Buying a Jet Card: What to know before you call

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Taking a few minutes to assess your needs before contacting jet card providers will help them help you

Jet cards make private jet charter easy. Many cards offer fixed rates and guaranteed availability.

That means as long as you call, email, text or tap your app based on the rules of your program, you know what you will be paying in advance.

By far, most complaints I get are from buyers who didn’t do proper research or hadn’t thoroughly considered their needs before buying

That said, everyone’s needs are slightly different.

To get the best assistance, I recommend considering the following before you call or request information.

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JetSuite and JSX


Dallas, Texas-based JetSuite previously offered jet cards aboard a fleet of Phenom 300 and 100 aircraft. It also offers JSX (formerly JetSuiteX) single-seat service aboard converted Embraer E135 and E145 regional jets, mainly in the western U.S. As of April 2020, JetSuite had suspended operations and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. However, in September, its reorganization plan was approved, and it says it plans to restart Part 135 charter operations in the future. It currently has three Phenom 100s. In the meantime, JSX has been expanding adding Dallas, seasonal flights to Destin, Florida and increasing service to Las Vegas.

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When was JetSuite founded?


Who owns JetSuite?

Privately held. JetBlue and Qatar Airways are investors

Who is the CEO of JetSuite?

Alex Wilcox

How are JetSuite aircraft sourced?

Its own fleet Phenom 100s

What are JetSuite’s initiation and membership fees?

There are no initiation or membership fees

What is JetSuite’s entry-level program?

Its SuiteKey programs begins at $100,000. The program is not being offered.

Does JetSuite provide guaranteed availability?


Is the hourly rate guaranteed?


Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?

Based on availability

Where is JetSuite’s headquarters?

Dallas, Texas

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  • 2017 Private 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.

  • 2018VIP JET CARD DECIDER provides a personalized service provides a custom analysis for subscribers added at no additional charge.

  • 2019BEST 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.

  • 2020PJCC 2.0 launches enabling subscribers to compare multiple programs in minutes and filter data for their specific flight requirements.

  • 2021JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 enables subscribers to request a customized analysis from their smartphone, tablet, or desktop in minutes

  • 2021 SHARED PRIVATE JETS GUIDE lets subscribers compare jet sharing and by-the-seat private flight options

  • 2021Private Jet Card Comparisons adds a fast search feature for programs that offer one-way pricing to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and Transatlantic

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