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    I've seen LuckyJets from Vegas to various cities in the vicinity at $999 each way on a little older plane. Imagine that price and up for anything newer or better, which is $3500 per hour on JetSuite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BogeyBoy82 View Post
    What does it cost to fly private? Obviously that's a pretty generic question b/c I know the bigger the plane and the longer the trip cost more but ballpark me if you can
    Greatly depends on where from/to and why type of plane. I think the lowest you can find is SoCal to Vegas for $999 only on certain days and then can go well over $25,000+ depending on destination.
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    From New Orleans to St Lucia was $32,000 G5 here you go buddy you can get quote on where ever you like plus their fleet is very new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BogeyBoy82 View Post
    What does it cost to fly private? Obviously that's a pretty generic question b/c I know the bigger the plane and the longer the trip cost more but ballpark me if you can
    Anywhere from $2,000/hr in a Citation V (or equivalent) to $10,000+ per hour on a Gulfstream.

    Those are charter/lease rates. Actual "cost" if you were to own the plane is significantly less than that per hour, but then you have a couple pilots, hangar, insurance, etc. to deal with.

    For example, our Citation Bravo is actually closer to $1,200 per hour in Direct Operating Costs (fuel, engine programs, etc.). I've read that owning vs chartering starts to make sense around the 200/hr per year mark, although I've never done the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradb1us View Post
    Anywhere from $2,000/hr in a Citation V (or equivalent) to $10,000+ per hour on a Gulfstream.

    Those are charter/lease rates. Actual "cost" if you were to own the plane is significantly less than that per hour, but then you have a couple pilots, hangar, insurance, etc. to deal with.

    For example, our Citation Bravo is actually closer to $1,200 per hour in Direct Operating Costs (fuel, engine programs, etc.). I've read that owning vs chartering starts to make sense around the 200/hr per year mark, although I've never done the math.
    That number will definitely vary on the specific plane you fly. Maintenance costs are extremely large in owning an aircraft as well. A lot of companies will give better rates if you purchase more hours. For instance, you can buy a small block of hours and pay a bit more per hour, where as, if you purchased a larger block of hours, you would save yourself a good deal of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradb1us View Post
    For example, our Citation Bravo is actually closer to $1,200 per hour in Direct Operating Costs (fuel, engine programs, etc.). I've read that owning vs chartering starts to make sense around the 200/hr per year mark, although I've never done the math.
    Agreed. That's typically the 'rule of thumb' but it can vary from machine to machine. Charter operators will give you numbers that support chartering 100% of time, and aircraft brokers will give you the same numbers to support buying a machine yourself.

    We fly private "semi regularly", however there are times where it just doesn't make economical sense, which we'll then go commercial. My Father flies private most always. You'd sooner meet God himself than find him standing in line waiting for a gate rape from the TSA. He'll go commercial over the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Props View Post
    You'd sooner meet God himself than find him standing in line waiting for a gate rape from the TSA. He'll go commercial over the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Props View Post
    Agreed. That's typically the 'rule of thumb' but it can vary from machine to machine. Charter operators will give you numbers that support chartering 100% of time, and aircraft brokers will give you the same numbers to support buying a machine yourself.

    We fly private "semi regularly", however there are times where it just doesn't make economical sense, which we'll then go commercial. My Father flies private most always. You'd sooner meet God himself than find him standing in line waiting for a gate rape from the TSA. He'll go commercial over the pond.

    There is nothing in the world that truly justifies the cost. However the quality of life is incomparable. It's truly an earned privilege.
    I'm that exact same way. I have a couple million frequent flier miles with United that I try to use whenever I fly internationally.

    First class to China is like flying in a small bed with 200 channels, catering, and personal concierge service. I'd probably never spend the coin required to charter a G to China because of how pleasant those first class cabins are. At a certain point, there is a diminishing return on private flying.

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    I fly for free anywhere the private jets are flying if they have room, just for the adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradb1us View Post
    I'm that exact same way. I have a couple million frequent flier miles with United that I try to use whenever I fly internationally.

    First class to China is like flying in a small bed with 200 channels, catering, and personal concierge service. I'd probably never spend the coin required to charter a G to China because of how pleasant those first class cabins are. At a certain point, there is a diminishing return on private flying.
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