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.

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.

Delta Private Jets’ jet card sale offers over $30,000 in perks

Delta Private Jets

Jet card buyers can earn bonuses of more than 12% between extra funds, free nights at Exclusive Resorts, Apple computers, and more

On the heels of its Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale for its Sky Access empty leg program, Delta Private Jets is rolling out several significant promotions targeting regular jet card users. The deals are all valid through the end of December.

Airstream Jets waives credit card fees on jet cards

Airstream Jets

The jet card broker is dropping its credit card convenience fee through Nov. 14, 2019

In a short-term promotion, jet card broker Airstream Jets is waiving the credit card convenience fee on its Distance Card.

The Distance Card is sold in denominations of $25,000 and $100,000 and unlike the typical hourly rates, it uses flight mileage to calculate costs.

Rates range between $9 and $24 per mile, with a daily minimum of 500 miles.

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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