Private Jet Empty Legs: What you need to know before you buy

empty leg flights

The private jet repositioning flights are often held-out as a siren’s song as a way to fly privately on the cheap. They can be, if you are flexible…

Empty leg flights are sold at discounts compared to regular private jet charter prices. What can be better than that?

Delta Private Jets sets Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale

Delta Private Jets

Delta’s Sky Access empty-leg membership is being discounted for the Thanksgiving holiday

If you have a flexible schedule, Delta Private Jets‘ Sky Access empty leg program is a deal you will want to consider.

The program is normally sold for $8,500, including a $2,500 initiation fee. However, through Dec. 2, 2019, Skyaccess is on sale for $5,000.

Through Dec. 31, the sale price is $6,000. In other words, you save $2,500.

Jet cards show their value during Hurricane Dorian

Jet cards show their benefits as the local supply of private jets ran low, and on-demand charter customers faced skyrocketing prices

A jet card with fixed one-way rates and guaranteed availability can protect you from surge pricing when there is limited supply or high-demand

With Hurricane Dorian baring down, the local supply of private jets ran low in Florida. In other words, the many private jets available for charter had already headed out with passengers and as you might expect, there weren’t many people who wanted to come back into the path of a major hurricane.

On-demand charter customers were faced with skyrocketing prices, not from gouging but the cost as aircraft had to be ferried in for their flights.

It shows how jet cards can be an important part of your private aviation solutions portfolio, often proven whenever there are natural disasters, be they fires, floods, winter storms, family emergencies that require short-notice booking, or in the case of Dorian, hurricanes.

NetJets, Wheels Up, Jet Smarter and JetSuite compared

NetJets, Wheels Up, JetSuite, JetSmarter

The four most searched private aviation companies on Google are very different, although they also have some similarities

In the world of private aviation solutions – fractional ownership, leases, jet cards, memberships, seat sharing, semiprivate airlines, and so forth, four companies have generated the most interest, according to Google Trends. Surprisingly, perhaps, they are each quite different once you get past the fact that they all want to fly you somewhere.

In terms of interest, Wheels Up (red) followed by NetJets (blue), JetSmarter (yellow) and JetSuite (green) are the most search private aviation companies. Source: Google Trends

Delta Private Jets offers SkyMiles bonus for purchase of Sky Access

Sky Access is Delta Private Jets’ empty leg program

 

Through Dec. 31, 2018, you can earn 20,000 SkyMiles if you purchase a Sky Access membership and provide your SkyMiles account number at the point of purchase. Delta Private Jets flights are operated by Delta Private Jets, Inc., an FAA-certificated Far Part 135 air carrier, or by another FAA-certificated Part 135 or Part 121 air carrier.  The program was launched in January and updated in May.

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