Renting the Luxury Lifestyle
If there’s one thing the private jet rental crowd already knows it’s this: it is far less expensive to charter a plane than it is to buy one outright. We’re talking about a difference of thousands of dollars versus millions. Why not apply this to other aspects of your life so that you can enjoy the luxury lifestyle, without the upfront capital investment? If you fly often enough, owning a jet might actually make some sense. However, if you only travel abroad once in a while, a private jet rental will be much more cost-effective. You won’t be responsible for the ongoing costs associated with ownership, such as:
Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about a depreciating asset or any long-term obligations.
Vegas or Bust
Let’s say you make it a point to hit up Las Vegas every year with the boys. If you were to charter a King Air 350 turboprop from Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Los Angeles to McCarran International (LAS), it would cost you and average of $4,000 each way. Coming from the east coast, a private jet rental departing from Teterboro (TEB) to Sin City would be somewhere around $32,000 aboard a Gulfstream G200 jet charter. If you were travelling with six friends, you could share the cost of your private jet rental. Otherwise, to purchase a used King Air 350 in good condition, you’d be looking at a price tag of around $2 million. A G200 would cost even more. You could play a lot of blackjack for that kind of money.
We’ve all dreamed about driving a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin or some other exotic sports car. There’s just something about having that much horsepower at your disposal, not to mention the bold styling and throaty roar of the engine. While it is certainly a ton of fun to cruise around Miami or Santa Barbara with the top down in one of these supercars, they don’t exactly make great ‘daily drivers’ because:
- Gas mileage is atrocious
- You can’t fit anything in them
- They’re quite uncomfortable to ride in for long periods
- They require constant cleaning and maintenance
Plus, to buy something like a Lamborghini Huracan, you’re looking at about a $200,000 bill. On the other hand, you can rent one for about $1,500 a day, so you can get your thrills and then happily trade it back for your Prius when you’re done.
Is there anything that screams ‘celebrity lifestyle’ quite like a private yacht? Island hopping from one tropical paradise to the next sure seems like an idyllic way to spend your holidays. By renting a yacht for your next Caribbean getaway, you get all of the perks of owning the boat, at a fraction of the sticker price. For instance, you can pay about $15,000 per week to rent an entry-level vessel capable of housing up to eight guests. If you’re looking for a private jet rental company that can arrange luxury charter flights to anywhere in the world, call Stratos Jets—888-593-9066.