“Jet Card Pricing: 19 Factors That Impact the Cost of Your Private Jet Flight” is a must-read for private aviation consumers

The book, available on Amazon for $24.95, is free to paid subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons

 

Jet Cards are the fastest-growing segment of private aviation, with the number of providers and programs having more than doubled since the Great Recession. Buyers are moving to these programs due to the short-term commitment of jet cards, fixed hourly rates provided in advance, guaranteed aircraft availability—meaning travelers can always get an aircraft when needed—and avoidance of ferry fees, the charge to reposition planes. Determining how much to pay for a private aircraft, however, is no easy feat and can vary greatly on where and when you are flying. In “Jet Card Pricing: 19 Factors That Impact the Cost of Your Private Jet Flights,” author and jet card expert, Doug Gollan, guides readers through what to consider when determining which jet card program best suits their needs. 

Private Jet Card Comparisons adds five new jet card providers

The only independent guide covering over 45 providers and more than 250 jet card programs, Private Jet Card Comparisons does not sell or market subscriber contact information

 

Private Jet Card Comparisons has added five new jet card providers to its comparisons which compare over 250 programs by more than 65 variables from pricing to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards. Barron’s has described the website as the Kelley Blue Book for consumers who want to know before they buy. The new providers are DashJet, GrandView Aviation, Jet Logic, LunaJets, and Outlier Jets. Each company has completed the comprehensive spreadsheet detailing policies and pricing of their programs, available to paid subscribers

Business Aviation Market Overview July 2018

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A monthly in-depth update on the dynamics of business aviation from new private jets to used jet sales, private jet travel and other valuable insights for anyone who flies privately, including turboprops

 

To help provide a broader market overview beyond jet cards, this article is shared here with permission from AvBuyer.com   At the halfway point in the calendar year, Rollie Vincent, Editor, Market Indicators, assesses the current state and direction of the Business Aviation market.

by Rollie Vincent

As usual, we rely on a healthy combination of data, sprinkled in with a little hearsay, some hype and our own analyses to come up with our best estimates and insights as to where we stand at the halfway point of 2018. Flight utilization continues to increase in the key markets of North America and Europe, a sure and steady indicator of a gradually improving market. Increases Year-over-Year (YoY) in the low- to mid-single digit percentages are welcome developments, growing somewhat faster than the underlying fleet, with newer aircraft leading the pack. 

Five safety questions to ask private jet charter operators before you buy

While many searches for private air charter start with ‘how much does a jet cost?’ or some derivative about pricing and hourly rate, jet card and charter operator XOJET outlines some key safety questions to ask

 

The following was published on XOJET’s blog and is reprinted with the company’s permission:

The key to finding a great private aviation provider is knowing their number-one priority is the same as yours: for every flight to be as safe and secure as scientifically possible. To confirm that to be true, says Dan Ramirez, XOJET’s Director of Safety, customers should ask private aviation companies five simple safety questions before considering flying with them. “Every staff member of credible, safety-first organizations,” he explains, “will be happy to answer those questions in detail.” 

Skyjet adds Google Pay to Apple Pay option

The sister company to Flexjet and Sentient Jet offers on-demand charter and memberships that provide guaranteed one-way pricing

 

Skyjet today announced that its mobile application now accepts Google Pay, saying it is the first company in the industry to do so. Skyjet introduced Apple Pay to its mobile application in 2015, and according to a press release said the new capability “further cements Skyjet as a pioneer in the private aviation space and marks another milestone for the company surrounding the successful integration of digital currencies.” The release continued,”The new feature provides an added layer of simplicity and efficiency by offering customers another way to instantly book and pay for private jet travel online.”