It’s no secret I love flying private. I’ve talked about Emptyjets quite a lot on this blog and that’s because they allow normal people to fly this way instead of paying huge amounts of money for chartering an aircraft. I saw an empty leg pop for a Falcon 900 on the website from Sydney and Essendon so I jumped at the chance and decided to book. I wasn’t on my own this flight so it was nice to have some company onboard.
I paid $1700 but that was due to having some money in credit with the company for missing a flight earlier in the year. The flight was normally $3700. The Falcon 900 is a 14 seat jet so if you split that between 14 people, that’s $264, cheaper than a flexible fare on either of our national carriers.
This was actually my second time onboard this exact aircraft and it felt fantastic to be back onboard. The aircraft is really spacious and has quite a few choices when it comes to seating. There’s single chairs at the front of the aircraft, a table with 4 seats in the middle and 2 couches at the back of the aircraft, each seating 3 people.
The departure out of Sydney was absolutely stunning and gave us a fantastic view of Sydney harbour.
We quickly climbed up to 38,000 feet where we levelled off.
As mentioned above, there’s 3 single seats located at the front. These seats can recline and also swivel.
This is the table which is located in the centre of the aircraft.
Located opposite the table is where the reading material is found. The flight had an assortment of magazines and newspapers to choose from.
Directly next to the magazines is where the snack basket is found
.At the back of the aircraft is where the couches are found. On longer flights, these can be folded out to make a double bed.
Right at the back of the aircraft is where the lavatory is found. It’s surprisingly spacious and I was able to move around pretty easily inside of it.
The flight was catered pretty well with a selection of 2 wines as well as a selection of small food items.
The view from the jumpseat reminded me of why I wanted to become a pilot, what an office!
After about 40 minutes, we started our descent into Melbourne’s Essendon airport.
Flying private is always interesting and exciting, it’s pretty awesome to be able to do it at a reasonable price. The ability to walk directly from the car onto the plane is always an awesome feeling and saves quite a lot of time. If you get the chance to take a empty leg, it’d highly recommend it.