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Private Jet Membership Vs. Flying Commercial: 5 Questions Answered

As we weather these uncertain times, many are considering the safety of private aviation as an alternative to flying commercial. While there are many ways to fly privately, private jet membership is widely considered one of the the most responsible solutions, offering unique benefits for businesses and individuals. Learn more about private jet cost and how membership compares to commercial flights.

Private Jet Membership vs. Flying Commercial

What is private jet membership?

As an alternative to the variable cost to charter on-demand market flights, a private jet membership provides consistency with guaranteed access to aircraft and locked-in hourly rates for a set term, as well as other benefits. Magellan Jets Membership, for example, offers guaranteed access to four categories of aircraft with as little as 12 hours’ notice, and the ability to fly as much or as little as needed. Overall, memberships allow travelers to have all the benefits of a purely private experience, without the risks and costs associated with ownership.

Will private jets replace commercial flying?

It’s no secret that commercial aviation has taken a hit due to the coronavirus situation. When it comes time for a return to business, it may take a while for airlines to get up to speed. Additionally, many flyers may even be weary of using commercial aviation. That may be due to the inherent risks of long security lines at airports as well as tight quarters on a large aircraft with strangers.

Private aviation will be the premier solution as we transition back to normal, as it’s already safely serving people’s needs during this time of uncertainty. Private travelers have access to more than 5,000 terminals and fixed-based operators (FBOs), much more than the 500 available to commercial aviation.

Also, with a private jet, there are much less surfaces that need cleaning with each trip. As a result, faster turnaround times and more thorough disinfecting. Plus, you are exposed to far less people than at airport due to the exclusivity and smaller size of FBOs. However, in many circumstances, you can have your ground transportation drive you directly to your plane, further mitigating contact with others.

As for our jet card owners, members and charter clients, travelers who fly with us can also expect other enhanced safety measures. Not only is our safety task force diligently monitoring all flights, passengers and crew, but we’ve enacted a multilayered system called the 5×5 PureSky Safety Standard to ensure the health and well-being of all guests and partners.

How much do Private Jet memberships cost?

A private jet membership usually includes an initial investment, which locks in hourly rates for a set term of year. An annual renewal fee can extend those terms. Magellan Jets Memberships lock in rates for 12 months with an initial investment of $14,500 for Premium Members and $8,500 for standard memberships. Both programs also feature no blackout dates or peak travel surcharges, with call-out times of as little as 12 hours.

How do businesses use memberships?

During these times, many companies are opting for the safety and reliability of private aviation. Instead of exposing executives and employees to the risks of commercial travel, private jets allow critical personnel to fly safely. Private jets provide safe, essential transportation to keep the economy moving.

As for private jet membership specifically, it’s often the most responsible choice for businesses. Not only do they allow for ultimate productivity onboard, but convenience and flexibility too. Memberships give businesses access the perfect aircraft for their missions, whenever they are needed.

Not only does it provide the safety of private aviation, but memberships are more sensible investments for businesses as well. Memberships at Magellan Jets provide flexibility in aircraft to meet your needs. Elevate allows interchange freely between types in order to ensure the perfect aircraft for every mission. Businesses that fly with Magellan Jets will also be able to find solutions for clean and secure meeting spaces. We can help you secure FBO conference rooms or other locations for critical meetings.

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Does Magellan Jets offer memberships?

Magellan Jets’ membership programs are the premier solutions for businesses and individuals in need of essential travel. Members have the ability to fly as much or as little as they need, with a guaranteed solution ready to go with as little as 12 hours’ notice.

A private jet membership is the ultimate way to travel. Members receive transparency through all-inclusive, locked-in hourly pricing, and no blackout dates or peak-day surcharges. Also, your membership doesn’t begun until your first flight, which means we’ll always be here when you’re ready. Plus, in times of uncertainty, members don’t even have to be onboard to use their membership to provide safe transportation for loved ones or colleagues. 

Delivering excellence with nearly perfect survey scores on every experience, our members fly with the peace of mind knowing they’re in safe hands at Magellan Jets. As an Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame Status company celebrating 12 years in business with 36% average growth year-over-year, we pride ourselves on ensuring the best and safest experience with every flight. Our dedicated Private Aviation Consultants, Member Services team and live Flight Support team of FAA-certified pilots are available around the clock to meet all of your needs.

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