Here at Luxury Fractional Guide our main focus is on fractional ownership, but in the end what we are really about is helping you maximize your vacation lifestyle. Sentient Jet is a great example of a company that isn’t fractional, but instead offers a compelling alternative.
An Alternative to Fractional Jet Ownership – LFG Fractional Spotlight
Luxury Fractional Guide Spotlight
An Alternative to Fractional Jet Ownership – February 2010
Here at Luxury Fractional Guide our main focus is on fractional ownership, but in the end what we are really about is helping you maximize your vacation lifestyle. This month is a great example of a company that isn’t fractional, but instead offers a compelling alternative. Sentient Jet is one of the nation’s leading private jet travel* companies, and its Membership Program offers an alternative to fractional jet ownership that requires no long-term commitment to join, and no economic risk. Sentient is extending a special offer to join to LFG subscribers: become a Member for a reduced initial deposit, and receive $2,500 in free flight time**. Read on to learn more.
The Practical Alternative
Unlike traditional charter, Sentient Jet Membership offers guaranteed availability and one-way pricing with service, quality and safety comparable to the national fractional providers. Yet Membership requires no capital investment, no commitment to a set number of hours or jet model, and also protects you from the risk of depreciating assets. With hourly rates well below the fractional companies, a Sentient Jet Membership may be the ideal approach to meet your private travel needs.
Established in 1999, Sentient has more than ten years experience in private aviation. Sentient offers a unique safety program led by private aviation’s only Independent Safety Advisory Board, which features standards exceeding FAA requirements for jet charters in a host of categories, such as pilot experience. All participating aircraft and operators are carefully certified, and must pass ongoing, on-site audits by a team of dedicated Aircraft Inspectors. Client Management Consultants are available 24/7 to assist Members with any request and are supported by a state-of-the-art, fully staffed Command Center.
How It Works
Sentient Jet’s Membership is elegantly simple. You join by placing funds on deposit, which are used entirely for flight hours. With each flight, you choose from four sizes (Light, Mid, Super-Mid and Heavy) as well as from two categories (Preferred – with jets younger than ten years, and Select – with somewhat older jets offering more value). After your flight, your account is debited for the hours flown at Sentient’s guaranteed maximum rates. The balance on deposit in your account is refundable at any time and never expires.
While the Program’s guaranteed rates are already 10-15% below other national companies, these rates are only a maximum you will ever pay. With Sentient’s unique Network Pricing feature, certain itineraries may qualify for additional savings which are passed on to you as a benefit of your Membership. Each time you contact them for a flight, they will search through their extensive network of certified aircraft to get you the best rate possible every time.
Your Offer to Join
While the standard deposit requirement on a Sentient Jet Membership is $150,000, Sentient is extending a special offer for LFG subscribers to join for a reduced deposit commitment of only $100,000. (Funds are used entirely for flight hours, are refundable and never expire.) With your Membership commitment, Sentient will also provide $2,500 in flight credits to help get you on your way. For more information or to join, please visit the link below or contact Stan Bonnemort, Director of Sales, at 801.842.3224 or [email protected].
*Sentient Jet Membership is a program of Sentient Jet,
LLC (“Sentient”). Sentient arranges flights on behalf of members with
FAR Part 135 air carriers that exercise full operational control of
charter flights at all times. Flights will be operated by FAR Part 135
air carriers that have been certified to provide service for Sentient
and that meet all FAA safety standards and additional safety standards
established by Sentient. (Refer to www.sentient.com/standards for
**New Members Only. Free Flight Time Credit can only
be redeemed upon initial deposit and not upon subsequent deposit or
replenishment of Sentient Jet Membership account. $2,500 is maximum
value of service credit eligible with this offer. Funds on deposit are
refundable at any time and 2.5% cancellation fee applies to unused
portion of initial deposit remaining (if any) at cancellation. Credit
is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and not valid for Federal
Excise tax, international fees or segment fees.