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The Uber for private jets has a sweet Valentine’s Day promotion

If you're at all interested, get on it ASAP.


Jam Kotenko


Posted on Feb 11, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:50 pm CDT

Still thinking of how to spice up your Valentine’s Day plans? If you’re looking for more than just app help or cool gift ideas, here’s a killer alternative: Book a private jet flight to anywhere on Feb. 14, all for the price of zero dollars.

JetSmarter, a mobile app for chartering private jets, is launching a getaway promo for Valentine’s Day that allows travelers to essentially book empty leg flights for free.

Here’s what you need to do: Download the free JetSmarter app—available for both iOS and Android devices—and keep a look-out for flights to destinations of your choice. If one becomes available, it will show a price of $0 for both members and non-members. Click “Book Now,” and you’ll be able to reserve the flight and go on an awesome adventure with your beloved on Valentine’s Day. In fact, you can share this perk with your whole posse: An empty leg flight gives you an entire jet to yourself, and since it’s free, you can fill up the jet’s passenger capacity. Just make sure you check the exact number of passengers allowed on board.

To receive instant notifications for a flight with an itinerary you’re interested in, go into the app’s settings and add every city you’d like to travel to in “Frequent Locations.” Make sure you’ve got push notifications enabled to ensure you’ve got first dibs on an empty and unclaimed flight the moment it becomes available.

There are a few crucially important caveats to consider, though. First, empty leg flights may become available three days to a day in advance, so you have to prepare to jet off at literally a moment’s notice. Second, even though the trip costs nothing, you will need to enter your credit card information to book your free flight because of a required U.S. government segment fee of $4 per person. Finally and most importantly, all empty leg flights posted for this promo are one-way private jet flights, meaning you will have to figure out your own way to get back home. Some options include booking an affordable commercial return flight, using air miles to fly home for free, or you know, if you have the money, charter a wholesale private jet flight with JetSmarter.

If you’re fine with all of that, then you should definitely take the opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day like a boss!

H/T JetSmarter | Illustration by Max Fleishman 

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*First Published: Feb 11, 2015, 12:21 pm CST