Top 10 Reasons To Buy A Private Jet Card
Private Jet Card Comparisons, an independent website that compares 100+ jet card programs by 65 variables, suggests jet cards are as close as one can get to the experience of owning a private jet without the financial and legal commitment of ownership. Shortly before Hurricane Irma hit, jet card members were able to exit impacted areas at the same time charter brokers were having problems finding aircraft and charging increased prices. Unlike jet sharing private shuttles and empty legs, jet card members don't have to share the airplane with strangers and are able to set their own schedule.
"Private jet cards were created by taking excess inventory that was fragmented across a long tail of operators that didn't want to get into retail sales. We figured out a way to partner with those operators, take the excess capacity and productize it, put a framework of rules to it, and we launched an industry that brought a whole new set of clients to private jets. That's exactly what Uber or Airbnb has done, except even during peak periods, we guarantee availability at a fixed price," said Andrew Collins, CEO of Sentient Jet, which launched the jet card concept in 1999, and is among the companies covered on the website.
"Private jet cards have become popular because they are the closest you can get to the private jet ownership experience without buying an entire plane or fractional share. Hurricane Irma also highlighted the benefit of guaranteed availability at a contracted rate," said Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons.
Private Jet Card Comparisons lists the top 10 reasons to buy a jet card:
You don't have the long-term commitment of ownership or fractional ownership.
You don't have to shop each trip with charter brokers, reviewing different contracts with varying terms. Anytime you, a family member or friend need to go, the private flight is one phone call away. Some card sellers even let you book online.
You can rely on your jet card program's standards for sourcing aircraft and pilots, including additional insurance above what operator's provide.
Many jet card programs provide you with guaranteed availability and rates, including during peak periods.
Most jet cards have one-way pricing (without ferry fees) and also provide discounts for round trips.
Jet card providers each have service recovery guarantees so you don't have to worry about getting a re-quote if your original plane or crew can't make the trip.
There are jet card programs for every need, be it flying regionally or around-the-world.
Most jet card programs have 24/7/365 day customer service and keep profiles of what you like and special needs.
Many jet card sellers are buying in bulk from charter operators, meaning they have purchasing clout as well as priority for accessing jets.
- You know the rules of your program, so you know what you are getting without surprise charges and extra fees.
About Private Jet Card Comparisons
Private Jet Card Comparisons provides subscribers comparisons of over 100 jet card programs across 65 variables in easy-to-use spreadsheets saving hours of research and thousands of dollars from choosing the wrong program. Comparisons include pilot and aircraft sourcing standards, hourly rates, fees and surcharges, service areas, policies on reservations, peak day travel and a host of other vagaries that help consumers find the best program for their needs.
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