USA Today – Jet Edge International

USA Today – Jet Edge International

USA Today – Jet Edge International

When is private jet travel worth the splurge?

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Private jet travel is something most travelers fantasize about, with a select few lucky enough to actually experience it. While the high prices may seem like a splurge — Private Fly recently found fliers chartering a long-range jet in this growing market costs about $76,500 on average — are there times when booking a private plane is actually worth it? We asked the experts to find out.

Not worth it

1. When it’s just one person or a small group flying. Bill Papariella, president and CEO of Jet Edge International, states their plane owners don’t really see the value in flying privately when a route is high-volume and they’re alone. Take, for example, Los Angeles to New York, which he says is “ … highly served with good first-class seating. In the case where it’s just one person traveling, it’s tough to justify flying a flight that costs $50k.”

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