The upstart jet card seller focuses on turboprops, piston aircraft and light jets using a dynamic pricing model
Fall means football – college and pro – the baseball playoffs and World Series, or if you want a little action right away, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships that run from August 27 through September 9. Or perhaps you want to see a concert – Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour has 38 U.S. dates starting in September. StraightLine Private Air is offering vouchers up to $2,000 if you buy a jet card by September 21.
If you aren’t interested in its golf related offers, the turboprop focused jet card seller is offering flight credits
Recently we reported about StraightLine Private Air’s outreach to golfers by highlighting its partnerships with several top rated golf courses. You get a promotional credit at your choice of Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links or The Prairie Club. There is a $7,000 credit if you sign up at the $200,000 Black level, $3,5000 at the $100,000 Platinum level and $1,500 at $50,000 Silver. However, if golf isn’t one of your pursuits CEO Tom Filippini tells Private Jet Card Comparisons, you can request a flight credit bonus instead. You get a $10,000 bonus credit at $200,000, $5,000 at $100,000 and $2,500 at the $50,000 level. The offer was originally due to end on June 22, but now will run until June 30, 2018, at least if you are reading this.
StraightLine Private Air was launched last year by Exclusive Resorts co-founder Tom Filippini with a focus on turboprops, piston aircraft and light jets
StraightLine Private Air has added Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links and The Prairie Club as preferred partners for the jet card membership program’s customers, according to an email it released. According to the announcement, the company is offering a limited number of gift cards for up to a $3,500 in cash credit to be used with its partners. To take advantage of the offer, you need to join StraightLine by June 22, 2018.
Wheels Up features its own fleet of Citation X, Citation Excel/XLS and King Air 350i
Of the more than 20 new jet card programs launched since the Great Recession, Wheels Up has been one of the most notable providers. Founded by Kenny Dichter, who in 2001 started Marquis Jet Partners before selling it to NetJets, Wheels Up can be credited with popularizing the use of turboprops and a membership model.
The number of new jet card providers and programs has grown more than 20% in just the past three years
Over the past three years, there are at least seven new private jet card providers that have entered the market, either start-ups or existing aviation companies that have launched jet card programs. Additionally, there are at least three or four programs soon to be launched we are aware of and getting ready to fill you in on the details.