EXCLUSIVE: JetSmarter’s evolution is bringing branded airplanes, aircraft management, new single seat, empty leg and charter pricing, plus a new COO

Goodbye free empty legs and shared flights. JetSmarter 2.0 is a very different but potentially appealing proposition. Will there be a jet card in its future?

 

JetSmarter’s CEO and founder Sergey Petrossov might debate using the word evolution and certainly feels criticism, including from this reporter, has been unfair. Whether or not the appraisals have been correct is probably one of those YMMV type things. Either way, what’s clear to me is that JetSmarter today and even more so a year from now will be very different than when it took flight in 2013. Back then, you paid a membership fee and then indulged in free seats on shuttles that JetSmarter scheduled. There were also free empty legs where you got the entire plane for as many friends as it could fit. For aspiring private travelers, it was like being a kid in an all you can eat candy store.

Flexjet sponsors Town & Country magazine’s Philanthropy Summit

President Bill Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bradley Cooper and Karlie Kloss are among the speakers at the fifth annual T&C Philanthropy Summit

 

Flexjet, which sells fractional shares, leases and jet cards, is joining title sponsor U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and City of Hope, De Grisogono, Flexjet, and 1 Hotels & Baccarat Hotels at the luxury lifestyle magazine’s fifth annual philanthropy confab. Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Pulitzer Prize, Tony-, Emmy-, and Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor is headlining the event being held today. 

StraightLine Private Air adds Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links and The Prairie Club as preferred partners

StraightLine Private Air was launched last year by Exclusive Resorts co-founder Tom Filippini with a focus on turboprops, piston aircraft and light jets

 

StraightLine Private Air has added Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links and The Prairie Club as preferred partners for the jet card membership program’s customers, according to an email it released. According to the announcement, the company is offering a limited number of gift cards for up to a $3,500 in cash credit to be used with its partners. To take advantage of the offer, you need to join StraightLine by June 22, 2018. 

Private Jet Card Comparisons launches JET CARD DECIDER

How much is a private jet? Figuring out the right jet card membership program is more than just comparing hourly rates. JET CARD DECIDER from Private Jet Card Comparisons makes it even easier.

 

Private Jet Card Comparisons today launches its exclusive JET CARD DECIDER tool to help make finding the best jet card membership program even easier. The new service is available exclusively to new and current paid subscribers at no additional cost. Private Jet Card Comparisons provides the most comprehensive comparison data on jet card companies comparing over 250 programs by more than 65 variables. 

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You can now review Private Jet Card Comparisons online in seconds

 

Since our official launch in April 2017, you’ve been visiting our website, signing up for our newsletters and subscribing to access our comparison spreadsheets which compare over 250 private jet card programs by more than 65 variables. Jet cards are the sweet spot of private aviation with the number of providers and programs more than doubling since the Great Recession.