Sentient Jet adds Wifi on midsize and large cabin private jets

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After guaranteeing Wifi on super mids last year, Sentient is expanding connectivity

The jet card inventor will launch transatlantic fixed one-way pricing with guaranteed availability

Aircraft specific jet cards are coming in 2020

Directional Aviation’s jet card provider Sentient Jet is celebrating its 20th anniversary. And it has some of its most significant program changes.

In an interview with Private Jet Card Comparisons during Corporate Jet Investor in Miami, CEO Andrew Collins outlined several key updates.

Top of the list is expanding guaranteed Wifi, fixed rates and guaranteed availability for transatlantic flights, and aircraft specific programs.

One thing you probably won’t be seeing from Sentient is jet sharing, according to Collins.

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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.

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Sentient Jet Executive Overview

Year Founded1999
LeadershipKenn 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
HeadquartersBraintree, MA
Jet Card Hourly RatesLight jet hourly rates start from $5,891 per hour, including FET
Related CompaniesDirectional Aviation, OneSky Flight, Flexjet, FXAIR, Halo, PrivateFly

Sentient Jet History and Overview

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, 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., 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.

Sentient Jet offers a significant roster of lifestyle and event partnerships providing over $175,00 in benefits for cardholders.

It sells in increments of 25 hours and offers light jet, midsize jet, 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.

 When was it founded?

1999

Who owns Sentient?

Directional Aviation's OneSky Flight LLC unit

Who is the CEO?

Andrew Collins

How are the aircraft sourced?

Charter

What are the initiation and membership fees?

None

How much does Sentient Jet cost?

Jet cards start at $147,275, including FET, for 25 hours on a light jet

Do they provide guaranteed availability?

Yes

Is the hourly rate guaranteed?

Yes

Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?

Yes

What is the company website?

www.sentient.com

Where is the headquarters?

Braintree, MA

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