Qualitative Comparison
Category Talon Air Jet Card Fractional Broker
Company Name Talon Air Jets Sentient Jets, Marquis Net Jets, Flexjet Bluestar Jets, Magellan Jets
Fleet Core Fleet of owned aircraft – tail # consistency No consistency – fleets too large. Share fleet with fractional owners. No consistency – fleets too large. Share fleet with jet card holders. Random charter aircraft. Non-existent fleet.
Average Aircraft Age 18 months 4 to 5 years 4 to 5 years Random – up to 25 years
Aircraft Type Provided Choose from Talon’s Core Fleet or Aircraft from the Preferred Operator Network Choose Specific Jet Type from Fleet – Varies by type and size Choose Specific Jet Type from Fleet – Varies by type and size Choose Aircraft Category – Not type specific
Guaranteed Availability 24x7 Varies – Some Blackout Dates Varies – Some Blackout Dates No
Worldwide Operations Yes Yes Yes No
Overflight Permit Yes Varies Yes No
In-Flight Catering and Amenities Included Varies Varies Varies
All-Inclusive Pricing Yes Yes No No
Averaging Roundtrip Hours & One-Way Pricing Yes No No No
Membership and Broker Fees None No No Yes
Upfront Commitment None Yes - 25 Hours Yes - 5 Hours Yes - Varies
Access into Reagan National Airport (DCA) Yes No No No
Multiple Crews Available Yes No No No