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VS Wheels Up
Magellan’s Explorer and Explorer100 Memberships offer greater year-round availability, lower daily minimums, and lower rates than Wheels Up’s programs—and our purely private model never uses shared flights or places you on a turboprop when you want a light jet.
365-day access to all jet categories at favorable rates.
The world’s most comprehensive safety management & quality assurance system.
Dedicated Flight Support and trip planning with in-house professionals who know you by name.
Magellan jets—WHERE SMART MONEY FLIES
In the current atmosphere of economic volatility and with talk of recession in the market, working with a strong, stable, and financially healthy private jet provider is a must. Magellan Jets is privately owned, asset-light, and completely debt-free. We are 100% solvent and able to meet all of our operational costs, so client funds are never used to run our business. You can rest assured that your investment will go directly to your time in the air rather than paying for a fleet.
Flying With Confidence
Choosing A Strong, Stable, & Resilient Private Aviation Provider
What Makes Us Different
BETTER VALUE FOR SHORT LEGS + THE CARIBBEAN
Wheels Up’s programs feature higher daily minimums and a restrictive service area. Magellan offers more value for guests who frequently fly shorter legs, with lower daily minimums—1.5 hours across all jet types. Explorer and Explorer100 also offer fixed-rate travel to the Caribbean, while Wheels Up charges variable dynamic pricing.
ENJOY 24/7, 365-DAY ACCESS TO YOUR AIRCRAFT
If you want to fly with zero blackout days, Wheels Up requires a deposit of at least $200k. Magellan’s Explorer and Explorer100 Private Jet Membership programs offer a 365-day guarantee—even during holidays, peak periods, or other times when private jet availability is harder to come by—so you'll always have a jet when you need it.
INDUSTRY-LEADING EXPERTS IN PRIVATE JET SAFETY
We don’t simply exceed safety standards—we have a direct hand in driving the conversation and raising standards for the entire industry. Magellan was the first private jet broker named to the Air Charter Safety Foundation, and our CEO, Joshua Hebert, also served as Chairman and was a founding ACSF member.
FLEXIBLE, YEAR-ROUND ACCESS TO ALL jet CATEGORIEs
Compare our Programs
Our award-winning private jet membership program guarantees access to light, mid, super-mid, and heavy-cabin aircraft. You’ll avoid the uncertainty of the charter market, flying at our hourly rates with zero blackout days, guaranteed backup and recovery, and a 72-hour callout window.
Pay as you go with fixed rates on all aircraft categories
Want even greater flexibility, convenience, and consistent pricing from your private jet membership? When you place $100K on your account, you’ll lock in fixed 12-month pricing across all four aircraft categories and bring your callout window down to 48 hours!
Load your refundable deposit onto your account to lock in your rates for 12 months
Fly with peace-of-mind and a 48-hour callout time.
Our Service Area
FLY FURTHER WITH YOUR FIXED RATE
Magellan’s Explorer and Explorer100 Members enjoy fixed-rate service across the entire contiguous U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean—while Wheels Up has drastically reduced fixed-rate service to East and West Coast zones and only two locations in the Bahamas.