Private jet cards sellers say their programs are the closest you can get to the experience of owning your own jet or a fractional share of a private aircraft without the commitments of doing so. The rationale is since each card program has its own sourcing standards and policies, you get a more consistent experience than on-demand charter. Brokers will tell you that you pay more for jet cards, although in my research I haven’t found that to necessarily be true. Of course, there is nothing to stop jet card members from shopping specific trips with brokers and getting the best of both worlds. Perhaps that’s why the number of companies selling jet cards keeps multiplying, with over 30 by my count, more than half launched in the past decade.