The jet card seller offers customers an extensive array of lifestyle partnerships valued at over $35,000
Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet (sister to Flexjet and Skyjet) announced it has extended its relationship with PinnacleCare, a private health advisory firm that guides clients through complex healthcare challenges and facilitates access to the country’s top doctors and hospitals. The partnership, which launched in January 2017, provides Sentient Jet Cardholders with access to medical evacuation and expert healthcare advisory services whether at home or abroad.
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To find the right jet card program for your needs takes a bit of work. While many buyers rely on recommendations from their friends, your friends’ flying habits are probably different from yours. At the same time, you can have your assistant or finance department do some Google research. They will come back with a handful of randomly selected companies. They then have to spend time filling in request forms with providers and waiting for each jet card seller to send their information. After that, they need to take the collateral and put it into a form where you can start comparing programs which vary widely. What’s more, they will have to spend time going back to providers and asking them for information they didn’t provide.
Private Jet Card Memberships can be a good solution, but there are considerable differences beyond hourly rate
Business aviation in America is big business, impacting all 50 states and generating over a million jobs and $219 billion in economic contribution, according to the National Business Aviation Association. Private jets are time machines, enabling you to conduct business more efficiently, spend more time at your vacation destination and give you more time to spend with your family or pursuing your passions instead of sitting in airports. In-flight time also becomes more productive, networking with customers, holding internal meetings and getting work done that’s harder to do in a public space such as a commercial flight. In fact, commercial airlines such as Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Saudia, Hainan Airlines and even JetBlue (with JetSuite) either own or have partnerships with private jet operators.
Sentient’s first private jet card with guaranteed WiFi will feature select Super-Mid aircraft priced below its current Super-Mid products.
Sentient Jet is expected to announce tomorrow its first jet card featuring guaranteed WiFi. Private Jet Card Comparisons in August reported the company, which is part of Directional Aviation, was working on the launch of this new product. SJ25+ will be a limited-edition jet card providing guaranteed access to six popular aircraft in the Super-Mid jet category, all of which are Wi-Fi enabled. Aircraft will include the Challenger 300, Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000, and Gulfstream 200.
10 top reasons to buy a private jet card membership
Shortly before Hurricane Irma hit, jet card members were able to exit impacted areas at the same time charter brokers were having problems finding aircraft and charging prices sometimes triple or more the typical rate. A comparison of jet card providers against on-demand brokers before the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight further showcased that if you want guaranteed availability and don’t like surge pricing, jet cards are a great private aviation solution. What’s more, unlike jet-sharing private shuttles and empty legs, jet card members don’t have to share the airplane with strangers and are able to set their own schedule.
Jet card seller Sentient is launching its first private jet shuttle flight in November
Breeders’ Cup is one of thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious events, and Sentient Jet announced a partnership that will provide equestrian enthusiasts the chance to fly directly from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in San Diego to Lexington, Kentucky to attend the annual November Thoroughbred sales at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland. Consumers will be able to purchase individual seats on the Breeders’ Cup chartered aircraft, allowing them to enjoy the weekend’s races in Southern California and still arrive in Lexington in time for the sales.
Sentient Jet’s membership brings high-touch service, closed fleet sourcing and a fractional-like VIP lifestyle program starting at $127,325 for its Light Jet card.
When one looks at the jet card market, there are clearly a lot of providers and lots of concepts percolating. Since many are new and they are privately held companies, it’s difficult to tell how much traction they are getting. At the same time, there is a core of established players, and that includes Sentient Jet, which claims to have invented the jet card circa 1999. It started when an entrepreneur jet owner was frustrated his management company wasn’t generating enough charter hours. Last week, Private Jet Card Comparisons spent a day at Sentient’s new headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts, just outside Boston to take an intense look at the company. It is part of Kenn Ricci’s Cleveland-based Directional Aviation empire. Think Flexjet, but as Sentient’s CEO Andrew Collins puts it, “We’re great neighbors, but we don’t live in each other’s houses.”