Airstream Jets launches 2018 rate lock promotion

The mileage-based jet card broker is offering customers who buy now 2018 rates for 2019

 

Airstream Jets is offering a rate lock giving 2018 rates for 2019 when you sign up before the end of the year. Airstream sells in two denominations, $25,000 (Silver Distance Card) and $100,000 (Gold Distance Card), plus the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax.

What goes into the price of a jet card?

Figuring out the hourly cost of a jet card isn’t as straightforward as you might think

 

If you are looking to buy a jet card, chances are you start by comparing price, usually hourly rate. However, all hourly rates are not created equal. If you are shopping for a U.S. program, some jet card providers include the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax in the rates on their website and promotional literature while others don’t. It’s just one example of why it makes sense to make a detailed comparison.

These three companies will build a jet card based on your needs

The custom jet card is here. Air Charter Services, DashJet, and Prive Jets have all launched programs that enable you to tailor a jet card to your specific needs

 

As the number of jet card programs and providers continues to expand because they cards bridge the gap between on-demand charter and full or fractional ownership, the category continues to see healthy innovation. This year three providers – Air Charter Service, DashJet and Prive Jets – have each launched customized jet cards both providing guaranteed availability and fixed one-way rates based on your travel specs.

“Jet Card Pricing: 19 Factors That Impact the Cost of Your Private Jet Flight” is a must-read for private aviation consumers

The book, available on Amazon for $24.95, is free to paid subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons

 

Jet Cards are the fastest-growing segment of private aviation, with the number of providers and programs having more than doubled since the Great Recession. Buyers are moving to these programs due to the short-term commitment of jet cards, fixed hourly rates provided in advance, guaranteed aircraft availability—meaning travelers can always get an aircraft when needed—and avoidance of ferry fees, the charge to reposition planes. Determining how much to pay for a private aircraft, however, is no easy feat and can vary greatly on where and when you are flying. In “Jet Card Pricing: 19 Factors That Impact the Cost of Your Private Jet Flights,” author and jet card expert, Doug Gollan, guides readers through what to consider when determining which jet card program best suits their needs. 

Sentient Jet extends its partnership with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

The jet card broker continues to have a major focus on sponsorships around world-class horse racing

 

Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet said today it will continue as the Official Private Aviation Partner of the 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races (13 Grade 1 events) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held November 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group.