When the discussion of private jets comes up, it’s usually in regards to the the lavish and extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous. Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Harrison Ford…They all travel by private jet. In fact, Donald Trump’s private Boeing 757 is estimated to be worth around $95 million and comes complete with double beds, a sofa lounge and a marble bathroom.
But because of this impression, many deals on flying via private jet go unnoticed (I know for a fact I wouldn’t be looking at flying privately for my next trip) but maybe, just maybe, flying by private jet doesn’t actually have to be so expensive.
According to an infographic from BuddyLoans, if you do your homework then there are deals to potentially be had. For example, traveling for business or as part of a large group of people? An entire private jet can cost from as little as £800 going up to the $2,000 price range (entirely depending on airline, type of jet, etc) which could average out at around £145 a person. Can you fly business class for that amount?
Looking outside of the price range and there are so many benefits to flying private. For example, you can have a much more negotiable baggage allowance instead of having to adhere to the very specific weight requirements per airline and you can also have a much more minimal time to wait for departure.
Any frugal traveler out there will be away of the sites that allow you to compare the prices of flights on different airlines, but do you know there’s also price comparison sites for private jets? jetsuite.com are a good example of this. Also, if you have much more flexibility in your availability of when you can fly then you’ll be more likely to be able to snap up those cheaper, last-minute or random timed flights. Flying on empty leg flights is also a possible solution for anyone looking for a deal on private jets. Empty leg flights are when the private jet is booked for a one way journey and must fly back in order to board its next passengers for its next destination. You can usually expect to save up to 75% when choosing to fly on an empty leg flight.
Check out the infographic below for loads of more information on how to save money when flying private – you’ll be amazed.
How to get a deal on a private jet [Infographic] by the team at Buddy Loans