Fly (almost) private for $100 round-trip with this Amex Offer

Feb 12, 2021

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Flying on JSX is as close to flying private as you can get while paying commercial fares. Flights start at $89 one-way and depart from private jet terminals so you don’t have to deal with crowds of people or traditional airport security.

If you fly JSX often — or have been wanting to try it — we have good news for you. We’re seeing a great new Amex Offer where you can get up to 50% off your next booking. If you’re strategic with how you book, you can fly the semiprivate carrier for $100 round-trip if you have this offer available on one of your Amex cards.

Here’s what you need to know.

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JSX’s E145. (Photo by Zach Griff/TPG)

About JSX

For the uninitiated, JSX describes itself as a hop-on jet service where you can show up as little as 20 minutes before your flight. Behind the hype is a straightforward proposition: You’re buying a seat on a semi-private public charter.

Flights depart from private terminals, cutting out the crowded airport experience. Onboard, you can expect a spacious cabin and complimentary snacks and drinks. COVID precautions include increased aircraft and lounge sterilization, advanced air circulation, AI-based thermal scanning to detect elevated body temperatures and contactless security that doesn’t require taking off your shoes or putting your laptop in a bin.

Related: The cheapest ways to get the private jet experience

All planes have just 30 seats. Most are arranged in a 1-2 configuration, with 36 inches of legroom and power outlets in each row. The only exception is JSX’s E145s that fly intra-Texas. These planes feature an even more spacious 1-1 configuration.

Plus, none of the jets have overhead bins, giving you more headroom.

For now, routes are centered around the West Coast and Texas, between airports like Burbank (BUR), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Oakland (OAK), Salt Lake City (SLC), Las Vegas (LAS) and Houston Hobby (HOU). However, as the company’s CEO announced in an interview with TPG earlier this week, it’s launching limited-time flights from California and Texas to Cabo San Lucas (SJD) and has more route announcements in the pipeline.

Related: JSX CEO announces new routes and discusses the future of semiprivate jet travel

JSX Amex Offer

Now through May 12, 2021, targeted American Express cardholders can get a $100 statement credit after spending $200 or more in a single transaction with JSX using an enrolled card. This is the date you must make the purchase by, not travel by. To get the credit, book your flights on JSX’s website or mobile app.

As an example, you could use this offer to book a $218 round-trip flight from Burbank (BUR) to Las Vegas (LAS) and reduce your out-of-pocket cost to just $118. That’s a roughly 46% discount. And if this is your first time flying JSX, you could save an additional $20 by using a friend’s referral link.

Related: Yes, you can fly private — here’s the secret that will help you do it

JSX sample fare
(Photo courtesy of JSX)

To check and see if you’re among the lucky ones to be targeted for this offer, log into your American Express account and check the Amex Offers section. Make sure to check all of your cards before clicking ‘Add to Card’ on one of them, as you’ll want to select the one that offers the best return on spending. While JSX bookings might not code as airfare, if you have The Platinum Card® from American Express, it will likely be your best bet as it provides trip insurance.

Related: The best credit cards for booking flights

JSX Amex Offer
(Photo courtesy of American Express)

Bottom line

Flying out of a private terminal is always a nice perk, but it’s more important now than ever. If targeted for this offer, you should add it right away since these tend to have limited enrollment and may disappear before the expiration date.

If you end up booking a flight, be sure to include your JetBlue TrueBlue number in your booking so that you can earn points for your flight.

Don’t have an American Express card? Consider applying for one of these cards that’s offering a higher than usual welcome bonus. This also ensures you never miss out on another Amex Offer.

  • The Platinum Card from American Express: Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the card in the first six months of card membership.
  • American Express Business® Gold Card: Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $10,000 on eligible purchases in the first three months of account opening.
  • Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the card in the first three months of card membership. Plus, you can earn up to $130 in statement credits on eligible purchases made on the card at any of the Hilton family hotels in the first 12 months of membership.
  • Hilton Honors American Express Card: Earn 100,000 Hilton honors points after spending $1,000 in the first three months of cards membership, plus earn $100 in statement credits on eligible purchases made on the card at any of the Hilton family hotels in the first 12 months of membership.

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