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JetSmarter is a membership program that allows members to fly on empty legs of private jets (JetDeals) and seats on scheduled private jet shuttles (JetShuttle).
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Old Oct 30, 17, 9:59 pm #1861

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NYC
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I signed up for the JetSmarter $5k/yr membership to fly APC-DPA on a wonderful XOJet Citation X. I was surprised I could use my Amex for the membership fee, but not for the actual charter. Anyone aware if that's a temporary thing?
Is that an empty leg flight(APC-DPA)? I don't see any free shuttles from West Coast to Chicago on JetSmarter Simple plan.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 10:00 am #1862

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My goodness starting in two weeks NY to ATLANTA shuttle will be $220 one way for first seat instead of free.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 11:13 am #1863

Join Date: Apr 2006
Programs: Jetsmarter; AA EXP
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I am seeing fees on every shuttle in December. I am also seeing fees starting immediately on the longer shuttles which I was promised I would not have to pay this year on renewal when keeping my "old" Smart membership.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 11:21 am #1864

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My goodness starting in two weeks NY to ATLANTA shuttle will be $220 one way for first seat instead of free.

Also, check out Atlanta - South Florida. Any others?

Is this good or bad on balance? it may increase the financial viability of the route while it reduces value to members.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 11:32 am #1865

Join Date: Apr 2006
Programs: Jetsmarter; AA EXP
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Also, check out Atlanta - South Florida. Any others?

Is this good or bad on balance? it may increase the financial viability of the route while it reduces value to members.
I frankly couldn't give less of a crap about the company's financial viability. I would not have paid for a membership under these terms, which substantially alter the agreed-upon service. I don't want to hear any more nonsense about stat-up growing pains. When you charge a membership fee, you need to honor the terms of the agreement for the term for which payment was made. If they're going to keep changing the services they provide, they should operate under a monthly membership. Forcing someone to pay for a year in advance and then changing the terms is scammy.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 11:34 am #1866

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They are claiming that the entire month of December is now "peak holiday travel," and using their old "the charges are made be the operator; it's not our fault" line.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 1:00 pm #1867

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They are claiming that the entire month of December is now "peak holiday travel," and using their old "the charges are made be the operator; it's not our fault" line.
Yeah, these are the holiday surcharges. They're not doing the entire month; still several days I found where there's no surcharge ( e.g. Dec 13 & 14 )... but it's way more than last year.

And yeah, the line about how the operators are doing this is BS imo... they've negotiated long-term contracts for capacity... I could maybe see the argument about charging more for an on-demand flight or custom shuttle, but not for the scheduled shuttles.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 3:43 pm #1868

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I was told on the phone by a rep that sophisticated members see empty legs 6 hours before smart members.

Im suspicious of this claim.

Does anyone have a data pointing this?

thx
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Old Yesterday, 5:30 pm #1869

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago
Programs: AA EXP, Amex Plat, Marriott PP, Hertz, JetSmarter
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I was told on the phone by a rep that sophisticated members see empty legs 6 hours before smart members.

Im suspicious of this claim.

Does anyone have a data pointing this?

thx
That's been the case for some time though I haven't seen any actual evidence comparing side by side yet.
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