Jet card seller Sentient is following up its support of the charity started at the Kentucky Derby during the Preakness Stakes
Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet (Flexjet, Skyjet and Nextant Aerospace are sister companies) said it will continue its support of Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for severely injured Veterans, through the sponsorship of three-year-old thoroughbred Tenfold at the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 19th.
Jet cards are the Uber of private jet travel, however, programs vary in which fees they include and which are extra
Kirby Smart has a new seven-year $49 million contract to continue as head football coach at the University of Georgia which is happy after he led the Bulldogs to the NCAA title game in January. Their last championship was 1980 so fans and administrators are obviously delighted they are once again at the doorstep of glory.
Searches for jet cards based on price or cost bring up first page results that date back to 2006, and what’s more, many of the prices you see at first glance don’t include a myriad of fees and extra charges
Beyond brand searches for NetJets, Wheels Up, Marquis Jet (it’s now a brand owned by NetJets), JetSuite or Jet Suite, Delta Private Jets, XOJET, Flexjet, Sentient Jet and a few others I was surprised when somebody recently showed that many jet card related searches are based on words like price and cost, and even lowest price. Having spent in large part over the past two years in the deep end of the jet card pool, price, in my opinion, is only moderately relevant.
Part 91 flying saw a 4.1% increase, followed by a 1.3% gain for Part 135 (jet cards and on-demand charter) and 0.6% for fractional ownership programs
ARGUS International’s TRAQPak monthly report showed a 2.6% year over year gain in terms of flight activity powered by an 11.8% increase in Part 134 large jet flights. Part 135 represents flying through jet card programs and on-demand charter. In terms of fractional ownership, Midsize jets saw a 7.9% boost, however large jet flights dropped by 19.9%. TRAQPak didn’t provide any commentary for what drove the numbers.
The company sells both jet cards and on-demand charter with a focus on its website and personal support. A one-way flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Very Light Jet is approximately $6,000
On-demand private jet charter broker and jet card seller PrivateFly says Los Angeles is its busiest U.S. destination for its customers. Overall, for the first quarter of 2018 London and Paris were first and second.