What’s the true price for the jet membership provider’s new shared charter service?
On Tuesday, as Private Jet Card Comparisons reported, JetSmarter announced it was launching SHAREDCHARTER, a new way for its community of 10,000 private jet travelers to dip into the sharing economy and fly more for less. The press release and a video by its founder and CEO Sergey Petrossov are big on promises and short on details, something that has become their hallmark.
In another blow to the private jet share social network, JetSmarter lost its home rental partner and board member Bradley Stewart, the CEO of XOJET
So the news about JetSmarter this week is that its short-lived entry into enticing its members to also rent homes through ThirdHome, announced Feb. 27, is kaput. By the way, there’s more big news coming next week, but we’ll get to that later.
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.
Does JetSmarter take American Express? It should be a simple yes or no answer. Right? Well, apparently not. During my first email interview with JetSmarter CEO Sergey Petrossov I asked the question after reading that the private jet membership program had stopped accepting Amex as a form of payment.
Yesterday we published written answers to questions we posed to JetSmarter and were told they were from its CEO Sergey Petrossov. Well, today, we received a few additions and updates we wanted to share with you.
With various user websites such as Flyertalk chattering about changes to JetSmarter’s shuttle services, helicopter transfers and that it no longer accepts American Express, Private Jet Card Comparisons reached out to the private aviation seller. We emailed the below questions to CMO Ronn Torossian, and their PR company responded in writing with answers attributed to CEO and Founder Sergey Petrossov. We also reached out to American Express but didn’t receive a response. JetSmarter did not answer our question as to change in overall shuttle flight volume year over year.
JetSmarter is known for its constant promotions, however, in a new one, the Ft. Lauderdale-based private aviation membership program is offering a free three-month membership if you have accumulated over one million frequent flyer miles or credit card points.