Empty Legs

What exactly is an Empty Leg: Over 30% of private jets are flying empty either to be in position for the next booked flight or to return to its home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any passengers on board. Often, these empty legs have been paid for in part by the original flyer and are thus offered at reduced rates.

At any given time, there may be more than hundreds of empty legs available worldwide. Once you give us your preferred routes and dates, we can match your schedule with empty legs available in the market. Using multiple platforms, Priority One Jets offers one of the most comprehensive empty leg search capability in the market.

The Empty Leg Myth: While empty legs offer a discount to the flyer, they are not free.  The owner or operator might be keen to fill the flight, and so they’ll offer a discount – but they will still expect a fair price, or else they simply won’t sell it.  Because of this, jaw-droppingly low empty leg flight expectations are often unrealistic.

Where do brokers like Priority One find empty leg flights? Brokers use multiple methods to hunt down empty legs, including specialist aviation forums, private companies that track aircraft availability, and more. Broker may purchase the empty legs or they might set clients up together to help them both of them secure the lowest price . For example, if one broker’s client  is paying for a round-trip for a one-way flight and another client is flying in the opposite direction only, the two cancel each other out. One purchases the round-trip and the other purchases the empty leg. This is referred to as ‘matching’ two trips together.

What should be considered before an empty leg flight is booked? When you book a round-trip, you’ll usually be able to cancel as long as you give 72-96 hours’ notice. However, with an empty leg flight, you own it – which means no refund if you choose to cancel, because the operator has made a commitment to the client flying on the other leg of the flight. They can’t refund you without then charging their original client more.

Mechanical issues can also ruin your plans with empty legs. If your plane is grounded, there may not be another empty leg anywhere near the price you expected to pay. In this event, your broker will provide you with options – such as another empty leg, or a round-trip – and the prices available. Because empty legs are based on very specific days, times and pricing, it can be very tricky to find a replacement.

CURRENT EMPTY LEG AVAILABILITY

DATE

AIRCRAFT

TYPE

DEPARTING

ARRIVING

QUOTE

02/26
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyAspen, CO
(KASE)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
03/02Global 6000Ultra Long RangeAspen, CO
(KASE)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
02/19

-

02/24
Nextant XTLightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Denver, CO

(KBJC)
QUOTE
02/22

-

02/24
Phenom 300Super LightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE
02/25
Citation ExcelSuper LightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
(MMPR)
QUOTE
02/26Citation ExcelSuper LightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Tulsa, OK
(KTUL)
QUOTE
02/24Gulfstream G-200Super MidsizeBoston, MA
(KBED)
San Jose, CA

(KSJC)
QUOTE
02/25Global 5000Ultra Long RangeBoston, MA
(KBED)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(KFLL)
QUOTE
02/26

-

02/27
Gulfstream G-200Super MidsizeBoston, MA
(KBED)
Dallas, TX
(KDAL)
QUOTE
02/24Citation XSuper MidsizeChicago, IL
(KMDW)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
02/24

-

02/25
Citation XSuper MidsizeChicago, IL
(KMDW)
Jackson Hole, WY
(KJAC)
QUOTE
02/29

-

03/02
Legacy 500Super MidsizeChicago, IL
(KMDW)
Naples, FL

(KAPF)
QUOTE
02/23Lear 60MidsizeDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Liberia, Costa Rica
(MRLB)
QUOTE
02/23

-

02/24
Falcon 2000HeavyDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Georgetown, Cayman Islands

(MWCR)
QUOTE
02/24Citation XLS+Super LightDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Telluride, CO
(KTEX)
QUOTE
02/25Premier IALightDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Las Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
QUOTE
02/23

-

02/24
Lear 35ALightDenver, CO

(KAPA)
Jackson Hole, WY
(KJAC)
QUOTE
02/24Citation CJ2+LightDenver, CO

(KAPA)
Scottsdale, AZ
(KSDL)
QUOTE
02/27Lear 45Super LightDenver, CO

(KAPA)
Bozeman, MT
(KBZN)
QUOTE
02/23

-

02/24
Hawker 800AMidsizeFort Lauderdale, FL
(KFXE)
Cartagena, Colombia
(SKCG)
QUOTE
02/24

-

02/25
Challenger 350Super MidsizeFort Lauderdale, FL
(KFXE)
Salt Lake City, UT

(KSLC)
QUOTE

02/25Hawker 800AMidsizeFort Lauderdale, FL
(KFXE)
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
(MBPV)
QUOTE
02/22

-

02/23
Citation CJ3+LightHouston, TX

(KHOU)
Las Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
QUOTE
02/24Gulfstream G-200Super MidsizeHouston, TX

(KHOU)
Rifle, CO

(KRIL)
QUOTE
02/25Hawker 800XPMidsizeHouston, TX

(KHOU)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
02/23

-

02/24
Falcon 2000HeavyLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
San Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
QUOTE

02/24Citation XLS+Super LightLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
02/28

-

02/29
Challenger 604HeavyLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
Houston, TX

(KHOU)
QUOTE
03/02Phenom 300Super LightLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
Austin, TX

(KAUS)
QUOTE
02/24

-

02/27
Legacy 650HeavyLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Milan, Italy
(LIML)
QUOTE
02/25Citation CJ2LightLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Geneva, Switzerland
(LSGG)
QUOTE
02/29

-

03/02
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
03/03
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
02/22

-

02/25
Challenger 850HeavyLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE
02/23Citation XSuper MidsizeLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
02/23

-

02/24
Phenom 100EEntry LevelLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Seattle, WA

(KBFI)
QUOTE
02/24

-

02/26
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
02/26

-

02/27
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
02/24Citation XSuper MidsizeMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
(MDPC)
QUOTE
02/24

-

02/28
Gulfstream G-IVHeavyMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
02/26Challenger 300Super MidsizeMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE
02/28

-

02/29
Legacy 600HeavyMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
02/29

-

03/02
Gulfstream G-IVHeavyMiami, FL
(KOPF)
London, UK

(EGGW)
QUOTE
02/25Gulfstream G-IVHeavySan Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
Kahului, Hawaii

(PHOG)
QUOTE
02/26Citation XSuper MidsizeSan Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
02/27

-

02/28
Citation CJ3LightSan Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
Palm Springs, CA
(KTRM)
QUOTE
02/21

-

02/23
Falcon 2000HeavyTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Telluride, CO
(KTEX)
QUOTE
02/22

-

02/24
Hawker 800XPMidsizeTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Georgetown, Cayman Islands

(MWCR)
QUOTE
02/23Citation XSuper MidsizeTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(KFLL)
QUOTE
02/24Gulfstream G-450HeavyTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
02/26Citation XSuper MidsizeTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
02/24Hawker 750MidsizeToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
02/25Challenger 850HeavyToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(KFLL)
QUOTE
02/25Hawker 750MidsizeToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
Eagle, CO
(KEGE)
QUOTE
02/26Citation VIIMidsizeToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
West Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
QUOTE
02/23Gulfstream G-450HeavyVancouver, Canada
(CYVR)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
02/28

-

02/29
Challenger 604HeavyVancouver, Canada
(CYVR)
Kahului, Hawaii

(PHOG)
QUOTE
02/24

-

02/25
Lear 75Super LightVancouver, Canada
(CYVR)
Seattle, WA
KBFI)
QUOTE
02/22

-

02/25
Challenger 605HeavyWashington, DC
(KIAD)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
02/23

-

02/25
Gulfstream G-VUltra Long RangeWashington, DC
(KIAD)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
02/27

-

02/29
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyWest Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE

02/29Challenger 300Super MidsizeWest Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
03/04King Air 350Turbo PropWest Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE