The future of Jet Cards: You can’t always get what you want

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Jet cards 2.0: As Mick Jagger advises, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”

Barring some calamity that sends demand for private jet travel into a downward spiral, jet cards and memberships will look very different. You already see the ghost of jet cards’ future via recent changes.

Priester Aviation halts new customers for Centerline jet card program

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Chicago-based Priester Aviation is the latest jet card seller to put a pause on new customers as demand for private jets continues to surge

Add Chicago-based Priester Aviation to the list of jet card sellers that have halted taking new customers ahead of the holidays.

Lowest price private jets for short flights

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These private jet cards are the cheapest way to make flights of 35 minutes or less

So you want to find the lowest price to fly by private jet? With all the recent program changes, we’ve run the numbers from the Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database (Update 107 for 2021) of over 50 jet card providers to give you the cheapest flight costs for short flights, from light jet to large-cabin aircraft. You can also compare jet card pricing to on-demand charter quotes.

Private jet companies large and small have big fleet growth plans

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Backed by record demand and with no letup in sight, operators from NetJets to niche brokers are announcing ambitious fleet growth targets

Private jet fleet capacity has become one of the industry’s hottest issues. Demand for private aircraft, owned, via charters, jet cards, and fractional shares, continues to surge to record levels. Charter and jet card flights tracking 30% higher than 2019 pre-pandemic levels combined with owners flying their jets more is putting a strain on the system. Supply chain and labor issues impacting the greater economy are impacting the private aviation industry. It’s creating a new reality for private jet flyers.

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