Traveling on peak days can sometimes seem like a different
jet card program
You took the time to compare several jet card programs. You compared safety standards for sourcing aircraft and required pilot experience. You made sure the Primary Service Area (PSA) matched your flying needs. You compared rates and even factored in membership fees, taxi time and fuel surcharges. You think you found the best program. You sent in your deposit, and then you booked your first flight and bam. You picked a peak day and wow are you surprised.
Once you buy a jet card, flying is as easy as one call or even booking online, but figuring out jet card pricing is another matter
The number of jet card providers has more than doubled over the past decade in part because jet card memberships are an easier way to access the charter market. Via fractional jet card programs and owned fleet operators, you can get a consistent experience flying the same aircraft type in like configurations previously only available via committing to five-year share contracts or owning your own aircraft. It’s no longer one size fits all with programs that start at five hours and ranging up to 100 hours. And it’s not just fixed one-way rates, but now there are now jet cards that use dynamic pricing. There are even programs where you can get both a fixed one-way rate with guaranteed availability and dynamic pricing where with the goal of beating your fixed rate, so in other words, your fixed rate is a ceiling price – you won’t go higher and you might go lower.