Private jet charter, second-home airport flights spiking

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Private jet charter flights and private jet at second-home market airports continue to surge, according to WingX, Tuvoli

Private aviation charter flights in North America are up 10% year-to-date compared to 2019 – and 50% against covid-impacted 2020, according to WingX. In addition, airports in Florida are up 40% in June, compared to 2019.

Private jet charter for starters: What first-timers need to know

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A webinar from Business Jet Traveler offers handy tips from experts, including a regular charter jet customer

What are the biggest concerns newbies have when it comes to chartering a private jet? How To Charter: The Basics, a webinar from Business Jet Traveler, provides some answers.

Understanding private jet charter pricing

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If flying privately makes travel safer and easier, figuring out private jet rental pricing can be confusing. We explain some of the variations

You want to charter a private jet from New York to Aspen and you want a large-cabin aircraft. A Gulfstream GIV or something similar sounds nice. You want the lowest price, and you notice checking around there is a big variance. Quotes for GIV and G450 types vary by as much as $25,000! You see other large-cabin jets with prices for much less, and then you see prices double your Gulfstream quotes.

Private Jet Charter: If the price is too good to be true, it might be

The recent JetLux indictment alleging over $2 million in credit card fraud may have been enabled by bargain hunting customers

Private jet charter brokers are often harangued for not having to disclose their mark-ups. The assertion is they are charging whatever the market will support, and savvy customers can negotiate better deals.

Several websites have launched in recent years connecting consumers directly with jet operators, ostensibly cutting out the middleman or at least the commissions. They claim to offer wholesale pricing making money via membership fees.

Of course, if you use them, you need to be experienced enough to know what questions you should be asking the operators to ferret out the flowers from the weeds.

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