To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Concord Private Jet is offering a limited number of jet cards with one free hour for its 10-hour jet card and two hour free hours for 25-hour cards. The offer comes with “ free upgraded” catering for every flight.
The moves come as XOJET has expanded its sales coverage in Florida and rolled out new and revised jet card membership programs during 2017
XOJET is expanding its lifestyle partnerships via an agreement with the iconic golf resort Pinehurst. XOJET Preferred Access and Elite Access program members receive benefits, including complimentary club rentals, room category upgrades, and a complimentary round of golf on The Cradle.
U.K.-based on-demand charter broker Victor will bring a “floating balance” prepaid program to the U.S. by early next year
Fast growing on-demand charter broker Victor said it will launch a program with a prepaid option for U.S. customers in early 2018. The U.K. company is not going to offer guaranteed availability or hourly rates so it will be more in line with what used to be described as block charter. Clive Jackson, Victor’s founder and CEO tells Private Jet Card Comparisons a similar program offered in Europe has been highly successful.
Private Jet Card Comparisons is the only independent buyer’s guide providing subscribers head-to-head comparisons of over 100 private jet card membership programs in easy-to-use spreadsheets. Compare hourly rates, pricing, fees and more than 65 variables
To find the right jet card program for your needs takes a bit of work. While many buyers rely on recommendations from their friends, your friends’ flying habits are probably different from yours. At the same time, you can have your assistant or finance department do some Google research. They will come back with a handful of randomly selected companies. They then have to spend time filling in request forms with providers and waiting for each jet card seller to send their information. After that, they need to take the collateral and put it into a form where you can start comparing programs which vary widely. What’s more, they will have to spend time going back to providers and asking them for information they didn’t provide.
Private Jet Card Memberships can be a good solution, but there are considerable differences beyond hourly rate
Business aviation in America is big business, impacting all 50 states and generating over a million jobs and $219 billion in economic contribution, according to the National Business Aviation Association. Private jets are time machines, enabling you to conduct business more efficiently, spend more time at your vacation destination and give you more time to spend with your family or pursuing your passions instead of sitting in airports. In-flight time also becomes more productive, networking with customers, holding internal meetings and getting work done that’s harder to do in a public space such as a commercial flight. In fact, commercial airlines such as Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Saudia, Hainan Airlines and even JetBlue (with JetSuite) either own or have partnerships with private jet operators.
The 25-day trip uses a Boeing 757 reconfigured with 50 first class style seats that turn into flat beds
Abercrombie & Kent, which has been a key driver in popularizing the private jet tour market, announced a new itinerary for 2018 that ranges from the rainforests and beaches of Nicaragua to the medieval heritage of Georgia. Around the World With Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet will take place from Oct. 18 through Nov. 11, 2018 starting in Miami and visiting Emerald Coast, Nicaragua, Patagonia, Chile, Easter Island, Queenstown, New Zealand, Perth, Australia, Kerala, India, Musandam Peninsula, Oman and Tbilisi, Georgia before ending in New York.
Private jet travel makes companies more efficient argues Joe Nocera
With private aviation travel in the crosshairs amid continuing reports about government officials using private jets and the revelation that General Electric sent a backup plane to trail its former CEO Jeff Immelt in case of a mechanical, Bloomberg View’s Joe Nocera wrote, “In Defense of Corporate Aircraft. No, Really.”