The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed August 3, 2018, accusing JetSmarter of fraudulent sales practices have withdrawn their action after the case was referred to arbitration
(August 15, 2018 – The attorney representing the Jacksons tells Private Jet Card Comparisons that the case did not go to arbitration, but was amicably settled. He declined additional comment)
In a filing made today, the attorney representing Kathleen and Ronald Jackson withdrew their claim against JetSmarter seeking at least $250,000 after they said they had been misled by the company. The filing stated, “This matter having been commenced by Plaintiffs through the filing of a Complaint; and no Defendant having filed an Answer or Motion; this action is hereby voluntarily DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro 41(a)(1)(A)(i).” According to a copy of the Civil Docket, the case has been referred to arbitration.
The by-the-seat private jet membership program is being sued for not delivering on its promises of free flights
JetSmarter appears to be headed for stormy skies once again. On Friday a couple from New Jersey filed a lawsuit against the Ft. Lauderdale-based seller of seats on scheduled private jet flights. The complaint by Kathleen and Ronald Jackson alleges they were misled by a salesperson and after spending $23,000 with the promise of free private jet flights, they learned that for the flights they wanted there were, in fact, additional charges – some more than $5,000 per seat, per flight.
The number of jet card programs has more than doubled in the past decade means more choices for you. Before you buy, here are some of the questions to ask
With jet card programs that staring at just five hours as well as cards for 100 hours of flight time, an area that used to be reserved for fractional ownership, there is more choice than ever. Some programs don’t even require you to buy hours in advance, although they may have a nonrefundable membership fee. We’ve identified 65 variables that can influence which program is best for you.
Leading jet card programs use their lifestyle programs to add value to memberships
Golf is popular with jet card users, and two prominent providers are using their in-house lifestyle communications to highlight partnerships and travel ideas. In the most recent posting of Arrive, the online lifestyle content section of XOJET’s website, the company provides a 72-hour itinerary at Pebble Beach while Sentient’s Atmosphere takes readers to Aspen, Boston and Nashville with suggestions that will enable customers to “channel your inner Dustin Johnson.”
NetJets is the largest operator of private jets in the world, but it doesn’t offer all of its aircraft types in jet cards. Which one is next?
NetJets has previously said the jet card flying accounts for about 20% of flights with its core business of fractional shares and leases taking up the lion’s share. Currently, it has five jet specific cards covering light, midsize, super midsize and large private jets, a combination card that enables buyers to split time between two types, a cross-country card and an Elite card, which includes FET and fuel surcharges in pricing. There are no turboprops in the NetJets fleet, but it has a number of aircraft not in the jet card programs.