What is Charter?
Charter flight ticket is one of the terms that you are faced with it during flight ticket purchase usually. Firstly we explain short description about charter concept and then we explain charter flight ticket. The charter phrase means "renting entirely" that is used for hotel entire rent, train and other transportation. But in Iran the term of charter is mostly known for flight ticket. Usually, travel agencies buy some of the flight tickets for some paths such as Mashhad that is a pilgrimage travel, where have a lot of passengers in all seasons or certain cities that employees of large companies are constantly commute there. Certainly, in case of major shopping, they will pay less than single purchase; that's why charter flight purchase is more affordable for travel agencies.
Charter flight ticket
Charter ticket cannot be purchased of airlines; this type of ticket only is purchased by travel agencies and companies that sell charter flights. This companies rent yearly or seasonally all or part of the crowded paths; Because of major booking of flights previously and selling to passengers in the future, the price of this flights are determined by companies that sell charter flights and price determination isn’t possible for airlines. For this reason, the cost of charter flight is very variable and it is possible that you see a passenger in the same airplane with half price of your payment. Its reason is price fluctuation in this kind of tickets in different times and according to conditions of the company that sells charter flights. If the charter flight seller cannot sell all of the flights, it must pay total cost. Therefore, approaching flight time, the company sells the flight tickets with low price in order to reduce the amount of financial loss to the lowest amount. The flights of some crowded paths like Tehran-Mashhad or Tehran-Kish are booked by companies yearly. Therefore, you can always search cheap and charter flights on this paths. Of course this isn’t included holidays like Nowruz with a large number of passengers. In holidays even the charter seller can sell the flight tickets more expensive than airlines.
Advantages and disadvantages of charter flights
The greatest and most important advantage of charter flights for passengers is cheap price. Being a little patient while searching, customer can purchase desired ticket with the best price. Companies that sell charter flights, in order to prevent financial losses, always try to sell charter flight tickets with least gain and due to this, nowadays different ways like social networks are used to inform people. But with Safar.com, there is no need to waste your valuable time with searching different websites, social networks or contacting travel agencies for flight ticket buy! Just check out Safar.com website. Safar.com is an advanced search engine that was designed for finding charter flights. Referring to Safar.com you are able to observe the list of airlines charter flights and with spending only a few minutes purchase your desired ticket. Charter tickets usually haven’t ability of cancellation, refundable and time change and this is disadvantage and in case of occur unexpected event for passenger, ticket will be voided. Another disadvantage of charter flight is that usually there is no discount for children or infants and the flight value of children is equal to adults; but in contrast, the low cost of charter ticket is one of the significant advantages that caused most of the passengers tend to purchase this kind of ticket. Moreover, charter tickets while approaching departure time because of not having possibility of cancellation and time change, are sold cheaper than main price.
Notice that charter flight is different from charter aircraft. Charter aircrafts are smaller in size and have transfer possibility less than 10 passengers. This kind of aircrafts provide private environment completely for passenger and they are lux and comfortable. Usually charter aircrafts are rented by important characters specially politicians and business men in order to accelerate and facilitate their flight.
Types of aircraft charters
1. Full Charter. All seats of a flight on specified path and in certain duration are rented by the charter seller.
2. Seat Charter. Some seats in a flight on specified path and in certain duration are rented by the charter seller.
Different types of seat charters
1. Float seat charter: In float seat charter, charter seller sells certain number of seats in an aircraft in special path and special duration in round-trip.
2. Back To Back: In Back to Back, charter seller sells certain number of seats in aircraft in special path in round-trip.
3. Block Seat: In Block Seat, charter seller, sells certain number of seats in aircraft with special date for special path and for special flight in round-trip.