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It’s no secret I love my FoundersCard membership. It’s not for everyone, but I’ve gotten outsized value from it. And continue to be impressed by their offerings, like free Diamond elite status with Caesar’s among a ton of other travel benefits.
There’s a fun new promotion for a free seat on a private jet through JetSmarter.
I was a smidge jealous when I saw fellow blogger Angelina scored a free seat. But now I may be joining her ranks!
Now FoundersCard has a deal where members can get a free 3-month JetSmarter membership. And as part of that, a free JetDeals flight. It’s only a one-way flight, so you’ll have to find another way home.
But considering these tickets can be pricey, not to mention an awesome and unique experience, this is yet another innovative FoundersCard perk.
And depending on where you depart, this benefit alone can totally cover the $395 a year membership cost.
The JetSmarter benefit
- Link: JetSmarter
I log into the FoundersCard site every so often just to see what the hell they’ve cooked up next. When I saw a partnership with JetSmarter, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
But buried in the fine print was an offer for a free seat:
FoundersCard Members receive a complimentary 3-month trial membership to JetSmarter, a FC Preferred Partner. Trial includes a single complimentary seat on JetDeals™ and ability to purchase JetCharter™ and JetShuttle™ services for the trial duration.
JetDeals seems to be where they list discounted seats for flights that are going out anyway.
Typically, seats can cost in the neighborhood of $1,000.
But I found a seat from New Orleans to Miami for a touch over $400.
And FoundersCard members can have the seat for free. Notice the $0 purchase cost.
That would make a fun day trip because – why not, it costs nothing (except a way back, but Avios…).
However, you’ll need to be damn sure of your itinerary. Because canceling can result in penalties up to $1,000. Read as: Don’t cancel. Just go – it’s cheaper lol.
I’m brand spankin’ new to JetSmarter. And I doubt I will ever pay to charter a private flight. But scrolling through the list, I found flights the world over. And some of them touch or exceed the $1,000 mark.
So this could be a good replacement for a train if you were to say, book an open-jaw ticket in Europe. If the dates work out, this would be a fantastically opulent way to travel to the next city.
JetSmarter let me know I could fly for free to Houston tomorrow from Dallas. I have nothing against Houston, I’m just not ready to hop on a plane like that. Or am I?
Mostly, I’m just curious to see if other cities will make their way to the list.
Anyhoo, if you’re a FoundersCard member, this is something well worth looking into!
FoundersCard comes with a slew of bennies. So many that most peeps will find something that will more than cover the yearly cost.
Here’s a list of 18 of them to give you an idea.
You can join here and use my promotion code “FCHARLAN818“ to lock-in the $395 a year price for life – that’s my referral code. I get FoundersCard points if you join using my link. And you get a lower rate for joining.
I’ve had it since 2014 and have no plans to stop now – not when they have cool promotions like free private jet flights!
Really freaking cool. I’m tempted to do it just to say I did it. :p
Keep in mind, the cancellation penalties are pretty strict. But you can book a seat on a private jet for literally $0. And some of the routes can be pretty pricey.
I’m gonna hold out and see if any other routes pop-up on JetDeals, like to Las Vegas, or maybe Austin. So I’ll be keeping an eye on it. I’m thinking Vegas because I have free Caesars Diamond elite membership (also through FoundersCard). But I’m open. I’d love to have this experience!
Thought this was fun and unique, so wanted to share.
Have you ever taken a private jet flight? How was it – all it’s cracked up to be?
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