Are you shopping for a jet card by comparing jet card pricing?

Searches for jet cards based on price or cost bring up first page results that date back to 2006, and what’s more, many of the prices you see at first glance don’t include a myriad of fees and extra charges

 

Beyond brand searches for NetJets, Wheels Up, Marquis Jet (it’s now a brand owned by NetJets), JetSuite or Jet Suite, Delta Private Jets, XOJET, Flexjet, Sentient Jet and a few others I was surprised when somebody recently showed that many jet card related searches are based on words like price and cost, and even lowest price. Having spent in large part over the past two years in the deep end of the jet card pool, price, in my opinion, is only moderately relevant. 

A Kentucky Derby price comparison of Jet Cards vs. On-Demand Charter

If you are looking for the lowest price, our fastest two minutes of comparing private aviation options (again) shows an answer that might be a surprise

 

If you are flying between 10 and 100 hours per year (fractional ownership starts at 50 hours and requires a three to five-year commitment plus financing your share) jet cards and on-demand charter are generally the two easiest options. While on-demand charter enables you to choose a specific aircraft, due to operational reasons the aircraft you select sometimes changes, and if your broker is sourcing your plane from a fleet operator, often times your tail number isn’t confirmed until close to your flight time. With jet cards you are more typically buying into a jet size category – Light Jets, Midsize Jets, etc. although some programs offer specific jet types. 

Delta Private Jets enhances its Sky Access empty leg membership program

If you hate the airport, don’t hate the airline. Wholly owned by Delta Air Lines, Delta Private Jets offers on-demand charter, jet cards and a nifty empty leg membership program.

 

Delta Private Jets (DPJ) announced today that it is enhancing its Sky Access membership program by making it easier for members to book empty leg flights and by offering a 20% discount off select, published Delta Air Lines fares to get you home from your empty leg destination. 

Why buying a jet card is not just about hourly rate

Private Jet Card Comparisons has compiled over 65 variables from more than 35 jet card providers covering over 250 programs and put it all into easy-to-use spreadsheets

 

Imagine having to contact 35 different companies and requesting detailed answers about program policies and fees that go beyond the marketing collateral most send out, then having to put it into spreadsheets so you can compare the offerings. Private Jet Card Comparisons has done it for you with more than 250 programs, each with different offerings, all in one place to make comparing easy for you. 

Private Jet Card Comparisons celebrates its 1st anniversary as the only independent buyer’s guide to jet card programs

Comparing more than 250 jet card programs across 65+ variables, Private Jet Card Comparisons puts over 1,000 hours of our research at your fingertips

 

As Private Jet Card Comparisons completes its first year of operations, I wanted to take a moment to thank our team, the over 35 jet card companies who endorse transparency and consumer power by providing the detailed information we request about their programs we then format and provide to you, and of course your readership and the positive feedback you’ve generously given us.