JetSmarter extends non-member discounts through July 31st

The promotion was supposed to end yesterday but has been extended through the end of the month.

 

JetSmarter gave its members a few more days to get irked with the by-the-seat private jet travel club as it extended its promotion enabling non-members to book at member rates for the rest of the month. Last month JetSmarter announced for the first time non-members could buy seats on its scheduled private jet flights as well as start shared shuttles. 

JetSmarter is offering member fares to non-members

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. 

Surf Air’s former CEO is starting a new Netflix style private membership airline in the Energy Corridor

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. 

AirChicago delays start of by-the-seat private jet flights until September

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. 

Exclusive: JetSmarter to launch non-member options and a jet card program

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.