The future of Jet Cards: You can’t always get what you want

Barbarians at the Gate

Jet cards 2.0: As Mick Jagger advises, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”

Barring some calamity that sends demand for private jet travel into a downward spiral, jet cards and memberships will look very different. You already see the ghost of jet cards’ future via recent changes.

Wheels Up to continue taking new customers

Wheels Up

While NetJets, Sentient and Jet Linx have halted accepting new customers amid record demand, Wheels Up is confident it has the ability to accommodate growth

Wheels Up has no plans to halt selling new memberships. That’s as record demand has led several other leading jet card and membership providers to pull back.

Wheels Up names Hegde president

Wheels Up

Former Amazon, Airbnb exec Vinayak Hegde has been elevated to president at now publicly traded private aviation provider Wheels Up

Vinayak Hegde has been named president of Wheels Up. He will continue to report directly to chairman and CEO Kenny Dichter who founded the company. Now Wheels Up Experience, which trades under UP, went public via a SPAC merger in July.

Lowest price private jets for short flights

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These private jet cards are the cheapest way to make flights of 35 minutes or less

So you want to find the lowest price to fly by private jet? With all the recent program changes, we’ve run the numbers from the Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database (Update 107 for 2021) of over 50 jet card providers to give you the cheapest flight costs for short flights, from light jet to large-cabin aircraft. You can also compare jet card pricing to on-demand charter quotes.

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