If you have been researching private jet travel, you may see the term “empty leg” mentioned. An empty leg is a flight flown in one direction without passengers, either to pick up a passenger or returning to base after delivering a passenger. It is term that is often used to describe any flight offered at a discount rate because the aircraft is empty.
N-Jet has a fleet of aircraft, with a range of size, that can be located anywhere in the world. If a passenger arranges a flight with us from a location that doesn’t match the current position of the aircraft, we will be flying an empty leg to position the aircraft where it is needed. Why is this important to customers?
An empty leg flight provides an opportunity for N-Jet to offer a discounted rate for a passenger or group requiring a one-way trip to the destination where we have a previously booked passenger. This helps us avoid the costs of flying an empty aircraft, and it helps passengers by providing them a discount.
There are a few considerations when booking an empty leg flight:
- You will need to be responsible for your own return transportation. Passengers use empty leg flights when they don’t need an immediate return, yet they want the comfort and convenience of one of N-Jet’s luxurious aircraft.
- You will need to leave when the empty leg flight is scheduled, which may not be at the best time for you. The empty leg passenger accepts that the previous customer ‘owns’ the fight.
- One opportunity for empty leg passengers to have some flexibility is if an aircraft is being repositioned the day before its next flight. In this case, we can offer some flexibility when the flight will depart. Passengers requesting empty leg flights should inquire as to the expected flight plan if they want some variability in their departure time.
- A lot, but not all, of our revenue, are for leisure purposes. Therefore, our jet may be repositioning to a vacation destination, not a major city. So, we can’t guarantee any specific destination when you call us about an empty leg flight. Availability will also vary with the time of year.
If you are interested in the possibility of using N-Jet for an empty leg flight at a discounted rate, contact us today for more information.