New JetSmarter Member Pricing Promotion For Non-Members Likely To Irk Members

With seemingly fewer flights, JetSmarter is launching another special offer to attract new members

 

JetSmarter is offering new registrants on the JetSmarter.com the option to book two private flights at JetSmarter member prices, which will be valid for 14 days. According to a press release, this offering will allow new travelers the opportunity to experience JetSmarter’s service and allow them to save an average of $750 on their first two flights with JetSmarter. Travelers will be able to choose from any of the flights posted in the app, create a flight along JetSmarter’s existing routes or charter a flight to any destination on the globe and share it with other fliers, or keep the flight completely private. Travelers can book either via JetSmarter’s website or through the mobile app.

Updated: JetSmarter flight diverted after threats from a passenger

Multiple reports say a JetSmarter scheduled private jet flight on Wednesday from Las Vegas to New York was forced to land in North Platte, Nebraska after a passenger went on a rant

 

(Updated Sept. 8 at 5:30pm) – A series of disturbing tweets from the alleged suspect are published in full at the end of this article.

According to JetSmarter’s website, the promise is “Network with like-minded individuals, dine on catering and sip champagne while you sit back (all the way back) and enjoy the flight.” That’s not how it went last Wednesday on a flight from Las Vegas to New York aboard a 12-seat private jet operating as a shared charter flight for JetSmarter.

Kim Kardashian and Petra Nemcova are part of a new $2 million lawsuit against JetSmarter

The lawsuit, the second since last Friday, was filed earlier this week in California after JetSmarter refused to renew the plaintiff’s membership. It seeks to have the private jet-sharing provider live up to the promises it allegedly made and reneged on to members

 

A day before his auto-renew membership should have been extended earlier this year and nearly a month after his opt-out date, Derek Milosavljevic received a notification from JetSmarter it wouldn’t allow him to renew him for a third year. His lawyer says the only explanation he was given about why he couldn’t continue was, “It was a management decision,” although he believes it could have been retaliation for a “negative but truthful” review he posted on Yelp in June 2017. His lawyer, Darin T. Beffa, noted that in not allowing his client to renew, JetSmarter violated its own and ever-changing terms, which he says required a notice period of 30 days by the member, and that is the point of the 57-page lawsuit with 70 more pages of attachments, including Instagram posts from Kim Kardashian and Petra Nemcova. 

UPDATED (Second Update): JetSmarter lawsuit referred to arbitration. What’s next?

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed August 3, 2018, accusing JetSmarter of fraudulent sales practices have withdrawn their action after the case was referred to arbitration

 

(August 15, 2018 – The attorney representing the Jacksons tells Private Jet Card Comparisons that the case did not go to arbitration, but was amicably settled. He declined additional comment)

In a filing made today, the attorney representing Kathleen and Ronald Jackson withdrew their claim against JetSmarter seeking at least $250,000 after they said they had been misled by the company. The filing stated, “This matter having been commenced by Plaintiffs through the filing of a Complaint; and no Defendant having filed an Answer or Motion; this action is hereby voluntarily DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro 41(a)(1)(A)(i).” According to a copy of the Civil Docket, the case has been referred to arbitration. 

UPDATED: New Jersey couple sues JetSmarter for misleading sales tactics

The by-the-seat private jet membership program is being sued for not delivering on its promises of free flights

 

JetSmarter appears to be headed for stormy skies once again. On Friday a couple from New Jersey filed a lawsuit against the Ft. Lauderdale-based seller of seats on scheduled private jet flights. The complaint by Kathleen and Ronald Jackson alleges they were misled by a salesperson and after spending $23,000 with the promise of free private jet flights, they learned that for the flights they wanted there were, in fact, additional charges – some more than $5,000 per seat, per flight.