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. 

What Companies Sell Private Jet Card Memberships?

While private aviation has struggled to get back to pre-Recession levels, the number of companies selling Jet Cards has doubled

Since the Great Recession of 2008 private aviation has struggled. Flight hours dropped significantly and now just a decade later are returning to levels equal to before the financial meltdown. Orders and deliveries of new private jets still haven’t recovered, yet one area of private aviation has been growings – Jet Card Memberships. 

PrivateFly Acquires U.S. Private Jet Broker Bird Dog Jet

The move comes as Wheels Up, VistaJet, JetSmarter, JetSuite and Victor have all announced new funding to power expansion

 

U.S.-based Bird Dog Jet has been acquired by U.K. PrivateFly, according to an email from the latter. “I wanted to share some exciting news with you about our continued expansion. 2017 has been a record-breaking year for us, showing another plus 50% growth rate. We’ve been busy arranging more flights, for more customers, than ever before. And I’m now delighted to be able to announce PrivateFly’s takeover of Bird Dog Jet, a US charter broker. They will join our existing US team based in Fort Lauderdale, to enable us to fly more clients within North America, the Caribbean and further afield,” wrote Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly in an email to customers.