Why buying a jet card is not just about hourly rate

Private Jet Card Comparisons has compiled over 65 variables from more than 35 jet card providers covering over 250 programs and put it all into easy-to-use spreadsheets

 

Imagine having to contact 35 different companies and requesting detailed answers about program policies and fees that go beyond the marketing collateral most send out, then having to put it into spreadsheets so you can compare the offerings. Private Jet Card Comparisons has done it for you with more than 250 programs, each with different offerings, all in one place to make comparing easy for you. 

Private Jet Card Comparisons celebrates its 1st anniversary as the only independent buyer’s guide to jet card programs

Comparing more than 250 jet card programs across 65+ variables, Private Jet Card Comparisons puts over 1,000 hours of our research at your fingertips

 

As Private Jet Card Comparisons completes its first year of operations, I wanted to take a moment to thank our team, the over 35 jet card companies who endorse transparency and consumer power by providing the detailed information we request about their programs we then format and provide to you, and of course your readership and the positive feedback you’ve generously given us. 

Fly BLADE Secures $38 Million To Expand Its Helicopter Sharing Flights

Investment capital continues to pour into private jet and helicopter membership, card and sharing programs

 

Here it comes. Add Fly BLADE to JetSmarter, JetSuite, Stellar.aero, Victor, VistaJet and Wheels Up – the list of private jet card, online charter and by the seat private aviation companies that have raised over $500 million over the past 18 months. According to a press release, BLADE added “approximately $38 million” to its coffers via Series B Financing led by Colony NorthStar and Lerer Hippeau along with Airbus Helicopters and LionTree Ventures. 

JetSuite Launches Fly Free Jet Card Promotion With JetSuiteX

The new offer leverages JetSuite’s dual approach to private aviation, giving its SuiteKey members free flights on JetSuiteX’s schedule semi-private flights

 

JetSuite, Inc. has launched a special promotion it is calling X Unlimited enabling SuiteKey Jet Card members who join or renew before March 31, 2018 to gain complimentary access to seats on JetSuiteX semi-private flights. SuiteKey memberships range from $50,000 to $400,000. The deal will be attractive to those of you who mix private and commercial flying, particularly if you are California or Las Vegas-based and leverages the dual approach the operator has taken to private flying. 

Are Empty Legs Really A Good Deal?

The answer is sometimes, and yes you can save money, but you need to be flexible

 

By various estimates, 30% to 50% of the private jet charter fleet flies empty. Why? Unlike airlines which schedule aircraft and then sell seats knowing at all times where planes are supposed to be and how many people are booked to be flying, in private aviation, the jets are waiting to go and pick up passengers willing to pay as much as $15,000 per hour to fly in them. In terms of structure, it’s as different as chalk and cheese.