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Ad hoc charters can be a pain. Every trip calling a couple of brokers to get quotes, and then comparing the terms, including cancelation policies. And of course, it’s always, plus, plus, plus. And then what happens if there is the operator cancels because of a mechanical or sick pilot? Last-minute re-quotes can be expensive.
The world’s largest private jet operator is cutting the price for short flights on light and midsize aircraft
In the email to customers, NetJets also called the list of private aviation companies receiving CARES Act funds “eye-opening”
Private jet short-hops on select aircraft this summer just got cheaper. In an email to its fractional shareowners and jet cardholders, NetJets said it is eliminating the 60-minute minimums for flights. There is no daily minimum. The waiver is valid for the life of your jet card, and on peak days as well.
The new private jets replace previous offerings for the Falcon 2000 and Citation X
Last month we reported NetJets restructured its jet card program eliminating fuel surcharges and cutting prices.
It also added jet cards with the Cessna Citation Latitude and Bombardier’s Challenger 350 and 650 in both its Classic Card (nee Marquis Jet) and Elite Card formats.
Both the Coronavirus pandemic and the CARES Act waiving the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax are impacting jet membership costs and terms
(Updated Oct. 23, 2020) To say the past month and a half has been a roller coaster for private aviation would be an understatement.
March started with high hopes. A spike in requests from first-timers who wanted to get to second homes or relocate family members kept activity close to normal.
The world’s largest private jet operator is updating its Marquis Jet and Elite jet card memberships in response to declining fuel prices and the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic
NetJets is eliminating fuel surcharges on its Marquis jet card programs and moving to inclusive pricing. At the same time, it is reducing the inclusive pricing on its Elite branded jet cards.
The move was not publicly announced but is instead being communicated directly to customers and prospects.
Air Charter Services, Jetlogic and JetSuite are the most recent additions to the over three dozen providers that sell jet cards with both fixed rates and guaranteed availability
Private Jet Card Comparisons has identified over 65 variables between the over 40 jet card providers and 250 programs we track, and while some points are not important to everyone, each variable can impact the programs that best fit your needs. That said, some variables are universally important, two of the biggest ones being guaranteed availability and a fixed one-way hourly rate.
Searches for jet cards based on price or cost bring up first page results that date back to 2006, and what’s more, many of the prices you see at first glance don’t include a myriad of fees and extra charges
Beyond brand searches for NetJets, Wheels Up, Marquis Jet (it’s now a brand owned by NetJets), JetSuite or Jet Suite, Delta Private Jets, XOJET, Flexjet, Sentient Jet and a few others I was surprised when somebody recently showed that many jet card related searches are based on words like price and cost, and even lowest price. Having spent in large part over the past two years in the deep end of the jet card pool, price, in my opinion, is only moderately relevant.