Magellan Jets adds pay-as-you-go options, fine-tunes jet card offering

Magellan Jets

The jet card broker is following the trend to attract new fliers by lowering the price of entry

A year after relaunching its jet card program under the Elevate brand, Boston-based Magellan Jets is doing away with the name, keeping many of the good changes, and seemingly adding more. It’s also launching two pay-as-you-go membership options.

How to understand Jet Card pricing

Jet Card Pricing and Cost

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.

Sentient Jet launches new ad campaign as first-time buyers soar

Sentient Jet

Over 50% of private jet flight hours sold since the beginning of April were to new customers

Jet card leader Sentient Jet today offered more evidence that private jet travel is set to get a boost from first-timers.

The unit of Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight said over 50% of the more than 5,000 private jet flight hours it sold since the beginning of April were to first-time customers. Private Jet Card Comparisons estimates that equates to around $15 million in purchases from new members.

Concord Private Jets gives preferred payment terms to JetSuite cardmembers

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SuiteKey members can join Concord’s jet card program with a reduced deposit of $25,000

Long Island, New York-based private jet card broker Concord Private Jets is offering JetSuite customers preferred payment terms.

Concord Private Jets rates were already among the lowest in the industry at $4,300 per hour for light jets, $,5400 for midsize, and $6,750 for super-midsize aircraft.

Alliance Aviation cuts rates, terms for JetSuite jet card customers

Alliance Aviation

SuiteKey customers can fly at discounted jet card rates on a pay-as-you-go basis through the end of 2020

Alliance Aviation, a charter and jet card broker affiliated with Part 135 operator Wing Aviation Group, is upping the battle for JetSuite’s SuiteKey jet card customers. JetSuite filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week after grounding its fleet.

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