How and When to Book a Private Flights at its Best Price?
In our days of mobility when it takes just a few minutes between the decision to fly to Europe over the coming weekend and purchasing the airplane ticket.
Research shows that Tuesday is the best day to buy your airplane tickets, but in order to get the best possible price you should book in advance. This means 5-7 months prior to your planned trip.
As for the cheapest day of the week to travel - it is best to depart on Thursday and return on Monday. Passengers travelling on Sunday will most likely have to pay the highest possible price for their return ticket.
But all in all there are no strict rules on when it's best to book a flight. And we wondered if there are similar trends in the business of private flights. We tried to give answers to a few most popular questions:
Will the price change if I book my private flight in advance?
Probably no. Pricing is based on different factors such as aircraft cost per hour, handling and parking costs, airport location. These prices are constant and don't usually change if you book in advance. Nevertheless it is better to book in time because the later you book the less likely the market is able to offer you the aircraft you want including its production year, technical characteristics, etc. And if you are planning to fly somewhere where demand is high, like a sports event, prices are likely to be higher than usual.
Do the day of the week and the time of day influence the final price?
Not as much as they do when we talk about regular flights. But this is a point to consider, as some airports have limited working hours and if you plan to arrive late at night your airport might be closed (and you would have to use another airport in the area which might be further away from your final destination) or they might charge extra for working extra hours. This sum would be included into the final cost of your private flight.
Are prices going to rise in 2016?
It is not very likely that private jet passengers will see a big increase of prices. Pricing in the business aviation industry is becoming more and more transparent, passengers can use online apps to follow the market and compare prices.
I need to book and urgent flight. Will I have to pay more?
Most probably no. But you have to keep in ind that there might be limited technical availability which would make it harder to get you on board asap.
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