Private Jet Charter: If the price is too good to be true, it might be

The recent JetLux indictment alleging over $2 million in credit card fraud may have been enabled by bargain hunting customers

Private jet charter brokers are often harangued for not having to disclose their mark-ups. The assertion is they are charging whatever the market will support, and savvy customers can negotiate better deals.

Several websites have launched in recent years connecting consumers directly with jet operators, ostensibly cutting out the middleman or at least the commissions. They claim to offer wholesale pricing making money via membership fees.

Of course, if you use them, you need to be experienced enough to know what questions you should be asking the operators to ferret out the flowers from the weeds.

After two high-profile accidents, here are the safety issues that impact turboprop and piston charters and jet cards

King Air 350i PC-12

Recent private air crashes that killed soccer star Sala and one of Russia’s richest women are highlighting a number of safety issues

A world removed from those Gulfstream G650s and Bombardier Global Express private jets you read about in stories about what type of plane Jennifer Lopez or Elon Musk own are turboprops and piston aircraft. They’re also very popular.

Jet Card Buyer’s Tip #6: Roundtrip and One-Way Pricing

private jet one-way and roundtrip pricing

Among the many differences between flying privately and commercially are the rules that govern one-way and roundtrip fares

One regular comment I get from subscribers is that there is a lot of jargon and lingo specific to jet cards and on-demand charter. In some ways one-way pricing may be among the most straightforward, but that’s only because roundtrip is confusing.

Why private jet ownership is becoming an option for 50 hours per year fliers

Farmingdale, Long Island-based Ventura Air is making a case that you don’t need to fly 400 hours per year to own your own private jet

 

It used to be there was a fairly standard way to look at private aviation solutions. If you were flying under 25 hours per year, an on-demand charter was the way to go. Jet cards were for 25 to 50-hour fliers, while those between 50 hours and 400 hours you were in the red zone for fractional ownership and leasing. Only if you or your company needed over 400 private flight hours per year would full ownership make sense. 

XOJET adds Onefinestay as luxury lifestyle partner

XOJET jet card members will get added benefits with the luxury home sharing service

Jet card and on-demand charter broker and operator XOJET continues to add partners to its portfolio with a deal that will provide its Preferred Access and Elite Access the ability to book ocean-side villas, mountain chalets, and country piles, as well as the luxury private homes and apartments in major cities via Onefinestay. They will receive complimentary concierge credits towards in-home massages, private airport transfers, grocery delivery, and other amenities as part of the agreement. 

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