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Quick heads up that the private jet company JetSmarter is offering a Black Friday deal that will start today at 5pm ET. They did not say what the deal will actually be, just that it will be limited to the first 200 new members. I am not sure if they will reveal their deal ahead of time or not. But if have been eying a JetSmarter membership, I suggest being online at 5 o’clock on the dot. Once the offer is live I’ll be sure to write more about it!
What is JetSmarter?
JetSmarter it is a travel based app that allows you to book charted flights or last minute empty seat on a private plane that would otherwise go unoccupied. With the “Smart” membership, you can book:
- Complimentary JETSHUTTLE for flights under 3 hours – these are scheduled flights that you can book in advance; for flights over 3 hours you’ll have to pay a small surcharge (which varies depending on the route)
- Complimentary JETDEALS for three people – these are last minute flights where seats are available 24 hours in advance; typically they are positioning flights to get a plane to a location where a charted flight has been reserved to depart from
- Access to on-demand PRIVATECHARTERS – this will allow you to charter an entire flight for as many people as you’d like (although maxed at the number of passengers for that particular plane) – on top of the purchased membership, these flights still come with a hefty price tag
- Access to on-demand SHAREDCHARTERS – this will allow you to book a chartered flight and essentially “sell” any unused seats to other JetSmarter members
**This is information I found on other sources NOT on JetSmarter, they don’t do a great job at giving the full information on their site, so please checkout JetSmarter to figure out what exactly comes with their membership.
I personally have not used JetSmarter, although I did have a free trial membership this past summer. With the trial membership the best usage was for last minute JETDEAL flights and at that time the last minute travel just didn’t work for my lifestyle with two young kids at home. Although I have many friends that took advantage of this membership and had great things to say about their experience.
This membership is great for either the rich and famous who have money to blow and like to charter flights, or for those that can really take advantage of the JETSHUTTLE or JETDEALS flights on a weekly basis. Keep in mind though that typically they do not fly into major cities and instead into private airports outside of major cities. That can be good or bad depending on where you are looking to go! For example, when I was checking out the app on a regular basis this past summer, most flights departing from a half an hour north or south of Boston and not from actually Boston.