Coast to Coast by Private Jet

Although many private jet flights are used for shorter hops, private cross-country flights offer the utmost in privacy, flexibility, and comfort for longer trips.

There are many reasons that clients choose private flights to cross from one US coast to the other. From emergencies to group charters, PrivateFly's expert flight team is always ready to accommodate any East to West or West to East request.

Exclusive Cross Country Offer for Summer 2019

Discover our preferred prices for hot routes on the Challenger 300.

Cross Country Offer

  •   Fly between New York City & the Bay Area starting from $29,000
  •   Fly between Los Angeles & New York City starting from $29,000

  See all the details or call us (24/7) at (866) 726-1222.

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Here are some of the FAQs that we are often asked about crossing the Atlantic by private jet – from the fastest aircraft, avoiding jet lag, and some insider tips from the pilots in our team.

For private jet pricing for any cross-country trip contact us online or call (866) 726-1222 (24 hrs).

What are the Most Popular Private Jet Routes?

No two flights are the same, and private jet travel allows A to B travel for any route.

But some of the more popular cross-country routes we arrange are:

  • New York City - Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles - Miami
  • Seattle - New York City

Cross-country flights

For private jet pricing on any cross-country itinerary, call (866) 726-1222 (24hrs) or contact us online.

How Long Does It Take to Fly Across the Atlantic by Private Jet?

Depending on the exact locations from where you depart and arrive, it can take anywhere from 4.5 to 6.5 hours to cross from coast to coast in the US.

Los Angeles - New York City

Flight Time: 5 hours

Miami - Los Angeles

Flight Time: 4 hours 50 mins

Seattle - New York City

Flight Time: 4 hours 45 mins

For private jet pricing on any cross-country itinerary, call (866) 726-1222 (24hrs) or contact us online.

How Much Does It Cost to Fly Across the Atlantic by Private Jet?

Private jet pricing is based on the aircraft type and the flight time.

PrivateFly compares all options for the best price and aircraft availability for each flight, but here are some examples for non-stop flights:

Los Angeles - New York City

Aircraft: Falcon 50 / 50EX (9 seats)

Estimate Price: $58,600 (5 day round trip)

Miami - Los Angeles

Aircraft: Falcon 2000DX (10 seats)

Estimate Price: $32,480 (one way)

Seattle - New York City

Aircraft: Gulfstream GIV (14 seats)

Estimate Price: $41,000 (one way)

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With any quetions or for private jet pricing on any cross-country itinerary, call (866) 726-1222 (24hrs) or contact us online.

Which Airports are the Most Popular for Coast to Coast Flights?

Private jets can use ten times more airports than scheduled airlines. Choosing the best private jet airport for a cross-country trip depends on a few factors, including runway length (to allow long range jets to take off and land); opening hours; proximity to final destination; and weather.

PrivateFly’s flight team can advise on the most suitable airport choices to best fit with each flight requirement.

How Does the Wind & Weather Affect Flight Time?

Timing of the flight will differ due to weather diversions, tailwinds, and headwinds. This can make a difference of an hour or more for some flight routes.

Weather also affects fuel burn which pilots need to plan around. Because cross-country flights are longer, the weather on arrival can change considerably during the flight, especially during the winter months. So pilots are monitoring changes in weather forecast throughout the trip.

Can I Take My Pet with Me When Crossing the Country by Private Jet?

We have many pet owners wishing to travel by private flight with their animals. For cross-country flights, this can be when people are relocating or traveling for longer periods, and they would like their pet to travel in the cabin alongside them.

Pets on Jets

Providing all pet documentation is up to date, we can make all the arrangements for your pet to travel with you on flights flying coast to coast.

Can I Get an Empty Leg Private Jet Flight Across the US?

Yes, private jet empty legs are one-way positioning flights when the aircraft is returning empty across the country.

They can offer discounts of up to 75% for one-way flights at short notice. For latest empty legs download the PrivateFly app.


Cross-country empty leg flights can be quite rare or last-minute, so make sure to check with your Flight Adviser if there are any such flights available on your dates.

How Do Pilots Plan Flight Routes Flying Coast to Coast? 

When flying across the country, aircraft use routes called airways and waypoints, which change position according to weather conditions.

The best route will be planned according to a number of factors including destination, aircraft weight, weather, and Air Traffic routes. Reducing flight time and fuel burn is the key objective for most longhaul flight routes.

How Can I Avoid Jet Lag on Long-Haul Private Jet Trips?

Jet lag is difficult to avoid completely when flying across time zones, even on a private jet. But a top tip from pilots is to try and get in the time zone before you leave.

It is all about sleep, which is something that private jet travel allows in optimal comfort. Many of our clients will use the flatbeds on board long range jets, to be fully-rested on arrival. And with many private jet airports being 24 hours, schedules can be made (and altered) to work around any itinerary.


How Many Pilots Will There Be on a Transatlantic Private Flight?

On private jet flights across the country, there have to be a Captain and Co-pilot.

Transatlantic flights require a third pilot.

Will There Be Turbulence on a Cross-Country Private Jet Flight?

There is often some level of turbulence on flights crossing from coast to coast, which happens when pilots enter and exit various jet streams.

Pilots will often communicate with each other offering ‘ride reports’ about the best track and altitude to fly for a smooth ride. (Pilot-speak for checking on turbulence is ‘How’s the ride?’)

For pricing or more information on cross-country private jet flights contact us or call the PrivateFly team 24/7 on (866) 726-1222.