Cash buyers may find hidden deals on pre-owned private jets

Pre-owned private jet cost

Needy sellers of used private jets are out there, but it’s unclear who they are

Long-range private jets provide the most opportunities, says one expert

During a Corporate Jet Investor virtual town hall meeting on aircraft transactions today, industry executives from around the world said uncertainty in both the economy and business aviation is providing opportunities for buyers. However, where they are, isn’t necessarily clear. And getting a deal done has plenty of hurdles.

Air Partner provides new investor update

Air Partner

U.S. private jet charters are holding up better than Europe

Air Partner says cargo and repatriation charters are helping offset drops in private jet charter and jet card revenues

Private jet charter, jet card broker and aviation services provider Air Partner provided an update on trading this morning. It covers its new financial year which began February 1, 2020.

Private Jet Charter: If the price is too good to be true, it might be

The recent JetLux indictment alleging over $2 million in credit card fraud may have been enabled by bargain hunting customers

Private jet charter brokers are often harangued for not having to disclose their mark-ups. The assertion is they are charging whatever the market will support, and savvy customers can negotiate better deals.

Several websites have launched in recent years connecting consumers directly with jet operators, ostensibly cutting out the middleman or at least the commissions. They claim to offer wholesale pricing making money via membership fees.

Of course, if you use them, you need to be experienced enough to know what questions you should be asking the operators to ferret out the flowers from the weeds.

Jet card discounts through Labor Day set by Airstream Jets

Jet card buyers can save up to $3,000 during the short-term sale

Airstream Jets has discounted its Gold and Silver Distance Cards through Sept. 2, 2019, in a short-term sale representing savings up to 3%.

The Distance Card is unique in using a mileage-based formula instead of the traditional hours-based approach meaning it’s possible to accurately budget your flying time.

The jet card deal offers two options to choose from: The Silver Jet Card with $25,000 of prepaid flying and Gold Jet Card with $100,000. Silver buyers save $500 while purchasing a Gold Distance Card means a $3,000 discount.

Air Charter Service expands its Los Angeles office

Thomas Howe Air Charter Service

The U.K.-based broker of jet cards and on-demand charter has been building its U.S. operations


High-speed rail may be in trouble in the Golden State but private jet travel continues to thrive. British jet card and charter broker Air Charter Service has invested further in its Los Angeles operation as it continues to expand its presence in California, the company said in a press release.

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