In case you don’t read emails from your jet card company, here is our recap changes programs have been making in recent months
As private jet flying has reached record levels, capacity is being stretched. Providers are trying to line up more capacity. However, jet card rates, which in the past hadn’t changed for years at a time, have been on the rise. The midyear timing speaks to what’s happening in the market.
Delays and service lapses are leading more jet card members to see if the grass is greener with another program
The number of jet card providers has doubled in the past decade – for a good reason – they make private flying easy. It’s like having your own private jet 25 hours at a time. However, record demand, combined with supply chain and staffing issues, is leading to delays and service lapses at an unrecognizable level across private aviation.
The best jet card? Wanting to make a quick decision without considering these important factors can be expensive and easily avoided
I’ve had private aviation salespeople tell me they have customers who spend more time researching a new coffee maker than buying a jet card. That’s understandable. Everyone wants to fly! Still, it’s easy to make mistakes. In many cases, it’s just being new to jet cards. It’s easy to assume they can’t be that different. It’s also easy to believe that one card can serve all your needs.
Are the American Express-Wheels Up benefits worth getting a Platinum card for $695?
American Express is adding Wheels Up as its Premium Private Jet Program partner, replacing Delta Private Jets. Wheels Up purchased Delta Private Jets in January 2020, and the existing American Express – DPJ partnership was set to expire on Aug. 31. Delta Private Jets had been the exclusive partner of the AX Premium Private Jet Program since 2016. But should you get the Amex Platinum card just to buy Wheels UP?