Boca Raton, FL (PressExposure) August 27, 2009 -- Today, Airstream Jets announces a new, revolutionary jet card. The Distance CardTM pre-paid travel program is differentiated by pricing based on miles flown rather than hours. With this user-friendly approach to pre-paid travel, Airstream Jets has created the most straight forward pricing program available anywhere.
By basing their pricing solely on the distance, taxes, and overnights, Airstream Jets' Distance Card travel program enables travelers to easily figure the total price for each charter prior to booking. One of the biggest flaws with most of today's hourly jet card programs is that occurrences such as holding patterns prior to landing, strong headwinds, or long lines for take off can significantly deplete the balance of the card. When you are an Airstream Jets Distance Card member, you can quickly and easily price your next charter flight and book flights online or over the phone - all in under a minute.
Why Implement Mileage Pricing
While many jet charter travel plans include a variety of fees based on a number of variables that travelers have no control over, Airstream Jets' primary objective is the elimination of these confusing variables and to simplify pricing and booking. Variables that affect pricing and can quickly deplete a traveler's pre-paid investment in other jet card programs include the following:
Variations in headwinds and tailwinds
Aircraft holding patterns
Ramp or taxi time
Choice of aircraft or aircraft speed
... and other unforeseen expenses or hidden fees
Participating in Airstream Jets' Distance Card eliminates these surcharges, additional fees, and daily minimums billed to customers in other private jet card programs. Each Airstream Distance Card charter trip is billed simply according to the distance, taxes and overnights as described in the following:
Overnights - if your itinerary calls for one or more overnight stays, a night-by-night fee is included with your trip price. In some cases, if a client is planning an extended stay at a location, or if he or she needs very flexible travel plans, it may be more economical to book two one-way flights.
Taxes - a Federal excise tax of 7.5% and Segment tax of U.S. $3.60 per person is required on all domestic flights.
Distance - all trips are quoted on a per mile basis, so clients always know the exact cost of their trip prior to boarding the plane. Rates do not change and are good for the life of the card. In short, the Airstream Jets Distance Card eases the variability related to typical jet charter travel by eliminating hidden costs and making the trip price completely transparent.
Additional Distance Card Benefits
In addition to fair mileage-based pricing, members of the Airstream Jets Distance Card program also enjoy the following:
Membership funds are deposited in an interest-bearing escrow account in their name with funds withdrawn on a per-trip basis.
Membership funds are immediately accessible just like a debit card with the balance and account information available online 24 hours a day.
Members can access smaller airports not suitable to larger commercial flights. Members also enjoy convenient booking online or by placing a single call to choose their aircraft, itinerary, and customized concierge services.
Members can take advantage of early booking discounts including a 3% discount for booking flights at least two weeks in advance.
Members can choose the best aircraft size for each trip. Choices include light, mid- to super-mid, and heavy jets.
The Airstream Jets Distance Card program offers the ultimate in jet charter flexibility with transparent pricing.