U.K.-based on-demand charter broker Victor will bring a “floating balance” prepaid program to the U.S. by early next year
Fast growing on-demand charter broker Victor said it will launch a program with a prepaid option for U.S. customers in early 2018. The U.K. company is not going to offer guaranteed availability or hourly rates so it will be more in line with what used to be described as block charter. Clive Jackson, Victor’s founder and CEO tells Private Jet Card Comparisons a similar program offered in Europe has been highly successful.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apparently wants lifetime private jet travel as part of his new employment contract. Here’s why he is making a mistake
Roger Goodell’s current deal as the leader of the National Football League estimated to pay the former intern (yes, that’s how he started with the NFL) $30 million per year is apparently not good enough. ESPN, USA Today and Business Insider are all reporting not only does Goodell want more money, including a raise of nearly $20 million per year, he also wants to have “lifetime use of a private jet.” Goodell turns 59 on Feb. 19.
You can celebrate New Year’s twice, first in Australia, then in Hawaii, with a special charter PrivateFly is offering at $290,000 for the entire Gulfstream G650
U.K. based on-demand broker and jet card seller PrivateFly is offering a bespoke 24-hour private jet itinerary that will enable you to celebrate the end of 2017 and start of 2018 twice.
Private Jet Card Comparisons is the only independent buyer’s guide providing subscribers head-to-head comparisons of over 100 private jet card membership programs in easy-to-use spreadsheets. Compare hourly rates, pricing, fees and more than 65 variables
To find the right jet card program for your needs takes a bit of work. While many buyers rely on recommendations from their friends, your friends’ flying habits are probably different from yours. At the same time, you can have your assistant or finance department do some Google research. They will come back with a handful of randomly selected companies. They then have to spend time filling in request forms with providers and waiting for each jet card seller to send their information. After that, they need to take the collateral and put it into a form where you can start comparing programs which vary widely. What’s more, they will have to spend time going back to providers and asking them for information they didn’t provide.
Private Jet Card Memberships can be a good solution, but there are considerable differences beyond hourly rate
Business aviation in America is big business, impacting all 50 states and generating over a million jobs and $219 billion in economic contribution, according to the National Business Aviation Association. Private jets are time machines, enabling you to conduct business more efficiently, spend more time at your vacation destination and give you more time to spend with your family or pursuing your passions instead of sitting in airports. In-flight time also becomes more productive, networking with customers, holding internal meetings and getting work done that’s harder to do in a public space such as a commercial flight. In fact, commercial airlines such as Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Saudia, Hainan Airlines and even JetBlue (with JetSuite) either own or have partnerships with private jet operators.
The 25-day trip uses a Boeing 757 reconfigured with 50 first class style seats that turn into flat beds
Abercrombie & Kent, which has been a key driver in popularizing the private jet tour market, announced a new itinerary for 2018 that ranges from the rainforests and beaches of Nicaragua to the medieval heritage of Georgia. Around the World With Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet will take place from Oct. 18 through Nov. 11, 2018 starting in Miami and visiting Emerald Coast, Nicaragua, Patagonia, Chile, Easter Island, Queenstown, New Zealand, Perth, Australia, Kerala, India, Musandam Peninsula, Oman and Tbilisi, Georgia before ending in New York.
Magellan Jets offers both category and aircraft specific jet card membership programs and features a safety program that goes beyond the third-party rating agencies
The number of jet card sellers continues to expand, powered by broker-based programs. Broker cards source aircraft from the more than 7,000 aircraft in the FAA Part 135 approved charter fleet, whereas operator cards mostly use aircraft their company either owns or manages. I say mainly because during peak periods many operators have to go outside their fleet to source lift. While there are multiple variances between every card program, those of you who prefer operator programs tend to cite being able to buy a specific aircraft type instead of category and operational oversight of planes and flight crew.