With more than 50 providers and over 300 jet card programs, the 2019 guide to jet cards features several important time-saving improvements
From the Editor
The third edition of Private Jet Card Comparisons, this one for 2019, is now live and available for paid subscribers. The completely updated version features more important details that you can’t get from the websites of most providers, and for the first time ever features a price comparison tool. It brings eight providers that have launched guaranteed availability, fixed-rate jet cards since the beginning of 2018, including four new to this year’s guide (We included the others when they launched, part of our mission to keep the guide updated throughout the year). This year’s version represents the culmination of a project that began in the beginning of August and wasn’t completed until about sometime in the second half of last night’s National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson.
While there are reasons to use jet cards and on-demand charter, there are a number of key selling points for jet cards
The age-old question of jet cards versus on-demand charter sees advocates of each dig their heels in. While many jet card providers also sell on-demand charter, many brokers only sell ad-hoc charters and don’t offer a jet card membership option. Their main arguments against jet cards are tying up your money with six-figure deposits and the promise of better pricing. They rightfully point out you need to do due diligence about the financial stability of the company you are giving that money to, or at least make sure there is an escrow account. At the same time, consumers have lost money through bankruptcies of on-demand charter operators.
The only independent guide covering over 45 providers and more than 250 jet card programs, Private Jet Card Comparisons does not sell or market subscriber contact information
Private Jet Card Comparisons has added five new jet card providers to its comparisons which compare over 250 programs by more than 65 variables from pricing to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards. Barron’s has described the website as the Kelley Blue Book for consumers who want to know before they buy. The new providers are DashJet, GrandView Aviation, Jet Logic, LunaJets, and Outlier Jets. Each company has completed the comprehensive spreadsheet detailing policies and pricing of their programs, available to paid subscribers.
Air Charter Services, Jetlogic and JetSuite are the most recent additions to the over three dozen providers that sell jet cards with both fixed rates and guaranteed availability
Private Jet Card Comparisons has identified over 65 variables between the over 40 jet card providers and 250 programs we track, and while some points are not important to everyone, each variable can impact the programs that best fit your needs. That said, some variables are universally important, two of the biggest ones being guaranteed availability and a fixed one-way hourly rate.
The two-year deal comes on the heels Delta Private Jets making several changes to its popular jet card program
Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) announced a new two-year agreement with Delta Private Jets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, to be the official private jet carrier and presenting sponsor of the show’s Windward VIP Club, according to a press release.