JetSmarter Expands its Luxury Service to Texas, Starts 4 New RoutesPeople of Texas, rejoice! Florida-based private charter company JetSmarter has recently launched regular service from Dallas to Houston and Austin in super-comfy private jets. Goodbye cattle-car seating, obligatory footwear removal, and congested airport terminals!

Often hailed as ‘Uber of Private Jets’, JetSmarter’s premium service flies out of Dallas Love Field.  The recently started Texas routes join the wide range of JetSmarter’s existing routes between Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, West Palm Beach, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Scottsdale, San Francisco, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.

“We’re a membership-based model for well-to-do travelers who find airline first and business-class lacking. We currently have about 12,000 members, and they see the value of the private jet experience — the comfort, convenience, and exclusiveness,” says David Mejia, JetSmarter’s director of charter sales.

The annual membership fee for JetSmarter starts at $4,950 for individuals and $9,950 for a family of up to four members. A one-time initiation charge of $3,000 is also levied on the members. The company also offers corporate memberships, rates to which are available upon request. JetSmarter members can enjoy unlimited flying either on regularly scheduled flights or by creating their own charter, irrespective of the destination.

The new Texas routes are as follows:

  • Dallas Love Field to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport: 7:30 am Monday and 4 pm Friday
  • Austin to Dallas: 9 am Monday and 5:30 am Friday
  • Dallas Love Field to Houston Hobby Airport: 8 am Tuesday and Thursday
  • Houston to Dallas: 5 pm Tuesday and Thursday

One can make prior reservations either through the JetSmarter mobile app, or through live operators over the phones. If you want to add an additional destination, you can do so by paying about $250. In-cabin service and meals are dispensed by the private jet service provider.

Private aviation disruptors like JetSmarter are making quick and aggressive moves into the industry. A regular airline flies each plane for about 2,000 or more hours per year. On the other hand, private jets fly a mere 200 to 300 hours a year and often return empty once they drop the passengers to their destination.

Companies like JetSmarter make the best of the opportunity presented by the above-stated situation. The setup presents a win-win situation for passengers as well as the private jet owners, whether they are wealthy individuals or cash-rich corporates.

Instead of owning or operating any aircraft, JetSmarter works with “the top 50 private aircraft operators worldwide.” The company contracts them for providing training, safety, metrics, and maintenance. All flights are performed by FAA-licensed and DOT-registered air carriers.

With 4 new routes in Texas, JetSmarter is surely expanding its horizons.