When you think of flying on a private jet, most people imagine the rich and famous. But you don’t actually have to be extremely wealthy to fly on a private jet. Unless you’re well off, flying private may not be something you can do all the time, but there are ways to make it more affordable.
Look for Empty Legs Flights
When a private jet is chartered from point A to point B, but then needs to arrive at point C to fly a passenger to point D, the plane still needs to get from point B to point C. B to C, which doesn’t have a chartered passenger, is an empty legs flights. Private jet charter companies typically offer these flights for a discount to people willing to fly to a specific destination because it’s better than letting the flight go completely empty from point B to point C. While you can’t choose your destination like you can with a normal chartered flight, an empty legs flight is a great way to experience the luxury of private jet travel for a discounted price.
Book a Semi-Private Flight
Another option for a more affordable private jet charter is to book the charter as a semi-private flight. Instead of having the passenger cabin completely to yourself, you would share it is other people. However, you still get the benefits of flying private even if you don’t have the cabin to yourself. The flight still travels directly to your location without having to stop for a layover. The private jet charter also eliminates long waits at the terminal. Splitting the cost with others can help you to afford the private jet charter. You can look for flights that are already scheduled but that have seats available.
Split the Cost with Friends
Another option is to book a private jet charter with family or friends. Flying private with friends has all of the benefits of a semi-private flight, except on top of that, you know and are friends with the other passengers. Plus, you can book the flight to your own preferred destination. A semi-private flight with strangers is similar to an empty legs flight in that the flight is already scheduled and you’re choosing one that best suits your needs. By flying private with friends or family, you’re not limited in where you can fly and can experience a private jet charter that is fully customized to your choices when it comes to your destination.
Join a Private Jet Members Club
Being a member of a private jet charter club can lock in prices and earn you discounts. Many private jet charter companies offer membership cards, which typically offer free or discounted flights for members for the cost of a monthly membership fee. If you fly frequently, a private jet charter membership card can help you to save money on those frequent flights while simultaneously benefiting from all that flying private has to offer, from luxurious travel to arriving more quickly at your destination.
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