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Grab Control Through Private Jet Charter as Needed

Chartering a jet as needed gives you the most amount of freedom and control over the way you travel. There’s no other way of flying that allows you to have the same level of flexibility as flying on a per-trip basis. With an ad-hoc private jet charter, there are no blackout days, and you can fly at the last minute if need be in almost all cases.

There are exceptions to the rule. For example, flying out last minute at 2 am out of a remote location on a Saturday night during peak holiday seasons will be difficult, considering aircraft and crew availability will be scarce.

Another benefit of private jet charter on demand is that you can take advantage of one-way specials and empty-leg flights if and when your schedule matches up with a great deal in the market. Considering you are not locked in to use a specific operator or aircraft, you can decide which aircraft to book on a per-trip basis.

It’s possible to get a great discount on a flight if the aircraft needs to fly in the direction that you need to go. These last-minute charter prices can save you as much as 75% when compared to standard charter rates when the opportunities become available in the market. At Paramount, we have access to the largest selection of private jet empty-leg flights in the industry using multiple air charter platforms and communities available for charter brokers.

There is a 2-hour call out for pilots, and generally, we can have you airborne with as little as 4 hours of notice. Our record time is 29 minutes from the time we received the call to the time clients were wheels up. In this particular case, the pilots were at the airport and ready to go. In all cases, as soon as the charter is booked and paid for, the aircraft is prepared for immediate departure. Private jet charters provide benefits that you wouldn’t be able to get by flying any other way. Many people might look into alternatives, such as whole or fractional ownership, or using fixed hourly jet cards. While these can also help you travel at a moment’s notice, none have the ease and flexibility of a single private jet charter.

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Some of the Main Benefits of Private Jet Charter Include

  • No long-term commitments
  • Pay on a per-charter basis
  • Significant cost savings per hour when compared to other aircraft access methods
  • No initiation costs, monthly or annual fees
  • Flexibility to use any size jet on a per-trip basis without penalty
  • Charter jets last minute all year long
  • No blackout period and 365 days availability
  • Extraordinary cost savings on international flights with compared other aircraft access methods

Comparison of Aircraft Access Methods to Private Jet Charter

Here are all the ways to access private jets and how many hours one needs to fly to be a good fit for each model.

  • Private Jet Charter – If you charter less than 25 hours a year
  • Dynamic Debit Jet Card memberships – If you charter between 25 and 50 hours a year
  • Fixed Hourly Jet Cards – Between 25 and 50 hours
  • Fractional Ownership – More than 50 hours a year
  • Whole Ownership – If you fly more than 200 hours a year
  • Private jet charters are used by private individuals, corporations, and entertainers, regularly. Live-touring flights, special events charters, and one-off group charters are almost always accessed using – one-off private jet charters.

Please note: Ad-hoc private jet charters are often used in combination with other aircraft access methods, as well.

Some Examples of Special Events that are Perfect for Chartering a Jet:

  • Super Bowl charter flights
  • Business meetings
  • Multi-leg real estate tours
  • Family wedding gathering at a remote location
  • Honeymoon charters
  • Family vacations
  • Live music performance charters

How Does a Private Jet Charter Process Work?

At Paramount, you’ll have a team dedicated to ensuring that every detail of your flight is taken care of, from inception to touchdown. Chartering a private jet with us means that you’ll have access to a wide variety of airports all over the world and over 4,000 preferred aircraft. We can help you find the ideal aircraft that will best fit your needs while representing your interest in the marketplace for safety, quality, reliability, and price.

How Much Does a Private Charter Cost?

Here are some samples of private jet charter prices per hour. You can learn more about our one-off charter prices by getting an online instant charter quote or by reviewing our private jet rental pricing page. 

Category Pax Range (nm) Speed (ktas) Height (ft) Price Range (USD)
VLJ 2 - 4 700 - 1400 330 - 371 4.2 - 4.9 $2750 - $3500
Light 6 - 7 1100 - 1900 308 - 492 4.1 - 5 $2900 - $3500
Super Light 7 - 8 1700 - 1900 383 - 465 4.1 - 5 $4000 - $4300
Midsize 8 - 9 1300 - 3000 374 - 470 4.8 - 5.9 $4300 - $4750
Super Midsize 8 - 10 2400 - 4000 375 - 530 5.7 - 6.3 $5100 - $6500
Large 10 - 16 3600 - 6000 485 - 513 5.9 - 6.2 $6800 - $9500
Ultra Long Range 12 - 16 2500 - 6700 368 - 516 6 - 6.4 $10000 - $14000
VIP Airliner 16 - 50 3800 - 6100 469 - 485 6.5 - 7.3 $16000 - $23000
Turboprop Aircraft 6 - 8 700 - 1900 189 - 402 4.7 - 5.7 $1850 - $2300
Helicopter 3 - 6 200 - 650 96 - 190 3.9 - 6 $1700 - $2500
Turboprop Airliner 29 - 74 350 - 2800 166 - 382 5.8 - 6.5 $2800 - $16500
Regional 37 - 50 1000 - 2000 434 - 534 5.7 - 6.7 $6000 - $7000
Short and Medium Range 100 - 160 3000 - 4200 382 - 511 6.2 - 7.2 $17000 - $22000
Long Range Airliner 19 - 500 1550 - 8300 374 - 610 6 - 9.4 $16000 - $30000

What Safety Measures Does the Private Jet Charter Company Have in Place?

