Three new private jet charter programs may come in handy during the expected strikes by British Airways pilots next month
The strikes fall during the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows
For travelers who have to get to or from London, or whose
travel plans would entail a connection using British Airways through London are
probably thinking about Plan B options about now. Current strike dates by the
pilots are set for Sept. 9, 10, and 27.
The chaos started earlier this week when BA mistakenly
emailed some passengers telling them their flights had been canceled. The
British flag carrier doesn’t have a particularly ideal record in dealing with
disruptions, either via industrial actions, IT meltdowns or extreme weather.
In other words, if you are traveling to or from London, or
via London, and you are planning to fly BA, it’s time to think about options. A
natural options is just rebooking on other airlines, although as low fares get
sold, you may find that only the highest fares are left to buy
Chris Leach, Chairman Justin Bowman, CEO Stewart Pitt, Group Finance Director Justin Lancaster, Group Commercial Director Ruan Courtney, Chief Operating Officer Omar Saeed, Group Legal Director James Leach, Group Marketing Director Christine Leach, Non-executive Director Andrew Christie, Group Executive Jets Director Richard Thompson, Regional Director, Americas
Jet Card Hourly Rates
US hourly rates from $5,775 for a light jet; European hourly prices from 5,560 euros
Air Charter Service is included in Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database of over 50 jet card providers, enabling you to compare programs in minutes.
U.K.-based charter broker Air Charter Service offers fixed-rate jet cards with primary service areas in both the U.S. and Europe. There are capped hourly rates and dynamic pricing options. According to the company, it operates over 23,000 flights per year, with nearly $700 million in sales claimed. ACS has offices worldwide across Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Pacific.
When was the company founded?
Who owns Air Charter Service?
Who is the CEO?
How are aircraft sourced?
Third-party charter operators
What are the initiation and membership fees?
There are no initiation or membership fees
What is the entry-level program?
It's Empyrean Market Account requires a $50,000 deposit
Does Air Charter Service provide guaranteed availability?
Is the hourly rate guaranteed?
It varies by program
Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?