Private jet charter brokers unconcerned by operators going direct-to-consumer

CJI Americas 2020

Three charter brokers will tell attendees at Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 this week they are not concerned by the increase in operators launching jet memberships

The bosses at Air Partner, B2 Aviation, and Magellan Jets will tell attendees at the Corporate Jet Investor Americas 2020 conference that brokers do it better during the virtual event starting tomorrow.

5 ways 2021 FET-free Jet Card offers can cost you money. The IRS isn’t one of them

FET Tax Free Jet Card Deals

The siren’s song of saving the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax if you buy a jet card before the end of the year is getting louder. If you’re not careful, it might cost you more than you’ll save

On Friday, the bars in the window on my laptop tracking visitors to this website shot up. The increase was exponential. It coincided with a CNBC segment on how private jet card sellers are rolling out offers designed to save buyers the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax on flights.

Who’s offering buy now, fly FET-free jet card discounts for 2021 and beyond

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Here’s an updated listed of the jet card sellers that are offering future tax savings if you buy a jet card before the end of the year

Well, more and more private jet card sellers are concluding that if you buy a jet card before the end of the year, your funds will fly you tax-free in 2021 and beyond – either until your card or the funds expire.

Sentient Jet adds FET free-flying for 2021 and beyond

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Sentient is the latest jet card provider to tell customers cards purchased through year’s end will save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for flights until funds are used

If you fly with Sentient Jet or are considering buying a jet card before the end of the year, the unit of Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight unit is the latest provider to offer tax savings beyond the current expiration of the CARES Act, scheduled for Dec. 31, 2020.

NetJets, Nicholas Air, Jets.com, Airstream Jets, and Magellan Jets have previously said they would extend the tax benefit, a savings of 7.5% for domestic flights, and those that start or end within 220 miles of the U.S. northern and southern borders, for the life of the cards they sell.

Buy now Jet Card offers to save the 7.5% FET in 2021 are not created equal

CARES Act private aviation recipients

Guidance from the IRS infers if you buy a Jet Card now, you can save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for flights next year, maybe

(Updated Oct. 23, 2020) Get ready for a possible flood of email offers from private jet companies. The offer is to buy a jet card now for flights in 2021 and beyond. The goal is to save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for those post-New Year’s trips.

As part of the CARES Act, the collection of the tax is suspended through Dec. 31, 2020. Unless new legislation is put into place, it will snap back into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The tax applies to domestic flights and those that begin or end within 225-miles of the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Magellan Jets offers FET-free jet cards for 2021 and beyond

Magellan Jets

Jet card broker Magellan Jets is promoting tax-free private jet flights after the CARES Act tax holiday expires at the end of 2020.

Jet card broker Magellan Jets is wading into what could be a hot topic for the rest of the year.

Can you save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax on jet card charter flights in 2021 if you buy before the end of the year? As part of the CARES Act, the collection of the tax is suspended through Dec. 31, 2020. Unless new legislation is put into place, it will go back into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, and Vista Global’s XOJET lead the list of Biggest U.S. Private Jet Operators

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Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market

Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators

Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators

8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member

Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.

Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.

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