Flying on private jets, it’s not just for the rich and famous

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DENVER, CO -- As the holiday weekend gets closer, you may think flying in a private jet is only for business execs and celebrities, but a Colorado company is looking to change that.

Fresh Jets is offering customers a way to fly in style, without breaking the bank.

“This is not something I thought I’d get to experience,” said Colin Ferrian, a recent college graduate from Boulder. “I couldn’t even sleep last night I was so excited.”

Ferrian turned to Fresh Jets when he was looking for a flight home to Phoenix.

“They were actually a lot more reasonable than I thought they’d be,” said Ferrian, who says he paid slightly less than a first class ticket for the flight. “It’s something I’ve never done before… It was easy to justify, given the price.”

Total cost of his fancy flying experience? $449.

Along with his business partner, Johnny Sengelmann discovered that about a third of all charter flights are empty leg flights, meaning the pilot flies alone to pick up his next passenger.

Fresh Jets connects potential passengers with the owners of the plane, and then notifies you of big discounts via e-mail.

The website offers discounts for bigger groups. So the best way to save on a private flight is to book with friends.

To sign up for  FreshJets, visit their website.