The private jet card provider announced former Virgin Australia COO Gary Hammes as its new boss.
According to a press release issued earlier today, Delta Private Jets has named Gary Hammes as President of the private jet operator. Hammes, the company said, will be responsible for “both financial and operational performance, growing the Delta Private Jets brand and the seamless travel solution, and transforming the customer service platform.” He replaces David Sneed who left without a formal announcement last month. Sneed’s departure was exclusively reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons on June 21, 2017.
In another blow to the private jet share social network, JetSmarter lost its home rental partner and board member Bradley Stewart, the CEO of XOJET
So the news about JetSmarter this week is that its short-lived entry into enticing its members to also rent homes through ThirdHome, announced Feb. 27, is kaput. By the way, there’s more big news coming next week, but we’ll get to that later.
David Sneed, the hard-charging President and COO of Delta Private Jets (DPJ), left the subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc. several weeks ago. While officials from DPJ didn’t respond to a request for comment, Private Jet Card Comparisons understands a new leader will be announced in the next couple weeks. Sneed’s profile is no longer on the DPJ website.
Does JetSmarter take American Express? It should be a simple yes or no answer. Right? Well, apparently not. During my first email interview with JetSmarter CEO Sergey Petrossov I asked the question after reading that the private jet membership program had stopped accepting Amex as a form of payment.
With various user websites such as Flyertalk chattering about changes to JetSmarter’s shuttle services, helicopter transfers and that it no longer accepts American Express, Private Jet Card Comparisons reached out to the private aviation seller. We emailed the below questions to CMO Ronn Torossian, and their PR company responded in writing with answers attributed to CEO and Founder Sergey Petrossov. We also reached out to American Express but didn’t receive a response. JetSmarter did not answer our question as to change in overall shuttle flight volume year over year.