Across fractional ownership, leasing, and jet cards, we look at the leading branded private jet options when you are looking for large-cabin, long-haul solutions (including seat maps)
If you are looking for program access to a branded fleet of large-cabin aircraft and are based in the U.S., the options are somewhat limited, although they include the three of the most prominent fleet operators out there with NetJets, Flexjet and VistaJet. Also of note is Dumont Group, which expects to have a fleet of around 27 Dassault Falcon 2000 aircraft by early next year. In this report, we give you an overview of the current options from each provider.
Several jet card programs offer fixed rates and guaranteed availability in both the U.S. and Europe
If you are planning to take a European vacation this summer, or perhaps you travel to Europe on business, several U.S. jet cards give you fixed rates and guaranteed availability on the other side of the pond.
European jet cards for the U.S.-based flier
While there are more providers that offer Europe-only
solutions, if you are flying privately here in the U.S. sometimes it’s nice to
have a one-size fits all option. To find those companies that can help you on
both sides of the Atlantic, we scoured the Private Jet Card Comparisons
database of over 50 providers and more than 300 programs.
The lead time to book flights with a jet card varies
For those of you that plan in advance, you may not need access to a private jet on short notice, but all things being equal it never hurts. Sometimes, life happens and you need to get from where you are to some other place quickly. Or sometimes, you may need to fly a business colleague or family member on short notice. If you are using your jet card for business, shorter windows can be an advantage.
An FBI affidavit alleges millions of dollars in funds from
charter brokers and consumers were funneled to bank accounts used by Geoffrey
Cassidy to support a lavish lifestyle of yachts, expensive Swiss watches and
luxury real estate
As part of efforts here in the United States by the Court’s Trustee to impound a yacht in Australia connected to former Zetta Jet managing director Geoffrey Cassidy, Private Jet Card Comparisons was provided a 46-page sworn affidavit by an FBI special agent. The authenticity of the document, which was marked as “sealed” could not be confirmed, however, the case was recently covered in the local media Down Under.
After bringing turboprops mainstream by championing the King
Air 350i, Wheels Up is now filling out its product offerings
There are probably few privately held companies that get as
much airtime on the business cable networks as Kenny Dichter and Wheels Up, his
entry second entry into the world of jet cards. His debut in 2001 was an
exclusive agreement with NetJets to sell jet cards onto its fractionally owned
fleet. Instead of having to buy at least 50 hours per year with a five-year
commitment, Marquis Jet Partners offered the opportunity to buy in 25 hours at