SOURCE: OneSky Jets

May 15, 2007 13:48 ET

OneSky Jets Empowers Fractional and Flight Card Owners to "Trump" Their Fixed Prices and Win on Every Flight

New White Paper, "Guide to Private Jet Membership," Outlines Opportunities to Hedge Against Fractional and Fixed-Rate Market

MANCHESTER, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- OneSky Jets (www.onesky.com), the fastest-growing brand in private aviation, announced its new Latitude Membership product -- an innovative membership solution designed to meet the needs of frequent private jet travelers, including fractional owners, fractional cardholders, and flight cardholders.

OneSky's new Latitude Membership program leverages the professional experience and skills of a team of experts who understand the benefits and pitfalls of every jet membership program to advise clients when it makes sense to use card or fractional hours and when it makes more sense to go 'out of program' with OneSky.

OneSky has also issued "The Guide to Private Jet Membership," a best practices white paper on private jet membership, detailing scenarios where fixed-rate pricing represents a good value, and where it can be trumped by OneSky's high quality on-demand products. Travelers are invited to learn more about the program, and order the Guide at www.OneSky.com/Membership.

"We are arming our clientele with a game-changing hedge against the price structures offered by their fractional providers," said Justin Sullivan, VP, OneSky's Private Client Group.

"It's really quite simple: anyone who is an owner of a fractional share, or who holds a flight card, has a terrific asset -- guaranteed pricing as part of their existing program. Sometimes this pricing is a good value, and other times it is not so good. We are here to advise our clients on a trip-by-trip basis with the information they need to get the best deal. If the best value happens to be fixed pricing through their existing fractional share, we advise them to use those hours," continued Sullivan.

As an example of how Latitude trumps private jet cards, Kenneth Kahn, president of LRP Publications and a Sentient Travel Card Member, recently saved over $33,000 on two trips:

West Palm Beach to Las Vegas for a 6-day trip on a midsize jet. Sentient price: $57,726. Latitude price: $36,432;

West Palm Beach to San Diego for a 4-day trip on a midsize jet. Sentient price: $50,476. Latitude price: $38,158.

"In terms of level of service, aircraft quality, and overall experience, OneSky Jets is on par with my experience as a Sentient Member. Of course, the added element is value. OneSky has empowered me to make savvy buying decisions," said Kahn.

While most Members choose to place funds on deposit into escrow to ease the transaction process, it is not a requirement to participate. Latitude Membership is exclusively available to members of the following: Sentient Jet, NetJets/Marquis Jet, FlexJet/FlexJet 25, Flight Options/JetPass, CitationShares/VectorCard, Avant Air and JetNetwork.

About OneSky Jets

Through its evolutionary, proprietary online technology, OneSky's flight advisors have access to the best and broadest information available in the dynamic private jet marketplace. OneSky.com serves as a gateway for clients to enter trip requests, gain insight into private jet travel and obtain online price estimates. At each step in the process, flight advisors are available to assist prospective clients. Once a flight is confirmed, OneSky's command center tracks every detail, offering the kind of white-glove service those discriminating private jet travelers expect. This one-of-a-kind high tech service has made OneSky the fastest-growing brand in the space and the premier on-demand private jet company.

Founded in 2004, OneSky's senior management includes Trey Urbahn, Chairman, who is also Chief Revenue Officer of Jet Blue Airways, and Greg Johnson, President/CEO and co-founder, a former logistics executive with FedEx.

OneSky Jets does not own or operate aircraft. FAA Certified Part 135 air carriers, who must meet both rigorous FAA requirements and additional OneSky standards for excellence, safety and security, operate all flights. For further information, visit www.onesky.com.

Contact Information

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    Jeffrey Hodes
    OneSky Jets
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