When you are travelling, commercial flights can be stressful, subject to lengthy delays and uncomfortable. More and more, aircraft charter flights are becoming part of the lexicon of travellers. There are a great many circumstances where private flights can be of great assistance in helping people travel. The biggest concern about airline charters is the cost. There are a few things that can either reduce the costs or at least create a concrete comparison between commercial flights and private flights. First, look for deadhead flights. These are flights which have been booked one way but would be returning empty. Since the bulk of the return cost was built into the original trip, the empty return leg will be less expensive as it is almost straight profit for the carrier. Consider looking online for quotes. Since most charters offer free quotes, you can look for the most competitive price to meet your needs. Also, remember to factor intangibles such as convenience, saved hotel stays, missed connections and long lines before making a decision about selecting a charter flight. Very Light Jets (VLJ) were introduced in 2008 and have helped to bring down some charter costs. With the ability to land on strips as small as 3000 feet, these planes can access more airfields than traditional jets. These charters can hold 4 to 8 people and the maximum take off weight is 10,000 lbs. These microjets have lower capital costs which helps bring down the cost of flights. Also known as entry-level jets, these are great for business or personal flights with minimal baggage.