Choosing to fly in a private jet will be expensive most of the time. However, there are ways in which you can bring the price of flying privately to the price of a business class ticket and in some cases, even less. Flying privately has many advantages over business class tickets.
In the holiday season, the cost of business class tickets really rises. With the cost of four business class tickets, you will be able to get a private jet booking. Therefore if you are traveling with a group for the holidays, a private jet might prove to be economical and much more luxurious than taking commercial flights. The holidays are peak travel season, and if you choose to fly private especially for a short journey, you will get competitive rates without the hassle of waiting in long queues.
There are others ways in which the cost of flying privately could be brought down to being economical. Some of the ways that make private flying economical include:
Get seats on empty flights
If you wish to fly economically while flying privately you can book your seats on a deadhead positioning flight. Deadhead positioning flights is the name given to flights that have dropped their passengers to their destination and are now coming back empty. Since they are coming back empty anyway, some companies sell seats on that flight back at very low prices to make some extra revenue.
You have a good chance of getting seats on such planes because as many as 40 percent of these private jet flights fly back empty. Therefore, with sufficient research you should be able to find a good range of choices out there.
However, by choosing to fly on a deadhead positioning flight, you do have to give up the choice of time and route. But you do get the benefits of not waiting in long queues, no additional security checks and no chance of luggage misplacement, passing through private terminals and an extremely luxurious travel.
Such private flights might not be always flying to your exact intended destination. Here you might have to get creative in order to take advantage of experiencing economical private flying. If the private plane’s drop-off point is not very far from where you intend to go, then you can go till the drop-off point in the plane and cover the rest of the distance by train or whatever is the most appropriate means of traveling.