Jumpjet Offers New BizJet Service

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Jumpjet, which claims it can offer private jet travel for less than the price of an airline ticket, began enrolling members this week for service to begin on May 29. Members will be treated to first-come first-serve reservations departing from any of 12 originating cities and flying to any continental U.S. airport that is both safe and legal for business jet use. Member fees are associated with a maximum number of flights per month and guest allowances and are tiered from $1,500 to $4,000 per month. The company says the program works by "leveraging the power of numbers via a membership model and modest advance reservation requirements." The more you fly, the more the per-flight costs begin to align with first-class, business class "and even full-fare coach airline fares." However, there are rules: Jumpjetters (our term) may book only two reservations into the system at any given time and can place only one reservation per 24-hour period. Jumpjet's 12 originating cities are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles/Orange County, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.