PrivateFly partners with Elizabeth Taylor hideaway Casa Kimberly for $50,000 luxury trip

The itinerary is being offered from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, and the aircraft cost may vary based on the departure city, availability, group size and type of jet

 

On-demand charter and jet card broker PrivateFly and Casa Kimberly, luxury boutique hotel, built from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s longtime home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will collaborate on a romantic travel itinerary, according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. 

Jet Card Insider takes a detailed look at the Distance Card from Airstream Jets

The first and only mileage based jet card has a number of interesting features beyond its unique mileage-based approach

 

If the founder of Airstream Jets, Peter Maestrales, had made it to the major leagues, there may never have been a mileage-based jet card. Happily, as he was winding down an eight-year professional baseball career that saw him play in the Olympics he decided to return to his other passion, private aviation, following in the footsteps of his father. In this Jet Card Insider, we give you a detailed look at the company’s two card programs, including their strengths and weaknesses. To read the full Jet Card Insider report click here.

 

Executive AirShare rebrands as Airshare with eyes towards Chicago, Nashville and Teterboro

The Kansas-based regional fractional share, lease and jet card company plans to focus on building its Phenom 100 and 300/300E fleet, increase management contracts and enter major markets

 

Executive AirShare is now Airshare, rebranding for what the company calls a “new era of providing the most cost-effective option in private aviation for both business and leisure customers.” In a press release, the company said, “The new name represents the company’s desire to aggressively expand their client base by attracting more leisure customers, in addition to increasing recall among their core business targets. The evolution of the brand reaffirms Airshare’s commitment to shareowners in delivering greater productivity at a lower cost per hour the more they fly.” 

VistaJet is using fine dining to highlight its high-quality approach to the market

A new Chairman’s Menu is being rolled out to help underscore that for a segment of the market private jet travel is not a commodity

 

Aldo Gucci of the famed fashion house once said, “The quality is remembered long after price is forgotten,” a phrase also attributed to Sir Frederick Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls-Royce. The carmaker is also credited with the lesser known, “Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it. Accept nothing right or good enough.” Either would have fit in nicely at VistaJet, the global private jet operator which has carved a niche by targeting customers who want more than just a private jet. 

Priester Aviation is launching a jet card membership program (updated)

Chicago-based private aircraft management company Priester Aviation is launching an invitation-only jet card

 

After testing jet card offerings in Chicago and Dallas earlier this year, Priester Aviation is now rolling out its entry into the increasingly crowded jet card market. According to an email received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, the program named Centerline will be “by invitation only” and is targeted “for the world’s most discerning traveler.” Since the Great Recession, the number of jet card providers has more than doubled with over 40 sellers and over 250 different programs.  Jet cards as a product type are increasingly coming in more flavors, including dynamic pricing and denominations starting at five hours. Earlier today, Wheels Up announced it will launch a membership program next year targeting fliers who need less than 10 hours per year. On the other end of the market, there are jet cards with published pricing up to 100 hours.