Several jet card programs offer fixed rates and guaranteed availability in both the U.S. and Europe
If you are planning to take a European vacation this summer, or perhaps you travel to Europe on business, several U.S. jet cards give you fixed rates and guaranteed availability on the other side of the pond.
European jet cards for the U.S.-based flier
While there are more providers that offer Europe-only
solutions, if you are flying privately here in the U.S. sometimes it’s nice to
have a one-size fits all option. To find those companies that can help you on
both sides of the Atlantic, we scoured the Private Jet Card Comparisons
database of over 50 providers and more than 300 programs.
Kenn Ricci, Chairman Michael Rossi, Chief Financial Officer Andrew Collins, CEO Peter Ockerbloom, Executive Vice President, Sales and Client Development Adam Hohulin, Vice President of Operations Charles Starkowsky, Chief Safety Officer Kirsten Lamotte, Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Events Alan Walsh, Vice President of Client Services and Experience
Jet Card Hourly Rates
Light jet hourly rates start from $6,975 per hour, plus FET and Fuel
Founded in 1999, Sentient Jet is credited as the inventor of the jet card. It has been part of Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation family of companies since 2012.
Sister units in OneSky Flight, LLC, include fractional share operator Flexjet, helicopter operator Halo, and charter brokers PrivateFly and FXAIR. Other holdings include jet re-manufacturer Nextant Aerospace and jet sales company Sojourn Aviation and Constant Aviation. More recently, it has become active in the helicopter space with a new brand Halo. (Review private jet membership company M&A activity with our PRIVATE AVIATION DEAL BOOK.).
The company is based in Braintree, Massachusetts. Its service area for fixed one-way rates includes the Continental U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico. In 2021, it launched fixed one-way rates to Europe, In Europe, it offers members fixed rate jet card pricing via an interchange arrangement with PrivateFly.
It sells in increments of 25 hours and offers light jets, midsize jets, super-midsize, and large-cabin programs. Members can upgrade and downgrade the cabin category based on published rates on a trip-by-trip basis.
Sentient Jet is included in Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database of over 50 jet card providers, enabling you to compare programs in minutes.
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Who owns Sentient?
Directional Aviation's OneSky Flight LLC unit
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How much does Sentient Jet cost?
Jet cards start at $174,375 plus FET, for 25 hours on a light jet, not including fuel surcharges
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Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?