Comparing Different Pricing Models in the Private Aviation Industry

Private aviation is a great way to travel with convenience, comfort and style, but for all of its obvious exclusive, it tends to cost more than flying commercial. With so many pricing models on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your needs. In this article, we’ll discuss the different pricing models available in private aviation and compare them side-by-side so you can determine which one is right for you. 

Chartering a flight one time

The most basic and simplest pricing option for chartering a flight is to pay for a single trip, whether it’s one-way or round-trip. Chartering a private flight normally costs between $2,000 and $5,000 per hour, but this is just a general estimate. Depending on the size of the aircraft and the length of the journey, prices may vary. This option supplies you with an entire plane and crew just for your party, so it’s ideal if you’re looking for flexibility and exclusivity. 

Chartering an empty leg

Chartering an empty leg flight is one of the most cost-effective ways to fly private if your plans are flexible.  An empty leg flight is an aircraft that has been booked for a single, one-way trip. These flights are often offered at a discounted rate because in some cases, the plane will be returning to its original destination, regardless of whether anyone is on board. They are great for travelers looking for a quick and low-cost way to get to a particular destination. The availability of these flights can be unpredictable since they often depend on the changing needs of charter customers and the aircraft operators.

Chartering an empty leg flight comes with its own set of benefits – primarily savings – while also allowing travelers more convenient flight options than many traditional airlines cannot offer.

Buying a jet card

Jet cards are prepaid packages that provide discounted rates when flying privately. They let customers buy blocks of hours in advance then redeem them against future flights. Rates will vary, and in some cases, this can save travelers money. However, there are also numerous disadvantages of jet cards and they can ultimately cost more in the end. It is important to carefully weigh the pros and cons of jet cards before purchasing one.

Fractional ownership

Fractional ownership allows customers to invest in private jets through purchasing shares between 1/16th and 1/4th of ownership in an aircraft; each owner only has exclusive rights to fly their portion for certain periods throughout the year, such as four weeks every quarter. Fractional ownership is sometimes recommended only if customers fly frequently enough throughout the year in order to make back any initial investments made upfront. For this reason alone other disadvantages, travelers are often better off exploring other options.

Enrolling in our Jet Membership program

Have you ever wanted to fly in luxury, without paying outrageous fees? Look no further than JetMembership.com, our private jet charter service that offers zero-commission fees on all charter flights. With our team of experienced aircraft managers, you can rest assured that your trip will be a pleasant and luxurious experience.

Members experience the convenience and cost-saving benefits of chartering a private aircraft without having to own one, and without having to charter a flight that includes undisclosed commissions. We provide access to an extensive network of approved and qualified aircraft operators, so you’re sure to find the perfect aircraft for your needs every time. Our members have exclusive access to safe and luxurious jets, as well as highly-trained pilots who will ensure that your flight is both safe and comfortable. Enjoy the benefit of peace of mind knowing that our service puts passenger safety first. With JetMembership.com, you can take off whenever you want and go almost anywhere in the world with ease. Experience unmatched flexibility and convenience when it comes to private aviation travel – all at an affordable cost. Join today, and see how easy it is to take control of your flight experience with JetMembership.com.

Learn more about private aviation pricing models

All pricing models come with advantages, as well as disadvantages, depending on how often you plan to fly privately each year. Before making any decision, be sure to weigh the pros and cons carefully before committing yourself into anything specific. If you ever have any questions about the different pricing models and which one is best for you, feel free to contact us, and we can also help you charter your next private flight. 

Although we help many people charter private flights with a traditional pricing model, more and more of our customers are also realizing just how valuable our Jet Membership program is. Even if you don’t fly privately very often, you’ll quickly see just how beneficial our membership is and how much you can save. If you do fly private on a regular basis, the savings is quite substantial. Contact us today!