Payment & pricing FAQs for private jet flights
Private jet charter flights with PrivateFly offer the most cost efficient means of flying by private jet. Here are our FAQs about how and when to pay for your flight with PrivateFly.
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When do I pay for my private jet flight?
Private jet charter flights must be fully paid prior to the flight departure date. Unlike fractional or card schemes, there is no upfront cost commitment of premium hourly block charges. Instead, you are paying the best possible market price for each flight.
When flights are booked more than 60 days in advance, it may be possible to pay a deposit, followed the balance closer to the flight date. This will be advised upon booking.
How do I know I have got the best price?
PrivateFly compares the market so you don’t have to.
Our unique technology platform compares a global network of over 7,000 accredited aircraft all over the world, to find the best aircraft at the most competitive price.
Aircraft operators are able to quote competitively, including for aircraft already in position, giving you market-leading pricing for your private charter flight.
You can view all live prices and aircraft details online and PrivateFly’s 24-hour Flight Team will also send a quote summary of the best available options (which will be benchmarked against the market price).
So with PrivateFly you can be confident you are paying a market-leading price, wherever you're flying.
Is the price fully inclusive or are there extras to pay?
The private jet charter price with PrivateFly is fully inclusive. All flight costs, landing fees, handling fees and VIP catering is included in the price of your flight.
De-icing is not included in the charter cost (and in many cases will not be required). De-icing costs can vary according to requirement and are invoiced at cost price after the flight. During the winter season, PrivateFly offers a De-Icing Waiver as protection against potential charges. PrivateFly De-Icing Waiver.
If I change my flight itinerary after booking will there be additional fees?
Private jet flights are fully flexible, and it is possible to change timings, destinations or passenger numbers after a flight booked. Any difference in pricing will be advised by the PrivateFly flight team.
What currency can I pay for my private flight with?
PrivateFly accepts payments in GBP pounds sterling, Euros or US Dollars. All prices for aircraft are quoted in all three currencies, and customers can switch between currencies on the PrivateFly website or app to view pricing options.
How do I know if my money is secure before the flight?
PrivateFly is a payment gateway between the customer and the aircraft operator. All funds are held in our client account, and payment is not released to the aircraft operator until our operational and financial checks have been fully completed.
What method of payment can I use for my private flight?
As part of our commitment to making it quicker and easier to book private jet flights, PrivateFly offers a range of payment options to suit our clients’ needs:
- PRIVATE JET PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD
PrivateFly accepts payment from Visa, Barclaycard, Mastercard and American Express. Credit card payments are popular with clients for short notice flights, and can also be made quickly and securely online via the PrivateFly website. All credit card payments are subject to a 4% fee.
It is also possible to take deferred payments for flights by credit card, to guarantee the flight while a bank transfer is being made.
- PRIVATE JET PAYMENTS BY BANK TRANSFER
The most popular method of payment is by bank transfer, which does not incur a credit card fee. Bank transfers can be made in GBP, Euros or US Dollars.
- PRIVATE JET PAYMENTS BY DEBIT CARD
Payment can also be made by debit card, which does not incur a charge.
- PRIVATE JET PAYMENTS BY BITCOIN
PrivateFly accepts bitcoin as a method of payment. We added this payment option due to customer demand. As a digital currency, Bitcoin is instant, global and not subject to the limitations of banking hours.
- PRIVATE JET PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE
PrivateFly also accepts payment for flights by cheque, which should be sent to our head office address at least 14 days before the flight date: PrivateFly, 134 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4HY, UK.
- PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT: PRIVATEFLY JET CARD
For some customers, PrivateFly can hold a cleared jet card balance on account, which allows optimal flexibility to cover their short to mid-term flight needs. This enables urgent flights to be organised without finance delays. It also reduces banking and administration hassles for frequent flyers. The balance is repayable on request, provided there are no outstanding invoices on the customer account. More about the PrivateFly Jet Card.