Request the 2017 Conklin & de Decker private jet membership comparison report to find out how the Air Partner JetCard compares to other U.S. private jet card companies and why it has been ranked the most flexible U.S. jet membership program among other jet card competitors for the fourth consecutive year.
Guaranteed availability is available in the U.S. service area with 12 hours’ notice. Flights must be requested at least twelve (12) hours prior to scheduled departure. 24 hours’ notice and 72 hours’ notice is requested in the European and Mexico & Caribbean service areas, respectively.
For peak travel days, flights should be requested at least ninety-six (96) hours prior to scheduled departure time.
Air Partner offers two convenient jet membership types so you can tailor a program to your needs: JetCard and JetCard Sterling.
Once you’ve chosen your membership type, cabin size, and number of flight hours
(10, 25 or 50+), hourly rates will then be debited from your JetCard balance as you fly.
JetCard member you enjoy guaranteed aircraft availability at fixed rates, with fully refundable account balances and hours that never expire.
Flight time is calculated using computer generated flight times for each itinerary using specific aircraft for each cabin category. The flight time is multiplied by each cabin category’s respective hourly rate, taking into account daily flight minimums and 12 minutes of taxi time per flight leg.
Hourly rates are fixed according to the membership type, cabin size and service area listed on the JetCard pricing page and will be debited from your JetCard balance. JetCard prices include aircraft, crew, landing fees fuel surcharges, de-icing, taxes and catering. Round-trip discounts are available for select service areas.
You may cancel your JetCard membership at any time without penalty, and account balances are fully refundable.
In the US Service Area, notice for cancellation is 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure, and 96 hours are peak day travel.
JetCard offers the newest aircraft on the market, model year 2000 or newer.
JetCard Sterling features the broadest range of aircraft, with model year 1994 or newer, and an average age of 10 years. JetCard Sterling available only in Continental U.S. and Mexico & the Caribbean service areas.
See the Your JetCard page for membership pricing details.
For qualifying round-trip travel, members can enjoy significant savings:
- Continental U.S. – 20%
- Europe – 15%
- Mexico & the Caribbean – 20%
Round-trip pricing applies for any series of flights that return to the original departure city and average two block hours per day and which do not exceed pilot daily duty times as set forth by FAA or relevant Authority.
There are no premiums for complimentary upgrades, and no premiums for client-requested upgrades or downgrades.
Members will simply be charged according to the hourly rates of the requested cabin category.
A JetCard Sterling customer requests requests upgrade from a Light cabin with 2 hours on a midsize cabin in the U.S. under one-way pricing.
2.0 hrs (travel time) x $6,500 (midsize cabin rate) = $13,000 (total cost)
The peak travel day* schedule is as follows for the Continental United States and Mexico and Caribbean Service Areas:
- New Year’s Day, the day after New Year’s Day and the Saturday and Sunday after New Year’s Day
- Thursday through Monday of Super Bowl Weekend
- Thursday and Friday before President’s Day, President’s Day & President’s Day weekend
- Thursday before Easter, Good Friday and Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
- 2 days before 4th July , 4th July and 2 days after 4th July
- Labor Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
- From Friday before Thanksgiving through Sunday after Thanksgiving
- One week before Christmas Day, Christmas Day and one week after Christmas Day
*Peak day travel will be billed at prevailing rates plus 5%.
As the leader in global aviation, Air Partner provides global private aviation solutions, and will happily arrange flights outside the JetCard Service Areas. Contact an account manager for details.
Generally, pets are allowed on aircraft and may be required to be placed in an approved kennel. Please notify your account manager at the time of booking if any pets may be traveling on the flight.
Many of the aircraft we charter offer complimentary Wi Fi, however not all. Flight Phone is also available on select aircraft, and Flight Phone usage will be invoiced separately at cost.
A flight attendant will be on board large cabin aircraft only. You may request a flight attendant
for midsize and super midsize cabin jets at an additional cost per day, plus expenses.
We understand that your needs may change, which is why your JetCard offers complete flexibility. You can take multiple jets or switch between aircraft categories without penalty – you simply pay the hourly rate for the requested cabin category. However, changes must be made prior to the cancellation policy window outlined in the JetCard Terms and Conditions.
