Don’t believe articles that technology is lowering private jet prices. Promises of cheap private jet travel are often based on misleading press releases and a lack of knowledge
Promises of cheap private jet flights invoking Uber analogies and claiming technology breakthroughs that lower charter costs are common themes of uninformed coverage. The articles are wrong. Apps don’t impact how much you will pay. In fact, most online pricing tools for private jets don’t even give you hard quotes. They are simply tools to capture your contact information so sales reps can follow-up.
Much of the charter rates you see online are estimates. And for every slick app, you’ll find if you aren’t familiar with the industry’s ins and outs, it’s easy to make big mistakes when buying private flights. With COVID-19 causing more consumers to shop for private aviation options, if you are serious, buyer beware.
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Ad hoc charters can be a pain. Every trip calling a couple of brokers to get quotes, and then comparing the terms, including cancelation policies. And of course, it’s always, plus, plus, plus. And then what happens if there is the operator cancels because of a mechanical or sick pilot? Last-minute re-quotes can be expensive.
Private jet charter broker PrivateFly has released data on charter pricing, as well as preferred cabin size and jet models
While Brexit and some of Europe’s sputtering economies may be making headlines in the business press, Directional Aviation’s PrivateFly said it enjoyed a 26% jump for flights in Europe during the third quarter of 2019, compared to last year.
Adam Twidell, PrivateFly’s CEO said, “Demand growth was generated from new and existing PrivateFly clients, and from our extended OneSky family (and) Our market-leading pricing, including the certainty offered by our fixed-route City Pairs offer on the Nextant 400XTi and Legacy 600.”
The company also released data on charter pricing, as well as preferred cabin size, jet models, and demographics.
According to PrivateFly, the Top 10 destinations for its clients is led by London, followed by New York, Nice, Ibiza, Paris, Milan, Palma de Mallorca, Zurich, Olbia, and Cannes.
While a one-off short flight on a light jet might be had for as little as $5,000, you can also buy a new $70 million ultra-long-haul private jet. We look at the options, including full ownership, fractional shares and leases, jet cards and on-demand charter
The cost of a private jet varies widely, from owning an entire aircraft to chartering on-demand. But what are the options?
Fractional ownership and leases and jet cards have become a popular middle ground, providing convenience and consistent experience in many ways offering the best of either full ownership or on-demand charter.
However, figuring out the right solution isn’t necessarily based only on flight hours. Current U.S. tax benefits of full or fractional ownership can tilt the scale in their favor, particularly if most of your flying is for business.
The broker jet card provider has joined the end of year promotional train
Air Partner has joined the end of the year fray of jet card deals and offers, and also set last-minute New Year’s Eve pricing and customizable itineraries, according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons.
Delta Private Jets holds its one-day-only $5,000 sale for its Sky Access empty leg program today while Wholesale Jet Club and Jettly wind down their weekend promotions
PrivateFly and Magellan Jets are both offering deals if you book an on-demand charter today on Cyber Monday. In the case of PrivateFly, you can get $750 off your next private jet charter flight. You need to book by 11:59pm tonight and take-off before April 30th, 2019. Book online or call (866) 726-1222. A minimum spends of $7,500 (or equivalent currency) applies. The Offer can only be used once per booking and is not applicable on helicopter flights or additional services, such as car transfers.
PrivateFly recommends the best airports to use and gives you some on-demand charter quotes so you can budget your trips
Earlier this week Amazon announced their second headquarters location will be split between Long Island City in Queens, New York, Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. If you do business with the online retailer of everything, jet card and charter broker PrivateFly ran some numbers so you can budget those private jet flights for your future meetings.