The upstart jet card seller focuses on turboprops, piston aircraft and light jets using a dynamic pricing model
Fall means football – college and pro – the baseball playoffs and World Series, or if you want a little action right away, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships that run from August 27 through September 9. Or perhaps you want to see a concert – Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour has 38 U.S. dates starting in September. StraightLine Private Air is offering vouchers up to $2,000 if you buy a jet card by September 21.
The upcoming jet card seller is offering customers a chance to earn extra hours through September
ProspAir Jet Charter, whose parent Dumont Aviation operates a fleet of light, midsize, super midsize and heavy jets is offering customers a chance to earn up to three free hours through the end of September. The offer is open to customers who purchase a 25-hour jet card, and for each friend they refer who also buys a 25-hour card membership, they will a free hour up to three total hours. If your referral books a charter, you get a $1,500 credit.
The by-the-seat private jet membership program is being sued for not delivering on its promises of free flights
JetSmarter appears to be headed for stormy skies once again. On Friday a couple from New Jersey filed a lawsuit against the Ft. Lauderdale-based seller of seats on scheduled private jet flights. The complaint by Kathleen and Ronald Jackson alleges they were misled by a salesperson and after spending $23,000 with the promise of free private jet flights, they learned that for the flights they wanted there were, in fact, additional charges – some more than $5,000 per seat, per flight.
The number of jet card programs has more than doubled in the past decade means more choices for you. Before you buy, here are some of the questions to ask
With jet card programs that staring at just five hours as well as cards for 100 hours of flight time, an area that used to be reserved for fractional ownership, there is more choice than ever. Some programs don’t even require you to buy hours in advance, although they may have a nonrefundable membership fee. We’ve identified 65 variables that can influence which program is best for you.
Leading jet card programs use their lifestyle programs to add value to memberships
Golf is popular with jet card users, and two prominent providers are using their in-house lifestyle communications to highlight partnerships and travel ideas. In the most recent posting of Arrive, the online lifestyle content section of XOJET’s website, the company provides a 72-hour itinerary at Pebble Beach while Sentient’s Atmosphere takes readers to Aspen, Boston and Nashville with suggestions that will enable customers to “channel your inner Dustin Johnson.”