When chartering or buying jet card programs that include smaller jets and turboprops, make sure to ask if the lavatory is fully enclosed
While it’s not always possible to drive directly to your plane when flying privately due to rules at individual airports, at the end of the day, a stop at the FBO is generally recommended, particularly if you are flying smaller planes where toilet facilities vary from being fully enclosed to be nothing more than a curtain and in some cases nada. In fact, some of the separators are so flimsy, Janine K. Iannarelli, President at Par Avion Ltd. joked it would be better to provide other passengers with paper bags they could place over their heads.
XOJET has a different take on private jet membership
In an industry where salespeople are sometimes viewed as too aggressive, and where there are all sorts of independent contractor business models (for example bartenders and bottle hostesses) and other brokers who lack industry experience selling private jet services, there is often the perception that it’s all about closing the deal, and sometimes it is.
JetSmarter has been named in a class action lawsuit filed June 20 in the Southern District Court of Florida. It marks yet another challenge for the Ft. Lauderdale-based private jet membership program that shot into the spotlight with flashy celebrity marketing, including a tweet from Kim Kardashian.
How much does it cost to fly by private jet? While there are a variety of issues one should consider – aircraft and pilot sourcing standards, extra charges and fees, cancellation policies, is the lavatory enclosed, will you have WiFi, and so forth – the price is needless to say part of the decision process. To give you some benchmarks, Private Jet Card Comparisons took a look at several popular vacation routes during key holidays. We looked for the lowest price for aircraft that didn’t need a refueling stop. Pricing is based on round trip flights. We specified six passengers traveling on the flights.
New York City-based private jet charter broker Encore Jets said it has entered a partnership with a planned $10 million investment by Opolo Capital, a global real estate asset management and advisory based in Boston and Asia, to cooperatively expand private aviation operations in major Asian markets.