Until July 25, you can buy seats on JetSmarter’s shared private jet flights for the same rates as members
JetSmarter, which recently changed its pricing strategy, is offering a short-term promotion it is terming “Christmas in July.” Under the offer, non-members can books seats on its scheduled private jet shuttles for the same rates as members. A quick search of flights between New York and Florida found one-way rates ranging from $1,250 to $2,500.
Tuxedo Air plans to offer a membership model in Texas and Oklahoma using the Piaggio P.180 Avanti with a twist – there’s a fee for each flight
While it has been a challenging run over the past six weeks for several air taxis and by-the-seat membership programs – Atlanta-based Imagine Air shuttering, Wijet putting its UK division into administration, Surf Air’s tax, and legal problems, JetSmarter rebooting its pricing approach – that hasn’t stopped others from announcing their intentions to jump into the space. ZED Aerospace said its Aura will launch a luxury by-the-seat scheduled private jet service flying nationwide by 2019, and AirChicago is pushing for a September launch of flights that would cater to Windy City travelers. Now Jeff Potter, who was CEO of Surf Air from February 2014 through June 2017, is listed as CEO of Tuxedo Air, which plans to begin flying this August.
The private jet airline is hoping to offer Windy City residents a way to avoid the hassles of the commercial terminals at O’Hare and Midway Airports
AirChicago, which wants to make business travel easier and less timing consuming for the local market with daily return private jet flights to key business cities, had targeted launching flights by the end of June but has pushed back that the start date. “(We) haven’t inaugurated flights yet. (We’re) still working on accumulating a critical mass of cardmember depositors before we launch,” Stephen Wasko, president and COO of Air Chicago Holdings told us via email.
JetSmarter will allow non-members to buy seats on shuttles, start shared private jet charter flights, sell seats to non-members and is launching a jet card program
JetSmarter which earlier this year moved to a pricing model that entails paying for both seats on private jet shuttles and empty leg flights tomorrow is expected to announce it will start selling seats on its scheduled, shared private jet flights to non-members. In an exclusive interview with Private Jet Card Comparisons, CEO and founder Sergey Petrossov says the move is meant to grow sales at an even faster clip. He says the company revenues will end 2018 in the $300 million range. It launched in 2013. The latest news follows our exclusive report on May 10 about JetSmarter’s new membership pricing structure.
The Private Terminal enables fliers traveling on commercial flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport to bypass the regular terminals, security and immigration lines
Member of Jet Smarter’s private jet by the seat club can now access The Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport at rates equal to what the private terminal’s members pay. The Private Suite at LAX is a private terminal situated on the southern perimeter of the airport offering onsite TSA as well as Customs and Immigration screening for commercial fliers, with no lines. Guests enter the airport via a gated entrance and are escorted to their own fully provisioned suite complete with a stocked food pantry, private bathroom, two-person daybed, runway view, and on-call attendant.