When it comes to private jet hire, probably the first thing you think about would be the very wealthy. Businessmen, actors, professional athletes and the like can easily afford to have their own private jet even though the newest Cessna is going for a cool $9 million. However, even if buying your own jet is out of reach, you can still charter a private jet for a much lower price and still have the experience of a lifetime. Here are some of the pricing requirements regarding private jet hire:

Pricing depends on several different factors.

In a nutshell, the type of jet and the type of flight will play a role in how much you will pay for a chartered flight on a private jet.

There are different types of private jets.

The good news is that there are at least three different types of private jets available to meet your personal needs. For example, there is the light jet, which has options such as the Cessna Mustang, which can comfortably transport up to 4 passengers and costs around $4,000 per hour. The Cessna Citation CJ3 can transport up to 6 passengers at a cost of $5,500 per hour.

Need something a bit larger? In that case, you should consider a mid-sized jet. This option will reach higher speeds and allow you to have more passengers. Most of the mid-sized jets you can rent will easily accommodate from six to nine passengers, and they can reach cruising speeds of up to 603 miles per hour. However, it will be a bit pricier; these models range from $5,500 per hour to $9.500 an hour.

Are you looking for the cream of the crop? If so, you should consider a heavy jet. They can carry between 14-19 passengers, and they range in price from $11,500 per hour to $20,000 per hour. If you have more than 19 passengers, you might want to consider one of the Boeing models. They can easily transport 25-50 people and their going rate is $20,000 per hour.

Does all this seem a bit pricey to you? That’s because it is. However, there IS a cheaper alternative. You also can do what is called the “empty legs” option, which is where you hop on a private jet with a one-way destination which just happens to be headed where you need to go. This option can often save you as much as 75% off the regular price.

Either way, if you can afford this option, it is definitely the way to go. It is the best to way to avoid jet lag, crowds, and other common issues related to flying. Give it a shot today!