COVID-19 may not get you a refund if your private jet charter flight cancels

Rules for cancelling a private jet charter flight

The time to talk to your broker, operator or jet card provider about COVID-19 related cancellations is before you sign the contract

One problem in life is most consumers don’t read the fine print in contracts they sign until there’s a problem. That was a key point from panelists, including a private jet charter operator, a major charter broker, and executives of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), during a webinar yesterday.

UK Charter Broker PrivateFly names World Most Scenic Airports

World's Most Scenic Airports

Ireland’s Donegal Airport has topped the private jet broker’s list for the third consecutive year

Donegal in Ireland has been named as the world’s most beautiful airport 2020 – for the third successive year as voted by over 6,000 flying fans. Voters praised Donegal’s “stunning varied scenery”, its “beautiful beaches in the vicinity of the airport” and the sweeping views of Mount Errigal and The Rosses on the approach.

PrivateFly, the poll’s organizer, is part of U.S.-based Directional Aviation whose portfolio includes Flexjet, Sentient Jet, FXAIR, Nextant Aerospace, among others.

Buy now Jet Card offers to save the 7.5% FET in 2021 are not created equal

FAQs: Aviation Excise Tax Holiday under the CARES Act

Guidance from the IRS infers if you buy a Jet Card now, you can save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for flights next year, maybe

Get ready for a possible flood of email offers from private jet companies. The offer is to buy a jet card now for flights in 2021 and beyond. The goal is to save the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax for those post-New Year’s trips.

As part of the CARES Act, the collection of the tax is suspended through Dec. 31, 2020. Unless new legislation is put into place, it will snap back into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The tax applies to domestic flights and those that begin or end within 225-miles of the Canadian and Mexican borders.

FXAIR arranged charter flights to 125 destinations in its first month

FXAIR private jet charter

The on-demand private jet charter broker is part of Directional Aviation’s OneSky group that includes Flexjet, Sentient Jet and PrivateFly

FXAIR says the on-demand private jet broker is meeting the expectations it set when it launched at the end of July. In its first month, the sister company to Flexjet, Sentient Jet, and PrivateFly said it arranged private jet charter flights to 125 destinations carrying over 800 passengers. It also signed up over 40 clients for its FXAIR Aviator membership program which entails a deposit of $100,000.

European private jet broker says “a perfect storm” is ahead

LunaJets

Private jet broker LunaJets says a deficit of long-haul flights and business travel will make for a painful downturn this Fall

While some private jet charter brokers have been accused of overhyping the recovery, Geneva, Switzerland-based LunaJets is apparently not in that category.

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