Don’t believe articles that technology is lowering private jet prices. Promises of cheap private jet travel are often based on misleading press releases and a lack of knowledge
Promises of cheap private jet flights invoking Uber analogies and claiming technology breakthroughs that lower charter costs are common themes of uninformed coverage. The articles are wrong. Apps don’t impact how much you will pay. In fact, most online pricing tools for private jets don’t even give you hard quotes. They are simply tools to capture your contact information so sales reps can follow-up.
Much of the charter rates you see online are estimates. And for every slick app, you’ll find if you aren’t familiar with the industry’s ins and outs, it’s easy to make big mistakes when buying private flights. With COVID-19 causing more consumers to shop for private aviation options, if you are serious, buyer beware.
Comparing Jet Card website or brochure hourly rates won’t tell you how much your fights will actually cost
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2017Private Jet Card Comparisons launches with easy-to-use spreadsheets capturing over 40,000 data points across 65 variables, cutting research time from days and weeks to under an hour. The subscription fee is set at $250.
2018 – VIP JET CARD DECIDER provides a personalized service provides a custom analysis for subscribers added at no additional charge.
2019 – BEST CHARTER BROKERS GUIDE added with 85+ vetted brokerages, including third-party customer ratings. The guide is added at no additional charge.
2019 – New QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING enables subscribers to calculate all-in flight costs for their specific routes, including daily minimums, amortized membership fees, fuel, deicing, peak day, and other surcharges in seconds.
2020 – PJCC 2.0 launches enabling subscribers to compare multiple programs in minutes and filter data for their specific flight requirements.
2021 – JET CARD DECIDER 2.0 enables subscribers to request a customized analysis from their smartphone, tablet, or desktop in minutes