Delta Private Jets, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, earlier this year launched Sky Access. You pay $8,500 and can fly as many empty legs as you want at no additional cost. You also get 20% off select fares on Delta’s airline flights. There is a $500 fee if you cancel or no show. Over this weekend 66 empty legs were listed, although some such as Ft. Lauderdale to Miami, all of 30 miles, wouldn’t even give you time to pop open a beer. More interesting was Washington D.C. to Chicago and New York to Sarasota. There were also Nantucket to New York and Las Vegas to San Francisco, however, they were both on Friday, so the wrong direction for most people, and that’s the point, and perhaps a good segue to discussing the some of the downsides.
There are two major differences between private charter and scheduled airline service: cost and flexibility. While booking a flight via jet services companies is generally more expensive, they provide a much higher degree of flexibility. With Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. your charter will fly on YOUR schedule to the domestic or international destination of YOUR choice. Our service to both major and general aviation airports gives you access to more than ten times as many domestic destinations as scheduled airline service. In addition, we have international experience operating in more than 80 countries.
So is there a cheaper way to get that entire private jet to yourself to really impress your friends and family? The answer is yes. It’s called and an empty leg, which is repositioning flight that takes place after the aircraft dropped off its last full paying charter passengers and now has to fly to another airport to pick up its next group, or sometimes for the aircraft and crew to come back to their base after dropping off customers and various combinations.
En 1979, le générique de la série "Pour l’amour du risque" ouvre sur le décollage d’un Gulfstream II, symbole de la réussite de l’homme d’affaires américain. Lancé en 1966, cet avion est le premier jet d’affaires à long rayon d’action : 6.635 kilomètres, ce qui permet d’effectuer d’une traite un vol transatlantique. Avant cela, le jet privé était cantonné aux vols régionaux.
Ces avions représentent l'excellence en termes de voyage en jet privé. Ils sont configurés pour accueillir de petits groupes de passagers dans un environnement VIP haut de gamme. Appréciés des chefs d'état, ils allient confort et luxe et offrent un espace de repos pour le passager d'honneur. Ils sont parfaitement adaptés pour se rendre en tout point du globe.
In partnership with Aircraft Logix, this new Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora service provides non-stop flights from the executive terminal of Los Angeles’ Van Nuys Airport (VNY) – bypassing the hassles of commercial air travel, and boarding directly onto a Gulfstream G550 private charter. Relax in a truly luxurious flight experience and enjoy first-class dining and cocktails as you are flown directly to Bora Bora. Upon arrival, you will be escorted by yacht to the breathtaking Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. You have the option of an exclusive private charter (one party of up to 12 guests) year-round, or a resort-organized shared private charter (with other Four Seasons guests) over select dates.
We had quite a number of issues booking this trip, which resulted in add'l work and follow up for me. As broker these issues should have been handled / caught prior to making a proposal. I believe I had to sign 4 different revised quote sheets for this trip! Also the final signed sheet stated we would land in LFMD on the return leg. Hence we booked transportation for pick up at LFMD. However flight landed in LFMN. This caused add'l stress and expense for no reason. I have only now seen that the last itinerary link showed an arrival at LFMN - but I never opened this one since all previous ones, including the contract reconfirmation showed LFMD. As for the aircraft itself: it was one of the oldest ones I have ever flown. The door / separation to the toilet / luggage area was broken (not the lock but the entire frame!) and the toilet was not accessible due to a lot of "stuff" (amenities, water bottles, etc.) being thrown in / stored in the area. Overall cleanliness was not superb either. Finally, the catering we requested was not available / not complete. Breakfast (eggwhite and sausage!!) was cold and wet and the fruitplatter had molded grapes; no ice bucket, nor champagne glasses were present. On the return leg, fruitplatter was nice but again no ice bucket nor champagne glasses were present. As a matter of fact, the soft drink container was not even replenished w new ice!! So overall - yes, we flew from A to B but the service experience was disappointing.
Recently booked a jet for 11 people from my organization to continue operations during hurricane Irma. As business owners know, operations do not cease during a disaster and customers must continue to be served. Stratos Jet Charters booked the aircraft we needed within an hour of reaching out. Our team was able to continue business operations in NYC seamlessly. Much appreciation to Joel and his team for fast action!
Un vol à vide commercialisé, que l’on nomme en général « empty leg », est un vol qui a été réservé pour un aller simple et dont le voyage retour se fait sans passager. Private Jet Charter propose de nombreux vols à vides chaque semaine, partout dans le monde. Ces vols incluent des « empty legs » tels qu’une location de jet privé entre Moscou et Dubaï, d’un BBJ entre Singapour et Genève, d’un Cessna entre Londres et Paris, d’un Gulfstream G550 des Maldives à New York et bien d’autres. L’avantage d’un « empty leg » ou vol à vide commercialisé est son prix réduit. En effet, la moitié du trajet ayant déjà été payée, cela permet d’obtenir un vol à prix réduit dans un jet de luxe.