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Saturday, July 20, 2024

One of the largest jet card providers, Sentient Jet, released its 2024 Exclusive Benefits Guide as they celebrate 25 years of operation. Sentient also shared some recent flight trends amongst its thousands of jet card holders.

Benefits Guide Details

The first Exclusive Benefits Guide in 2013 provided offerings from 14 partners and this has expanded over the years to 44 partner offerings in the 2024 Guide. For card owners who take full advantage of the Guide, Sentient says they can receive benefits with a value of approximately $225,000.

This 2024 Guide provides Sentient jet card owners access to high levels of service across hotels, wellness, culinary and more with partners such as The Ranch (Malibu and Hudson Valley), Auberge Resorts, Flexjet Helicopters, Private Suite, the Boca Raton, The Little Nell, Exclusive Resorts, Human Longevity, the Kentucky Derby and more.

New partnerships this year include:

  • Etereo, Riviera Maya, Auberge Resorts
  • Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts
  • L’Ermitage Hotel, Beverly Hills
  • The Boca Raton Resort & Beach Club
  • Castle & Key Distillery, Lexington, KY
  • Worth Avenue Yachts
  • Human Longevity Wellness & Medical Service
  • The Ranch Wellness Retreats
  • Ghurka Luxury Leather Goods & Accessories
  • Solstice Sunglasses
  • Theorem Vineyards
  • SkyView Sunlight Lamps

Wellness has continued to be a leading lifestyle trend and Sentient Jet has grown its offerings to meet the demand. This year Sentient Jet features four unique wellness offerings:

  • data-driven health intelligence platform, Human Longevity
  • luxury health retreat, The Ranch in Hudson Valley and LA
  • travel health and safety provider REVA
  • natural sunlight mood enhancing lamp, SkyView

“We are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering unparalleled value - both on and off the aircraft. We understand that a private flight is just one part of the journey.” said Andrew Collins, Co-CEO of Flexjet, Sentient Jet’s parent company. “Each year, we are able to enrich the membership experience by evolving our benefits guide to focus on where travelers are vacationing, dining and the events they are attending.”

Sentient Flight Trends

Looking at data from 2023, Sentient says South Florida overtook New York as the most popular regional destination for Sentient Jet customers.

These Sentient customers are also booking their flights much further in advance, about 25 days ahead on average in 2023 compared to about 13 days ahead on average back in 2013 when the first Benefits Guide was published. This 25-day window is very typical for current reservations across private aviation flyers, with charter marketplace Avinode showing a similar lead time number for 2023.  It’s interesting to note that Sentient jet card holders can book flights with as little as 48 hours’ notice on non-peak days and 120 hours’ notice around busy peak days, but clearly these jet card customers are booking a long way ahead of these times.

Since the inception of the Benefits Guide, Sentient Jet’s Aspen partner offerings have consistently been the most redeemed perks year after year, signaling consistent travel to Aspen, Colorado.

A close second in popularity is the Napa market, where Carneros Resort and Spa and 12 of Sentient Jet’s wine partners offer private wine tours and tastings for cardholders.

Sentient Jet Card Prices

The Sentient jet cards are available in 25-hour blocks of flight time on four cabin sizes from light jets through to large cabin aircraft. The pricing starts at $6,975 per hour, plus Federal Excise Tax (7.5%) and a fuel surcharge, on a light jet such as a Citation CJ series or Phenom 300. The larger aircraft come with guaranteed wi-fi and the base hourly rate for a large cabin aircraft, 14 passenger plane such as a Gulfstream V/500 Series, is $12,990 plus FET and fuel surcharge.

“As Sentient Jet looks ahead to the next chapter, we remain deeply grateful for the loyalty and trust of our valued Card Owners over the past 25 years,” said Andrew Collins.