How Much Does Age Matter When It Comes To Chartering Private Jets?

When shopping for private jet charter, older jets are often priced lower than newer jets. Some Jet Card Membership programs offer lower rates for older model aircraft.  Are you giving up anything in safety?

 

Will you have fewer amenities? Does it matter when the airplane was last refurbished? PrivateFly CEO and former RAF pilot Adam Twidell who still flies business jets provide Private Jet Card Comparisons readers with his viewpoint in this guest column. 

PrivateFly Acquires U.S. Private Jet Broker Bird Dog Jet

The move comes as Wheels Up, VistaJet, JetSmarter, JetSuite and Victor have all announced new funding to power expansion

 

U.S.-based Bird Dog Jet has been acquired by U.K. PrivateFly, according to an email from the latter. “I wanted to share some exciting news with you about our continued expansion. 2017 has been a record-breaking year for us, showing another plus 50% growth rate. We’ve been busy arranging more flights, for more customers, than ever before. And I’m now delighted to be able to announce PrivateFly’s takeover of Bird Dog Jet, a US charter broker. They will join our existing US team based in Fort Lauderdale, to enable us to fly more clients within North America, the Caribbean and further afield,” wrote Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly in an email to customers.

How To Find Your True Hourly Rate When Choosing A Jet Card Program

Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work

You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79. 

Celebrate New Year’s Twice As PrivateFly Sets Special Private Jet Trip

You can celebrate New Year’s twice, first in Australia, then in Hawaii, with a special charter PrivateFly is offering at $290,000 for the entire Gulfstream G650

 

U.K. based on-demand broker and jet card seller PrivateFly is offering a bespoke 24-hour private jet itinerary that will enable you to celebrate the end of 2017 and start of 2018 twice. 

PrivateFly Makes The Sunday Times Tech Track 100

The online charter broker and jet card seller was ranked on the Tech Track 100 for the second consecutive year

 

PrivateFly has made The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, for the second year running, it was announced yesterday. This is an annual league table, ranking the UK-founded private tech companies that are growing the fastest. 

PrivateFly Launches Discounts For Flying With Pratt & Whitney Engines

Do you know who makes the engines on the private jet you will be flying on? Now if you know, you can save some money.  Online charter broker and jet card seller PrivateFly is offering a discount to customers who book a charter on a business jet with a Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofan engine, anywhere in the world. 

Air Partner Says People, Not Apps, Drive Private Jet Charter Customer Satisfaction

While many private jet companies are investing and promoting apps where customers can request and book private jet charters or book flights in jet card programs, the CEO of Air Partner says people do a better job than technology.