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BusinessJet Class Adds Guaranteed
Aircraft Availability Pricing
Introduces one-way rates & advance purchase
discounts to private jet charter

New York NY (June 22, 2005) -- Observing that the fastest growing segment of private air charter sales is in fractional ownership and prepaid membership plans, BusinessJet Class has enhanced its private air charter GDS display to show two pricing levels that address the needs of two distinct market segments: 

Guaranteed Aircraft Availability Pricing, including one-way fares and 7-day advance purchase discounts (without minimum stay), quotes rates and service levels that allow BusinessJet Class travel management companies and travel agency subscribers to compete with major jet card membership programs. 

Stored Inventory Pricing, including all fees and charges at rates, quotes rates that are better or equal to those quoted directly by air charter operators based on aircraft availability and owner’s authorization.  This option gives agents who are booking direct with air charter operators an easy way to quote prices comparable to operator-direct pricing without having to call three or four different operators to find the best price. 

Unlike the prepaid private jet membership plans who charge their passengers based on fixed hourly rates, BusinessJet Class rates are based on the city pair and the aircraft type. These  rates include all charges -- no hidden or seasonal add-ons -- even special catering and flight phone expenses. [See table below.] 

BusinessJet Class also offers a unique feature not seen in private jet charter before: Advanced Purchase rates.  “The rates on private jet membership programs that guarantee availability are higher than standard charter because of the difficulties and inherent risks in promising to secure an aircraft of a specific type on short notice,” said George J. Khairallah, President of BusinessJet Class. “These problems are reduced when the passenger is booking 7 days in advance. We pass the savings on to the passenger.” 

The new Guaranteed Availability capability allows agents to address a much wider segment of private jet passengers. “This program is the closest you can get to the benefits of owning a prviate jet, without the financial commitment or even membership prepayment,” said Khairallah.  “This is a discounted, flexible, easy way for travel agents to provide all the benefits of jet card membership programs to their clients.” 

Guaranteed Availability  - Pricing Model
What does the final price include?

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. Sentient  Marquis  BusinessJet Class
Landing Fees Yes Yes Yes
Positioning Yes Yes Yes
Wait Time Fees Yes Yes Yes
Daily Minimum No Yes Yes
Overnight Fees No Yes Yes
Short Leg Fees Yes Yes Yes
Catering No Yes Yes
Flight phone No Yes Yes
Co-Pilot Fees Yes Yes Yes
Crew per Diem Yes Yes Yes
CreditCrd chrg No No Yes
Product Offers: . . .
GTD availability Yes Yes Yes
One way rates Yes Yes Yes
AdvancePurchase No No Yes
AgencyCommiss No No Yes
Product requirements: . . .
Prepurchase block of time? Yes Yes No
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For more information, visit www.businessjetclass.com or call 1 800 397 8564. 

About BusinessJet Class: Headquartered in New York, BusinessJet Class is a provider of marketing and collaborative business solutions to the private jet charter Industry. The company mission is to enable the charter operators and aircraft management companies to attract new aircraft owners and automate the distribution of charter flights through the travel agency channel.




Contact:

Stephanie Seacord 
Leading Edge 
135 Piscassic Road (Box 960) 
Newfields NH 03856 
Telephone: (603) 772-1835 
Fax: (603) 772-7066 
Email: sseacord@lemd.com

Also See: The Travel Authority Inc. Becomes BusinessJet Class Subscriber / May 2005
New BusinessJet Class Web Site is Insiders Air Charter Resource / May 2005
BusinessJet Class Announces Association with Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. / April 2005
BusinessJet Class Puts Jet Charter Booking Online for Travel Agents / March 2005

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