Private Air Travel Just Became Affordable for Normals

Anybody need a ride back from the Vineyard?

August 3, 2016 9:00 am

Private jets. They’re not just for hedge funders/Dr. Evil-types anymore. 

See, here’s the thing: When a chartered private jet delivers its clients to Destination A, that plane often has to get back to Origin City B — or elsewhere, depending on its next booking. But that means the plane is flying empty. And you know what’s even more expensive, from a utilitarian perspective, than flying a private plane? Flying an empty private plane.

Ergo, opportunities like those presented by Victor, which now lets the plebes who are more accustomed to flying commercial book flights on those heretofore empty legs. And if you have a calculator, plus some adventurous friends, the savings can be remarkable. 

On the site, you’ll find no fewer than 35 pages of empty leg flights. (It is no seasonal coincidence that so many of them are returning from Martha’s Vineyard.)

Each itinerary is already set — but if one suits you and fits your last-minute vacation plans, you are in business. Looking to get from Portland, ME, to Charlottetown, PEI? Want to go with seven of your closest friends? There’s availability on a Hawker 1000, for under $1000 a person. Bigger leaps — like LA to Geneva — are correspondingly more expensive, but not astronomically so.  

Take a look, and start planning. 


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