Experience a luxurious and one-of-a-kind flight on a charter jet. Sit back and enjoy your flight in a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Watch a boxing match, your favorite movie or just rest while you drift into the clouds and enjoy the view. Think charter flights are out of your price range? Think again. Many charter flight companies offer empty leg flights or discounted flights that can save you up to 50 percent off of the regular price and sometimes more.
Charter flight companies offer an empty leg flight when the aircraft is in route to pick up the owner of the jet or another customer and the aircraft happens to be open or empty. Sometimes, the aircraft has just dropped someone off and is departing on a one-way trip back to home base. Other times, when the aircraft is stopping somewhere to refuel and the craft is empty, that's when an empty leg special is offered. This way, the company does not lose money and the customer gets a discount. It’s a win for both parties.
Scott Windau with Jet Source Charter in Carlsbad is an agent who sees empty leg specials offered to the public a couple of times a month. Windau says the most common flights are usually from San Diego to Las Vegas, Oregon, Montana or Colorado for ski trips. During the holidays, empty legs tend to increase.
Empty legs do, however, have their downfalls. For example, they're only one-way and therefore the customer must make their own arrangements to return home. The flights can also be canceled without advance notice so the customer has to be flexible and understand that there's no guarantee.
"I sometimes get nervous when I book empty legs because they are not always predictable. But sure if the person understands this, then go ahead and book," says Windau.
The attractive aspect comes from the price reduction usually. For example, a normal flight with 2 round trips (more than 1 day of service) will normally cost about $9,000 with no discount. The price also depends on the size of the plane, amenities included as well taxes. So, is it worth it?
"I've flown on a charter jet and it's a whole other world of flying. It's just so comfortable to be by yourself and not be jam-packed in a commercial flight," says Windau. ;
You can be the judge by trying one out. While flying on the cheap may do the trick, flying like a VIP and getting a good discount will have you feeling like a rock star.
Discover these San Diego private jet and charter companies and ask for empty leg on your next excursion.
Jet Source Charter in Carlsbad
Flying worldwide to more than 5,000 airports, Jet Source can accommodate all customers who need to fly in style. Jet Source will not only get you to your destination, but can also make hotel arrangements, dining reservations and more. This full service approach is what makes Jet Source stand out from the rest. Inquire about its empty legs to receive a discounted charter flight. For more information, visit www.Jetsource.com.
New Flight Charters in San Diego
New Flights Charters touts the best-cost empty leg one-way jet charters in the industry. Offering hundreds of empty leg flights, go ahead and enjoy a ride in their Hawker 400XP that includes flight phone, flight displays and entertainment center. Not to mention comfortable seating, walk-in restroom and service that is fitting of a V.I.P. Make it your personal airline. For more information, visit Newflightcharters.com.
Jet Air Systems in El Cajon
Experience luxury in a safe environment when you fly with Jet Air Systems. Its fleet consists of the Cessna Citation II, Cessna Citation III, Falcon 50 and Gulfstream IV. The biggest charter plane can accommodate a maximum group of 15 people. Make sure to check out their specials each month. For more information, visit Jetairsystems.com.
Air Charter Express in San Diego
Enjoy air conditioning, pressurized comfort and quality service with the experts at Air Charter Express. The charter company offers Learjets, Citationjets and Gulfstream jet aircrafts. Air Charter travels to Napa Valley, Yosemite, Scottsdale and Baja California. For more information, visit Aircharterexpress.com.
Air 2 Air in Carlsbad
Air to Air wants to directly connect with customers, and offer Twitter feeds with the latest charter flight deals, including empty leg specials. It also post its specials on Facebook so you can always be connected to the best rates. Air to Air also offer business, personal or tour flights. Flights to Van Nuys are popular as well as to Las Vegas and to Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit Air2aircorp.net.
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