Commercial air travel i not for you any more. Your time is not worth the delays in winding queues and never ending hassles. Your budget and financial officer are giving you a tight budget on your jet charter travel. You need to find empty legs.
Empty Legs are when a private jet has transported passengers to their destination of choice and now needs to fly back to its origin. Rather than have it fly empty, brokers, owners and operators will sell empty leg flights at considerably reduced prices.
Here are the 10 best ways to find an empty leg flight:
1.Plan around big conferences
If you know there is a large trade show or conference in Dallas or Vegas, then you know there will be many inbound jets to Dallas or Vegas. Â Plan to travel the day after attendees arrive to the conference and you will find many outbound empty jets to various locations. Â Owners bring their jets home rather than pay extravagant parking fees at other airports.
Use tools, such as ElJet’s empty leg scanning tool to constantly be on the lookout for Empty Leg flights. Empty Leg flights, are not predictable and as such could come up at any time. They could also have fluctuation in price.
3.Connect to Big Hubs with Empty Legs
Sometimes an Empty Leg private jet will not be going to exactly your hub of choice but can connect you to an airport with a cheaper private jet to your destination. Even better, you may find another Empty Leg to your desired destination. This is an innovative and effective way of using Empty Legs.
4.Use the Right Broker or Operator
There are many private jet charter brokers and operators. There are very few that specialize in the Empty Leg market. Choose a broker such as ElJet that galvanized the Empty Leg market and as such has much expertise in this field.
5. Be Flexible
Although private jet charter is all about convenience and on-demand, if you are able to be slightly flexible in your itinerary, you can save many hard earned dollars. If you can flex your itinerary to fit the itinerary of an empty leg jet, you will be on your luxurious private way, for significantly cheaper.
6.Know How it Works
A little bit of education on your part will save you money and earn you empty leg flights. Travelers who know how Empty Legs become available are able to navigate the internet for the best empty leg options. By playing with times and perhaps alternate destinations they are able to find the best empty leg private jet options.
7. Enjoy the Gamble of Last Minute
Being that empty leg flights are a by product of a scheduled private jet charter trip, they arise sporadically as people book their itineraries. If you can hold out till the very last minute before booking your travel plans, you give yourself a bigger possibility of finding an empty leg trip. The downside of it though is that there are no guarantees.
8. If It’s Too Good, Make Sure it is True
It is important to check the safety record of the empty leg operator or charter business you have chosen. This means that by teaming up with businesses that are accredited and can provide clean safety records, you can assure that your bargain empty-leg fligh does not compromise your safety.