How Can I Get the Best Price on Private Jet Travel?
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.
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 booking directly with the operator. 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.
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.