The most common question I’m asked is, “What is the best way to fly private?”, and by "best" they most often are referring to the most cost effective way to fly private. My initial answer is always the same, “Have a close friend that owns an airplane that lets you fly for his direct operating costs.”
Since those friends are very hard to come by, I have outlined two of the most common ways to fly private today: Jet Card/Membership Programs and Charter. Another question, I am often asked is, “Which is better - a Jet Card/Membership program or Charter?” My answer is almost always - both.
Below is a discussion on Jet Card/Membership Programs and Charter and how they may be of use for you.
Jet Card/Membership Programs
Jet Card or Membership Programs (as different providers may refer to them) are a very attractive way for many individuals and corporations to meet their private aviation needs. Most programs are very similar in that they offer the following:
There are several important areas within the Jet Card/Membership Contract that need to be looked at closely in order to assess what you're getting for the money you're committing up front with the Jet Card/Membership Program:
To learn more about how a Jet Card Membership can save you money on charter, contact us at +1.407.590.0502 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Unlike a Jet Card/Membership program, Charter offers you a pay-as-you-go program. For most missions, the pricing of Charter Flights will be lower than that of a membership program when working with an experienced Aviation Professional.
What to know about Charter Flights:
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Charter vs. Membership
In an effort to consult with my clients and create solutions that maximize the amount of time they get in the air for the dollars they spend, we look at each of their potential missions to analyze which solution is best. Here are some examples:
Charter Solution Desired
Membership Solution Desired
With 7 Billion people living on this planet and no two being the same, customizing a solution to match your needs is the most comprehensive approach when looking at whether a Jet Card/Membership program or Charter is right for you.
Still have questions about the best way to fly private charter?
Contact us at +1.407.590.0502 or by email at email@example.com, and we'd be happy to help answer questions to meet your aircraft charter needs.