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

01/16
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyAspen, CO
(KASE)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
01/20Global 6000Ultra Long RangeAspen, CO
(KASE)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
01/19

-

01/24
Nextant XTLightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Denver, CO

(KBJC)
QUOTE
01/22

-

01/24
Phenom 300Super LightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE
01/25
Citation ExcelSuper LightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
(MMPR)
QUOTE
01/26Citation ExcelSuper LightAustin, TX

(KAUS)
Tulsa, OK
(KTUL)
QUOTE
01/14Gulfstream G-200Super MidsizeBoston, MA
(KBED)
San Jose, CA

(KSJC)
QUOTE
01/15Global 5000Ultra Long RangeBoston, MA
(KBED)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(KFLL)
QUOTE
01/16

-

01/17
Gulfstream G-200Super MidsizeBoston, MA
(KBED)
Dallas, TX
(KDAL)
QUOTE
01/14Citation XSuper MidsizeChicago, IL
(KMDW)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
01/14

-

01/15
Citation XSuper MidsizeChicago, IL
(KMDW)
Jackson Hole, WY
(KJAC)
QUOTE
01/19

-

01/20
Legacy 500Super MidsizeChicago, IL
(KMDW)
Naples, FL

(KAPF)
QUOTE
01/23Lear 60MidsizeDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Liberia, Costa Rica
(MRLB)
QUOTE
01/23

-

01/24
Falcon 2000HeavyDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Georgetown, Cayman Islands

(MWCR)
QUOTE
01/24Citation XLS+Super LightDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Telluride, CO
(KTEX)
QUOTE
01/25Premier IALightDallas, TX
(KDAL)
Las Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
QUOTE
01/13

-

01/14
Lear 35ALightDenver, CO

(KAPA)
Jackson Hole, WY
(KJAC)
QUOTE
01/14Citation CJ2+LightDenver, CO

(KAPA)
Scottsdale, AZ
(KSDL)
QUOTE
01/17Lear 45Super LightDenver, CO

(KAPA)
Bozeman, MT
(KBZN)
QUOTE
01/13

-

01/14
Hawker 800AMidsizeFort Lauderdale, FL
(KFXE)
Cartagena, Colombia
(SKCG)
QUOTE
01/14

-

01/15
Challenger 350Super MidsizeFort Lauderdale, FL
(KFXE)
Salt Lake City, UT

(KSLC)
QUOTE

01/15Hawker 800AMidsizeFort Lauderdale, FL
(KFXE)
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
(MBPV)
QUOTE
01/22

-

01/23
Citation CJ3+LightHouston, TX

(KHOU)
Las Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
QUOTE
01/24Gulfstream G-200Super MidsizeHouston, TX

(KHOU)
Rifle, CO

(KRIL)
QUOTE
01/25Hawker 800XPMidsizeHouston, TX

(KHOU)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
01/13

-

01/14
Falcon 2000HeavyLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
San Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
QUOTE

01/14Citation XLS+Super LightLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
01/18

-

01/19
Challenger 604HeavyLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
Houston, TX

(KHOU)
QUOTE
01/12Phenom 300Super LightLas Vegas, NV
(KLAS)
Austin, TX

(KAUS)
QUOTE
01/14

-

01/17
Legacy 650HeavyLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Milan, Italy
(LIML)
QUOTE
01/15Citation CJ2LightLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Geneva, Switzerland
(LSGG)
QUOTE
01/19

-

01/22
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
01/20
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLondon, UK
(EGGW)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
01/22

-

01/25
Challenger 850HeavyLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE
01/23Citation XSuper MidsizeLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
01/23

-

01/24
Phenom 100EEntry LevelLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Seattle, WA

(KBFI)
QUOTE
01/24

-

01/26
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
01/26

-

01/27
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyLos Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
01/14Citation XSuper MidsizeMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
(MDPC)
QUOTE
01/14

-

01/18
Gulfstream G-IVHeavyMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
01/16Challenger 300Super MidsizeMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE
01/08

-

01/19
Legacy 600HeavyMiami, FL
(KOPF)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
01/19

-

01/20
Gulfstream G-IVHeavyMiami, FL
(KOPF)
London, UK

(EGGW)
QUOTE
01/15Gulfstream G-IVHeavySan Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
Kahului, Hawaii

(PHOG)
QUOTE
01/16Citation XSuper MidsizeSan Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
01/17

-

01/18
Citation CJ3LightSan Francisco, CA
(KSFO)
Palm Springs, CA
(KTRM)
QUOTE
01/21

-

01/23
Falcon 2000HeavyTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Telluride, CO
(KTEX)
QUOTE
01/22

-

01/24
Hawker 800XPMidsizeTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Georgetown, Cayman Islands

(MWCR)
QUOTE
01/23Citation XSuper MidsizeTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(KFLL)
QUOTE
01/24Gulfstream G-450HeavyTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
01/26Citation XSuper MidsizeTeterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
01/14Hawker 750MidsizeToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
01/15Challenger 850HeavyToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(KFLL)
QUOTE
01/15Hawker 750MidsizeToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
Eagle, CO
(KEGE)
QUOTE
01/16Citation VIIMidsizeToronto, Canada

(CYYZ)
West Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
QUOTE
01/23Gulfstream G-450HeavyVancouver, Canada
(CYVR)
Aspen, CO
(KASE)
QUOTE
01/18

-

01/19
Challenger 604HeavyVancouver, Canada
(CYVR)
Kahului, Hawaii

(PHOG)
QUOTE
01/24

-

01/25
Lear 75Super LightVancouver, Canada
(CYVR)
Seattle, WA
KBFI)
QUOTE
01/22

-

01/25
Challenger 605HeavyWashington, DC
(KIAD)
Miami, FL
(KOPF)
QUOTE
01/23

-

01/25
Gulfstream G-VUltra Long RangeWashington, DC
(KIAD)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE
01/17

-

01/19
Gulfstream G-IVSPHeavyWest Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
Los Angeles, CA
(KVNY)
QUOTE

01/19Challenger 300Super MidsizeWest Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
Teterboro, NJ
(KTEB)
QUOTE
01/24King Air 350Turbo PropWest Palm Beach, FL
(KPBI)
Nassau, Bahamas
(MYNN)
QUOTE