First class fliers now have the option to upgrade, with no additional cost, to private jet travel in a newly launched startup.
Ashcroft says that Jumpjet not only provides comfort, but it also provides convenience and time savings. For example, flying in a private jet offers an average time savings of three hours.
This is because there is no TSA security process. Also, Jumpjet flies mostly out of small airports, so clients can be taken by car directly to their plane.
The Jumpjet membership packages cover different distances and numbers of flights. For just $2,350 per month, you can become an Upper Club member.
As an Upper Club member, you get ten round trips per year, as long as the flights are three hours 15 minutes (from New York City, that’s about as far as Aspen).
For $3,995 per month, you can become an Upper Club Plus member. This membership covers flights ten round trips per year of flights that are four hours and 15 minutes.
The Coast to Coast Elite package $5,500 per month and it provides ten round trips across the country.
Unfortunately, there is no way to take a flight outside the boundaries of one’s membership package. For example, an Upper Club member will have to upgrade to Coast to Coast Elite for any flight from New York to California.
In Upper Club and Upper Club Plus, a member can bring up to seven guests per trip, but Coast to Coast Elite members can only bring three.
Personal memberships are sharable, this means that the member himself does not need to be the one to take the trip.
Jumpjet has already signed up nearly 700 customers, 90 percent of the customers are individuals. The other ten percent consist of businesses that vary from large corporations to accounting and law firms.
Jumpjet launched in October and expects to have planes in the air early next year.
When they start, Jumpjet will offer service to 40 cities and charter the aircraft.