The essence of jet sharing is crowd-sourcing flights at a time and route that at least two parties agree on. It might involve people each buying a single seat on a private jet, while in other cases two families who don’t know each might decide to share a flight and divide costs up however they see fit.
If there are just two of you, and you live in a major market, or the home team is playing, there are probably four, six or eight other folks who also want to go and come back at similar times and are willing to share the cost and cabin of a private jet, so the logic goes. While for the most part, you are going to pay more than flying in first class, the idea is it’s a more enjoyable experience, you avoid crowded airports, saving time at both ends, you don’t have to worry if there will be enough space your carry-on luggage in the overhead bins. With fully private flights typically costing $4,000 to $15,000 per hour, the savings of sharing versus taking an entire plane can be significant, even if it’s still more expensive than flying commercially.
For folks who normally charter an entire aircraft for themselves, don’t mind sharing the flight, and are willing to lock in departure times, sometimes weeks and months in advance, there are big savings.
The cost for a light jet seating seven passengers from New York to South Florida can be had for around $15,000 each way. If you do 10 roundtrips during the winter, that’s roughly $300,000. If you are flying alone or with one or two other people, and you were able to share even half of the flights, you might save $75,000!
In our community forums you can find other members to fly with, tailgate, all while sharing the price for the flight.