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.
The Ft. Lauderdale-based operator and charter company joins Star Jets International in accepting the cryptocurrency
Ft. Lauderdale based private jet management company Monarch Air Group has added Bitcoin as an accepted form of payment for its charter customers. According to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, the company stated, “In a fast-paced market that thrives on time-efficiency, being subject to the limitations of banking hours is not an option for today’s global private jet customers.”
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Concord Private Jet is offering a limited number of jet cards with one free hour for its 10-hour jet card and two hour free hours for 25-hour cards. The offer comes with “ free upgraded” catering for every flight.
The moves come as XOJET has expanded its sales coverage in Florida and rolled out new and revised jet card membership programs during 2017
XOJET is expanding its lifestyle partnerships via an agreement with the iconic golf resort Pinehurst. XOJET Preferred Access and Elite Access program members receive benefits, including complimentary club rentals, room category upgrades, and a complimentary round of golf on The Cradle.
PJS, which has flown Fleetwood Mac, Beyonce and Maroon 5, is targeting business travelers with this new partnership
Private Jet Services (PJS) Group says a new online distribution channel will connect the private jet broker directly to business travelers. TravelBank, a modern expense app for business travelers, offers businesses an efficient way to book travel, track expenses and earn rewards. The application’s proprietary algorithm predicts costs based on real-time market pricing allowing companies to gain a clear picture of future spend before it occurs.
U.K.-based on-demand charter broker Victor will bring a “floating balance” prepaid program to the U.S. by early next year
Fast growing on-demand charter broker Victor said it will launch a program with a prepaid option for U.S. customers in early 2018. The U.K. company is not going to offer guaranteed availability or hourly rates so it will be more in line with what used to be described as block charter. Clive Jackson, Victor’s founder and CEO tells Private Jet Card Comparisons a similar program offered in Europe has been highly successful.