The future of Jet Cards: You can’t always get what you want

Barbarians at the Gate

Jet cards 2.0: As Mick Jagger advises, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”

Barring some calamity that sends demand for private jet travel into a downward spiral, jet cards and memberships will look very different. You already see the ghost of jet cards’ future via recent changes.

FlyExclusive revamps Club jet card program

FlyExclusive interior

FlyExclusive revamps jet card program with new pricing structure, expanded fixed-rate service area, no daily minimums

FlyExclusive, which launched its Club jet card program early last year, is making major revisions to the program. Flyers may view the changes as a mixed bag based on their travel patterns.

Private jet companies large and small have big fleet growth plans

Jet Edge private jets

Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets

Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.

Record Demand Means A New Normal, New Rules For Private Jet Flyers

private jets in Miami

From operators to brokers and across private aviation, here’s why your flight was delayed and how you can minimize disruptions

You’re busy. You’re paying a lot of money to fly privately so you can save time and not be inconvenienced. If you have experienced delays and service lapses – or have flights booked in the next few weeks or possibly months, I’ll start with the bottom line: Private aviation is not immune to the same issues that businesses across America and around the world are experiencing.

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