Empty Leg Charter space becomes available when an existing customer charters a flight one-way. To offset some of the expenses of returning that aircraft to its home airport, we offer Empty Leg rates to other passengers. Booking your flight on one of these Empty Legs means that you are actually helping us to reduce our costs – a favor we return by charging up to 70% less than you would pay by booking a regular charter flight.
Flexibility is Key
By traveling Empty Leg, you can enjoy the advantages of private flying without having to pay the usual price for those benefits. It’s important to note, though, that you also give up some of the convenience and relative predictability that comes with chartering your own flight.
- When scheduling an Empty Leg Charter, you can’t be as particular about the type of aircraft or your departure and arrival dates and times as you can when contracting a straight charter. Instead, you will be scheduling your flight in much the same way as you would flying publicly – the plane is on a schedule, and you’ll need to adapt to that schedule. While we may be able to work with you to create a schedule that suits both parties, this may not always be possible.
- With Empty Leg Charters, you’re also at the mercy of the original flight. If that flight has to be delayed or canceled for any reason you may well need to make alternative arrangements.
- An Empty Leg Charter may be flying out of a secondary or neighboring airport compared to the one you would normally use. So being flexible on the airport at either end of the flight will help you find more of these deals.