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What are some ways to find transportation via aircraft other than regularly scheduled common carriers?

For example:

  • hiring private pilots (with commercial license) for short hops in general aviation aircraft?
  • extra space on charter flights?
  • extra space on private jets?

I would be interested in hearing any personal accounts of such travel.

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For private charters, the industry term for what you are describing is "empty leg". A quick internet search will bring up a number of sites that list empty legs.

The NY Times had an article about this recently: http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/travel/fly-a-private-jet-at-public-prices.html

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very valuable links! (stores away) –  Mark Mayo Oct 22 '11 at 1:18

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