Cool! FoundersCard Members Get a Free Private Jet Flight With JetSmarter

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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!

free private jet flight

The deets are buried in the fine print. But it works!

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

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.

Dallas to Houston can be expensive

Dallas to Houston can be expensive

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.

Smooth $400 to fly from New Orleans to Miami

Smooth $400 to fly from New Orleans to Miami

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…).

Don't you dare cancel

Don’t you dare cancel

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.


There are flights available all over the world. And some are pricey!

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.

So far, I found a free flight to Houston

So far, I found a free flight to Houston

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!

Join FoundersCard?

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!

I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with FoundersCard. Take a look around the site and feel free to contact me for help or to ask specific questions!

Bottom line

FoundersCard members can get one free seat on a one-way private jet flight with JetSmarter.

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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  1. Have you found any longer flights than Dallas to Houston?

    BTW, we’re looking to move out of Denver and Dallas is one of the cities on our list, probably one of the suburbs. How is it for points junkies like us? Please shoot me an email if you’d like to keep this off the blog.

    • Yes! The deals refresh every day, and today there’s one to Alabama. I’m hoping to luck out and find one to Vegas – or another fun city.

      You will LOVE Dallas. Life is so easy here. Are you buying property? I’m licensed in Texas to sell real estate and would love to work with you!

      And man, it’s so easy for points stuff. Especially in the burbs. You will have NO trouble with all manner of points opportunities. Let’s for sure keep in touch!

      • Nope, renting for the first year.

        I’ve heard people complaining about not being able to buy MOs with GCs anywhere in Dallas or Ft Worth. Have you noticed that at all?

          • We had Vegas and some smaller cities in AZ on our list, but my wife would’ve made crap money so we had to cross them off.

          • Still have to convince the wife. She’s leaning towards FL where we both grew up and have family. More money for both of us in Dallas though.

          • Yup, I’m largely money driven too. But my wife isn’t, or at least doesn’t have the self control I do. Shoot me an email so we can take this off the blog please. Have some RE questions for you.

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