Jackson Hole Jet Charter Flight Rates with Empty Legs or One-Way Discounts
An Informational Resource on Jackson Hole Jet Charter Rates and Pricing with Empty Legs, One-Ways and Traditional Air CharterTo those searching for private air charter flights to or from Jackson Hole, much emphasis is made in internet advertising about discounted one-way flights or "empty legs" - private jets that are already flying a certain direction and can be had for pennies on the dollar.
Actually connecting with a Jackson or Wyoming private jet empty leg can be a rare event because the schedules and flight routes are very specific. If you ask the airplane to deviate too far from its needed route, or if you need the flight on a different day or time, or if you need/prefer a different size or type aircraft, you may be better off with other charter options.
Booking an empty leg listing for Jackson Hole is typically a non-cancellable affair, since the airplane needs to make that flight in a certain time frame and is counting on your fare. Other charter options are usually fully cancelable up to 72, 48 or even 24 hours before the flight. Be sure to get your cancellation details and check your charter quote paperwork.
Exploring all your flight options, or using a quality and experienced jet charter service, will provide you with the full Jackson Hole jet charter listings of flight alternatives, aircraft and quotes to choose from.
Below are a sampling of actual Jackson Hole charters that were available within the past month. The chart shows the aircraft and price compared to a traditional charter quote.
Traditional Charter Quote
|Jackson Hole WY - Scottsdale AZ||Citation Excel, midsize jet||$4,900||$14,142|
|San Diego CA - Jackson Hole WY||Citation Mustang, light jet||$4,900||$7,880|
|Jackson Hole WY - Scottsdale AZ||Hawker 700, midsize jet||$7,900||$12,550|
|Jackson Hole WY - San Diego CA||Citation Mustang, light jet||$4,900||$7,880|
|Jackson Hole WY - Scottsdale AZ||Learjet 35, light jet||$5,900||$8,800|
|Phoenix AZ - Jackson Hole WY||Hawker 700, midsize jet||$7,900||$13,870|
|Jackson Hole WY - Palm Springs CA||Citation Ultra, light jet||$4,900||$9,800|
|Denver CO - Jackson Hole WY||Citation V, light jet||$2,900||$6,200|
|New York/Teterboro - Jackson Hole WY||Challenger 601, large jet||$29,900||$42,075|
Those looking for a one way charter flight who are lured by advertised private jet empty legs for "pennies on the dollar", "make an offer!" or "cheap-cheap-cheap", may be disappointed when they are finally offered actual availability, terms or pricing. However, very good pricing can be had for many routings by those with realistic expectations and by using expert, long term and reputable air charter brokers.
Stay tuned to this column for a coming article and resource on evaluating and selecting quality air charter brokers.