Many jet card programs come with a range of extra perks, offering lifestyle benefits in dining, entertainment, travel, and even health. Omaha-based Jet Linx provides their Elevated Lifestyle program, and in the past year they have added a host of new partners to the scheme. We caught up with Jet Linx to learn more about these new benefits, and to revisit what other benefits are available to members.
"Jet Linx is dedicated to providing our Jet Card members and aircraft owners with premium services and exclusive access to unique offerings whenever and wherever they travel. We’re excited to continue building new relationships and enhancing our current partnerships," said Jamie Walker, President and CEO of Jet Linx
Not surprisingly, the largest selection of Elevated Lifestyle benefits is in the travel segment, and these are some of the most popular with Jet Linx customers since they can be combined with members’ flight plans.
In September, Jet Linx announced their Elevated Lifestyle Preferred Hotel Program, a partnership with some of the world’s best hotels for a “plane-to-pillow travel experience.” Jet Linx clients receive access to exclusive benefits at the hotels, including special rates and complimentary upgrades. At the time of writing, the program features more than 70 hotels. Properties include Eden Roc Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, the Royal Mansour Marrakech in Morocco, and Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly, France (pictured below).
"It is an honor to provide our clients with exclusive access to some of the world’s most coveted properties, as well as complimentary booking assistance, to deliver a truly seamless travel experience. By bridging private aviation and hospitality we look forward to introducing our clients to these sought after destinations" said Jamie Walker
Another recent addition is the portfolio of Elegant Mexico private villas in Los Cabos. These 31 properties offer world-class service, from pre-arrival planning to private chef service, all with complete privacy and anonymity guaranteed. For those seeking a more immersive adventure, Epic Private Journeys provides personalized trips such as a wellness safari through the Serengeti, a wildlife hike though the Galapagos, or a river cruise down the Amazon.
In other perks, Embark Beyond, Huffman Travel, and KEY Anywhere all offer boutique vacation planning, whether it is a luxury safari or tickets to the Olympics. Another popular service is Luggage Free, especially useful for getting your ski or golf equipment from one destination to another. Elevated Lifestyle also has connections with various resorts and accommodations, including Layan Residences in Phuket and Telluride (remember to send those skis with Luggage Free). Marchay provides special rates at top hotels around the world, while the adventurous can enjoy a heli-skiing adventure with CMH. Lastly, additional travel services are available through Swift Passport and Visa Services and through MedJet.
Complimentary access to National Car Rental’s Emerald Club VIP Program has proven popular with Jet Linx customers, offering a number of benefits that are not available to regular renters. The newly-added partnership with Go Rentals also provides topnotch car rental service; Go Rentals is the only rental company that specializes in the private jet industry and coordinates with your itinerary to ensure you can be on your way in next to no time. Another new partner is Yoshi, a car concierge that will come to wherever you are to change your oil, wash your vehicle, or provide any other automotive service. Other transportation partners are LimoLink (chauffeured ground transportation), Regal Wings (known for its unbeatable luxury airfares) and Savoya (driver service).
For additional security, Clark International is offering an exclusive discount on their CI Platinum membership for enhanced protection and security programs, to ensure your safety both in the air and on the ground.
Entertainment & Leisure
Jet Linx members can enjoy the ultimate in exclusivity with a visit to Bunker Hill Farms, a private 450-acre resort located in the hills of Illinois. The location hosts only one group at a time and offers 12 guest suites, a private chef, golf, gardens, and a host of activities. Meanwhile, to make the most of some of the best sporting events and live shows, Suitehop provides access to private viewing suites. Golfers can also purchase high-quality equipment and apparel from Stitch Golf.
Avid golfers will also enjoy access to six prestigious golf clubs in the U.S. via the Dormie Network. Usually available to club members only, Jet Linx clients will receive limited access to the courses and their amenities.
Food, Dining, & Wine
Knowing that their clients’ palates are as discerning as their travel preferences, Jet Linx have several partners in the fine dining category. One recent addition is Boisset Collection, which includes 25 wineries on two continents. Also, PerUs is an exclusive winery based in Napa Valley, with a selection of wines that are not made available to the public. Petrossian’s preferred pricing on their selection of fine caviar is the perfect accompaniment, while Hennessy cognac rounds out the dining selection of benefits.
Health & Wellness
Jet Linx customers lead busy lives and so several Elevated Lifestyle partners aim to provide wellness treatments, whether you are looking to slow down for a few days or if you need something that you can squeeze in between flights. Canyon Ranch’s luxury wellness resorts and day spas offer all-inclusive service at their facilities in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Nevada, or even at sea. Alternatively, The Fuel Stop bills itself as “the urban anti-spa” with fast-paced treatments (10 to 30 minutes) for a fast-paced world. Members also benefit from the Cleveland Clinic Access Plus program, ensuring world-class healthcare when needed.
Fashion & Retail
The fifth new addition to the Elevated Lifestyle line-up is WatchBox, a global marketplace for the buying and selling of pre-owned luxury timepieces. This complements existing benefits with Revo, manufacturer of high-performance eyewear, and Tom James, the bespoke tailoring service.
As always, while benefits and lifestyle perks such as these are a great bonus to membership, we encourage you to focus on the main product. Check carefully to make sure the jet card or membership plan fits your travel needs.