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Jet Set Perk

Celebrities, royalty and corporations do it and now you can do it too! If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card and at least $5,000 to blow, you can set up a private jet charter between almost any two points on the planet. If you belong to AmEx’s Membership Rewards Program you can earn double points for the extravagance. This week, American Express introduced the Private Jet Charter Program for Platinum Card and Centurion Card holders through a special alliance with Le Bas International. The Private Jet Charter Program includes a variety of aircraft types that can accommodate as few as two passengers or as many as 400. Le Bas’ operation centers constantly update aircraft availability from over 5,000 approved operators worldwide. The services range from a Jetranger Helicopter, to a King Air 200, to a Gulfstream GV, to an Airbus A340. Depending upon location and availability, your aircraft can be waiting for you within one short hour, allowing you the ability to schedule your travel where you want, when you want. American Express cardholders enrolled in the Membership Rewards Program, who book air travel through the Private Jet Charter Program receive double bonus points, up to 30,000 points, for each booking. For more information visit

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