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How to Save Money When Chartering a Private Flight

by Amber

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When it comes to traveling in style, there is no better way to get where you are going than by chartering a private plane. But while this luxurious mode of transportation might seem like a splurge reserved for the ultra-wealthy, there are actually several ways that you can save money when chartering a private plane.

Consider traveling during off-peak times

To start, one of the best ways to save money when chartering a private plane is to fly during off-peak hours. Just like with commercial airlines, private planes are often less expensive to fly during times when demand is lower. So, if you are flexible with your travel schedule, consider flying early in the morning or later in the evening, as these times can sometimes offer lower prices.

Similarly, traveling on weekdays can be another great way to save money when chartering a private plane; it is typically cheaper to fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday than it is on a Friday or Saturday.

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Explore different airport options

Exploring different airport options can also be a good strategy for cutting costs. Smaller airports typically have lower landing and ramp fees, which can save you money. Depending on where you are flying from and where you are headed, we can help you explore the different airport options that are available, while also keeping cost in mind.

Keep your choice of aircraft in mind

Small, less luxurious planes will usually cost less to charter, but can still provide a superior experience compared to flying commercial. If you prefer to fly on a larger and more extravagant airplane, you can always explore the idea of splitting the cost of the flight with a larger group. If you would be paying for multiple commercial airfare tickets anyhow, i.e. a significant amount of first-class tickets for a corporate trip, the cost of a chartered flight can be the same (or even less) in some cases.

Ask about empty leg flights

Another way being flexible can help you save money on a private flight is by flying on an empty leg flight.  An empty leg flight is a private jet that is already scheduled to fly without any passengers on board. This often happens when a private one-way flight has been chartered and then the customer cancels or changes their plans for a return flight, or simply does not charter a return flight to begin with.

Because the plane is already scheduled to fly back to its origin, you can often book this leg of the trip at a steep discount. By being flexible with your destination and/or schedule and booking this kind of flight, you can save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your private flight.

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Be wary of jet cards

Many customers will purchase jet cards in an attempt to save money on private flights, when in fact, this can actually cost you more in the end. Here are some things you should keep in mind when considering purchasing a jet card:

  • Jet cards often come with high initiation and maintenance fees, so make sure you fully understand exactly what you are paying for.
  • Remember that with a jet card purchase, it can be difficult to impossible to get your money back if you cancel or do not use all of your allotted hours.
  • Jet cards also tend to offer less flexibility than other options when it comes to things like route changes or aircraft upgrades.

So while jet cards can sometimes offer a more cost-effective option for private flights, be sure to do your research and understand the potential drawbacks before making your purchase. If you are looking for a better option, a Jet Membership can offer discounted flights without any of these disadvantages.

How to save money when chartering a flight

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