All private jet charters provided by Paramount exceed the FAA 14 CFR Part 135 Air Carrier and Operator Certification requirements or a foreign equivalent authority certification for international flights. Additionally, we utilize third-party safety rating organizations such as ARGUS and Wyvern to conduct safety checks on both the aircraft and crew. Before each flight, we furnish our clients with a safety check report. The operator, aircraft, and crew must meet or surpass the minimum safety standards set by ARGUS and Wyvern to qualify for Paramount client charters, standards that significantly exceed the FAA's minimum requirements.

It's important to note that Paramount does not own or operate aircraft. The operators of the aircraft retain control over their operation. At Paramount, we meticulously vet, verify, and screen the certifications, insurance, and safety ratings of the operator, aircraft, and crew on a per-trip basis. Chartering a jet through Paramount provides an additional layer of private jet safety, as we actively oversee the operators and their crews. Our commitment is to represent our client's interests in the market, adhering to the guidelines of New Rule 295, “Agent for the Client,” per FAA Charter Broker Rules.

How Do I Book a Last-Minute Private Jet Charter?

First, we review the details of your request to find the ideal aircraft options to present to you.

Once you choose the option that best suits you, we send you paperwork via DocuSign to review and sign off on the trip. You can pay for your charters via major credit cards or by wire.

Once the trip is confirmed, we will follow up with an itinerary and FBO location to meet your jet.

If you are bringing pets, or small children, or traveling internationally, we will provide you with specific instructions to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. If a child is flying internationally with one parent, special instructions will be required.

Please note: For international flights, some locations require visas and landing permits. Landing permits can take anywhere from 1 hour to 4 weeks, depending on the location. Generally, we can get a landing permit in less than 24 hours for most international flights.

Keep in mind that during peak travel periods, there will be more demand for charters. During the holiday season, be sure to book as far in advance as possible, ideally more than 10 days ahead of departure to ensure a large selection of aircraft availability. And if you are planning to fly to a major event such as the Super Bowl or Daytona 500 for example, aircraft landing permits and parking become scarcer as we get closer to the date of the event.

In private aviation, peak periods include the days surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Presidents Day, MLK Day, Spring Break weekends in March, Easter, Memorial Day, and around the Fourth of July. This also extends to the busiest days just before and after these holidays.

To book a short-notice private jet charter flight contact us as soon as possible at +1-877-727-2538 or send us an email and we will provide you with a quick overview of what aircraft are available in real time.

What is the cancellation policy of a charter flight?

The cancellation policy, terms, and associated penalties vary based on every operator of the aircraft. As a general rule, all booked one-way flights, empty legs, and flights booked during peak periods come with a 100% cancellation fee. Round trip Cancellation penalties usually begin at 1 to 2 weeks before departure at 50% of the flight amount. 80% of the flight amount if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of departure and 100% of the flight amount if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the departure time. Some VIP airliner operators require a 25 to 50% non-refundable deposit upon booking.

At Paramount, all cancellation fees are based on the operator’s requirements, and in unfortunate situations where a client must cancel a flight last minute, we do our best to encourage the operators to refund our clients anyway. We have been successful in the past, we once were able to refund over 180,000 USD but there is no guarantee that the operators will abide by our request. Paramount will never charge you cancellation fees unless the operator charges and/or collects cancellation fees.

Are there additional fees beyond the initial charter cost?

There can be additional fees beyond the initial charter cost but in most cases, there are none.

Our private jet charter agreements are inclusive of all costs except incidental items, such as pet accident cleaning fees, de-icing fees, and Wi-Fi fees when applicable for example. Operators are pretty strict about passengers damaging their aircraft interior, which can incur significant additional fees. If all goes as planned there should not be any ancillary fees associated with the charter.  Less than 1% of our charters incur additional fees beyond the initial charter costs.

Is Wi-Fi Available on the Aircraft?

Yes, many private jets have Wi-Fi, and more operators are offering it as an added service with no additional charge. Some operators, particularly on international flights, charge on a per-megabyte basis. If connectivity is important to you, please let us know, and we will provide you with aircraft options that are equipped with Wi-Fi at no additional cost when possible.

Estimate Your Private Jet Charter Cost

If you're interested in jet charter prices check out our tool below. You'll find more details and private jet rental cost estimates of charter flights. You can compare charter prices among various private jet categories for the same routes.


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