COVID-19 hasn’t let up, and you’re not interested in spending time in airport lines let alone squeeze into a plane packed with perfect strangers. It’s time to explore the safer, more luxurious travel options, as private jets have become more affordable and accessible than ever before. Keep yourself safe while living the dream.
Before you rent a private jet, familiarize yourself with the prices you can expect to pay. This informative guide explains the average cost.
Let’s talk about the factors that determine which size aircraft you need and travel tips. Make a list of answers for yourself as we walk through them, so you’ll be prepared to choose your perfect dream flight. Can you answer these important questions?
1. How Much Luggage and How Many Passengers?
When flying commercial, more bags and items just mean more fees, but when flying privately you may need a large aircraft to accommodate your things. Passengers are no different. Take note of these aspects before choosing a flight, or discuss it with the representative.
2. Peak Season or Off?
Season of travel matters. The added percentage might climb higher when you travel during your destination’s peak season or major holidays. But, imagine the relaxation of flying during holidays sans crowds, and you’ll understand the value of private jet prices.
3. What is Your Destination?
Destination determines flight time, which in turn determines fuel needs. Smaller aircraft for solo travel may need to stop and refuel along the way, while larger ones may go non-stop. Consider your preferences and schedule before you charter a private jet.
4. One-Way or Round-Trip?
You may assume that one-way tickets are cheaper, but with private jets, they may charge for the empty return flight (empty leg or deadhead). Ask the airline or the private jet clubs about these opportunities. They can be accessed for a lower cost if you’re going their way and want to hitch a ride. This is one of the most appealing ways to travel, hands down.
Rent a Private Jet
The cost of purchasing a private jet is in the millions of dollars, but by joining a club or renting a private jet you’ll pay between $2,000-$12,000 per hour. Tickets can generally run from 14K-90K for a typical all-inclusive one-way flight. With all-inclusive, you’ll avoid surprise fees when you land.
The size of the aircraft will be one of the biggest determiners of price. Jet sizes are light, mid, super mid, and heavy. Leasing and loan options are possible, so don’t let costs deter you too much.
Empty leg flights can score you a huge discount, taking up to 75% off the regular price. Private jet clubs sometimes have perks like complimentary empty leg flights and more. Your travel times may have to be a bit flexible for this, but you can save a lot of dough this way.
Fly in Style
Skip the security lines, flight groups, and strangers. As they say, you only live once, so you might as well take advantage of these awesome opportunities of convenience and germ-free flying. Private jets aren’t just for the rich and famous. Buy an hourly or empty leg ticket, charter, or rent a private jet, and you’ll be travelling style and decadence.
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