Jet cards are the fastest growing segment of private aviation. During the past 10 years the number of providers and programs selling jet cards has more than doubled, according to Private Jet Card Comparisons.

“Jet cards have been growing fast because they bridge the gap between on-demand charter and fractional or full ownership,” says Doug Gollan, founder and editor-in-chief. “There isn’t the same long-term and upfront costs that you have with fractional or full ownership, and compared to on-demand charter, jet cards save time and often save money too,” he continues.

The key to finding the right program is to do research up front, and that’s where Private Jet Card Comparisons fits in. Barron’s recently called it “a modern-day online Kelley Blue Book for private jet cards that compares over 250 programs by 60-plus characteristics.”

What are some of the differences between programs you can compare?

• Company overviews, including ownership information and CEO
• Applicable aircraft for each program
• Hourly rates
• Service area
• Standards for sourcing aircraft
• Pilot qualifications
• Features such as guaranteed availability and fixed one-way pricing
• Fees and surcharges covering taxes, peak day travel, destinations, WiFi, de-icing and fuel
• Availability of escrow accounts
• Lead time for reservations and cancellations
• Service recovery policies
• The minimum age for unaccompanied minors
• Ability to upgrade or downgrade aircraft size and ability to source multiple aircraft at the same time
• Roundtrip discounts

You can subscribe now to the 2018 edition of Private Jet Card Comparisons for $250 and you will access to all the data compiled in easy-to-use spreadsheets so you can find the program that best fits your flying needs. For more information, please click here.