Coronavirus Emergency Planning: Should you buy a Jet Card now?

Coronavirus private jet travel

Jet cards that offer fixed rates and guaranteed availability can be handy in a crisis

– With airlines already reducing flights, access to private aviation could be critical to both your business and family

During natural disasters, particularly before and after hurricanes, we’ve seen again and again how access to private jets can literally be a lifesaver.

However, if private jet access can be a lifeboat, like when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk, when everyone needs a private jet at the same time, capacity isn’t always there.

Jet Card Insider: Outlier Jets offers a user-friendly membership program

Outlier Jets

Two-year-old Outlier Jets claims to already have close to 200 jet card members. It’s now offering guaranteed WiFi on its Elite cards

It’s often easy to forget both McDonald’s and Starbucks started with a single location. And, of course, everyone knows the story of Apple and HP, each beginning from garages in Silicon Valley.

Likewise, in private aviation, not everything that gets big starts big, particularly in the brokerage area where there are few barriers to entry, knowledge not necessarily being one of them. However, if you look at Barbara Corcoran, even if you don’t own product, but serve as a middle man, it’s still entirely possible to reach lofty heights.

It’s hard to tell if two-year-old Naples, Florida-based Outlier Jets will someday become a well-known brand in the jet card and on-demand private jet space, however, it’s off to a good start.

Sentient Jet sets February new member jet card offer

Sentient Jet

Sentient is highlighting some of its many lifestyle partnerships in a leap year February offer

In terms of going beyond offering private jet flights with luxury and lifestyle partnerships, Sentient Jet is known for its comprehensive offers.

To celebrate Leap Year, it is proposing a special February 29, 2020. The offer is for new members who buy a jet card before Feb. 18.

Buying a Jet Card: What to know before you call

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Taking a few minutes to assess your needs before contacting jet card providers will help them help you

Jet cards make private jet charter easy. Many cards offer fixed rates and guaranteed availability.

That means as long as you call, email, text or tap your app based on the rules of your program, you know what you will be paying in advance.

By far, most complaints I get are from buyers who didn’t do proper research or hadn’t thoroughly considered their needs before buying

That said, everyone’s needs are slightly different.

To get the best assistance, I recommend considering the following before you call or request information.

How safe is your private jet company?

Private jet safety

Magellan Jets has issued a white paper on what you should know about private aviation safety

Boston-based jet card and on-demand charter broker Magellan Jets has added to its library of educational white papers for private jet fliers with a white paper titled, “How Safe Is Your Private Aviation Company?”

Magellan’s report notes when it comes to providing safe private jet flights, “You can bet that every operator out there will make this same claim. But are they all the same? How can you ensure that a private aviation operator is walking the walk when it comes to safety?”

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