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Delta Private Jets - Cyber Monday sale - 5k for a full year

Delta Private Jets - Cyber Monday sale - 5k for a full year

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Old Nov 21, 18, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Nicoolio View Post
It's normally $8,500 and you can fly as many empty legs as you want for free.
Originally Posted by TheHorta View Post
With the OP offer, you can fly as many empty legs for free as you want or are able to fly -- all at no additional charge.
Originally Posted by tkey75 View Post
So basically worthless, which is why they give it away.
Paying $5000 for the opportunity to fly empty legs is not in my book free or being given away. More like buying a discount card and hoping to use it enough that it pays for itself.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 2:34 pm
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This could be fun for someone who has the time to do a lot of leisure travel and has lots of flexibility....or it could get tiring real fast if you're trying to use it enough to make the card worthwhile. One would need to live close to an airport that has lots of these flights. It would be more attractive if the purchase counted for some MQMs and MQDs.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 3:06 pm
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So once you book the empty leg you can fill the plane to capacity? If you lived in NYC (near several private airports) and could travel flexibly on short notice, might this be worth it? Do they every have empty legs to anywhere interesting or just positioning between Delta hubs domestically?
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Old Nov 21, 18, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
So once you book the empty leg you can fill the plane to capacity? If you lived in NYC (near several private airports) and could travel flexibly on short notice, might this be worth it? Do they every have empty legs to anywhere interesting or just positioning between Delta hubs domestically?
Most private jetports (Teterboro, White Plains, etc) are not major hubs, and you'll need to find a return trip back, as there is a slim-to-none chance you'll find another empty leg back. All empty legs are repositioning, or returning home (which is essentially repositioning). They're >90% CONUS, with <10% North America. I've seen some go from Barbados or the Bahamas to Miami, but that's pretty rare and likely not the direction you want to go in.

We took a Gadsden, AL to Lakefront, LA (New Orleans) empty leg flight for dinner on a Friday afternoon and took a cheap $100pp MSY>HSV return the next day. It was for our anniversary, we had reservations at Emeril's first / flagship restaurant, and we stayed in the FQ, which was a blast for the four of us. It was just an hour in the air, but a private jet flight -- even one so brief -- for an anniversary present is a memorable experience after 23 years of marriage.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 6:09 pm
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IMHO itís more of a novelty than really useful. Unless you live near an airport that gets a lot of repositioned planes. Have only flown Delta PJ once , but used NetJets a lot during boarding school and the short runs were always in tiny planes and really not glamorous. Tbh I would prefer to fly Jfk to SFO in AA F than private unless you are flying alone or can snag the couch.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 7:01 pm
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Is there a way to see what types of planes are available for DPJ? I assumed they would always be same as fleet - mostly E175s and CRJ but it sounds like they are smaller planes? Smaller Embraers maybe?
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Old Nov 21, 18, 7:24 pm
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This sounds totally perfect for a retired person with some money who can afford to be spontaneous.

I assume it does not come with any medallion status like the card does?
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Old Nov 21, 18, 7:56 pm
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I might have considered buying this just to try it, but instead today I bought NY Mets season tickets.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by SecurityTheaterFanClubPresident View Post
Is there a way to see what types of planes are available for DPJ? I assumed they would always be same as fleet - mostly E175s and CRJ but it sounds like they are smaller planes? Smaller Embraers maybe?
i wanna say my flight was on a challenger. Hope that helps
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Old Nov 21, 18, 8:55 pm
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Hi -

The biggest impediment to me is the 100K to get a card in the first place.

I would think once you have paid that, the extra 5K would be a no-brainer.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by SecurityTheaterFanClubPresident View Post
Is there a way to see what types of planes are available for DPJ? I assumed they would always be same as fleet - mostly E175s and CRJ but it sounds like they are smaller planes? Smaller Embraers maybe?
I've seen mostly Citation XLS, X, Excel, Sovereign and CJ3 - some Lear 60s - mostly Light, Mid, Super Mid six to eight people.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingUnderTheRadar View Post
Paying $5000 for the opportunity to fly empty legs is not in my book free or being given away. More like buying a discount card and hoping to use it enough that it pays for itself.
+1 if I wanted to gamble like that I'd marry an employee and try to nonrev everywhere
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Old Nov 22, 18, 12:15 am
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Originally Posted by Orwaid View Post
Hi -

The biggest impediment to me is the 100K to get a card in the first place.

I would think once you have paid that, the extra 5K would be a no-brainer.
I don't think you need the card, I think this deal is stand alone--you just pay the $5K. As others have said, it's not an obvious value for most people. You don't know about travel until shortly before departure, and you can't have any confirmed return flight through the program, so it's really not of great value to most people.
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Old Nov 22, 18, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel View Post
I don't think you need the card, I think this deal is stand alone--you just pay the $5K.
I called DPJ - Correct at 5k - stand alone. You get the entire plane. They won't give the deal until Monday.
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Old Nov 22, 18, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Nicoolio View Post
I called DPJ - Correct at 5k - stand alone. You get the entire plane. They won't give the deal until Monday.
And now you have a pool of available people to fill the plane.
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