How Can I Get the Best Price on Private Jet Travel?

by Richard Zaher / Oct 03, 2019

Best Price Private Jet Charter

To get the best price for your private jet, you’ll need to use a broker with excellent industry contacts and impartiality.

You will only receive a competitive price from an honest broker. This is because it is the broker’s job to find you the best aircraft at the best price. If they have a vested interest, this simply isn’t possible.

For example, let’s say the broker has an exclusive relationship with an aircraft owner or operator. They receive an increased percentage every time they manage to rent out the aircraft.

This broker would be incentivized to give you any deal – even if it’s not good value. And by law, the broker must disclose their relationship with the operator to you.

The right broker will be looking out for you and representing your best interest and trying to impress you with a low price. In order to achieve this, they need to maintain a healthy relationship with a network of operators.

As years progress and these relationships become stronger, the broker will be able to secure better prices by default. Plus, they’ll develop a thorough understanding of where to obtain certain types of aircraft.

Joining a Membership Program

If you’re planning to fly more than once, it might be worth considering creating a membership. But don’t worry – this doesn’t need to cost you extra!

Paramount Business Jets offers an excellent Jet Card Membership program. There are two tiers:

  • Platinum Card
  • Black Card

You’ll pay a deposit, but there are no membership fees. And, if you change your mind and don’t want to use your flight credit, you can have it refunded. There are no hidden charges.

Luxury private jet interior
Paramount Jet Card members enjoy some of the best private jets for their flights with transparent pricing

Here are some of the pricing benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • Ethical, competent, and true transparent pricing
  • Guaranteed direct-from-operator pricing + low fixed management fee
  • Original vendor invoices available
  • All discounts and credits are passed on to Jet Card members
  • Gain the full advantage of empty leg and one-way pricing
  • Catering credits available when using large jets
  • Enjoy further discounts for trips over $500,000

Making a last-minute booking

Our Jet Card Membership is excellent for making last-minute bookings because your funds are pre-loaded to your account. This makes the process of securing the aircraft quick and easy. Jet card members approve of flights right from their smartphone.

But, even if you’re not a member, using a charter service is still a very cost-effective option.

A lot of customers seeking a private jet charter for the first time think they can save money by shopping around themselves. This is rarely the case. Brokers receive a discount from operators and they have access to many competing operators bidding for their business. A good broker will always pass on the saving to their clients while delivering safe, reliable aircraft options.

Be flexible

We’ll do everything we can to get you your ideal aircraft. But, if you’re looking for the most cost-effective option, you’ll want to retain some flexibility.

For example, you may have your eye on a certain jet that you’re fond of. But, if there are only three or four passengers flying, it may be cheaper to secure a smaller aircraft.

If your travel dates aren’t set in stone, this can be a major plus. On some occasions, our team may be able to secure an empty leg flight for you. This can save you even more money on your private jet charter.

Keep an open mind that you should never book a private jet based on cost alone. Safety, quality, and reliability are more important. It is good to be cost-effective, but never book a flight based on cost alone.

About Richard Zaher

Richard Zaher Richard Zaher is the founder and CEO of Paramount Business Jets. He is a pilot and the President of Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA). Richard is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies. A seasoned international jet charter expert, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and the recipient of the Embry Riddle Eagle Excellence Award at the 2012 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. He is also an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as well as several safety and air charter organizations.

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