5 Myths About Private Jet Card Membership Programs

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. 

What Companies Sell Private Jet Card Memberships?

While private aviation has struggled to get back to pre-Recession levels, the number of companies selling Jet Cards has doubled

Since the Great Recession of 2008 private aviation has struggled. Flight hours dropped significantly and now just a decade later are returning to levels equal to before the financial meltdown. Orders and deliveries of new private jets still haven’t recovered, yet one area of private aviation has been growings – Jet Card Memberships. 

StraightLine Private Air Adds New $200,000 Jet Card Membership Level

The Jet Card start-up is focused on turboprops, pistons, very light and light jets

 

Pushed by what founder and CEO Tom Filippini says is strong demand in its first year of operations, Denver-based jet card seller StraightLine Private Air is making a few changes to its programs, including adding a $200,000 tier. Filippini, who didn’t want to disclose the number of members, says interest in the company is based on its somewhat different approach. The provider has also joined the fray with an end of the year offer:  Join by December 31 and receive a 5% bonus up to $10,000.

Flexjet Continues Sponsorship Of The St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship In Aspen

Flexjet sells fractional shares and jet cards. It recently added the Gulfstream G650 to its fleet.

 

Flexjet LLC said it is continuing its sponsorship as official Aviation Partner for the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship taking place December 14-17, 2017. Flexjet once again will sponsor the defending championship-winning Flexjet Polo Team. 

How To Find Your True Hourly Rate When Choosing A Jet Card Program

Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work

You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79. 

Directional Aviation’s Skyjet Launches First Private Jet Membership Program

Skyjet Explorer will compete in the private jet Membership segment, including Wheels Up, JetSmarter and XOJET

 

Choices, choices, choices. In the private jet card and membership sector, the diversity of offers continues to grow. Directional Aviation yesterday announced it is expanding its coverage of the private aviation travel market by introducing its first pay-as-you-fly membership program. The company, which owns Flexjet, Sentient Jet and Skyjet is using the latter to introduce the new product, billed as Skyjet Explorer. Flexjet sells fractional ownership shares and leases, plus jet cards; Sentient focuses exclusively on jet cards and until now Skyjet had been an on-demand charter provider.