How To Find Your True Hourly Rate When Choosing A Jet Card Program

Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work

You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79. 

How Much Does It Cost To Charter A Private Jet?

With the holidays coming, Private Jet Card Comparisons checked out the lowest charter prices to Miami, Aspen, Maui and Jackson Hole

 

Jet card or on-demand charter? Many private aviation travelers have multiple solutions, and while jet cards offer convenience and you are assured by the safety standards of the jet card program you buy into, the siren song of lower prices from charter brokers calls at least some of us. With the holidays coming up, we took a quick look at online charter broker Stratajet to see the best prices they could come up with.

Surf Air Europe Is Moving From Luton To London City Airport

By using private jet terminals, Surf Air can cut total travel time by more than half

 

Less than six months after taking flight, the all you can fly membership airline is making a big move, just a short distance, moving its London operations some 50 miles from Luton Airport to London City Airport in December. Initially, the schedule will feature the same weekday daily nonstops to Zurich with plans to go double daily in the coming months, CEO Simon Talling-Smith tells Private Jet Card Comparisons. He adds, “We will be operating our first (Pilatus) PC-12s from the Zurich base into Luxembourg and Munich (and) we’re also looking carefully at Zurich-Frankfurt and Zurich-Brussels.”

VistaJet To Offer Customers “Peggy and David Rockefeller Art Collection Global Tour” Exclusive Experiences

The operator of long-haul, luxury aircraft has partnered with auction house Christie’s to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for its customers in conjunction with the Peggy and David Rockefeller Art Collection Global Tour

 

VistaJet yesterday announced its worldwide sponsorship of the exhibition and tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, a significant auction entirely dedicated to raising funds for philanthropic causes.  The sale, consisting of numerous categories, will be conducted by Christie’s and will include a highlights exhibition tour in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and New York. The private jet operator has also created exclusive programs for customers to join behind the scenes.

Don’t Let Peak Day Surcharges Ruin You Private Jet Flying During The Holidays

Peak Day policies vary widely across the over 100 programs Private Jet Card Comparisons analyzes. Choosing the wrong program can cost tens of thousands of dollars more!

 

When shopping for a private jet card, many people focus on hourly rate, as in which program has the lowest price, and while the quoted rate is important, that’s really just the starting point. Does the quoted hourly rate include the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax? Is there a CPI escalator? Are there fuel surcharges? Is de-icing included? What about catering? Are there cleaning charges for bringing pets? Are there roundtrip discounts? They can save you as much 40%. Another place jet card shoppers often forget to compare is Peak Days, where there are big variances between the programs, both in terms of lead time to make your reservations, cancellation policies and surcharges, which can rise as high as 40%. Over a year, you can easily spend $30,000 to $50,000 more than you need to by not doing the research before you buy. One consultant who used to sell fractional shares said he was always surprised how many buyers didn’t take the time to look at all of the variables. 

Sentient Jet Renews Lifestyle Partnership With PinnacleCare

The jet card seller offers customers an extensive array of lifestyle partnerships valued at over $35,000

 

Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet (sister to Flexjet and Skyjet) announced it has extended its relationship with PinnacleCare, a private health advisory firm that guides clients through complex healthcare challenges and facilitates access to the country’s top doctors and hospitals. The partnership, which launched in January 2017, provides Sentient Jet Cardholders with access to medical evacuation and expert healthcare advisory services whether at home or abroad. 

The Survey Says Successful Companies Use Private Jets

New research shows that companies that use private aviation sell more, earn more and have happier and more productive employees

 

Business aviation is a productivity tool used by thousands of companies and organizations of all sizes. These forward-thinking organizations utilize business aircraft to minimize travel time; enhance the efficiency, productivity, safety and security of key personnel; and remain nimble, competitive and successful in today’s highly competitive marketplace, so says new research. It’s time to separate fact from fiction.