Can I choose a specific airplane type when I buy a jet card?

When you charter on-demand, buy a full aircraft or fractional share, you buy a specific aircraft type. What about jet card membership programs?

 

In case you haven’t noticed, most jet card programs specify cabin size, then fulfill your needs from a variety of aircraft types in that cabin category. In some cases that’s because you are buying your jet card from a management company and they are clustering all of the aircraft in that cabin size category together. In other cases, it’s a broker program that is sourcing aircraft from charter operators, including management companies and fleet operators. You’ll often see a range of seating for the aircraft that apply to that category, so in the SuperMid category you could get a jet that fits eight people one time and 10 the next. In Large Cabin jets it’s not unusual to see a range of 10 to 14 seats. 

Magellan Jets re-launches its 10 hour college tour private jet card

To celebrate its 10th anniversary the Boston-based jet card broker is bringing back its college tour jet card

 

If you didn’t visit colleges by private jet, your kids can thanks to Magellan Jets 10-hour jet card which can be tailored to whichever institutions of higher learning your favorite child is considering. Originally offered in 2015, Magellan’s president Anthony Tivnan tells Private Jet Card Comparisons that after the strong response, the private aviation seller of cards and on-demand charter decided to offer it again as part of a series of 10th-anniversary promotions this year. 

A Kentucky Derby price comparison of Jet Cards vs. On-Demand Charter

If you are looking for the lowest price, our fastest two minutes of comparing private aviation options (again) shows an answer that might be a surprise

 

If you are flying between 10 and 100 hours per year (fractional ownership starts at 50 hours and requires a three to five-year commitment plus financing your share) jet cards and on-demand charter are generally the two easiest options. While on-demand charter enables you to choose a specific aircraft, due to operational reasons the aircraft you select sometimes changes, and if your broker is sourcing your plane from a fleet operator, often times your tail number isn’t confirmed until close to your flight time. With jet cards you are more typically buying into a jet size category – Light Jets, Midsize Jets, etc. although some programs offer specific jet types. 

JetSmarter targets jet card and fractional owners with new free trial promotion

JetSmarter is offering a free 60-day trial membership if you can prove you are already a user of whole aircraft, ownership, charter or have an active jet card

 

JetSmarter said today the company will offer a complimentary 60-day trial for its JetSmarter membership program as an alternative to jet cards and fractional ownership. The program enables members to create on-demand charter flights. To be eligible travelers must provide proof of one of the following: Charter expenses over $50,000, an existing jet card, aircraft ownership or membership with another private jet company.

Delta Private Jets enhances its Sky Access empty leg membership program

If you hate the airport, don’t hate the airline. Wholly owned by Delta Air Lines, Delta Private Jets offers on-demand charter, jet cards and a nifty empty leg membership program.

 

Delta Private Jets (DPJ) announced today that it is enhancing its Sky Access membership program by making it easier for members to book empty leg flights and by offering a 20% discount off select, published Delta Air Lines fares to get you home from your empty leg destination.