10 Questions People Ask When I Tell Them I Own an Airplane
J Thoendell stashed this in Misc
Is it cheaper than commercial?Not even close.
Flying small airplanes, while sexy, fun, and fufilling, has a hard time competing with the airlines. The economies of scale you gain from shoving hundreds of people in an aluminum tube generally keep commercial flying much cheaper. That said, if you split the fuel costs with a couple of other paying adults, the costs can be comparable. I did a round trip from San Francisco to Vegas with a couple of buddies, and the split on fuel came out to around $150, although it did take almost 5 hours each way.