Jet card seller Sentient is offering VIP experiences for cardholders attending the Big Game
Boston-based jet card seller Sentient Jet said it is continuing its support for New England Patriots fans. It is creating a unique Super Bowl experience for Cardholders who are heading to Atlanta for the game. To highlight its local pride, the company is decking out cabins with fan gear, catering flights with staple New England dishes and connecting members with VIP access through On Location Experiences, according to a press release.
The inventor of the Jet Card 20 years later finds itself atop the growing category it created
(Updated Dec. 27, 2019) Founded in 1999, Sentient Jet lays claim as inventor of the jet card. Twenty years later the company is no longer a start-up trying to prove a concept, but with 6,000 members a category leader, by our estimates definitely in the top three in revenues out of more than 50 providers. It’s also is part of the Directional Aviation family of companies which includes flight providers Flexjet, Skyjet and PrivateFly (acquired in September) as well Nextant Aerospace (remanufacturing of business jets), Sojourn Aviation (aircraft sales), N1 (aircraft engine parts), Air Services (off-wing services), and Constant Aviation (aircraft modifications and structural repairs). In 2017, Ken Ricci, privately held Directional’s chairman told Forbes the company had $2.5 billion in sales and around 3,000 employees. Sentient and Skyjet revenues were north of $300 million last year.
Deicing can run up to $10,000 per incidence, so if you are doing a lot of winter flying, it’s something you should consider when comparing jet cards
If you’ve mainly flown commercially, on a corporate jet or with friends, you may not have thought about deicing in terms of who’s paying for it. So you bought a jet card. Congratulations – you just made your life easier for you and whoever will be flying with you! As you sit in the FBO on a cold winter’s day and watch the truck pull up next to your jet, you might think, “Geez, I’m glad I’m not that guy on the boom lift. It must be cold up there!” You may not have realized that what was coming out of the hose was not just fluid, but money, possibly yours. Chances are you won’t find out about it until you get your monthly statement weeks late. I say possibly because some jet card programs include deicing and others don’t.
OK, the headline says it all. For new customers who buy either Sentient’s SJ25+ 25-hour wifi guaranteed super-midsize jet card or 25 hours on a large cabin jet, you’ll get an extra complimentary hour, so a 4% bonus. You’ll also get a $2,500 Neiman Marcus card if you act before December 10, 2018. Additionally, there is a six-month bonus price lock in addition to Sentient’s normal 12-month lock which means your hourly rate won’t increase during that period.
Jet card broker Sentient Jet will be entertaining clients and prospects who are fans of collectible automobiles this weekend in Palm Beach
Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet will be the presenting partner of Sculpture in Motion, an antique car show that showcases over a dozen one-of-a-kind, classic pre- and post-war automobiles in Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, November 17th at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The event invites guests of all ages to peruse beautiful cars spanning several distinct decades. Highlights of the exhibition will include children’s programming in the Gardens’ new Environmental Classroom, special tours and presentations of the cars hosted by industry experts and a special VIP cocktail reception allowing for an even more intimate viewing of the automobiles.