One of the most luxurious ways to travel is booking a private jet. Everything is taken care of by your charter company, you do not have to worry about airport lines, and you arrive at your destination comfortably and stress-free. If you are trying to decide when to book your next private flight, you might be wondering if there is an optimal time to do it. Today in the Charter Flight Group blog, we will shed some light on this subject.
Booking a private flight is quite different than going the typical route of taking a commercial flight. Typically, a commercial ticket price will be determined by factors such as time of year, demand, space on the flight, amount of time booked in advance, the airport you are leaving from, and much more. Private flights, on the other hand, are mostly determined by how far you are going, how many passengers, the amenities and luxury level you desire, among other factors.
In short, factors such as time of year and amount of time booked in advance play much less of a role. With that said, let’s look into other factors that may or may not affect the price or availability of your private jet charter.
Booking in Advance
Many private jet travelers wonder if booking a private charter flight far in advance can help them snag lower rates or better flight choices. The truth is, many charter companies have a business model that is based around providing short-notice or last-minute flights. In fact, jet charter services like Charter Flight Group can get you wheels up within three hours of your reservation, without charging rush or premium rates.
Another reason why advanced booking may not affect your private jet reservations is that private jet charter pricing often revolves around the location of the aircraft, flight duration, and hourly rates, all of which are not affected by the date on which you book.
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Many travelers prefer to book private flights during the holidays as a way to cut down on stress, as they can avoid the crowds and chaos associated with holiday travel. When it comes to booking commercial holiday travel, you have probably been encouraged to book at least three to six months in advance to score the best rates and flights. But with private jet travel, this is not such a big concern. While it is always a good idea to arrange your private flights as soon as possible, as mentioned above, many charter companies thrive on arranging short-notice flights, even on popular travel dates. Private charter companies foresee travel surges and accommodate accordingly.
Fixed Route Program
One of the best times to book a private flight is when you can take advantage of a Fixed-Route Program like the one Charter Flight Group offers. This program allows you to lock in the price of a frequently traveled journey. For example, if you find yourself traveling between New York City and Miami every few weeks, you can join this program to set a flat fee for each trip and avoid the constantly fluctuating market prices that can change on a dime. With this program, you know what prices to expect each time.
Another prime time to book a private charter flight is when you can score an empty-leg flight. Empty-leg flights refer to jets that were only booked for a one-way trip, leaving the aircraft empty on its return flight home. Because an empty flight without any passengers can be costly to the private jet company, many charter companies will offer these flights at lower rates. However, because these jets are already on a predetermined journey, you may have less flexibility with flight times and destinations. You may have to abide by the jet’s departure time or travel to a specific airport.
Booking Time and Day
Some studies show that booking a commercial flight for a Thursday or Monday can yield some of the lowest flight rates, while Sunday flights can sometimes be the most expensive. That is not necessarily the case for private flight companies as they do not generally upcharge for travel on certain days of the week.
Many private jet companies like Charter Flight Group provide around-the-clock service, which means you can book a private flight any time and any day. With that said, some airports are not open 24/7, so that could be a wrench in your travel plans if you have specific requirements. As long as you are open to flying in or out of another airport that can accommodate your schedule, then you should have no trouble finding a flight no matter what day you book or plan to travel.
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Booking Your Private Jet With Charter Flight Group
When you are looking to reserve a private jet, there is no better option than Charter Flight Group. No matter the time or day, you have access to the most elite private jet options. We are the leaders in private jet safety and we go out of our way to ensure we accommodate your every travel request. With us, your next pedigree is just a click away.
Our Favorite Private Jets to Fly On
Charter Flight Group makes it a point to only provide the best in aircraft to our valued clients. We have extensive knowledge and experience with each type of private jet we charter, so you can trust our suggestions for the best private jet to meet the needs of you and your passenger. With that being said, we certainly have some favorites that we like to recommend. Today in the Charter Flight Group blog, we’ll highlight some of our personal favorite jets to fly on.
The esteemed Hawker 900XP is a comfortable and luxurious mid-sized private jet. Hawker is, of course, one of the finest lines of private jets in the industry, and this beautiful aircraft shows why. The upgraded engine allows it to travel a range of 2790 miles without refueling. It holds up to 8 passengers, has room for a 2 person crew, and has a full, enclosed lavatory. With plenty of cabin room and room for baggage, it’s easy to see why this is a client favorite for smaller business or pleasure-related trips.
The versatile and magnificent Gulfstream G280 is another favorite private jet that we charter here at Charter Flight Group. This private jet offer maximum comfort and luxurious amenities to make for a wholly enjoyable business or pleasure-related flight. With a range of up to 3,400 nautical miles, capacity for up to 10 passengers, room for a crew of 2, a full lavatory, and full galley, this jet truly epitomizes the private jet experience. Plus, this can be modified to a comfortable corporate shuttle for up to 19 passengers. This is truly a gem in the private jet industry.
If you’re in need of a private jet that can accommodate a larger number of passengers and you’re planning on flying transcontinentally, the Challenger 890 might be the perfect option for you. This gorgeous aircraft can accommodate up to 19 passengers in VIP luxury, 52 passengers with executive seating, or 90 in economy style. Other amenities like a full lavatory and fully stocked galley make this flight comfortable and luxurious.
Flying with Charter Flight Group
The Charter Flight Group has been chartering private jets for our valued clients for over 30 years. This is just one of many factors that set us apart from other charter companies. We have the experience and the dedication to client satisfaction you want. No matter what kind of flight and accommodations you need, we will work to find you the perfect private jet and make your experience as stress free as possible. Arrive at your destination relaxed and in luxury with the help of Charter Flight Group. Contact us today for more information and to book your next flight.