If You Fly Delta, You Can Save 4% – But You Have To Spend A LOT!


Delta SkyBonus members received an offer yesterday for the Delta Private Jets Card. For those not familiar with Delta Private Jets Card, it is a card that you put a deposit on for charter flights with Delta. The minimum deposit is $100,000 and is non-refundable. It must be used within 2 years or the balance expires.

Delta Private Jets Card

One of the “good” things about the card is that you can actually use the balance on the card for commercial travel on Delta as well, not just private travel. So, if you spend $50,000 per year on Delta, this would work out well for you. 🙂 Not only do you get to save money (more on that in a minute), but you also receive Delta Diamond medallion status as a gift. Presumably, if you are traveling at the expense of $50,000 per year on Delta, you already have Diamond status (though I understand that if you are spending that on full-fare international business class, that may not be the case), so you have it to gift to someone else.

Now For the 4% Savings…

Through June 30, if you are a SkyBonus member (which is free to sign-up for and is the business rewards program with Delta), you will have a savings of 4% on your purchase of the card. So, if you buy the minimum of $100,000, you will actually save $4,000. Not bad, but still a large price to pay!


For those curious about the program, here is some more information about it:

You may be surprised to learn how practical flying privately can be. Private jet travel gives you a sense of freedom like no other – spacious cabins, luxurious seating, expanded luggage capacity and much more. With Delta Private Jets, it’s also the most personalized – delivering industry-leading programs for 29 years.


With an initial purchase of $100,000, $250,000 or $500,000 – and rates locked in for up to two years – this card delivers flexibility and benefits no other can, including:

  • All-inclusive pricing – no surcharges or interchange fees
  • Guaranteed jet availability with your choice of jet size on every flight
  • Ability to use funds to fly commercially on Delta®
  • SkyMiles® Diamond Medallion® status
    • Until June 30th, receive 4% off when you purchase a Delta Private Jets Card


Pay-as-you-go simplicity. Award-winning service. The ability to travel on your terms. These are just some of the reasons why today’s private flyers choose to charter with Delta Private Jets:

  • Point-to-Point pricing – with no commitments
  • Access to 1,000+ private jets and 5,000+ airports
  • Choice of four jet category sizes (Light, Midsize, Super-Midsize and Large)
  • Every detail handled – from in-flight amenities, to ground transportation and more
    • Until June 30th, take 3% off your first Charter booking

Discover how Delta Private Jets can help you choose a program that fits perfectly with the way you travel and live. Visit deltaprivatejets.com or call 1-877-541-3548 today.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
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  • If you are FatCat McCEO and actually using the Private Jets part of it, to zip your plane-load of tipsy auditors and receptionists off to the SuperBowl so they’ll forget all about how you are embezzling and cooking books with both fists this makes great sense.

    If you have 100K+ lying around, you’d be locking it up in Delta’s banks for 2 years and earn no interest on it.

    I can think of a lot of places I could go in the next 2 years if I had 100K burning a hole in my pocket, and some of them would not be places that Delta conveniently flies to. Some of the SkyTeam partners in the parts of the world I’d like to see, can be downright scary.

    Also AFAICR, if you have any balance at the end of 2 years, they get to keep it.

    Sometimes I wish I was so rich I wouldn’t worry about spending money on a fur sink or an electric dog polisher, or a Private Jets card. Oh boy, I dropped a $100 bill can you pick it up and put it in the trash for me? Thanks.

  • […] Running with Miles reports that Delta offers a Delta Private Jets Card which gives you access to private jets and automatic top tier Delta Diamond status.  The catch?  You have to make a minimum non-refundable $100,000 deposit.  If that sounds too steep, don’t worry about it because Running with Miles shows how to save 4%!  See: If You Fly Delta, You Can Save 4% – But You Have To Spend A LOT! […]