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.
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.
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.
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.
The luxury private jet operator is trying to move forward and emerge from bankruptcy amid allegations of fraud and corruption
Zetta Jet earlier announced today that its existing lessor, Scout Aviation II, LLC, has committed to provide up to $8.5 million in post-petition financing. The financing, subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, will enable the operator of long-distance luxury private jets to satisfy customary obligations associated with the daily operations of its business, including the timely payment for aircraft usage, fuel, post-petition goods and services, employee wages and other obligations, according to a press release.
In this Guest Column, Private Jet Card Comparisons has asked James D. Butler, CEO of Shaircraft Solutions LLC to discuss all those year-end promotions. The following was provided by Mr. Butler and is presented in its entirety.
by James D. Butler
It’s the middle of November and holiday decorations already are popping up. Private jet card providers, like many businesses, are pushing to get deals done by the end of the year. Salespersons have their eyes on quotas and bonuses. As a result, they may urge you to, “Buy now to take advantage of end of the year incentives,” while email solicitations encourage potential customers to “Beat the 2018 Price Increases.”
Private jet tours enable you to explore multiple destinations without the hassles of transiting multiple commercial airports and are significantly cheaper than chartering a jet
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced three new tour by private jet itineraries set to take flight in 2019. According to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, newly added is Latin Escape, a 16-day adventure for those looking to explore Central and South America. Just over two weeks in duration, the new journey is shorter than the 24-day around-the-world journeys and takes travelers to Miami, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and even includes an escape to the Galápagos Islands, all in the care of Four Seasons. Last week Abercrombie & Kent announced its 2018 round-the-world private jet trip.