In this Guest Column, Private Jet Card Comparisons has asked James D. Butler, CEO of Shaircraft Solutions LLC to discuss all those year-end promotions. The following was provided by Mr. Butler and is presented in its entirety.
by James D. Butler
It’s the middle of November and holiday decorations already are popping up. Private jet card providers, like many businesses, are pushing to get deals done by the end of the year. Salespersons have their eyes on quotas and bonuses. As a result, they may urge you to, “Buy now to take advantage of end of the year incentives,” while email solicitations encourage potential customers to “Beat the 2018 Price Increases.”
Chartering a private jet is much more than getting quotes for the hourly rate
Not all private aviation operators are the same. Before you charter a private aircraft, the National Business Aviation Association suggests you ask these questions. Keep in mind that one advantage of jet cards is your provider has set specific sourcing standards, so you only have to go through this once as opposed to every trip or each time there is a switch in the operator. You can compare over 100 jet cards by 65 variables by becoming a subscriber to Private Jet Card Comparisons. There’s more information here. Before chartering a private jet, the questions below will help you find an operator that you are comfortable with.
Leading B2B business aviation trade publication Aviation International News has featured Private Jet Card Comparisons in its annual “Charter Market Report 2017.” The publication dedicated an entire sidebar to the new website which serves as a buyer’s guide to jet card membership programs, comparing over 100 programs by 65 variables.
“It is an honor to see Private Jet Card Comparisons included in such an influential magazine and website,” said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor. “For a site that is less than six months old to be getting this amazing coverage really reflects that we are filling a need in the market,” he added.
The article was titled, “Drawing The Winning Jet Card.” Private Jet Card Comparisons’ subscribers can access easy-to-use spreadsheets that makes comparing easy. Instead of spending hours of time researching programs, requesting information and then trying to sort through it all, the website enables users to figure out which programs best fit their needs. Comparisons include everything from hourly rates to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards, the lead time for reservations and cancellations, WiFi availability, number of peak days, extra fees such as CPI escalators, fuel surcharges and de-icing. Read the full story here…
In this Guest Column, Private Jet Card Comparisons has asked James D. Butler, CEO of Shaircraft Solutions LLC to discuss why you should know the differences between fraction and charter jet cards. The following was provided by Mr. Butler and is presented in its entirety.
A common aspect of almost any jet card program is that you pay the jet card company up front for essentially all of your flight costs. In return, you get a “promise” of certain flight time, services, etc. In some cases, you’ll have one year, two years, or more to use the funds on account, but during that time, the jet card company enjoys use of those funds.
The independent comparison guide covers over 100 jet card programs across 65 variables helping consumers choose the best program for their needs.
Following its launch in late April, Private Jet Card Comparisons recently surpassed 25,000 unique visitors. The site is the only independent buyer’s guide for private jet card programs comparing over 100 programs by 65 variables. So far, the website has received coverage in Barron’s, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, JustLuxe, Business Traveller, Luxury Daily, Corporate Jet Investor, Private Jet Podcast, Luxe Getaways, Girlahead, Navigator, and other leading media.