Yes, chartering a plane can lower travel expenses, despite what many flyers may assume.
Most people don’t realize there are a number of advantages to flying private for business or pleasure simply due to a lack of information. A significant number of people would choose to fly private if they realized the ways in which this option can lower travel expenses.
- More consistency in prices, and control over your schedule
- Fewer delays like layovers, and a faster security process (time is money)
- Savings on bookings, baggage fees, and other expenses
…and more, depending on how much you fly
Chartering Allows On Demand Travel When You Need it and Where You Need It
Flexibility is one of the biggest advantages flyers discover with private plane charters. When a traveler books an airline flight they are at the mercy of countless schedules, routes, and seat availability concerns that are often out of their control.
Even if commercial flyers save money by inconveniencing themselves with layovers, they can still experience delays that always correlate with unplanned expenses.
Delays can also make you less competitive in a business context, depending on the circumstances.
When you charter a plane, your flight schedule is all but guaranteed to go according to plan.
- More flexibility with flight times
- Faster, easier security with some programs moving passengers so efficiently that showing up to the airport 15 minutes before departure
- Greater control over your overall experience
Chartering Saves Booking Fees, Baggage Fees, and Other Extra Expenses
One of the main advantages to chartered plane travel is that the fee covers booking, baggage and other expenses even if you are traveling with multiple people. Most potential private flyers never consider how much they can save by avoiding those expenses.
Travel Expense Driven Marketing Ideas for Jet Charters
Marketing is all about finding an angle. Consider the assumption many of your target consumers would make, which is that flying private is way out of their price range.
Can you create “Did you know?” style videos that show the “unplanned costs” of flying first class compared to the reliability of on-demand flying?
Have you created content marketing materials that break-down and compare the options in similar ways? This includes informational articles, blogs, podcasts and more.
How to Know When Upgrading to Private Will Save on Travel Expenses
There is no hard and fast rule for knowing when you should make the switch to private jet travel. However, here’s a simple rule many aviation industry insiders recommend to help figure it out.
Many people don’t realize that the cost of private jet travel can vary widely based on the size of the jet. Flyers can save if they know whether they need a…
- Light jet
- Mid Jet
- Or heavy jet
…for their flight. Aviation companies have a massive marketing opportunity in creating content that breaks down what you need for distance and group sizes.
If you travel more than 150 hours in a year, you may want to consider looking into flying private. Often, once someone is flying this often for business, they will find they can get a far more reliable and enjoyable experience than flying commercial (even in first class) for a similar or only slightly higher cost with flying private.
You can also discover options such as “empty leg” flights. This is when a private jet is flying to an airport to be ready for its next scheduled flight. Tickets on these trips are often available at a steep discount. There are also “jet cards,” which offer a wide variety of payment structures.
Are You Ready to Grow? Let’s Get Started Telling Your Story & Sharing Your Message
Offland Media can help you get the message out to your audiences that choosing to use a private aviation provider can help them significantly lower their overall travel costs by providing them with on-demand flight capability that delivers consistent, reliable fees. We can help you do this by creating a custom generated marketing plan that is tailored to what your private aviation entity offers. As aviators, marketers, videographers, and influencers, we have the industry knowledge needed to get every detail right.
Many of these challenges and marketing concepts are touched on during our podcast, and we invite you to follow it to stay on top of current aviation marketing trends. We would love to talk to you about how we can bring your message to life and help get you in front of the audiences that your business needs. You can use our online contact form, or you can call us at (800) 604-5193.
We look forward to working with you to develop a marketing plan that will help you not only sustain your business now but grow it in the future.