Sky Access features a 24-hour call out compared to 10 hours for Delta’s Jet Cards and all the empty legs you can fly for $8,500 upfront and a $6,000 renewal
Delta Private Jets has launched Sky Access, a new online membership program that offers members unlimited access to empty leg flights in addition to a fixed hourly rate for regular on-demand private jet travel. Members of Sky Access are able to book empty legs giving them the entire aircraft, not having to share it with others. Membership is priced at $8,500 for the first year and renewal at $6,000.
The private aviation subsidiary of Delta Air Lines is offering two tickets to the big game in Minneapolis for folks who buy $250,000 jet cards
Much of Delta Private Jets’ (DPJ) recent focus seemed to be around letting everyone know there was a strong connection with the mother ship, Delta Air Lines. While DPJ customers have long earned Medallion frequent flier status, a new feature allows members to use SkyMiles to buy jet cards. Since you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to SkyMiles, for people who run up millions of dollars in annual spending, it was a very interesting way to use what might sometimes seem like an insurmountable pile of points.
If 2017 was the year of the Jet Card with big sales increases, new entrants and new products, 2018 may hold even more twists and turns
In the spirit of sticking out our neck and hoping you don’t look back at our predictions come New Year’s 2019, we have looked into our crystal ball and assembled five trends we think are worth paying attention to if you are shopping for a Jet Card.
The private aviation definition of a roundtrip is different than commercial airlines, but you can find discounts as high as 40%
When buying a jet card we always say it pays to do some homework upfront from a multitude of reasons. Some of it involves kicking the tires of the providers, comparing their standards for sourcing airplanes and flight crew, assessing who they are, how long they’ve been around and so forth. However, in making the best decision it really helps if you can as best possible map out the trips you expect to be taking, and yes, how many people are traveling, but also how long each trip is and if it includes multiple stops, the time between each flight segment.
If you assume that all jet card programs are similar, you are making a mistake. Here are some common misperceptions.
In a decade where private jet flying has had to gradually climb back to pre-2008 recession levels and delivery of new aircraft has yet to reach those historic heights, the number of jet card providers has more than doubled. Why? Jet cards provide an experience as close as you can get to whole or fractional aircraft ownership without the same financial or long-term commitment. It’s also easier than on-demand charter where each time you are comparing aircraft served up by your broker and then having to worry about ferry fees and if you are making late plans, wiring money, particularly on holidays.