Private Jet Industry Breaking News and Analysis

Flexjet supports Puerto Rico’s art scene with Charitybuzz Hamilton auction

Fractional share, lease and jet card fleet operator Flexjet is auctioning a Closing Night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico trip

 

Flexjet and leading auction site for cause, Charitybuzz, have partnered to bring Hamilton fans the ultimate travel experience to Closing Night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico, plus VIP after-party access: Charitybuzz.com/Flexjet.

Wheels Up is launching a guaranteed rate light jet program; expanding its flight sharing platform

The new light jet program will provide attractive jet pricing for key north-south routes

 

Wheels Up is poised to launch its first off-fleet pay-as-you-go guaranteed rate program early next year with a light jet card, founder and CEO Kenny Dichter tells Private Jet Card Comparisons. He said the aircraft will come from the jet card provider’s network of vetted operators and will provide members a solution priced between its King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS that will be ideal from places like Boston, New York and Chicago to popular Florida destinations such as Palm Beach, Miami, and Naples. 

“Scam” JetSmarter” hit by another lawsuit seeking at least $2.2 million in damages

A “senior” couple say they were “scammed” by JetSmarter for $30,000 weeks before the company started cutting back on its scheduled flights with the free seats they were expecting

 

With each lawsuit – this is at least the seventh Private Jet Card Comparisons has tracked – the stories about JetSmarter’s sales tactics get more troubling. Even as management was pivoting its model of paid annual memberships in return for the ability to book free seats on scheduled private jet shuttles, its sales team was continuing “high-pressure” tactics trying to push even more expensive memberships while telling the media that it was focusing on more accessible pricing.

Business aviation flying dips 1.2% in November despite 3.5% surge by fractionals

While new jet sales have remained tepid for years, flying activity had been on the rise until recently with its second year-over-year decline in three months

 

While fans of Ohio State may have been dismayed their beloved Buckeyes were not selected for the NCAA Football Championship Playoffs, the state’s two native son fractional ownership programs (Columbus-based NetJets and Cleveland-based Flexjet) provided November’s bright spot for private jet flying.