Upon booking, please notify your account manager of all luggage requirements. In the event that your baggage exceeds the aircraft category’s capacity, you may be required to adjust to a larger aircraft cabin (at that cabin category’s hourly rate), or ship excess luggage.
1. Why should I charter a private jet for my ski vacation?
Flying by private jet means you can get closer to your ski resort. As private jets are smaller than commercial aircraft, they are able to negotiate shorter runways so you can access smaller private airports, which tend to be closer to the ski resorts than the larger airports. For example, if you are skiing in Vail you can fly into Eagle airport by private jet conveniently.
2. Can I take my ski equipment with me on a private jet? How many skis can fit on a private jet?
Yes. Depending on how much equipment you have, our team of aviation experts will advise on the most suitable aircraft for you. Where some private jets have a particularly spacious cabin for their size, others offer much more generous hold space. Being able to bring your own skiing equipment with you is an important benefit of flying privately – there are no extra charges for over-sized baggage and you know that your skiis are carefully stored with no worries of them getting lost. We recommend taking a look at storage for midsize, super-midsize, and large cabin private jets to get a better idea of holding space for your skis, gear, and skiing equipment.
3. What private jet is best for travelling with a lot of ski equipment?
For a family traveling with ski equipment we'd recommend an Embraer Legacy 600 – spacious enough for everyone but with a good enough performance to land on shorter runways. The Citation X is another great option for generous baggage capacity but without compromising on performance.
4. Where should I fly to for my ski holiday?
This depends on the time of year and how far you want to travel. We've put a ski destination guide together for some inspiration around some of the best ski resorts. The higher you go, the more likely you are to have good snow, so we recommend higher altitude resorts, particularly at the very beginning and end of the season. Go global with your ski campaign! A large or global cabin jet can get you over to the some of the best skiing destinations around the world – such as our top picks like Gstaad, Courchevel and Vail, or other ski destinations of your choice.
5. When do I need to book my private jet for my ski trip?
If you have decided on dates and where you want to go, we recommend that you book as soon as possible. The more in advance you book, the more availability and, usually, the lower the price. However, we are also able to respond very quickly to last-minute requests. We have a 24/7 global support team who will be able to deal with your enquiry at any time. Referred to as the most flexible U.S. jet membership by Conklin & de Decker, we also have our JetCard program for more frequent fliers that provides much more flexible terms than ad hoc flying. As part of the JetCard benefits, we can guarantee you an aircraft with as little as 12 hours' notice.
6. What are the benefits of flying by private jet for my ski vacation?
The main benefit is time. With a much quicker end-to-end journey than you could ever manage on a scheduled service, you can spend less time travelling and more time on the slopes. Accessing the smaller airports means you can drastically shorten the transfer time to you resort – and if you really need to get there quickly we can arrange a helicopter to be waiting for you to take you straight up the mountains. Furthermore, everything will be taken care for you at the private terminal, which means there will be no queuing, waiting around or wasting time at an airport.
7. What costs are included in my private jet flight?
There are two ways of chartering a private jet with us. You can either charter ad hoc, where we give you live market pricing, or you can become a JetCard member, where we apply a fixed hourly rate for all your flying and you benefit from more flexible terms. With our JetCard, the hourly rates are inclusive of all additional charges – from airport surcharges to landing fees, de-icing, catering and taxiing. Ad hoc pricing is based on live pricing and continued availability, so the earlier you book the more likely you are to take advantage of better pricing!
8. Can I book an empty leg for my ski trip? How can I find out empty leg availability?
Empty legs are flights that are due to operate without any passengers as the aircraft repositions back to its based or is going elsewhere to be ready for its next trip. You can save up to 75% on empty leg flights and they are a great option if you're flexible on when you want to travel. You can find our latest empty leg availability here or call 1-888-247-7278.
9. Can I take a large group on a private jet for my ski trip?
Yes – you can generally take up to 16 people on a private jet. And for groups any larger than that we can organize a group charter on a larger commercial aircraft. Larger VIP configured aircraft are becoming more popular for large groups who want the comfort of a private jet.
10. Can I bring my pet on my ski trip with me?
If you cannot part with your four-legged friend for your ski holiday, we can organize for your pets to travel with you. You can find out about traveling by private jet with your pet here.