WHAT IS AN EMPTY LEG? HOW TO GET DISCOUNTED PRIVATE JET FLIGHTS

You may have heard of the term “empty leg” used to describe a discounted private jet flight, but you might not understand what an empty leg actually is and how you can take advantage of these discounted private jet flights. To make it simpler, we’ve created a guide to explain private jet empty legs and help make it easier for you to find discounted private jet flights.

WHAT IS A PRIVATE JET EMPTY LEG?

An empty leg, also known as an empty sector, 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. This is similar to how a taxi would need to return to a “home” location after dropping off a customer to their destination.

WHY DOESN’T THE OPERATOR SELL THE REPOSITIONING FLIGHT TO ANOTHER CUSTOMER?

Private jets are a bespoke travel solution, so often the aircraft operator may not be able to find a full-price customer who wants to charter that particular aircraft, for that specific route and time. As they need to move the aircraft back anyways, the operator will generally offer the empty part of the flight at a significant discount, in order to avoid flying the jet back empty.

HOW MUCH DO PRIVATE JET EMPTY LEGS COST?

Empty leg flights are often available at up to 75% discount on the usual charter price. The exact price will depend on the route and the operator, but operators are often prepared to offer exceptionally low prices to fill these empty leg flights.

So if you’re prepared to be flexible, an 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. Check out all of our latest private jet empty leg prices here.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHICH EMPTY LEGS ARE AVAILABLE?

PrivateFly is committed to improving the way the private jet industry communicates its empty leg offers to customers. With a global network of over 7000 private charter aircraft, we have access to a large number of the most competitive empty legs on the market.

Our PrivateFly mobile app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android, includes the latest empty legs which can be searched for from your chosen airport.

Additionally, you can see the latest private jet empty legs on offer on our PrivateFly website.

For empty leg prices or availability, call our 24-hour flight team at (866) 726-1222 or contact us.