Comparing Jet Card website or brochure hourly rates won’t tell you how much your fights will actually cost
How much will my private jet flight cost?
Here’s what you need to know about actual flight pricing when buying private jet membership programs
Welcome to Jet Card Pricing 101. Pull up a chair and give me 10 minutes. Get ready to look at a bunch of numbers and tables. It might be a bit confusing, It might border on dull. However, it will likely save you tens of thousands of dollars on your private flights each year.
Choosing the wrong jet card or private jet membership program can easily cost you over $25,000 in unnecessary fees and surcharges
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We’ve gathered and constantly update over 40,000 data points on jet cards and private jet memberships, so you don’t have to. With our easy-to-filter Excel spreadsheet, compare over 50 companies and more than 250 programs by 65 + variables in minutes to find the best fit for your flying patterns. NEW: Find programs with Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe, Transatlantic, and Global fixed rates.
Compare apples to apple Jet Card pricing in seconds with our exclusive QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING tool that factors in charges for deicing, taxi time, daily and segment minimums, peak day surcharges, fuel surcharges, FET, and membership fees based on your annual flight hours. Compare jet card prices to on-demand charter quotes to see what’s best for you. Our FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP CALCULATOR enables you to figure your true hourly rates for fractional ownership, factoring residual value and monthly management fees.
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Safety – Aircraft and Operator Sourcing Standards, and Pilot Experience
Pricing – Purchase Price, Hourly Rates, and Pricing Methodology
Flexibility – Lead time for Reservations and Cancellations, Applicable Aircraft, Seating Capacity, and Service Area
Stability – Ownership, Company History, Headcount, Refund Options, and Escrow Account Options
Aircraft Type – NEW – Search by Cabin Category or Specific Aircraft Type, including ability to upgrade or downgrade based on your needs for that trip
Details That Matter – Insurance, WiFi, Pets Policies, Service Recovery, Initiation Fees, Annual and Monthly Dues, CPI Escalators, Fuel Surcharges, De-icing, Peak Day Charges, Taxi Time, Segment, Daily Minimums, Roundtrip Discounts, Carbon Offsets, Empty Leg Discounts, Jet Sharing and By-the-Seat, Crypto Acceptance
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Compare apples to apple pricing in seconds with our new QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING tool that factors in charges for deicing, taxi time, daily and segment minimums, peak day surcharges, fuel surcharges FET, and membership fees based on your annual flight hours.
Our exclusive FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP CALCULATOR enables you to figure out actual hourly rates based on residual value.
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It used to take days and even weeks of research to collect information about jet cards
Then you had to compare prices & information from company marketing brochures, creating your own spreadsheets
Next, you had to go back to the various private jet companies asking for information not in their collateral or on their websites
By gathering the information for you in a spreadsheet format, when Private Jet Card Comparisons launched in 2017, we cut the comparing process to under an hour
Now, with Private Jet Card Comparisons 2.0, you can search our database by over 65 variables to find the jet card and private jet membership programs that best match your needs in minutes.
By a specific company from more than 50 providers
Providers you are considering side-by-side
Ownership structure and company size
Types of aircraft offered, seat guarantees
Upgrade and downgrade options
Service areas and destination surcharges
Hourly rates, fuel surcharges, and other extra fees such as deicing
How trips are priced – estimated or actual flight time, mileage or dynamic pricing
Refund policy and escrow account options to protect your money
Peak days and peak day surcharges
Roundtrip and long-flight discounts
Lead time for bookings and cancelations
Segment and daily minimums
Policies for bringing pets
The minimum age for unaccompanied minors
Lifestyle perks and related partnerships
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In less time than it takes to request and receive price information from a single jet card provider, Private Jet Card Comparisons enables you to compare over 250 programs from more than 50 providers by 65+ variables, all so you can find the best solutions for your private flying needs!
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Private Jet Card Comparisons Timeline
2017Private Jet Card Comparisons launches with easy-to-use spreadsheets capturing over 40,000 data points across 65 variables, cutting research time from days and weeks to under an hour. The subscription fee is set at $250.
2018 – VIP JET CARD DECIDER provides a personalized service provides a custom analysis for subscribers added at no additional charge.
2019 – BEST CHARTER BROKERS GUIDE added with 85+ vetted brokerages, including third-party customer ratings. The guide is added at no additional charge.
2019 – New QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING enables subscribers to calculate all-in flight costs for their specific routes, including daily minimums, amortized membership fees, fuel, deicing, peak day, and other surcharges in seconds.
2020 – PJCC 2.0 launches enabling subscribers to compare multiple programs in minutes and filter data for their specific flight requirements.
2021 – JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 enables subscribers to request a customized analysis from their smartphone, tablet, or desktop in minutes