Now here's an interesting idea. Air Stream Jets compiles a listing of charter jet positioning flights - where the aircraft is traveling to pick up a paying customer - and offers these empty leg flights at a very attractive price.
Now I haven't done all the math yet, but if I was moving an entire family, or group of friends or business colleagues and wanted to travel ultra-first-class on a budget, this would be an interesting option. Even if it was just for one part of the over-all trip it could be a nice 'perk' or a way of adding a little extra to the journey. Just by missing the huge lineups and delays at the main airline terminals (remember these biz-jets operate from small, deluxe business jet centers at a different place on the airport), it would be worth it!
As one example - a trip from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto is listed at just under $8,000. A mid-size jet carries 6 to 8 passengers, so that could be as little as $1,000 each. I'm not sure what the Business Class ticket on an airline costs by comparison - anyone know?
Well, it's a thought anyway. A chance to experience a little of how the automotive execs used to travel. And if that doesn't work for you, they also offer ride-sharing. It's an interesting way to utilize business jets and keep them flying, at least.
I'm not affiliated with this or any other such company - just think it's an interesting idea.