For customers looking for a more customized solution for their next jet card, Magellan Jets has just announced a new "Build-A-Card" program. The system allows customers to choose their own preferences to put together the perfect option for their specific traveling needs. Customers are offered a variety of options to choose from for jet category, amount of hours, and two additional add-ons, including no peak surcharge and 1.5 hour minimums.

Here are all of the options available for customers building their own jet card:

  1. Choose a Jet
    1. Light: Light Jet Flex / Hawker 400 XP/ Beechjet 400A
    2. Midsize: Learjet 60/ Hawker 800/ Hawker 800XP
    3. Supermid: Citation X or Challenger 300
    4. Large: Challenger 604 /Gulfstream 400/ Gulfstream 450
  2. Choose Number of Hours
    1. 25 Hours
    2. 50 Hours
    3. 75 Hours
    4. 100 Hours
  3. Choose A perk
    1. No Fuel Surcharge – Take advantage of a no fuel surcharge lock for 12 months on this card and save big.
    2. No Peak Surcharge – The perfect solution for the leisure traveler who flies during holidays and peak times.
    3. 1.5 Hour Minimums – Have more short flights? Lower your daily flight minimum while still taking advantage of the industry’s most competitive rates.
    4. 18 Month Term- Don’t fly often & worried you may not use your full card in 12 months? Take advantage of an 18 month term!
  4. Choose an add-on
    1. Complimentary catering
    2. Complimentary Ground Transportation
    3. Free Aircraft Upgrades. Choose two flights to move up a size-category for free.
    4. No Interchange Fees. Upgrade or downgrade at an even rate whenever you need to.

After choosing options, customers are provided with the option to offer their contact information to be contacted for more information, including pricing. Using the tool, we created a few sample cards and received pricing information from Magellan. Here are a few examples of the many different combinations that can be created:

Aircraft: Beechjet 400A
Hours: 25 hours
"Perk": No Fuel Surcharge
Add-on: Complimentary catering
Card Cost: $99,000.00
Federal Excise Tax: $7,425.00
Total: $106,425.00

Aircraft: Hawker 800
Hours: 50 hours
"Perk": No Peak Surcharge
Add-on: Complimentary ground transportation
Card Cost: $279,750.00
Federal Excise Tax: $20,981.25
Total: $300,731.25

Aircraft: Challenger 300
Hours: 25 Hours
"Perk": 1.5 Hour Minimums
Add-on: Free Aircraft Upgrades
Card Cost: $212,500.00
Federal Excise Tax: $15,937.50
Total: $228,437.50

Aircraft: Beechjet 400A
Hours: 75 hours
"Perk": No Fuel Surcharge
Add-on: Complimentary Ground Transportation
Card Cost: $297,000.00
Federal Excise Tax: $22,275.00
Total: $319,275.00

Aircraft: Gulfstream 400
Hours: 50 hours
"Perk": No Peak Surcharge
Add-on: Complimentary Ground Transportation
Card Cost:  $599,450.00
Federal Excise Tax:  $44,958.75
Total: $644,408.75


To build your own customized jet card, visit http://www.magellanjets.com/membership/25-hr-jet-card. Most of the large fractional providers and charter companies offer jet cards on a variety of aircraft and for different numbers of hours. We've seen cards for as short as five hours, offered as special promotions. This is the first time we've seen a selection like this which lays out the various options.

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