StraightLine is a new entrant in the jet card field, the brainchild of Exclusive Resorts co-founder Tom Filippini. The company provides service in the Continental U.S. and claims to offer less expensive solutions while maintaining service standards.

Straightline Private Air Elevator Pitch

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By Tom Filippini, CEO, Straightline Private Air

“StraightLine offers a unique low-cost, high-touch on-demand private aviation service for a members-only community of like-minded travelers.

“The Company occupies a unique niche by providing access to underutilized aircraft with dramatically lower operational costs than those found in traditional programs.  Members fly aboard aircraft operated by vetted, best-in-class operators based throughout North America.

“Members enjoy a broad selection of aircraft types (primarily focused on modern pistons, turboprops, very light & light jets) to match the specific requirements of each trip, rather than incurring the expense & limitations of a fixed fleet as with other programs.

“How It Works: Members join by pre-purchasing flight time in $50,000 increments predicated on their anticipated flight needs. 100% of funds are used for flights; there are no membership fees or dues. For each trip, members select the most appropriate aircraft; flight costs are deducted per trip.

“Cost-Effective Aircraft Focus: Cost-effective modern pistons, turboprops, very light and light jets. All other aircraft categories – from helicopters to VIP airliners – available on request.

“Aircraft Located Throughout North America: Members gain convenient access to aircraft anywhere in North America as planes are strategically distributed geographically. This provides convenience, while reducing or eliminating repositioning costs.

“5-Star Service: StraightLine is the highly personalized alternative to the call-center service approach of other programs.  We develop a personal relationship with each of our members to anticipate their needs. Our individually-assigned Member Flight Ambassadors suggest cost-saving strategies such as combining commercial flights with private flights, indexing frequent routes to identify discounted “empty legs” and advising on the best aircraft & routing for each trip.

“StraightLine’s mission is not to be the biggest private aviation program, but to serve a select group of members that appreciate our high-touch, strategic approach to reducing the cost and amplifying the enjoyment of flying private.”

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