Steve Orfali’s private jet companies are both offering Super Bowl promotions
If you are a fan of the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, or as of this moment both the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints, or just plan to attend the Super Bowl in Atlanta Feb. 3, Steve Orfali’s two private jet brokerages are each offering Big Game specials.
Wholesale Jet Club, which offers both traditional guaranteed availability, fixed-rate jet cards plus a fixed mark-up on-demand charter membership, is getting in on the Black Friday action offering 50% off a one-month membership ($750). You can also buy an annual membership at 20% off ($9,600 for the entire year as opposed to the regular $12,000 price). The offer expires November 26, 2018. Wholesale provides operator pricing with a 3.5% administrative fee.
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.
The Canadian private jet charter broker is bringing a fixed markup model to its Jet Card
Canada-based upstart Jettly is bringing its fixed pricing markup model of private jet charter to the Jet Card segment. It follows Wholesale Jet Club last year as well as Paramount Business Jets, which both sell Jet Cards using a fixed markup over operator pricing. U.K.-based Victor has said it will launch a deposit product in the U.S. early this year. In the case of Jettly and Wholesale Jet Club, the programs also include a monthly or annual fee in addition to the fixed markup.
Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work
You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79.