How To Find Your True Hourly Rate When Choosing A Jet Card Program

Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work

You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79. 

JET CARD INSIDER – Why Flexjet has just two private jet card programs

Flexjet jet cards start at $162,000 for 25 hours on an Embraer Phenom 300 and $249,000 for a Challenger 300

 

So you’ve been reading about the Flexjet Red Label LXi fleet with its customized luxury interiors, including the Gulfstream G650 and 500, the Bombardier Global Express, Challenger 350 and Embraer Legacy 450. While NetJets offers a wide range of jet cards across its fleet of fractional aircraft, we wondered why Flexjet would only offer the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300 for its two jet cards.

When Is Private Jet Charter Better Than Buying A Jet Card?

Jet Cards And Charter Fulfill Different Private Aviation Needs

 

Private Jet Card Comparisons is not an advocacy site for jet cards. We are an independent buyer’s guide that compares over 100 jet card programs across 65 variables for you, the consumer. Many jet card users own their own planes, own fractional shares, fly on aircraft their companies own and operate and charter jets as well. Jet cards are part of their private aviation solutions.  However, there is the ongoing question – why not just charter instead of prepaying for a jet card?

Nicholas Air Says “Jet Your Way”

SPONSOR POST –  For those who enjoy private air travel, jet cards offer the freedom to fly on your schedule and in the aircraft of your choice. However, not all jet cards or jet card providers offer the same features and benefits. NICHOLAS AIR, private jet club, offers three cost-efficient Jet Card Program options for those who prefer a minimum upfront investment with access to multiple aircraft types.  

What Is A Fractional Jet Card?

What is a fractional jet card?

The difference between a fractional jet card and a jet card by any other name is that a fractional jet card is offered by a fractional fleet operator. Fractional fleet operators sell shares in their planes where the customer is essentially buying a portion of the plane, and then can fly on the entire fleet. NetJets, Flexjet, and Nicholas Air jet cards are examples of fractional jet cards.