Users get comparisons of jet card providers, flight pricing, charter brokers and aircraft performance
For corporate travel managers and luxury travel advisors, sourcing the best private aviation solutions can often be a challenge. To assist the trade, independent buyer’s guide Private Jet Card Comparisons now offers a suite of reference information. The service is designed to help advisors and corporate managers find the best solutions for their customers and employees.
There are over 50 different brands selling private jet memberships. Here’s a look at who’s behind these providers.
Since the Great Recession, the number of jet card sellers has more than doubled. During the same period, annual deliveries of new jets remain about 40% below record levels. The number of national fractional share providers is down to just two, NetJets and Flexjet, both selling jet cards too. In Jet Card Buyer’s Tip #1, we look at the breadth of companies selling jet cards.
The only independent guide covering over 45 providers and more than 250 jet card programs, Private Jet Card Comparisons does not sell or market subscriber contact information
Private Jet Card Comparisons has added five new jet card providers to its comparisons which compare over 250 programs by more than 65 variables from pricing to aircraft and pilot sourcing standards. Barron’s has described the website as the Kelley Blue Book for consumers who want to know before they buy. The new providers are DashJet, GrandView Aviation, Jet Logic, LunaJets, and Outlier Jets. Each company has completed the comprehensive spreadsheet detailing policies and pricing of their programs, available to paid subscribers.
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.
An accidental success, Wise Bread has ranked Private Jet Card Comparisons as #8 on its list of “15 Crazy Money-Making Ideas That Actually Worked”
Yes, Private Jet Card Comparisons was an accident. It came as a result of research we were doing for a Forbes.com story on jet cards. Not content to just cover the first five or six companies we found, we were intrigued as we found more and more jet card sellers. We were intrigued because the private aviation segment was still in a funk. Deliveries of new jets were stagnant. Inventory of old aircraft was at a record high. The number of fractional share sellers was declining to less than a handful, and here we were finding the number of jet card providers had more than doubled since the Great Recession. Today there are more than 250 jet card programs for consumers to choose from.