Florida-based jet card charter broker Airstream Jets uses mileage instead of hours to calculate jet card prices
Airstream Jets is offering discounts of $700 off its Silver Distance Card and $4,000 off its Gold Distance Card through July 4, 2018. Price for the Silver level program is $25,000 plus 7.5% Federal Excise Tax (FET) while Gold runs $100,000 plus FET.
The Airstream Jets Distance Card program uses a mileage-based formula, instead of hours
Florida-based Airstream Jets is offering discounts and upgrades for buyers of its jet card program, but the offer is very short term, ending April 17, 2018. The Distance Card uses a mileage-based formula to calculate trip costs eschewing the standard hourly formula used by programs that offer fixed one-way pricing.
In the world of private jet charter and Jet Cards where credit cards aren’t always accepted, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may play an important role
As we have previously reported, more and more private charter companies are accepting cryptocurrencies for payment, however, Florida-based Airstream Jets has said its first Jet Card via the new blockchain based way of payments. The Jet Card was sold to the CEO of a new hedge fund for crypto-based investing on February 16th, but not previously disclosed.
The Florida-based Jet Card seller calculates flight charges by the mile instead of the hour
Airstream Jets, which sells Jet Cards charging by the mile, instead of the hour, is offering $750 off Silver Distance Card and $4,000 off a Gold Distance Card through February 14, 2018. The savings represent a 4% discount from the regular buy-in prices of $25,000 and $100,000 respectively.
The answer is sometimes, and yes you can save money, but you need to be flexible
By various estimates, 30% to 50% of the private jet charter fleet flies empty. Why? Unlike airlines which schedule aircraft and then sell seats knowing at all times where planes are supposed to be and how many people are booked to be flying, in private aviation, the jets are waiting to go and pick up passengers willing to pay as much as $15,000 per hour to fly in them. In terms of structure, it’s as different as chalk and cheese.