With Guaranteed Availability and Fixed One-Way Rates, Jet Cards show their value against On-Demand Charter
You’re not from Philadelphia or New England. You don’t want to go Minneapolis to watch the Super Bowl. You want to get away from the cold to catch some sun. Or maybe you want to hit the slopes for the weekend. On-Demand Charter brokers like to call Jet Cards overpriced charter, and without doubt, you can sometimes get lower prices from shopping the charter market compared to your Jet Card. With the upcoming Super Bowl, we did a Private Jet Card Comparisons big battle pitting Jet Cards against On-Demand Charter.
What’s the true price for the jet membership provider’s new shared charter service?
On Tuesday, as Private Jet Card Comparisons reported, JetSmarter announced it was launching SHAREDCHARTER, a new way for its community of 10,000 private jet travelers to dip into the sharing economy and fly more for less. The press release and a video by its founder and CEO Sergey Petrossov are big on promises and short on details, something that has become their hallmark.
Online private jet charter broker Stratajet which launched in the U.S. last year confirmed internet reports on Flyertalk that it has closed its U.S. office, but a spokesperson told Private Jet Card Comparisons, “It’s very much business as usual at Stratajet. The US remains a focus of our business and we continue to provide a full, nationwide service.”
How much does it cost to fly by private jet? While there are a variety of issues one should consider – aircraft and pilot sourcing standards, extra charges and fees, cancellation policies, is the lavatory enclosed, will you have WiFi, and so forth – the price is needless to say part of the decision process. To give you some benchmarks, Private Jet Card Comparisons took a look at several popular vacation routes during key holidays. We looked for the lowest price for aircraft that didn’t need a refueling stop. Pricing is based on round trip flights. We specified six passengers traveling on the flights.
While many private jet companies are investing and promoting apps where customers can request and book private jet charters or book flights in jet card programs, the CEO of Air Partner says people do a better job than technology.