Private Jet Card Comparisons has identified jet cards that will let travelers take flight without breaking the bank, starting at under USD 10,000.
Benefits of jet cards over regular charter typically include published standards for sourcing aircraft and pilots, 24/7 customer service, guaranteed availability and fixed pricing so you know what you will pay in advance.
Jet card providers get you a backup plane so you can get where you are going with minimal delay. You also get the entire aircraft, which means jet cards are great for families and with most jet card programs pets are welcome.
Here are Private Jet Card Comparisons´ summer jet card picks where private jet cost won´t stop you:
StraightLine Private Air, and XOJET all have programs for USD 50,000. Depending on the size and type of aircraft chosen, travelers can get as many as 12 hours of flight time on a jet, which could mean lots of weekends flying privately. Best of all, most programs allow pets and some such as JetSuite guarantee WiFi so everyone can stay entertained. Even better, some programs allow jet card clients to refund unused funds, so those who decide they prefer middle seats and TSA security lines can get their money back.
Concord Private Jet offers a 10-hour turboprop guide for USD 37,500 that is great for those beach and mountain getaways or enjoying a single-day golf outing. If clients decide private flying isn´t for them, unused time is refundable.
Airstream Jets and Unity Jets both have programs starting at USD 25,000 for any type of aircraft desired. If the concept of paying by the hour doesn´t make sense, Airstream prices its flights by the distance ranging from USD 7 to USD 23 per mile based on size of aircraft.
USD 15,000 and Under
For those traveling to Europe, forget RailEurope or renting a car. Fly Aeolus´ 15-hour Personal Card is priced under USD 12,500 at current exchange rates on a Cirrus SR22 single engine propeller plane. Clients are limited to three people, but it´s a great way to get to those mountain and beach resorts that are in locations that are desirable but often hard to reach.
OneFlight International offers a USD 15,000 5-hour jet card for a single roundtrip on a Light Jet, including taxes. However, it only releases the cards on a limited basis so travelers will need to check.
Jet Linx Aviation, Skyjet and Wheels Up provide you access to fixed one-way prices and guaranteed availability. With each program, members pay a membership fee ranging from USD 9,500 to USD 17,500 starting at USD 3,375 per hour. With Wheels Up, if you buy belong to Big Box retailer Costco, you get a USD 3,000 Costco Cash Card and you can even buy online.
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