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Jet card comparison reveals buyers' preferences
PJCC reports that subscribers have bought over US$54 million in jet cards since joining the comparison service, and have prioritised their purchase decisions according to safety, price and flexibility.
Read this story in our October 2019 printed issue.

Private Jet Card Comparisons (PJCC) has undertaken its first subscriber survey and results show that subscribers have bought over US$54 million in jet cards after their initial subscription, with 70 per cent saying they had multiple private aviation solutions.

In an open ended question survey subscribers, who pay $250 for access, were asked what were the most important reasons for selecting their particular jet card programme. Safety, price and flexibility were mentioned the most, followed closely by service and value.

Among the most-purchased jet cards, providers include fixed one way rates that avoid ferry fees, guaranteed availability allowing members to reserve an aircraft with little notice, high safety ratings and low segment and daily minimums for light and midsize jets. Five of the six most purchased programmes include de-icing in their hourly rates.

Unlike other websites, which act as undisclosed sales agents for private aviation companies and sell subscriber data, PJCC does not sell client information or take commissions from jet companies.

“Our goal is to be an unbiased, independent resource giving subscribers the critical information they need to identify the jet card companies that will effectively meet their needs,” says founder and editor Doug Gollan.

While 45 per cent of subscribers purchased a jet card after subscribing, 40 per cent said they planned to but were still looking. The remaining 15 per cent said they didn't plan to buy a jet card in the next 12 months and most had decided to remain with an on demand charter or renew fractional share agreements. The average deposit of this group was $175,746.00.

“While our data focuses on comparing over 250 jet card programmes across more than 65 variables, we also provide advice on whether specific jet cards are a fit, and if not, what solutions make the most sense,” adds Gollan.

Ongoing feedback to the comany has led to the introduction of a multitude of new services such as its VIP Jet Card Decider tool, which identifies those programmes that best fit the needs of subscribers based on their input, as well as the Quick Compare Flight Pricing, a tool that incorporates membership fees, taxi time, daily and segment minimums, peak day, fuel and deicing surcharges, so subscribers can compare all-in pricing in seconds for nine different popular flight scenarios.

This recent survey gathered responses from paid subscribers from January 2018 through June 2019.

Private Jet Card Comparisons offers subscribers easy-to-use spreadsheets comparing 50+ providers and over 250 programs by more than 65 variables. Providers include Able American Jets; Air Charter Service; Air Partner; Airshare (formerly Executive AirShare); Airstream Jets; Alliance Aviation; Clay Lacy Aviation; Concord Private Jet; Delta Private Jets; Dreamline Aviation; Dumont Aviation; Executive Jet Management; Exec 1 Aviation (formerly DashJet); ExpertJet; Flexjet; Fly Aeolus; GlobeAir; GrandView Aviation; Hopscotch Air; International Jet; Jet Algo; Jet Aviation Flight Services; Jet Linx Aviation; Jetlogic; Jet the World; JetSet Group; JetSuite;; Jettly; LunaJets SA; Luxury Aircraft Solutions; Magellan Jets; Netjets (including Marquis Jet); Nicholas Air; Northern Jet Management; ONEFlight International; Outlier Jets; Paramount Business Jets; Priester Aviation; Private Jet Services Group (PJS Group); PrivateFly (combined with Skyjet); Prive Jets; ProspAir Jet Charter; Quantum Jets; Sentient Jet; Silverhawk Aviation; Solairus Aviation Aviation; Starflight Aviation; Star Jets International; StraightLine Private Air; Tradewind Aviation; Unity Jets; Vault Jet; Velocity Jets; VistaJet; Wheels Up, and XO (formerly XOJET and JetSmarter).

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