Private Jet Card Membership Price Comparison
A side by side price comparison of popular jet cards in the private aviation market.
Private jet clients have a wide range of private jet card memberships to choose from. Each program has its advantages and disadvantages.
Some companies design their membership programs around using a fixed fleet, while others design them around using multiple operators. Some offer fixed hourly rates, while others offer dynamic pricing based on market demand.
The advantages of using a fixed fleet are that the planes are only available to the jet card members. A fixed fleet also provides consistency in the aircraft amenities, interiors, and age of the aircraft.
The disadvantages are that clients have limited choice in aircraft type. They also pay nearly twice the charter market rate per hour for the same model of aircraft.
In the dynamic jet card model, providers have access to the fleet of many operators. Therefore, there is significant variance in the amenities, interiors, and the age of the aircraft. Clients do have the option to specify their preferred aircraft age and approve aircraft interiors on a per-trip basis. However, the variance will still be there.
Why the Paramount Jet Card Program is the fairest and most cost-effective
What sets Paramount Business Jets apart, is that in 2010, we were the first to offer a fully transparent pricing model for jet card memberships with the Paramount Jet Card Program.
From safety standards to aircraft specifics and operator ratings, every detail of the flight, including broker markup and operator wholesale price to the broker is entirely transparent to the client. Paramount Business Jets functions as an extension to the buyer and works directly for them. With this model, there is an alignment between the client’s and broker’s interests.
Cost Savings with the Paramount Membership Program
The cost savings of the Paramount Jet Card Membership program are significant when compared to other popular jet card membership programs. Here is the side by side comparison of private jet card membership prices:
*The Paramount average hourly rates are based on the last 150 jet card member flights and include any and all repositioning fees, surcharges, taxes, and all other fees.
As you can see, the cost savings from using the same aircraft type with the Paramount Jet Card can be as much as 92%.
|Savings over Competition||Magellan||Marquis||Sentient||Delta|
The main disadvantages of using the Paramount Jet Card membership is that the aircraft interiors and age vary. You never know if you’re entirely comfortable with the interior until you step into the aircraft.
To address this drawback, over the last ten years, Paramount has handpicked over 4,000 of the world’s safest and finest certified private jets. These are the preferred aircraft we offer to their clients. The Paramount Preferred Aircraft include ARGUS, Wyvern, and ISBAO rated aircraft, as well as aircraft positively reviewed by our clients over the years.
The average age of the aircraft offered by Paramount is ten years or younger. Some are older than ten years, while some are younger than ten years. Most interiors are six years or younger. Clients do have the option to request a newer aircraft, which may cost slightly more. If we can make it happen, we will be honest about it, and if not, we will let you know in advance.
We have also calculated the average hourly rates by aircraft type that our members have paid on their flights. This information uses average prices over the last 150 jet card member flights.