Do Private Jets Stay with the Client?
Do private jet aircraft remain with the client before flying back to home base?
- Can I access my luggage while in flight?
- Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?
- Can I get a tour of my aircraft before I book the flight?
- What happens if a private jet has a mechanical and is grounded?
- Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?
- How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?
- What is a charter flight?
- Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?
- What is a carbon-neutral flight?
- Can I fly with large sums of cash?
When you’re flying on a round trip flight, operators in the USA charge a two-hour minimum per day. This applies to aircraft that are super midsize or smaller; for larger jets, the minimum is 2½ hours per day, or the total daily flight time – whichever is greater.
For example, let’s say you book a New York – Los Angeles flight on a super midsize jet, returning six days later. The flight is only 10 hours; however, because of the two-hour minimum charge per day, you’ll be charged for a total of 12 hours – the greater of the two amounts.
|Route(s)||Dates||Flight Time Per Leg||Total Flight Time||Additional Charge for Two-Hour Minimum Per Day||Total Hours Charged|
|New York – Bermuda (Single round trip)||Depart - Jan 1
Return - Jan 5
|New York – Bermuda (Double round trip)||Journey 1:
Depart - Jan 1
Aircraft returns - Jan 1
Aircraft flies to pick up passengers - Jan 5
Return - Jan 5
As you can see, it’s cheaper to fly the plane back and forth than to pay for it to remain with you. However, for longer trips, it may well be cheaper to keep the plane nearby.
For example, New York – Los Angeles is a 10-hour flight. This means you can keep the plane for up to five days without an additional charge (except for overnight crew costs.) If you have a three-day trip from New York to Los Angeles, you can extend it to five days and only pay for the additional crew overnights.