Magellan Jets adds pay-as-you-go options, fine-tunes jet card offering

Magellan Jets

The jet card broker is following the trend to attract new fliers by lowering the price of entry

A year after relaunching its jet card program under the Elevate brand, Boston-based Magellan Jets is doing away with the name, keeping many of the good changes, and seemingly adding more. It’s also launching two pay-as-you-go membership options.

Alliance Aviation drops light jet rates to $4,495 per hour

Alliance Aviation

The new program has a fee of $50,000 and then pay-as-you-go instead of full funding upfront

Alliance Aviation, the start-up founded by former Dumont Aviation executives, has launched a new jet card offering.

The CARES Pay-As-You-Go Jet Card requires a non-refundable $50,000 deposit. For the first 25 hours, you pay $2,995 per hour on a light jet. For hours 26 to 50, you then pay $3,995 per hour. Aircraft include Hawker 400XPs or larger.

Air Partner adds flexibility to its flexible JetCard program

Air Partner

When it comes to rules, for Air Partner, jet cards are meant to be customized

Private jet travel is just 18% of Air Partner’s diversified business, which includes large group charter, cargo, and aviation safety-related consulting

Air Partner recently completed a complex Coronavirus emergency evacuation flight from Japan to the U.K.

U.K.-based Air Partner has long had one of the better jet card programs, or as it calls it, JetCard. That’s based on the published rules. But, that’s not where it ends.

But before we look at what’s off the menu, let’s quickly recap its North America-based program as is.

A flexible jet card

The starting point to buy is just 10 hours, compared to 25 hours for many providers.

Jet Card Aircraft Options 101, including pricing and costs

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