Flying Private: The Latest Empty Leg Deals for Early September

Private jets are known to be quite expensive, however, there are multiple ways to secure a good deal and empty legs are right at the top of the value list.

An empty leg refers to a repositioning flight or a jet that may be returning to its hanger. The reason the flight is discounted is that someone may have chartered an aircraft for only one way and subsequently the return route will become for sale. Similarly, if a plane is needing to get to a particular location to pick up guests, the airplane has to be repositioned and therefore goes on sale to that particular location.

Pros and cons

Of course, the upside to empty leg flights is the ability to travel luxuriously at a fraction of the usual price. However, it’s important to consider that you’ll need to be flexible with your departure time and aware that the flight may even be cancelled. If the primary charterer moves their travel time or even cancels their trip, this will affect the empty leg. Another thing to keep in mind is that food and beverages may be limited.

Take a look at the latest deals on offer.

Domestic empty legs

Depart: Thursday, September 1
Route: Sydney to Brisbane
Passengers: Up to 12 passengers
Price: A$7,000 or A$583 per person

Comparing prices with commercial airlines business class seats on the same day:
Qantas: From A$977pp
Virgin: A$339pp

Djets empty leg private jet
Disclaimer: This aircraft picture is an example of the aircraft type to be operated. | Source: Djets

Depart: Monday, September 5
Route: Essendon, Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Aircraft Type: Falcon 900c
Passengers: Up to 14 passengers
Price: A$9,800 or A$700pp
RRP: A$55,000
Saving: 82 per cent

Comparing prices with commercial airlines business class seats on the same day:
Qantas: From A$1,700pp
Virgin: A$864pp

Djets empty leg private jet
Disclaimer: This aircraft picture is an example of the aircraft type to be operated. | Source: Emptyjets

International empty legs

Depart: Tuesday, September 6 2022
Route: Vancouver to Hong Kong – non-stop 12:40 HRS
Aircraft type: Gulfstream 550
Passengers: Up to 14 passengers
Price: US$140,000 (around A$203,000) or roughly A$14,500pp

Comparing prices with commercial airlines business class seats on the same day:
Delta Airline (Business): From A$5,200pp stopping over in Seattle and over 22 hours flying time.

Djets empty leg private jet
Disclaimer: This aircraft picture is an example of the aircraft type to be operated. | Source: Djets

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