Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 153680 times:
So in talking with some friends I've become very curious on the costs of chartering a whole plane. Does anyone have an estimate (obviously gonna be very vague) of how much it costs to charter a whole plane? I really haven't got any ideas of how much so I'm looking for a general area.
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XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 153555 times:
If you want to see how much it would cost for short, mid, and long range craft, just go to http://www.airelite.com/reserve/reserve.htm and you can see the amount for the different types of ships they use. Of course this is one and only one way to find info on this...but its a good first try.
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 153405 times:
Obviously, it depends on size of the aircraft, how far you want to go, does the airline have a station at either end (or will they be paying for ground handling), and when the charter is.
A general rule of thumb is if you are willing to fly in the middle of the night when the airline is not offering flights, the price will be less.
From VCV to GRK (1161 miles) I would often see prices in the $27,000 range for a 137 seat WN 737-700. That works out to about $200 a seat, or a little less than 18 cents per seat mile. I would see similar pricing (on a per seat basis) from Miami Air and North American for 727-200s and 757s.
LEARJET23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 153080 times:
We used to get from $900 to $1200 per hr wet for the 23 (medical evac/cargo) and $1600 to $2100 pr hr for the 55 (9 pax) landing fees, per diem costs, etc.. And the amount of time the client needed the A/C and crew, as well as the amount of bookings we got from the customer made a difference. That was 10 years ago. Now I have no idea. In the old days we flew James Brown on a regular basis, and his rate was much better than a bunch of drunks who wanted to go up to Vegas for a six hour turn around.