Departures’ editors pick Legend Award winners in private aviation

The awards include private jet operators, luxury hotels, cruise lines, and architecturally interesting buildings

Departures, a bi-monthly magazine for American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders has published what it is calling, “The Legend Awards.” In terms of how the list was put together, the publisher states, “We’ve sourced the best of the best in luxury offerings in the travel industry this year. And we’re sharing our insights with you.”

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.”

NetJets adds Phenom 300, Citation Sovereign jet cards

Phenom 300 Citation Sovereign

The new NetJets jet cards give it a true light jet and another coast-to-coast option

Private Jet Comparisons has exclusively confirmed NetJets has added the Embraer Phenom 300 light jet (as we reported it would last year) and Cessna Citation Sovereign super-midsize jet to its jet card line-up, although at just over 30,000 pounds maximum takeoff weight it is classifying it as a midsize aircraft.

Both will be sold as Elite Card programs, meaning 24-hour lead-time for reservations with the hourly price including fuel, 7.5% Federal Excise Tax, and deicing. Peak day lead-time is 120 hours with a 25% surcharge.

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.

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