Lawsuits, layoffs, safety concerns, and now lack of flights cloud JetSmarter’s future

JetSmarter XOJET Vista Global Vistajet

An in-depth look beyond JetSmarter’s legal woes, layoffs and last week’s safety incident to its actual flight schedules and how much you will end up paying for both single seats and to start shared flights

 

 

With a new lawsuit seeking at least $890,000 filed against JetSmarter last week in New Jersey and perhaps a dozen more customers contemplating legal action, Private Jet Card Comparisons has been told by multiple sources that as many as 40 people were laid off from the company over the past several weeks. In March 2017, its CEO Sergey Petrossov told the Miami Herald it had 260 employees. 

Updated: JetSmarter flight diverted after threats from a passenger

Multiple reports say a JetSmarter scheduled private jet flight on Wednesday from Las Vegas to New York was forced to land in North Platte, Nebraska after a passenger went on a rant

 

(Updated Sept. 8 at 5:30pm) – A series of disturbing tweets from the alleged suspect are published in full at the end of this article.

According to JetSmarter’s website, the promise is “Network with like-minded individuals, dine on catering and sip champagne while you sit back (all the way back) and enjoy the flight.” That’s not how it went last Wednesday on a flight from Las Vegas to New York aboard a 12-seat private jet operating as a shared charter flight for JetSmarter.

JetClass launches Bern flights after SkyWork bankruptcy

JetClass is carving a niche in semiprivate private jet flights in Europe

 

Following last week’s bankruptcy of Swiss airline SkyWork, JetClass announced it is starting by-the-seat private jet flights from Bern, Switzerland. JetClass said it has put in place a new on-demand service, accessible through www.jetclass.com/bern, that utilizes the company’s AI-powered software to match passengers with the next available scheduled shared private jet flight. 

JetSuite’s Stephanie Chung is the first African American female president of a major bizav company

JetSuite Stephanie Chung

As JetSuite gets ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2019, it continues a year of big announcements with the appointment of Chung as its president

 

JetSuite, Inc., a leading operator of private jets and marketer of jet cards has appointed Stephanie Chung as President, effective immediately. According to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, she is an aviation veteran with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and business aviation. In her new position, Chung will oversee all aspects of the company including sales, marketing, revenue management, performance, and guest services for the brand. This appointment makes Chung the first African American and African American female to lead a major private business aviation company.

JetSmarter to add desktop booking capability, and says business is fine despite lawsuits and complaints

JetSmarter is seemingly cutting a new path with paid flights and says the transition is going just fine

 

Despite at least two lawsuits and increasing member discontent, JetSmarter says business is booming in a press release issued today. The company said it is enjoying “triple-digit growth in seat bookings, as the company continues its momentum of dominating the private jet-sharing economy.” 

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