Jet Linx Tackles Your Private Jet Questions
If you’re looking for the best private jet card or the best private jet management company, you’ll likely have some questions. Your Personal Jet Company has your answers.
At Jet Linx we pride ourselves on acting as your trusted business partner when it comes to private jet solutions. Our products and services are engineered with your needs in mind.
Through years of industry experience in the Jet Card industry, here are some frequently asked questions about our Jet Card program:
Q) I am hesitant to make an upfront deposit due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic. How can I have more flexibility than locking myself into a certain amount of annual flying hours?
A) All Jet Linx Jet Card memberships are pay-as-you-go. No matter how many hours you expect to fly, you never leave money on the table.
If you decide to deposit Flight Funds, they can be refunded at any time, and Flight Funds customers that put $250,000 or more on account can earn up to 4% annually in flight credits. We also offer the limited-time Affiliate Jet Card, a three-month program that provides the guarantees you expect from Jet Linx, but at a greatly reduced membership fee.
Q) How does Jet Linx differ from charter?
A) Jet Linx differs from charter in the consistency of service delivery. With a Jet Linx Jet Card membership, you receive guaranteed availability of any size jet, guaranteed fixed hourly rates and the guaranteed highest standard of safety. On top of this, our local teams offer Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star service inside our 19 private, secure terminals nationwide. Time and again, Jet Linx offers the best private aviation experience possible.
When you need access to a private jet, you will call a local number, speak with someone that knows you personally, and rest assured that our team will take care of the rest, including ground transportation, catering or accommodations for overnight trips. When you fly charter, you receive inconsistent service and no guarantee that a plane will be ready when you need one – and you will pay a higher price for less service. Our national infrastructure allows efficiencies that few operators can match, and these savings are passed on to Jet Linx clients in the form of competitive, fixed hourly rates, sometimes 50% lower than other national Jet Card companies or charter operators.
Q) My family typically flies over the major holidays. Does pricing and availability change during those peak travel dates?
A) With a Jet Linx Jet Card membership, availability to a private jet of any size is guaranteed. During peak travel a Jet Linx plane and crew may not be available, but our teams utilize trusted partners for supplemental lift. That’s why we stand by our promise of guaranteed availability, as well as guaranteed highest level of safety (all Supplemental Lift partners undergo the same rigorous audits and inspections as Jet Linx aircraft and crews).
Pricing during peak days depends upon what type of Jet Card you have. Those with a Club Jet Card are subject to an additional 10% charge for peak dates, but our Executive Jet Card and Enterprise Jet Card members do not see any increase in price on peak travel days. However, all three Jet Card programs offer eligibility for One-way Flight specials and guaranteed access to a private jet.
Q) I am looking for a solution for my business and will need multiple people on my executive team to have access to the Membership. Can Jet Linx accommodate multiple people using your services?
A) Jet Linx offers three different Jet Cards (in addition to the limited-time Affiliate Card), two of which allow multiple people access to multiple aircraft within the same day.
The Executive Jet Card allows seven users access to two private jet aircraft per day, with a lead time of 48 hours.
The Enterprise Jet Card was created with businesses in mind. This card offers an unlimited number of users within your company, plus access of up to four private aircraft per day. Lead time for this card is 24 hours with no short-notice fees.
Q) Does your pricing include any repositioning fees?
A) Jet Linx Jet Card members are charged a round-trip rate based on occupied flight time only. There are no additional charges for deadhead flights, pilot wait time, pilot expenses, or overnights. When you fly charter, you will likely be on the hook for the cost of repositioning. Because Jet Linx does not charge additional for these fees, our rates remain very competitive industry-wide, sometimes nearly half of what other fractional ownership or Jet Card programs charge.
Read below to see frequently asked questions about the Jet Linx Aircraft Management program:
Q) Do I always get access to my plane?
A) Jet Linx Aircraft Management clients receive priority access to their aircraft whenever possible. However, if an aircraft is unavailable due to maintenance, crewing issues, or for any other reason, our aircraft management clients receive a complementary Jet Card membership for supplemental lift. This promises guaranteed access whenever an owner’s private jet becomes unavailable to them.
Q) Do you have fuel discounts in your program?
A) Absolutely yes. Jet Linx manages the third-largest Part 135 fleet in the nation, which means that we can offer our aircraft management clients many volume discounts that other operators simply cannot match. As an aircraft management client, you can expect to save a minimum of 15% on fuel, maintenance, pilot training, hangar costs and insurance. For the private jet owner, this means tens of thousands of dollars saved annually.
Fuel can be the largest expense for owners, but Jet Linx continually researches programs and negotiates the best possible rates using the leverage of a national fleet of aircraft. Aircraft management clients also receive discounts on maintenance and inspections because of our national buying power. Full-time quality control teams ensure dispatch reliability and discounts on parts and inspections.
Q) Do you have hangar space?
A) Yes – Jet Linx provides local hangar space for aircraft management clients. On top of hangar space provided, our clients receive wraparound protection for their valuable assets, which includes a safety department, flight coordination department, accounting and finance teams, maintenance personnel, sales teams, IT department, human resources and more. When you choose Jet Linx for aircraft management, you receive much more than just hangar space – you receive a trusted advisor with more than 20 years of industry experience.
Q) Would I be able to earn money off my asset in your program?
A) Jet Linx offers a controlled, built-in source of revenue with our Jet Card program. As an aircraft management client, your private jet will be added to the fleet and made available to a local and national base of Jet Linx Jet Card members. Unlike other aircraft management services that rely on the wholesale charter market, Jet Linx offers a guaranteed, internally controlled stream of revenue through our Jet Card program. The hourly revenue paid to owners (as well as the cost of fuel per gallon) is set ahead of time, eliminating uncertainty due to variable costs that can come from the charter market. In addition to our Jet Card program, it’s possible to fill deadhead and transient aircraft flights through strong relationships in the national charter market. Our aircraft – and our industry-leading standard of safety – make our fleet attractive to the wholesale charter market.
Q) What happens to my plane when I go somewhere for a week or longer?
A) Your plane will be made available for revenue-generating flights in the Jet Card program to offset your cost of ownership. If not used in our Jet Card program, it will be made available for use in the wholesale charter market. However, if an owner notifies Jet Linx ahead of time, the private jet may be scheduled to undergo necessary maintenance or inspections during the extended period where the owner will not need to use it.
Q) Is Jet Linx an FBO?
A) Jet Linx is different than a traditional FBO in a key aspect – our 19 terminals nationwide are exclusive to our clients and their guests, and therefore not available to the public. Our local private terminals offer a luxury space for our clients to prepare for takeoff or regroup upon arrival. Whether you want to relax with a preferred beverage or snack – or you want to stay productive in a private conference room – our Bases provide exceptional comfort and security to do so.
All private terminals feature meeting rooms, executive lounges, kitchenettes stocked with your favorite snacks and beverages, and free, strong Wi-Fi throughout. Five-Star service from our local Flight Concierge teams provides consistent luxury hospitality that you would expect from a star-rated restaurant or hotel. Jet Linx clients may also drive right onto the tarmac, step out of their vehicle, and enter their private jet. Your vehicle will be stored safely the duration of your trip, then detailed and parked planeside upon your return.
As Your Personal Jet Company, Jet Linx can orchestrate the right solution for your unique travel needs. If you have different questions about our Jet Card programs or Aircraft Management services, contact us today.