Cleaning trumps cost for private jet flyers in a COVID-19 world

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Private jet cost and cabin comfort are taking a backseat to COVID-19. Coronavirus related health and safety concerns now top of the list of passenger priorities, according to new research presented by JetNet IQ. The industry has benefited from research showing less exposure risk on private jets compared to the airlines. Operators of private jets have been proactive in rolling out COVID protocols.

Private jets for sale – $48.8 billion in used private jet sales forecast

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Transactions of used private jets for sale are expected to rebound in 2021 after dipping due to COVID-19

Pre-owned private jet sales will dip to 1,617 units this year as the industry struggles with the challenges of the impact of COVID-19 on the selling process. Last year, there were 1,839 transactions of pre-owned aircraft, according to an annual market survey by Jetcraft.

Cheap private jet flights: 11 big mistakes private flight buyers make

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Don’t believe articles that technology is lowering private jet prices. Promises of cheap private jet travel are often based on misleading press releases and a lack of knowledge

Promises of cheap private jet flights invoking Uber analogies and claiming technology breakthroughs that lower charter costs are common themes of uninformed coverage. The articles are wrong. Apps don’t impact how much you will pay. In fact, most online pricing tools for private jets don’t even give you hard quotes. They are simply tools to capture your contact information so sales reps can follow-up.

Much of the charter rates you see online are estimates. And for every slick app, you’ll find if you aren’t familiar with the industry’s ins and outs, it’s easy to make big mistakes when buying private flights. With COVID-19 causing more consumers to shop for private aviation options, if you are serious, buyer beware.

This pricing tool for private jet charter will change the way you fly

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Private jet charter customers now have a way to compare their flight charter quotes against jet card pricing on a flight-by-flight basis

Private jet rentals typically entail going out to two, three, or four of your favorite brokers and ask them to quote the trip.

This Private Jet Flight Cost Calculator allows you to compare infinite jet card options in seconds

Private Jet Card Comparisons Flight Price Comparison Tool

In addition to safety, service standards, company history and reputation, price is a driving factor for many jet card buyers. Private Jet Card Comparisons allows subscribers to compare prices for their preferred flights in seconds

Jet cards make flying easy. However, figuring out how much your flight will cost is not as simple as looking at published hourly rates.

COVID-19 raises illegal charter concerns a year after Sala’s deadly plane crash

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As private jet travel attracts price-sensitive newcomers, illegal charters with unqualified pilots and aircraft are creating new dangers

“We’ve just got done with a case..The PIC (Pilot-in-Charge) was not typed in the aircraft and the SIC (Second Officer-in-Charge) was a student pilot with less than 50 hours. That’s one of the most unsafe things I’ve seen. This stuff goes on. It happens.”

– FAA Inspector

Back in 2016, I was visiting the headquarters of Jet Linx Aviation in Omaha, Nebraska. Walking with its CEO Jamie Walker between a series of meetings, he suggested I write about illegal charters. He said it was a subject he didn’t think was getting enough attention.

Comparing Private Jet flight costs in minutes

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Jet Cards make flying easy. Private Jet Card Comparisons‘ exclusive Quick Compare Flight Pricing tool makes it easy to analyze over 250 programs and 1000s of pricing options from more than 50 membership providers

Ad hoc charters can be a pain. Every trip calling a couple of brokers to get quotes, and then comparing the terms, including cancelation policies. And of course, it’s always, plus, plus, plus. And then what happens if there is the operator cancels because of a mechanical or sick pilot? Last-minute re-quotes can be expensive.

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