Air Charter Service reports “huge uptake” in capped rate jet cards

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The U.K. private jet charter broker says capped rate jet cards now account for 40% membership sales

Air Charter Service, which sells jet card programs with both U.S. and European service areas, reports its capped rate jet cards now account for 40% of jet card sales. The capped rate product was launched in August 2018.

In a press release, Tim Rees, ACS’s jet card manager, commented, “It’s easy to see the appeal of the Capped Rate Jet Card scheme. It allows clients to budget for the year by giving them a fixed rate, capped price, but allows them to benefit from market prices at the time of booking which generally saves the customer money.”

Privatejet.com sparks a second lawsuit

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Private jet charter broker Fly Victor and its CEO Clive Jackson are the subject of a second lawsuit by Don’t Look Media and Louis Spagnuolo

As the strobe light turns. After filing a lawsuit in June seeking $30 million from U.K.-based private jet charter broker Victor and its founder Clive Jackson over the privatejet.com domain, Don’t Look Media, LLC (DLM), and Louis Spagnuolo have filed a second lawsuit.

This time DLM is seeking $3 million. It alleges Jackson and others of “publicly and falsely accusing it of criminal behavior, and thereby destroying its business’ reputation.”

Magellan Jets expands St. Barts villa partnership

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Jet card and charter broker Magellan Jets is continuing its luxury villa rental partnership with St. Barth Properties

Pricing starts at $88,200 for roundtrip private jet travel from the Northeast U.S., including a one-way villa stay

Magellan Jets will again serve as the preferred private jet provider for St. Barth Properties, the company announced. Packages include pricing for both private jet travel and villa rental, plus extra amenities, and can be customized to your needs.

BlackBird just raised $10 million to be the Uber of private flying…Here’s what I learned from reading the fine print with an aviation attorney

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Blackbird promises to “defy gravity” with inexpensive private flights on private jets, turboprops and piston aircraft. Takeoff with the knowledge that this isn’t a traditional air charter

“We bring you the freedom of flight…No matter who you are, no matter what you do, we all face challenges, obstacles, rules, limitations and frustrations—this daily struggle is gravity that pulls us down and tries to keep us from reaching our potential. Together we will defy gravity.” – BlackBird website

I leased a private aircraft and hired a pilot in less than 10 minutes. Was it legal?

On March 12, 2019, I received a press release from BlackBird CEO and founder Rudd Davis. It was titled, “We just raised $10 million to bring you more freedom.”

It read, “We started BlackBird to make personal aviation as accessible and affordable as driving.  Today, I’m excited to announce, we’ve taken another huge step toward making this a reality with the close of a $10 million Series A.”

Private Jet Charter Broker vs. Charter Operator

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Charter broker Paramount Business Jets makes a case for the middleman

With the increasing profile of  branded floating fleets – think Delta Private Jets, JetSuite, VistaJet, Dumont Group, TMC, and Jet Edge – Virginia-based Paramount Business Jets issued a press release to highlight the benefits of working through a charter broker instead of directly with an operator.

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