Hourly rates from websites and marketing brochures won’t tell you how much your actual flights will cost
Jet cards make flying easy. However, many people make the mistake of using hourly rates from provider websites and marketing brochures to figure out flight costs.
If a program advertises an hourly rate of $5,000, a 90-minute flight should be $7,500. A 30-minute flight would be $2,500. Wrong! Read our in-depth report on jet card pricing here.
The 48-hour jet card sale ends midnight August 30th
Alliance Aviation, the jet card charter brokerage launched in July with several former Dumont Aviation Group executives, is offering five free hours when you buy 50 hours. The short-term 48-hour sale ends midnight on Aug. 30, 2019.
In terms of savings, the five free hours works out to a 10%
bonus, so it is one of the highest value promotions we’ve seen. Typical
discounts or bonuses range between 3-6%. What’s more, the emailed offer allows
you to fund 25 hours now and 25 hours “later.”
While the number of jet cards providers and programs has doubled since the Great Recession, comparing pricing head-to-head used to be difficult…until now
Jet cards are soaring literally with the number of providers and programs more than doubling since the Great Recession. A key tool in the portfolio of private aviation users, jet card membership programs fit snuggly between full and fractional ownership on one side and on-demand charter on the other.
Wholesale Jet Club, which offers both traditional guaranteed availability, fixed-rate jet cards plus a fixed mark-up on-demand charter membership, is getting in on the Black Friday action offering 50% off a one-month membership ($750). You can also buy an annual membership at 20% off ($9,600 for the entire year as opposed to the regular $12,000 price). The offer expires November 26, 2018. Wholesale provides operator pricing with a 3.5% administrative fee.
The jet card broker already offers discounts for roundtrips, hub flights and booking charter flights in advance
Florida-based Airstream Jets which uses a mileage-based model instead of hours for charging clients has added a new Flex Option Discount for its jet card members. Cardholders with flexible travel dates plus or minus one day who select the option will receive a 5% discount on any one-way trip. A seven day lead time is required. Final travel date will be determined no later than 48 hours prior to scheduled departure.