Private Jet Card Comparisons donating to Feed America’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Relief

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The only comprehensive buyer’s guide to jet card programs is giving $75 from every subscription to help those in need

Private aviation membership guide Private Jet Card Comparisons is donating a portion of every subscription to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Fund.

The only unbiased guide to private aviation programs, Private jet Card Comparisons enables users to find the best match based on their unique flying needs.

Wheels Up targets 10 million meals in COVID-19 Coronavirus relief effort

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Private jet operator, management and membership brand Wheels Up is joining with NFL all-star Russell Wilson to support Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Plan

The number of Americans who need food assistance is expected to double to 75 million as COVID-19 Coronavirus layoffs ripple across the economy

Wheels Up Founder and CEO Kenny Dichter was on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, but not to announce another acquisition. On the business channel, he joined with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a Coronavirus relief effort.

Wheels Up celebrates Super Bowl weekend in style

Wheels Up Super Bowl party

The private jet membership provider hosted its seventh annual Super Saturday Tailgate attracting a slew of star athletes and celebrities

Wheels Up has always been about being more than just a private aviation solution, but a lifestyle. That approach was on display earlier this month during Super Bowl LIV. In Miami, it hosted its seventh annual Super Saturday Tailgate event.

Linda Holliday and Bill Belichick at Wheels Up members-only Super Saturday Tailgate event on February 1, 2020, in Wynwood, Miami. The seventh-annual event featured a chalk talk hosted by prominent figures in sports and entertainment and interactive partnership activations. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Wheels Up)

Taking over a warehouse in Wynwood, the afternoon and into the evening party drew a mix of athletes and celebrities. Russell Wilson, Baker Mayfield, Bill Belichick (above), Sam Darnold, Guy Fieri, Rich Eisen, Ron Rivera, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Golic, Mike Tirico, Kirk Herbstreit, Steve Levy, and Lawrence Tynes were spotted.

Wheels Up, Delta Air Lines to combine their private jet businesses

Delta Private Jets and Wheels Up will have over 190 private aircraft

The deal is expected to close in early 2020, subject to closing conditions and required governmental and regulatory approvals 

Delta will take an equity stake in Wheels Up becoming its largest shareholder

Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed

The transaction sets up a three-horse race with Directional Aviation and Vista Global as they battle market leader NetJets

Wheels Up’s busy 2019 included raising more money, acquiring light jet operator TMC Jets, tech platform Avianis, expanding its jet sharing membership, plus launching fixed-rate programs for light and super-midsize jets

Last week it announced a major revamp of its own jet membership programs

Is Wheels Up now poised for international expansion?

Wheels Up and Delta Air Lines this morning are announcing they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their private jet businesses.

“This groundbreaking partnership will democratize private aviation – making the convenience of private jet travel accessible to more consumers,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian.

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