Have you ever had a bad day at the airport and fantasized about flying on a private jet? I certainly have. As my daydream comes to an end, I wonder how much does a private jet ticket cost? I did some researched and was shocked to learn a private jet ticket is not as expensive as I imagined. There are new private jet companies starting up and you may be lucky enough to find a seat at the same price (or less!) than a commercial airline. Just imagine, showing up at the airport, with whatever size of liquids you want in your carry-on bag, and just boarding the plane 20 minutes before departure. No lines at security, no TSA regulations, and no waiting in the terminal. That sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
If you want to find a good deal on a private jet you must be traveling in a small group since you are paying for the whole plane. You also need to be flexible because most of the deals are available last minute on empty legs. It also pays to shop around. The private jet industry has followed the hotel industry and hotel booking websites by offering discounted tickets for last minute travel.
How much does a private jet cost?
You can book a flight for 4 people for as low as $135 per person if you are lucky. JetSuites.com offers daily deals that include the entire plane (4-6 seats). You can sign up to receive email or text alerts when a deal is available from your preferred airport. A few examples of deals shown under $200 per person included a one way flight from Los Angeles, California to Aspen, Colorado (for 6 people) or Monterey, California to Salt Lake City, Utah (for 4 people). If you need to book your ticket with more notice, try FlyVictor.com. This site allows you to get pricing and quotes from over 7,000 private flights.
Another affordable option is JumpJet.com. The site offers pay as you go or monthly memberships. You can book a ticket as low as $450 round trip, in advance. The site also offers a membership programs, starting at $2350 per month that includes 10 round trip flights within the same timezone.
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