Several days ago I wrote about JetSmarter offering a free trial membership if you have either top-tier elite status with a major airline or if you have have 1,000,000 miles or credit card points. You can still apply for that offer.
Today I got the email confirming that I qualified and requesting that I call in to complete my membership. The agent had a hard time figuring out the process, but within 30 minutes I paid a $1 fee to verify my credit card, uploaded a picture of my credit card and driver’s license, and was approved. I had to log out and log back in again to receive my new membership benefits.
JetSmarter offers a free pay as you go membership without free flights, an annual $5,000 simple membership with some free flight options, and an annual $15,000 smart membership with more free flight options.
This offer is for the simple membership.
JetSmarter offers scheduled JetShuttle flights and last minute JetDeals.
With a simple membership you can book a free seat on shuttle flights that are under 3 hours in length. However simple members are not able to fly for free on shuttle flights between NYC and South Florida.
You can only book one shuttle flight at a time with a simple membership. Once you fly you can make another flight reservation.
Sample free shuttle routes that work in either direction include:
-Los Angeles/HHR-Las Vegas
If you need to cancel a shuttle reservation you’ll be charged $250 if you cancel more than 7 days prior to the flight, $500 for cancellations between 3-7 days, $1,000 for cancellations between 24-72 hours, and the full cost of an additional seat for cancellations within 24 hours.
There are also JetDeals which are empty legs on routes that vary by day and are good for last-minute travel. With a simple membership you’ll get 2 free seats and can purchase discounted additional seats.
For example today there are JetDeals from Montreal to Teterboro, East Hampton to Cleveland, and many more. You can request 1 or 2 free seats on a JetDeal flight and they email you if it can be confirmed. Once you confirm the same penalties as above will apply.
JetDeal empty leg from Cleveland to Teterboro:
Flights have free WiFi, snacks, and drinks. On smaller jets you can bring a carry-on plus a personal item, on larger jets you can also check a 50 pound bag.
But the best benefit of flying private is not having to go through security screening, you just walk right on the plane:
Have you been approved yet? Share your experience and which mileage account you used to get approved in the comments!