NetJets, Flexjet, and VistaJet: Comparing the large cabin options

NetJets, Flexjet and VistaJet compared

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.

These are the best jet cards for your European vacation

NetJets Europe jet card pricing

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.

These jet card programs give you the fastest route to the runway

Lead time for jet card reservations

The lead time to book flights with a jet card varies significantly

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. 

New court documents provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Zetta Jet fraud accusations

Zetta Jet NetJets VistaJet private jet charter

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.

Jet Card Insider: Wheels Up is no longer a two-trick pony

The Citation Excel/XLS is the most flown midsize private jet

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 a time.