been putting a bigger emphasis in growing its jet card business, and secondly, as a publicly traded company, there is significantly more financial information available than the many other providers that are privately held or a subsidiary. We also like its 10-hour lead time for reservations is near the top of the league and the entry point is only $53,000. You can withdraw your funds at any time, but there is no escrow account, which means taking a closer look at financials makes sense.