Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work
You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79.
Private Jet Card Comparisons is the only independent buyer’s guide providing subscribers head-to-head comparisons of over 100 private jet card membership programs in easy-to-use spreadsheets. Compare hourly rates, pricing, fees and more than 65 variables
To find the right jet card program for your needs takes a bit of work. While many buyers rely on recommendations from their friends, your friends’ flying habits are probably different from yours. At the same time, you can have your assistant or finance department do some Google research. They will come back with a handful of randomly selected companies. They then have to spend time filling in request forms with providers and waiting for each jet card seller to send their information. After that, they need to take the collateral and put it into a form where you can start comparing programs which vary widely. What’s more, they will have to spend time going back to providers and asking them for information they didn’t provide.
The private jet card provider announced former Virgin Australia COO Gary Hammes as its new boss.
According to a press release issued earlier today, Delta Private Jets has named Gary Hammes as President of the private jet operator. Hammes, the company said, will be responsible for “both financial and operational performance, growing the Delta Private Jets brand and the seamless travel solution, and transforming the customer service platform.” He replaces David Sneed who left without a formal announcement last month. Sneed’s departure was exclusively reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons on June 21, 2017.
Delta Private Jets’ COO David Sneed outlines why you should buy a jet card from his company in our new series Elevator pitch, a 300 word executive summary by top executives of jet card sellers. You can read the pitch by clicking here. Private Jet Card Comparisons is the only website providing buyers an independent head-to-head comparison in spreadsheet format of over 80 jet card programs covering 65 points of variation from aircraft and pilot sourcing to fees, surcharges, peak days and more.
NetJets and its Marquis Jet Card is the most searched private jet card provider, according to PrivateJetCardComparisons.com one-week after the website’s pre-launch. Founder and Editor-in-Chief Doug Gollan said NetJets was followed by Air Partner, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jet and Flexjet rounding out the five company pages readers visited most often.
“When we created Private Jet Card Comparisons we saw a need in the market. Only 3% of jet card buyers use a consultant, and there was no other independent guide that offered comprehensive head-to-head comparisons in an easy-to-use spreadsheet format,” said Gollan. “Most of the time selecting a jet card or prepaid charter program came down to the recommendation of a friend, a previous experience or having an assistant do a Google search looking for a couple companies.”
While private jet card users often spend between $100,000 and $500,000 per year, a report from Business Jet Traveler shows most program decisions are made without much consideration. Only 3% of private jet card buyers use a consultant. Over 90% make their decisions based on finding a supplier online, an experience with a friend, or the recommendation of a friend. Yet the needs of each private jet user is different.
Delta Private Jets is making it easier and more luxurious to connect between its private jet flights and flights operated by its parent, Delta Air Lines. The private jet provider has been seeking to leverage its affiliation with one of the world’s largest commercial airlines, last fall enabling members of the Skymiles program to begin redeeming miles for private jet cards.