SimpleCharters Compared to Wheels Up, NetJets, Jet Cards, and more

Private Jet Program Comparison

What is the difference between fractional ownership, jet cards, and charter flights?

SimpleCharters is the leading platform to purchase private air charter flights online with no membership fees or upfront costs.

SimpleCharters lets you instantly compare hundreds of available aircraft and purchase online in seconds, without waiting for quotes, paying membership fees, or worrying about aircraft lock-in.

SimpleCharters™ Brokers Jet Cards NetJets Marquis™ WheelsUp™
No Upfront Costs
No Aircraft Lock-in
Total Domestic Coverage Varies
Automated Aircraft Replacement FlightDesk Support
No Minimum Commitment 25+ Flight hours 25+ Flight hours 12 Months
No Minimum Flight Usage N/A 25+ hours 25+ hours 25+ hours
Pricing Model A la Carte Flight, block, or wholesale hourly rates Pre-purchase flight time Pre-purchase flight time Membership
Aircraft Models 25+ 3 on average Varies 13 2
Aircraft Selection Select ideal aircraft for every flight Downgrade if available Downgrade if available Downgrades guaranteed Downgrades guaranteed
Sources: NetJets

SimpleCharters lets you charter the exact aircraft you need.

Thanks to SimpleCharters a la carte pricing, you can fly as many hours as you need to per year, without worrying about overages or surcharges. Not flying as often? Because you didn't purchase an aircraft interest, you only pay for what you use.

With on-demand charter, operators will go to great lengths to ensure that an appropriate aircraft is made available but ultimately they are limited by their fleet size (which is 4 aircraft on average). Our technology virtually consolidates these fleets, distributed all over the globe, and gives you the comfort and reliability to book your flight and go— with no disruptions.

What is Aircraft Lock-in?

Many Jet Cards and Membership Programs require you to purchase flight hours or an interest in a specific "type" of aircraft. For example, if you buy 50 hours in a Challenger 300 at $8,500 per hour, you'll have predictable expenses for each flight. But what if you need a Turboprop to fly into a small airport? Instead of paying the market rate of $2,000 per hour, you're locked into your original $8,500 hourly rate.

SimpleCharters™ JetSuite™ Sentient Jet Card™ NetJets Marquis™ WheelsUp™
Piston $1,500
Helicopter $1,500
Turboprop $3,500 $4,995
Light Jet $4,000 $5,168 $5,295 $6,214
Midsize Jet $5,500 $7,124 $8,000 $8,195
Supermid Jet $7,500 $9,275 $9,700
Large Cabin Jet $9,500 $13,035 $13,550
Airliner $15,000
SimpleCharters pricing is calculated in real-time based on aircraft availability.
Sources: NetJets, JetSuite, Sentient, WheelsUp

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Our technology enables efficiencies never before seen in this industry, all while providing you with the ultimate in flexibility and safety.

What happens in the event of a cancellation?

All too often charter flights are canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a different operator. SimpleCharters insulates you from these issues. Our proprietary A5 system automatically detect scheduling conflicts, crew availability, aircraft-owner approval issues, and more ensuring that when you book a flight an aircraft that exceeds your expectations is ready by wheels-up time.

How does SimpleCharters guarantee safety?

Thanks to our partnership with ARGUS, the industry's leading safety auditing company, we allow you to conduct your due diligence at a glance before booking your flight.

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