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Empty -Leg Flights

The Benefits of Booking Empty-Leg Jets

Take a moment to think about your last commercial travel experience. How pleasant was it getting through the airport and onto the plane? How long did you have to wait? How much of that time was wasted? Once you boarded, were you comfortable? Could you carry on a private conversation and know it was kept confidential? Did you enjoy your favorite snacks and refreshments? Did you have any layovers? As different as every traveler’s experience is, they are all very similar regarding commercial travel.

If you want a different experience, book a private jet charter.

Unfortunately, due to its price tag, most people shy away from avoiding it. If you return, you must find another flight; the jet will wait for you if you run a little behind schedule since you are the only passenger who always gets a more affordable and luxurious travel experience with empty-leg flights considering private travel. But, traveling via a charter jet does not have to break the bank. More and more travelers are finding that they can enjoy personal travel at a much more affordable rate when they travel via empty-leg jets.

So what is it? And what are the benefits of empty-leg travel? You reap the same benefits on an empty-leg private jet booking as a regular booking. Let’s talk about it.

What is an Empty Leg Flight?

An empty-leg flight involves a jet heading back to its home base or another destination to pick up passengers for a scheduled flight. It makes this flight without anyone on board, hence an empty leg.

Someone booked a private jet charter from Van Nuys airport to Chicago. They don’t need a return flight immediately, so the jet plans to head back to home base in Los Angeles. Anyone in Chicago looking to LA can easily do so on an empty-leg flight. After all, the jet is already heading there; it may as well try to make a little money by bringing passengers along.

This makes it more affordable for jets to return – and it makes it more affordable for those looking to travel via a private jet.

Remember that empty-leg flights only travel one way, so if you return, you must find another flight.

Benefit #1: Flexibility

Private travel has always been about flexibility. It does not require that you stick to the rigid structure set forth by commercial airliners who rarely follow through with their end of the deal.

You will have some flexibility when it comes to departing. Though the jet has its schedule to adhere to, it won’t be as flexible as a regular charter. Nonetheless, if you prefer to leave early so that you have more time in the day when you arrive at your destination, you can usually do so – as long as it doesn’t interfere with the future schedules of the jet.

Moreover, since you are the only passenger, the jet will wait for you if you run a little behind schedule. A courtesy call to the charter company is always a great idea to let everyone know.

When you are ready, the jet will be, too.

Benefit #2: No Long Lines or Screening Processes

One thing most commercial travelers hate is the long lines to get through TSA’s security checkpoint. You have to arrive at least two hours before your flight (three, if traveling internationally) to stand in line to check in and check your bags, then stand in line for security, and then wait at your gate until the airline is ready to board.

It is a long process that is very time-consuming.

When you travel via an empty-leg private jet charter, you don’t have to worry about any of that. There are no long lines or no requirements to arrive hours before your flight. While you will likely still go through security screening, the procedure is much more relaxed – and without the lines.

You can arrive about 15 to 20 minutes before your flight and rest easy knowing you will be on it in a breeze.

Benefit #3: Luxurious Surroundings

When you think of a private jet, the first thing that comes to mind probably has something to do with luxury, So it only makes sense that you will enjoy all the luxurious surroundings they have to offer when you take advantage of an empty-leg flight.

The seating is spacious and comfortable. You can use your time onboard to relax, get some work done, watch a movie, etc. The best part? You will be so comfortable on your flight that you will be rejuvenated and ready to go by the time you arrive at your destination.

Benefit #4: Privacy

There is no privacy when you travel on a commercial airliner. But when you travel on a private jet, you have solitude. You can enjoy the flight without disruptions or worrying about those around you hearing what you are saying or seeing what is on your computer screen.

Any time spent on a private jet – whether an empty leg or regular booking – allows you to do what you want or need to do without worrying about other passengers.

Benefit #5: Monetary Savings

One of the best things about flying on empty-leg jets is taking advantage of all they offer without paying the total price. Who doesn’t love a deal?

The cost of empty-leg flights can vary based on certain factors, such as the type of jet, the demand for the destination, and even the season. Regardless, they are cheaper than flying a regular charter flight. When other passengers travel with you, coming together for an empty-leg flight could be even more affordable than for each passenger booking a commercial flight.

It is time to stop assuming private jet travel is out of your budget. With empty-leg flights, you always get a more affordable and luxurious travel experience.

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