Soaring to Seattle to catch a Seahawks game or visiting Vail for meetings and beautiful mountain vistas? Before you take to the skies, it all starts with a call to a private flight advisor. But when should you reach out to a jet charter company and how far in advance should you book a private flight?

The comfort, the luxury, the exclusivity–chartering a private jet is the best way to start and end your trip. Whether you have weeks, days or only hours before boarding, here’s what you need to know about when to book a private flight with Stratos.

Can you book a private flight last minute?

Sometimes, you need to get to the airport and into the sky as soon as possible. When time is of the essence, you need a jet charter broker who is able to react quickly to get you where you need to be. At Stratos, we can have you on a plane flying to your destination with as little as four hours’ notice. 

Why should you book a private flight in advance?

While you can charter a jet last minute, planning ahead gives you more options. When our private flight advisors have more lead time, you have more choice come flight day. The extra lead time empowers you to soar higher on your aircraft of choice or focus on getting the best value for your money.

How far in advance should you book a private flight?

If you can charter a jet with as little as four hours’ and as much as two months’ notice, when is the best time to book? To get the most out of your private jet experience, reach out to our flight advisors as soon as possible. 

And if your travel plans are last-minute for whatever reason, don’t worry. We hold all our charters to the same rigorous safety standards no matter when you book a private flight. Every time you charter a jet with Stratos, we:

  • Make sure your aircraft is piloted by two experienced captains
  • Run an operational history audit to verify that the air carrier remains in good standing
  • Perform an in-depth review of the aircraft and flight crew 

How much does it cost to book a private flight?

The cost to book a private jet varies based on the type of aircraft you charter, how far you’re flying and the location of your preferred aircraft.

With costs ranging anywhere from $2,000 to $18,000 per hour, the best way to get started on your next private flight booking is with an accurate estimate using our private jet charter cost calculator. Armed with your free quote, you’re ready to start daydreaming while our flight advisors secure the best private jet for your journey.

At Stratos, we’ve been helping private fliers soar higher since 2006. Want to learn more about the process to book a private flight? Reach out to our private flight advisors online or call 888-593-9066 to get started.