Chicago-based private aircraft management company Priester Aviation is launching an invitation-only jet card
After testing jet card offerings in Chicago and Dallas earlier this year, Priester Aviation is now rolling out its entry into the increasingly crowded jet card market. According to an email received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, the program named Centerline will be “by invitation only” and is targeted “for the world’s most discerning traveler.” Since the Great Recession, the number of jet card providers has more than doubled with over 40 sellers and over 250 different programs. Jet cards as a product type are increasingly coming in more flavors, including dynamic pricing and denominations starting at five hours. Earlier today, Wheels Up announced it will launch a membership program next year targeting fliers who need less than 10 hours per year. On the other end of the market, there are jet cards with published pricing up to 100 hours.
Air Charter Service recently introduced a new jet card product with guaranteed availability and a maximum hourly price
Air Charter Service has placed 29th in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list, published in last Sunday’s edition of the weekly newspaper with the company’s sales grew by 39% to £479 million ($553 million). The list, produced every year since 2004, and ranks Britain’s top 250 mid-market private companies by their revenues over the previous year, from published accounts.
Air Charter Services, Jetlogic and JetSuite are the most recent additions to the over three dozen providers that sell jet cards with both fixed rates and guaranteed availability
Private Jet Card Comparisons has identified over 65 variables between the over 40 jet card providers and 250 programs we track, and while some points are not important to everyone, each variable can impact the programs that best fit your needs. That said, some variables are universally important, two of the biggest ones being guaranteed availability and a fixed one-way hourly rate.
With Guaranteed Availability and Fixed One-Way Rates, Jet Cards show their value against On-Demand Charter
You’re not from Philadelphia or New England. You don’t want to go Minneapolis to watch the Super Bowl. You want to get away from the cold to catch some sun. Or maybe you want to hit the slopes for the weekend. On-Demand Charter brokers like to call Jet Cards overpriced charter, and without doubt, you can sometimes get lower prices from shopping the charter market compared to your Jet Card. With the upcoming Super Bowl, we did a Private Jet Card Comparisons big battle pitting Jet Cards against On-Demand Charter.
Of the 65 variables covered by Private Jet Card Comparisons, guaranteed availability and hourly rate are two important criteria
When you are buying a private jet card, how important are guaranteed availability and guaranteed hourly rate? How useful is it when you are trying to get out ahead of a hurricane? It turns out, they are both very good things. With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, we checked in with a few of the companies covered by Private Jet Card Comparisons’ head-to-head comparison spreadsheets.