The ‘Uber of jets’, JetSmarter, and Elite Alliance®, the leader in vacation home exchange services, recently announced their partnership with an aim to make the vacationing experience even better for the affluent. With this coalition, the Elite Alliance premium members will be able to enjoy an invitation-only access to JetSmarter’s private aviation club. Premium Members will have the ability to purchase all the flight services offered by JetSmarter.
“We are continually seeking new partnerships and adding new benefits to further enhance our Premium Membership,” explains Rob Goodyear, the Elite Alliance® President. He added, “We are excited to add JetSmarter as the newest luxury travel benefit for our members.”
There’s little info on what special privileges Elite Alliance® users will have. It seems that their members of won’t have to register exclusively with JetSmarter, thanks to the invitation-only access.
To be an Elite Alliance® member, you need to be the owner of a luxury residence club or a vacation home. There are two membership options to join Elite Alliance®- Premium Membership, and Core Membership. As the name suggests, Premium Membership is the highest level of membership that provides a wide range of first-class services, including Club Benefits, powered by ClubCorp®. Core Membership allows access to The Marketplace and Elite Escapes.
Following the confirmation of an exchange, the Elite Alliance®, you’ll be prompted for an exchange fee between $395 and $795. Short notice vacations are called Elite Escapes by the company. They’re priced between $695 and $1,895.
However, some luxurious residences and resorts may charge additional fees that encompass charges like housekeeping fees, check-out fees, and recreation access fees. You can get more information about the location-specific fees on the website of Elite Alliance®.
JetSmarter also works on the concept of memberships. Yet, you can avoid taking up a membership and use the services with normal charges. Smart Membership costs $15,000 per year and it offers more options to choose from. The Simple Membership costs $5,000 per year. Membership earns you completely free jet bookings as well. Registrations and bookings are done through a smart app. The availability of a mobile interface is one of the reasons why JetSmarter is called the ‘Uber of jets’.
Apart from JetSmarter, Elite Alliance® has partnered with AvYachts. Owners of AvYachts will also have a membership of Elite Alliance®. For three weeks on a luxurious property, members can trade a week on their yacht, and have access to AvYachts’ vessels as well.