Private Jet Empty Leg Flights
These days, over 30 percent of private jet charters are flying empty either to be in position for the next booked flight, or to return to home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any payload or passengers on board. Often, these empty legs have been paid for in part by the original flyer and are therefore offered at reduced rates. Empty legs offer price advantages with cost savings of up to 75% when compared to standard private jet travel rates.
At any given time, there may be more than 3000 empty legs available worldwide. Once you give us your preferred routes and dates, we can match your schedule with empty legs available in the market.
Using multiple platforms, PBJ offers the most comprehensive empty leg search capability in the market.
Insider Secrets to Finding Extremely Cheap Empty Leg Flights
In some instances, the owner of the aircraft will need to have it flown to their location to pick them up. This will be an empty leg, which costs the owner money; therefore, they may ask the operator to try and sell it to recoup at least some of the cost of having the otherwise-empty aircraft travel to them. The owner might be keen to fill the flight, and so they’ll offer a discount – but, they will still expect a fair price, or else they simply won’t sell it. Because of this, jaw-droppingly low empty leg flight savings are often exaggerated.
Empty flights are based on classic supply and demand. If there are multiple empty legs flying in the same direction, there may be more room to negotiate. For example, let’s say you want to book a flight around Christmas on a popular route like from New York to Miami. This means there will probably be a lot of empty leg flights on the return journey, from Miami to New York. If that’s the route you want to take, you’ll realize bigger savings as operators attempt to beat the competition and fill their empty legs.
If you’re flying from the New York to London – or from Europe to the Middle East or Asia – empty leg flights could save you upwards of $100,000. Closer to home, cross-country flights in the U.S. such as New York to Los Angeles can produce savings of $30,000 - $50,000.
Smaller jets and shorter flights produce smaller savings. On light jets heading up and down the East Coast, you’ll save around $5,000 - $6,000. Longer flights and larger jets can offer huge savings.
Contact Paramount Business Jets to access the largest selection of private jet empty legs available on the market today!