Buy now Jet Card offers to save the 7.5% FET in 2021 are not created equal

FAQs: Aviation Excise Tax Holiday under the CARES Act

Guidance from the IRS infers if you buy a Jet Card now, you can save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for flights next year, maybe

Get ready for a possible flood of email offers from private jet companies. The offer is to buy a jet card now for flights in 2021 and beyond. The goal is to save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for those post-New Year’s trips.

As part of the CARES Act, the collection of the tax is suspended through Dec. 31, 2020. Unless new legislation is put into place, it will snap back into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The tax applies to domestic flights and those that begin or end within 225-miles of the Canadian and Mexican borders.

A VIP look at the Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas is open. An insider’s tour of top suites, dining experiences, pools, shopping, golf, and more at Wynn and Encore

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas together carry four 5-star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide

Sponsored Content about Wynn Las Vegas

If you are thinking about heading to Vegas, why not go to the best?

In the just-released Travel+Leisure reader World’s Best Awards, the magazine writes of Wynn Las Vegas, “The top property this year drew praise as lavish as its own setting, with one super fan enthusing that the hotel has the ability to envelop you in the best of Las Vegas.”

Victor adds customer ratings to private jet charter options

Fly Victor private jet chart

Client Preferred Operators must have a minimum 90% customer satisfaction rating for both the aircraft quality and service onboard

Victor, the U.K.-based private jet charter operator, has added customer feedback to its presentation of private jet charter options.

Client Preferred Operators must have a minimum of 90% customer satisfaction rating for both the aircraft quality and service onboard. These charter operators are identified by a star icon on each quotation to the client. Additionally, they must also demonstrate low levels of technical or flight recovery issues.

COVID-19 may not get you a refund if your private jet charter flight cancels

Rules for cancelling a private jet charter flight

The time to talk to your broker, operator or jet card provider about COVID-19 related cancellations is before you sign the contract

One problem in life is most consumers don’t read the fine print in contracts they sign until there’s a problem. That was a key point from panelists, including a private jet charter operator, a major charter broker, and executives of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), during a webinar yesterday.

VistaJet, XO offer private jet access to International GT race Ferrari drivers

VistaJet Ferrari partnership

Vista Global and Ferrari are extending their partnership to provide flights to races

Vista Global, the private aviation group founded by Thomas Flohr, says it will open its global private jet fleet to all the Ferrari drivers participating in International GT races and in the Prancing Horse mono-brand championships.

The new service will “help all Ferrari international drivers enjoy a safe and seamless flying experience with VistaJet and XO as they travel globally to compete in the races.”

Jet Linx renews Wyvern Wingman status

Jet Linx Wyvern Wingman

Jet Linx holds the highest ratings from all three third-party safety rating agencies, Argus, IS-BAO, and Wyvern

Private jet management and jet card membership company Jet Linx Aviation announced the renewal of its accreditation as a WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator. It’s the fourth consecutive year the Omaha-based Part 135 operator has achieved the accreditation.

UK Charter Broker PrivateFly names World Most Scenic Airports

World's Most Scenic Airports

Ireland’s Donegal Airport has topped the private jet broker’s list for the third consecutive year

Donegal in Ireland has been named as the world’s most beautiful airport 2020 – for the third successive year as voted by over 6,000 flying fans. Voters praised Donegal’s “stunning varied scenery”, its “beautiful beaches in the vicinity of the airport” and the sweeping views of Mount Errigal and The Rosses on the approach.

PrivateFly, the poll’s organizer, is part of U.S.-based Directional Aviation whose portfolio includes Flexjet, Sentient Jet, FXAIR, Nextant Aerospace, among others.

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