Yes, You Can Afford Private Jet Travel (and Even Save Money)


January 06, 2017

For most of us, flying via private jet escapes the imagination entirely because we don’t believe we can afford to travel this way. This is how the president flies, and Warren Buffett and Jay-Z, not us. Our way is probably at best first-class commercial, and at worst, spending endless hours sitting at crowded airports or in a scrunched airplane seat, hoping somebody nice sits next to us and wondering if we’ll get an extra bag of peanuts.

We want you to start imagining something different. What if private aviation were much more accessible? What if you could fly without long lines, TSA checkpoints, scrunched spaces, layovers, shuttle buses, center seats? What if the time you saved could be spent with your family and friends, doing things you enjoy?

Good news: We’ve found a way to make it possible! Our members have access to affordable per-seat pricing on private jets and can even create their own jet flights via crowdsourcing with other MemberJets members. Seat prices are often comparable to first-class commercial tickets.

AND you get all the luxuries of private flight, which means endless leg room (ahhh …), no center seats (elbow room!), no long drives to congested airports, no shuttle buses, no connecting flights, few limits to what you bring on the plane with you, and plenty of excellent service and amenities. The good news doesn’t end there: We also have access to 5,000 airports not served commercially, complimentary Wi-Fi on most flights, free tasty snacks and beverages, and so much more.

Bottom line: You can have the luxury of private air travel at an affordable price, for the first time ever. Here’s a little comparison chart we made up to illustrate your savings:

Cities                    Drive                     Roundtrip with MemberJets                      Roundtrip First Class*

KC to Denver       10 Hours              From $1500 (1 hr 10 min each way)           $614 (3 hr 34 min each way)

KC to St. Louis     4 Hours                From $600 (45 min each way)                     $682 (3 hr 40 min each way)

KC to Dallas         8 Hours                From $1100 (1 hr 5 min each way)             $624 (3 hr 28 min each way)

KC to Memphis    8 Hours                 From $1100 (55 min each way)                  $811 (5 hr 15 min each way)

KC to Austin        11 Hours               From $1800 (1 hr 35 min each way)           $720 (4 hr 45 min each way)

KC to Wichita      3 Hours                 From $425 (30 min each way)                     $851 (4 hr 34 min each way)

KC to Omaha      3 Hours                 From $700 (33 min each way)                     $740 (5 hr 20 min each way)

KC to Atlanta      12 Hours               From $1700 (1 hr 25 min each way)           $665 (3 hr 57 min each way)

KC to Chicago     8 Hours                From $1200 (55 min each way)                  $492 (4 hr 30 min each way)

KC to NYC          18.5 Hours           From $2500 (2 hr 20 min each way)           $734 (9 hr 30 min each way)

 

*We averaged up to four top airlines’ first/business-class service (not all cities available on all airlines). Time average includes layovers. Data collected 1/4/17.

By Rebecca Fischer



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