You would probably laugh if your friend suggested chartering a private jet for your next vacation. Why would you waste so much money on a flight that lasts only a few hours? Instead, you would rather sacrifice your personal space and sit next to a stranger, bumping elbows every time the plane hits turbulence.
There’s a little known secret about private jets, though. They’re more affordable than you think! You don’t have to be a Hollywood starlet or millionaire business owner to charter a private jet.
Here are some of the easiest ways to fly on a private jet without breaking the bank.
Empty Leg Flights
An empty leg flight means a plane is flying to a destination without any passengers. So, if a client booked a private jet to Boca Raton, but the jet is currently in New Orleans, the pilot must fly the jet to Boca Raton to pick up his passengers. It’s simply a means of transporting the jet to a new location.
You can book a seat on this empty leg flight for a fraction of the cost! Typically, these empty leg flights charge 25% to 75% of the original price of flying a private jet. However, it isn’t a very flexible way of booking a private jet, as you must be going to the same destination as the jet.
Pay Per Seat
You don’t always have to book an entire private jet to enjoy the luxurious experience. There are some companies that allow you to pay by the seat! It’s very similar to buying a ticket on a commercial flight, but you’ll be flying on a private jet with business class standards.
While you will sacrifice the “private” experience of flying on a private jet when you pay per seat, you can still expect high-quality service, luxury features, and a memorable experience.
Book with Friends
If you want the complete private jet experience but only want to pay a fraction of the cost, it’s best to get a group of friends together and split the total. This means you don’t have to give up choosing your own route or sitting with strangers.
Instead, you’re with your friends in the privacy of your own jet with the ability to customize your experience. From meals to special requests to choosing your destination, booking a private jet with friends can save you quite a large sum.
Get a Private Jet Membership
As a frequent flyer of private jets, you can sign up for an exclusive membership that will get you discounts and make you a priority customer. The benefits and features depend on which company you purchase a membership from. However, if you fly privately more than 15 hours per year, it’s a great investment!
People are starting to realize that it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to fly on private jets. They’re becoming more popular than ever, especially in 2020.
Don’t miss out on flying privately because you’re afraid of the cost!