Empty legs, how they work- saving money and issues. Need to know!
Empty leg flights have become increasingly popular in the world of private air travel, but what is an empty leg flight and what does it mean to you? Empty leg flights, also known as an empty leg charter, is the return portion of a booked one-way private charter flight. The aircraft needs to fly empty to reposition itself for its next customer or to return to its home base. Although private jet operators try to accommodate schedules to avoid inefficiency, a total of 30% to 50% of all private jets fly empty, creating substantial inventory of empty leg flights.
Consider your options:
Repositioning empty legs: Let’s say someone chartered a private jet to fly from Miami to Las Vegas but the jet is currently parked in Scottsdale , AZ. That private jet needs to fly from Scottsdale to Miami – and would fly empty. The operator is eager to make a deal and recover some of the fuel costs. The savings are you to enjoy!
Return empty legs: Imagine someone booked a one-way private jet trip from New York to Boston. That private jet needs to return back to Boston – and would fly empty.
Vegas Express Jet offers empty leg charters throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Europe. Our private empty leg flights allow you to get there faster and avoid the hassles of commercial travel.
How much is the price, it’s affordable.
Empty leg flights can often be found at a discount of up to 75% off the cost of a custom private jet rental. The exact price of your empty leg flight will depend on the route and the operator, but many jet operators are often prepared to offer exceptionally low prices on empty leg charters. Why are empty leg flights cheaper? The plane has just completed a route for a private jet charter passenger and needs to return to another airport or back to home base. The private jet operator would rather offer you a discount on these flights rather than fly empty. We help you locate empty legs–our leading edge technologies are our friends. Please call us for a chat at P.702-336-7345
Where do empty leg flights fly?
Empty leg flight itineraries can be found worldwide! Everywhere private jets go, empty leg charter flights follow. With Vegas Express Jet you can find empty legs throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Europe. These prices are for the entire jet so you can bring as many passengers as the jet can seat!
What if I don’t see an empty leg flight where I am traveling?
Empty leg flights typically require flexible travel schedules and destinations. Empty leg charters can arise anywhere in the world and fly to any other destination in the world at any time. So as a traveler, you must be flexible, savvy and able to find the right empty leg flight at the right time. A private jet empty leg flight can be a great way of accessing private jet travel, at close-to-airline prices. An empty leg can be combined with airline flights or worked into a private charter schedule, to give a very cost-effective price for your trip, while flying private!
Before you buy an open leg consider the following: Do you have a flexible schedule to leave a day earlier–or later. The operator may provide you with a specific time. Remember you may have to fly on your return at full fare in case you are able to secure an open leg. Open legs may be cancelled in the event the passengers on the original flights cancel their trips. Take a moment to share your needs with one of our Dispatchers at our airport phone at 702-336-7345. You will benefit from a series of options to make a very best decision!