Air Partner restructures its jet card program

Air Partner

The jet card broker is consolidating to have just one published program for each cabin size category – light, midsize, super-midsize, and large jet

U.K.-based private jet broker Air Partner, which offers fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet cards for service areas in Europe, including the U.K., the Middle East, and North America, is phasing out its JetCard Sterling as a published offering.

The Sterling level program offers aircraft averaging 10 years old but didn’t guarantee the age of planes, so inventory included pre-2000 model private jets.

With the move, it will now offer singular pricing based exclusively on aircraft that meet its sourcing standards, instead of offering two levels of pricing, one for newer and the other for older jets.

Vista Global’s XO is now offering empty legs to non-members

After the June merger of JetSmarter and XOJET, the new FlyXO.com has been tweaking the jet sharing part of its offering

Vista Global is continuing to put its stamp on its XO brand since merging JetSmarter and XOJET at the beginning of the summer. First, it added JetSmarter’s jet sharing functionality to the former XOJET dynamic jet card pricing memberships.

The move meant that XO Select and Signature memberships could all of a sudden share seats on flights they had booked with their deposits. Elite members who get fixed rates can’t share seats on those flights, but otherwise, get all the perks a JetSmarter member received.

XO also tweaked Select Access and non-member options. In essence, there are two versions of Select Access. But the big news is non-members can now book seats on at least some empty legs.

JetSuite launches U.S. Open tennis VIP access for SuiteKey members

JetSuite Experiences by Embark Beyond offers customers bespoke travel experiences, including special access at major sporting and cultural events

Dallas-based charter operator JetSuite is offering its customers VIP access to the U.S. Open tennis championship being held in New York City August 26 through September 8, 2019.

SuiteKey jet card members and on-demand charter customers can take advantage of the JetSuite Experiences program to attend the Open with premium seating, luxury hotel suites, player meet and greets, official after parties, and opportunities to show off their skills at the USTA National Tennis Center.

The U.S. Open offerings are part of a broad partnership with Embark, the luxury travel agency, launched in May. Last year, JetSuite relaunched its jet card program offering gourmet catering and perks for top tier members, including free helicopter transfers via Blade.

Vault Aviation launches a capped fixed-rate jet card

Dallas, Texas-based on-demand charter broker Vault Aviation is launching a new jet card concept that combines the guarantees of a traditional jet card program with the elements of on-demand charter

 

Officially launched yesterday, the Vault MAX Jet Card offers fixed hourly rates on light, midsize, super midsize and heavy cabin jets for flights in the continental United States. According to a press release announcing the new program, “When able, Vault will offer MAX Jet Card clients an On Demand rate that is below their fixed hourly rate maximum.” U.K.-based Air Charter Service launched a similar jet card earlier this year where your contracted fixed rate serves as a ceiling. 

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