The two-year deal comes on the heels Delta Private Jets making several changes to its popular jet card program
Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) announced a new two-year agreement with Delta Private Jets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, to be the official private jet carrier and presenting sponsor of the show’s Windward VIP Club, according to a press release.
The management fleet jet card provider is increasing its entry price by $50,000
Delta Private Jets (DPJ) has increased its entry-level program to $150,000 from $100,000 we have confirmed. From what we’ve seen hourly rates are increasing too, as is the segment minimum from 60 to 72 minutes, although it looks like the standard 12 minutes of taxi time is now part of that calculation. It also appears surcharges for international flights are on the way up. We’re waiting to get all the details but wanted to give you the heads up.
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.
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.
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.