Winter weather? These jet cards include deicing in their hourly rates

private jet being de-iced

If you fly from winter weather to winter weather, deicing charges can add up. Some jet cards include deicing in your hourly rate – and they aren’t necessarily more expensive

It’s not even summer, yet. But it will soon be winter, and if that means winter weather. And that means your private jet may need deicing. Deicing can cost from under $1,000 to as much as $10,000 per incidence. The cost varies by the size of your airplane and airport rules, plus what type of fluid and how much is being used.

Best jet cards for private jet flights under 35 minutes

view from private jet

Why drive for hours when you can fly in minutes? From light to large-cabin jets, these are the best jet cards for flights under 35 minutes

From Westchester County to the Hamptons, Naples to Key West, St. Louis to the Lake of the Ozarks, San Jose to Napa, and more, a private jet can save hours of driving time. The right jet card can turn every weekend into a long weekend. Using our exclusive QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING, we’ve analyzed hundreds of programs and more than 40,000 data points to show you the best picks for your short flights.

Instead of spending hours in the car, here is how long it will take in the air on a private jet to fly to these popular summer getaways:

These jet card programs will let you cancel with 12 hours notice or less

Jet card cancelation penalties

Last-minute cancelations can be expensive, wiping out savings you thought you had achieved. These jet cards allow you to cancel without penalty with 12 hours notice – or less

One question I ask subscribers I talk with is whether or not they are likely to make changes or cancel within 24 hours of their scheduled flight time. In these times, it’s more likely than ever you might need to switch things up.

While providers generally try to work with customers, your contract sets the cancelation terms. If you cancel inside the deadline, you can well lose your entire charter amount, so possibly tens of thousands of dollars. Losing $25,000 for a single cancelation is like adding $1,000 per hour to the effective rate of a 25-hour jet card. Do it twice, and it’s adding $2,000 per hour. You may quickly wonder if you bought the right jet card!

These 18 jet cards have no peak day surcharges

private jet at Opa Locka

While some programs have peak day surcharges up to 67%, these jet cards have 0% surcharges on high-demand days

Peak days in jet card programs are just that. They are the dates with the highest demand. They’re typically around major holidays, sporting events, and school breaks. With surcharges ranging up to 67%, travel on peak days is best avoided. But, if you aren’t flexible on your travel dates, these North American programs won’t charge you extra to fly.

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