Delta Private Jets sets jet card offer for Saks Fifth Avenue customers

Offer benefits are worth at least $13,185 on a $150,000 jet card providing an 8.8% added value

Delta Private Jets has teamed with Saks Fifth Avenue in an “Open the door to luxury” promotion. The offer targets customers of the retailer.

The offer is valid through Dec. 31, 2019. It provides extra value for all Delta Private Jets products: jet cards, on-demand charter, and its Sky Access empty leg program.

Delta Private Jets triples its long range private jet fleet

Jet card and charter operator Delta Private Jets is expanding its fleet of long-range private jets adding a Dassault Falcon and three Gulfstreams

Delta Private Jets has added three long-range Gulfstream aircraft and a Dassault Falcon 900 to its fleet of managed private jets, the company said, citing “response to customer demand for more options to experience the ultimate in-flight luxury and private jet access.”

“Our customers have told us they love our products and want a similar experience for longer-range flights,” said Rex Bevis, president and CFO, adding, “These new aircraft will provide that choice, and position Delta Private Jets as a market leader in making long-range private jet travel readily available for customers.”

Delta Private Jets gets a new boss

Longtime CFO Rex Bevis has been named President

The executive shuttle between Atlanta and Erlanger, Kentucky was busy again recently. Longtime Delta Private Jets CFO and executive vice president is now president replacing Jeff Mihalic who had been president and CEO.

Jet Card Insider: Why Delta Private Jets is a program you should know about

Delta Private Jets

From its humble start, like its parent in the commercial segment, Delta Private Jets is now a power player in jet cards

I’m surprised how many subscribers, virtually all who currently fly privately aren’t familiar with Delta Private Jets, didn’t know they sell jet cards or had some other misperception. It could be that while it’s an asset to trade on such a powerful brand as Delta, it also makes it harder to make a name for yourself and stand apart from the mother ship.

Delta Private Jets signs Greg Norman as 2019 brand ambassador

June 2019 private jet flights

Golf and business legend and businessman Greg Norman will be promoting the jet card and on-demand charter operator

Delta Private Jets announced today that legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman, known as “The Great White Shark” has signed on as a brand ambassador for 2019. Delta Private Jets is a leading private jet management company selling both on-demand charter and jet cards on its fleet of approximately 80 aircraft.

Aircraft sourcing for jet cards from NetJets to boutique brokers

There are multiple ways jet card companies source aircraft. Here’s your guide to the differences and how they matter

Where does your jet card get the airplanes that will fly you?

There are over 50 companies that offer jet cards and while some buyers care only about price, as in the lowest hourly rate, at least at the beginning of their search, I find most subscribers end up taking a more holistic view. For one reason, just looking at the hourly rate can be misleading. Some jet cards quote rates inclusive of the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax while others aren’t. Some programs also have surcharges for fuel, CPI escalators, extra fees for using busy airports, and many have varying peak-day surcharges. If you fly out of your primary service area, your fixed rate may no longer apply, and you may have to pay ferry fees and extra charges, so while some programs have global service areas, others are regional or national. 

Who pays for deicing a private jet? With some programs you do!

private jet deicing

Deicing can run up to $10,000 per incidence, so if you are doing a lot of winter flying, it’s something you should consider when comparing jet cards

 

If you’ve mainly flown commercially, on a corporate jet or with friends, you may not have thought about deicing in terms of who’s paying for it. So you bought a jet card. Congratulations – you just made your life easier for you and whoever will be flying with you! As you sit in the FBO on a cold winter’s day and watch the truck pull up next to your jet, you might think, “Geez, I’m glad I’m not that guy on the boom lift. It must be cold up there!” You may not have realized that what was coming out of the hose was not just fluid, but money, possibly yours. Chances are you won’t find out about it until you get your monthly statement weeks late. I say possibly because some jet card programs include deicing and others don’t.

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