Flexjet moves to FET exempt jet cards

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The fractional share operator is the latest jet card seller to offer an extended tax holiday if you purchase before the CARES Act expires at the end of 2020

Another day, another private aviation provider that is now saying if you buy one of its jet cards before the end of the year, your flights in 2021 and beyond will be free of the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.

Flexjet is now using its private jet fleet to move flight crews

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The second-largest fractional share operator also offers leases and jet cards starting at 25 hours of flight time

The crew ferry program is designed to comply with CDC-recommended group size limits

Flexjet today announced that its pilots and flight crews will no longer rely on commercial airlines to travel to or from flight assignments but instead on Flexjet’s private fleet.

The company said the move is meant to protect the health and safety of Flexjet customers and flight crews during the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Flexjet accepts first Praetor 500 from Embraer

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The midsize private jet is the first in Flexjet’s $1.4 billion order made in October

Flexjet said it has taken delivery of its first Embraer Praetor 500. It is part of a $1.4 billion order announced in October with Embraer Executive Jets. The order includes the Praetor 500 and 600 aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets.

Flexjet is the fleet launch customer for the Praetor 500, expanding its fleet of midsized aircraft. It is also the North American launch customer for the Gulfstream G700.

For Flexjet, Hurricane Dorian continues

The long-running hurricane hit close to the heart as Flexjet helped owners evacuate their extended family from the Bahamas, and now helps with the recovery effort

Executing an operations plan before, during and after a hurricane is not out of the ordinary for most major fleet operators, and Flexjet, the second-largest seller of fractional shares is no exception. However, this time was a bit different, its chief operating officer Megan Wolf tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.

One of the nice things about having access to a private jet is being able to get to places that take more time if you are flying commercially, and so it was that a number Flexjet’s owners had homes in areas of the Bahamas that were hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian.

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