Multiple reports say a JetSmarter scheduled private jet flight on Wednesday from Las Vegas to New York was forced to land in North Platte, Nebraska after a passenger went on a rant
(Updated Sept. 8 at 5:30pm) – A series of disturbing tweets from the alleged suspect are published in full at the end of this article.
According to JetSmarter’s website, the promise is “Network with like-minded individuals, dine on catering and sip champagne while you sit back (all the way back) and enjoy the flight.” That’s not how it went last Wednesday on a flight from Las Vegas to New York aboard a 12-seat private jet operating as a shared charter flight for JetSmarter.
JetClass is carving a niche in semiprivate private jet flights in Europe
Following last week’s bankruptcy of Swiss airline SkyWork, JetClass announced it is starting by-the-seat private jet flights from Bern, Switzerland. JetClass said it has put in place a new on-demand service, accessible through www.jetclass.com/bern, that utilizes the company’s AI-powered software to match passengers with the next available scheduled shared private jet flight.
As JetSuite gets ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2019, it continues a year of big announcements with the appointment of Chung as its president
JetSuite, Inc., a leading operator of private jets and marketer of jet cards has appointed Stephanie Chung as President, effective immediately. According to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, she is an aviation veteran with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and business aviation. In her new position, Chung will oversee all aspects of the company including sales, marketing, revenue management, performance, and guest services for the brand. This appointment makes Chung the first African American and African American female to lead a major private business aviation company.
JetSmarter is seemingly cutting a new path with paid flights and says the transition is going just fine
Despite at least two lawsuits and increasing member discontent, JetSmarter says business is booming in a press release issued today. The company said it is enjoying “triple-digit growth in seat bookings, as the company continues its momentum of dominating the private jet-sharing economy.”
The by-the-seat private jet membership program is being sued for not delivering on its promises of free flights
JetSmarter appears to be headed for stormy skies once again. On Friday a couple from New Jersey filed a lawsuit against the Ft. Lauderdale-based seller of seats on scheduled private jet flights. The complaint by Kathleen and Ronald Jackson alleges they were misled by a salesperson and after spending $23,000 with the promise of free private jet flights, they learned that for the flights they wanted there were, in fact, additional charges – some more than $5,000 per seat, per flight.
The promotion was supposed to end yesterday but has been extended through the end of the month.
JetSmarter gave its members a few more days to get irked with the by-the-seat private jet travel club as it extended its promotion enabling non-members to book at member rates for the rest of the month. Last month JetSmarter announced for the first time non-members could buy seats on its scheduled private jet flights as well as start shared shuttles.
Until July 25, you can buy seats on JetSmarter’s shared private jet flights for the same rates as members
JetSmarter, which recently changed its pricing strategy, is offering a short-term promotion it is terming “Christmas in July.” Under the offer, non-members can books seats on its scheduled private jet shuttles for the same rates as members. A quick search of flights between New York and Florida found one-way rates ranging from $1,250 to $2,500.