JetSmarter is basically trying to be the Uber of private jets. There’s a lot of inefficiency in the private jet industry (given the number of “empty legs” that are operated as private jets reposition), and JetSmarter is trying to take advantage of that. You can buy a membership and then in many cases take shuttle and empty leg flights at no additional cost. Other times you can pay for private jet rides, though at discounted costs.
Personally the concept has never interested me all that much. I once had the chance to truly fly a private jet from Seattle to San Diego thanks to a reader, and that was incredible. But JetSmarter takes the “private” part out of the private jet experience. When you fill up every single seat on a private jet, arguably it’s not all that much more pleasant than your typical commercial aviation experience.
Anyway JetSmarter has been doing everything they can to grow their membership base, and they’ve been offering tons of promotions. Their latest promotion offers anyone with at least a million airline or credit card points, or top tier elite status with an airline, a free three month membership.
Here’s how it works:
If you have 1,000,000 frequent flyer miles or credit card points, or if you hold the highest elite status with a major airline, JetSmarter is giving you a three-month membership with:
Complimentary single-seat bookings on posted JETSHUTTLE routes
Complimentary seats on empty-leg JETDEALS for spontaneous getaways
Access to on-demand whole aircraft PRIVATECHARTERS
Access to on-demand SHAREDCHARTERS tailored to your schedule and shared with fellow members
Send a photo or short video that provides verifiable proof that you meet the requirements for this offer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email must contain your first and last name, and phone number.
We’ll verify your submission, and notify you as soon as your free membership has been activated.
Must be redeemed by July 1, 2017.
I think this offer is at least worth posting about, though I should also mention that JetSmarter is notorious for backtracking on promos and not honoring them. They’re also known for some shady practices, and seem to be short on cash, based on the fact that they’re offering people a few percent bonus if they deposit $50,000+ in their JetSmarter account.
Anyway, if you’re eligible this is absolutely something you should consider. However, be prepared for JetSmarter to possibly not honor the promotion, and also don’t get too excited about these “private jet” flights, since they’re typically anything but private. But this is still a great opportunity.
Anyone plan on taking advantage of this JetSmarter “status match?”
(Tip of the hat to Teddy)