Private Jet Industry Breaking News and Analysis

Sentient sets end-of-year special offers, including Neiman Marcus gift cards

The jet card provider is offering $4,000 in flight credits and a $1,000 Neiman Marcus gift card in addition to a philanthropic tie-in with No Kid Hungry

 

Jet card broker Sentient Jet is planning several promotions valid through the end of the year that combine discounts, gift cards and philanthropy. The offers run through the end of the year.

Private flying increases 0.9% year-over-year in October

According to TRAQPak’s review of the year over year flight activity for October 2018 versus October 2017, there was an increase of 0.9%. The results by operational category were mixed with fractional activity posting the largest yearly increase, up 4.4% year over year. Part 91 activity posted an increase of 1.8%, while Part 135 activity declined for the fifth straight month, down 1.7%.

Air Charter Service celebrates 10 years in Spain

Earlier this year Air Charter Service launched new jet card programs in both the U.S. and Europe

 

The Spanish office U.K.-based Air Charter Service has celebrated its 10th anniversary on a high note, ending the six months through the end of July 2018 with revenue up by 37% and charter growing 49%. Managing Director James Fitzgerald said, 2018 has been a very exciting year for us, as we celebrate our 10th year of operation. We have grown our experienced sales team and are currently looking to move to bigger and better premises.” 

“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. 

A JetSmarter customer who purchased a $97,500 Sophisticated Membership days before the devaluation is suing for at least $3.4 million

Sharing economy private jet by the seat provider JetSmarter has been hit with its sixth lawsuit since in August

 

The Fort Lauderdale-based company, which sells private jet flights on a by-the-seat basis, was hit yesterday with another lawsuit, this time by a member who was sold a $97,500 upgrade to a Sophisticated Membership just days before the company announced it was opening flights to non-members.