Businessmen often find themselves requiring quick air transport on a moment’s notice. While most persons simply book an airline flight, the hassle involved in securing seat reservations, going through check-in and airport security makes ordinary flying more trouble than it’s worth at times. When it comes to meeting an urgent appointment, booking a private charter is the only way to go.
Finding an economical private jet price for a charter flight holds several of the same challenges in pricing as with regular air travel. Naturally, a private charter will have a much higher price than a commercial flight. However, private jet and turboprop flight is always available at any time the client needs to fly. There is far less difficulty in getting through check-in and clearance, saving precious time. Private charters can connect through not only major airports but many smaller regional airports across the country. The convenience factor is invaluable to business travelers, since it enables them to travel between cities as easily as taking a cab ride across town. Also, a private jet affords luxury comfort which can’t even be experienced in first class on an airliner. Business travelers can either work in complete privacy during the flight or entertaining guests and creating the right mood to accomplish a critical negotiation for a deal.
The pricing for a private jet charter is predicated upon the size aircraft and number of reservations needed, the availability of the aircraft, and flight positioning. The typical light jet one sees at most smaller and regional airports usually costs around $2200 – $5000/hour, and it’s even possible to charter a full-size commercial aircraft for a private flight. Large corporations can factor hourly rates and regular scheduled charters into their annual budgets the same as any expense.
There is also on-demand pricing, for when a flight reservation is needed immediately. These rates fluctuate per transit, of course, and upon the type aircraft being chartered, flight availability and location. Booking agents which handle these charter reservations make a detailed analysis of all these factors as well as all the cost-saving options which can be employed. For example, cost control can be achieved by booking multiple one-way flights. Sharing flights with other charter clients on the same booking facilitates incorporating these one-way transits into one’s itinerary. Depending upon how the whole trip is planned, whole categories of fees can be reduced drastically or even eliminated altogether.