As cold weather creeps in, Northerners begin their pilgrimage to southern Florida, seeking the promise of sunshine and sandy beaches. The fastest way to get right where you want to be is on a private jet to Miami. And thanks to special flight options, taking a charter may not break the bank.
Commercial airlines have about 600 major airports where they can land, which are usually based near major cities. If your final destination is outside of that area, you’ll need to plan for additional time to rent a car or ride public transportation. A charter flight has over 5,000 airports at its disposal. That means you can choose an airport close to where you want to be.
There are several airports to choose from in and around Miami. About 11 miles north of downtown, is the Opa-locka Executive Airport. Fort Lauderdale, about 25 miles from central Miami, has its own international airport. Just 8 miles farther is the much quieter Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Farther out still is Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, a 69-mile trip to Miami.
Flying on a private jet to Miami sounds like something for the elite business traveler or celebrity, but it is feasible for the everyday passenger as well. If you are willing to book your flight at the last minute, you can take advantage of an “empty leg” charter. Empty leg refers to flights that take off without passengers, en route to pick up a chartered flight party. Charter companies offer these repositioning flights for up to 50 percent less than a regular charter. Contact the private charter about specials within a few days of when you want to fly, or get an online quote. Typically, the price will be similar to a first-class seat.
When you are headed to the south of Florida, keep in the mind the convenience of a chartered flight. A private jet to Miami will be faster, it can land you closer to your final destination, and it can be affordable.